Evan Longoria rounds the bases after his three-run homer. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
By Todd Krise / MLB.com
The Rays got out to an early lead, starting with a three-run home run by Evan Longoria. Ace Scott Kazmir had shaky moments, and the Pirates threatened a comeback after the Rays led, 7-0. But Tampa Bay held on to take the series opener in Pittsburgh.
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