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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Evan Longoria woke up feeling much better about Tampa Bay's chances of rebounding against the Boston Red Sox.

Not that it will be easy to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-5 AL division series matchup that resumes Monday night at Tropicana Field. But to have any chance of succeeding, the Rays star said players can't dwell on being on the brink of elimination yet again.

It took winning three consecutive elimination games just to get into the division series. And now, it will take three more to beat Red Sox and reach the league championship series against Oakland or Detroit.