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Longoria climbs playoff home run charts

Longoria climbs playoff home run charts

Longoria climbs playoff home run charts
ST. PETERSBURG -- In the seventh inning of Game 2, Evan Longoria's three-run homer off Koji Uehara gave him eight career postseason home runs. He now ranks fourth in Major League history in playoff home runs before the age of 26.

Ahead of Longoria on the list are: Albert Pujols, 10; Mickey Mantle, 9; and Manny Ramirez, 9.

Longoria's home run off Uehara came in just his 23rd career postseason game -- the same number of games it took Mantle, Pujols and Duke Snider to hit eight postseason home runs.

The Rays third baseman is one of 10 to reach eight home runs in 23 games or sooner. Carlos Beltran was the fastest to eight postseason home runs, doing it in nine games.

Longoria also took over as Rays' all-time leader in postseason home runs, passing teammate B.J. Upton, who has seven.

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