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Zobrist back in groove; Longoria scuffling

Zobrist back in groove; Longoria scuffling

Zobrist back in groove; Longoria scuffling
ST. PETERSBURG -- Entering Thursday afternoon's action, Ben Zobrist had six home runs in his last 21 games after snapping a 33-game homerless drought on July 7, the third-longest power outage of his career.

Zobrist cranked seven long balls over the first 25 contests of the season. Since July 5, Zobrist has hit safely in 19 of 23 games, batting .379 (33-for-87) with 14 extra-base hits, 22 RBIs, 17 walks, and five stolen bases.

At the other end of the spectrum, Evan Longoria entered Thursday afternoon's action with a .091 average (3-for-33) in his last 10 games.

In addition, the Rays third baseman is hitting .145 (11-for-76) over his last 21 home games.

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