Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria didn’t waste any time making an impact on the new MLB season.
During his first at-bat of the 2017 campaign, the right-handed slugger took advantage of the short left-field porch at Tropicana Field and took Masahiro Tanaka deep for the first home run of the season.
This three-run shot put the Rays up by four runs over the New York Yankees — a lead that was stretched to five runs shortly afterwards. It also foreshadowed what should be a highly competitive AL East this season. We can’t wait to see what happens next.