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Rays, Upton Walk Off In Longoria Return

Today was a great day in sports for Tampa. The Lightning beat the Capitals to take a 3-0 series lead, and then the Rays won on a BJ Upton walkoff home run.

The Rays trailed in most of the game, including the first inning when Adam Lind delivered a RBI single. Kelly Shoppach tied it in the 2nd with a fly ball single, scoring Sean Rodriguez.

In the 4th, Edwin Encarnacion hit a RBI double, and the scored stayed that way, 2-1, all the way until the 9th inning.

After Ben Zobrist led off the inning with a single, BJ Upton hit a home run to left field, to win the game for the Rays.

After the game, Evan Longoria, who made his first start today since April 2, creamed BJ in the face with chocolate whipped cream, instead of the regular shaving cream. Clubhouse manager Chris Westmoreland decided to use whipped cream instead of shaving cream, because the shaving cream stings they players eyes, and he wanted to switch things up.

Rookie Brandon Gomes made his first career relieve appearance, going 2 strong innings only allowing a walk. Wade Davis had a solid start, only allowing 2 runs, but he didn’t have much offense.