BALTIMORE -- Manager Joe Maddon talks a lot about how an extra-inning road win is a good indicator of a team being a championship-caliber club. The Rays claimed their second extra-inning road win of the current road trip on Saturday night.
Evan Longoria, who had the winning hit on Saturday, spoke of this year's team.
"We're a pretty tight-knit group from the get-go," Longoria said. "And I think from pitch No. 1 until the game ends, we're going to keep fighting. I don't want to give you the cliché answers. But it's been fun with this group, trying to win ballgames. I don't think anybody is really looking at the road trip we're on. I think we're just looking at one day at a time and go home possibly with an over-.500 road trip at this point. We've got to play well, but it was a big win [on Saturday night]."