Evan Longoria hits 3 HRs as Rays knock O's to wild card
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Evan Longoria homered three times and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Baltimore 4-1 Wednesday, ending the Orioles' bid to force a one-game tiebreaker for the AL East title.
The loss left the Orioles as a wild-card team. They'll play Friday at Texas, with the winner advancing to the division series.
With a chance to tie the major league record, Longoria grounded out in the eighth.