The Rays went homerless in their first three games of the season, their longest such streak to start the season.
But with the Rays looking for insurance runs in the eighth inning and Evan Longoria at the plate with two runners on, Brian Anderson made the bold prediction.
“This could be, this could be the spot, Dewayne,” said Anderson. “This could be the spot for the first home run of the year.”
The home run was also the 163rd of Longo’s career, tying him with Carlos Pena for the most in franchise history.