Oct. 1, 2013
Long Beach, Calif. - Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was 3-for-4 with a home run and a double last night in their playoff with the Rangers, pushing the Rays into the MLB Postseason as the final wild card. The former Dirtbag is one of as many as five Long Beach State players who may be on active postseason rosters, while seven players have a chance to earn a World Series ring this season.
The American League single-game wild card playoff will be a busy day for Dirtbags, as four players will potentially be active to compete for a chance to advance to the American League Divisional Series. Alongside Longoria, pitcher Cesar Ramos also competes for the Rays, while their opponent, the Cleveland Indians, also have two former Dirtbags on the 40-man in Jason Giambi and Bryan Shaw.
In the National League, outfielder Joey Terdoslavich's Atlanta Braves have already punched their ticket to the ALDS, and will be facing off with the Los Angeles Dodgers in a series beginning on Thursday, October 3.
In the NL Wild Card game, to be played this evening, Jared Hughes did not make the active roster for Pittsburgh, but pitched in 29 games this season, striking out 23 with a 4.78 ERA. One other player stands to receive a ring in the American League, as Shane Peterson made his MLB debut with the Oakland A's this season, the American League West pennant winners.
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