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In April 2009, Longoria knocked in his 100th career RBI, in his 135th game. The only then-active players to get to 100 RBIs more quickly were Ryan Braun (118 games) and Albert Pujols (131 games). At the end of April, Longoria became the first player in Rays franchise history to be named the AL Player of the Month. He had also won two of the four Player of the Week awards for the month of April. Longoria drove in 131 runs in his first 162 games in the majors, the third-highest total through May 2009 of any active player, 3 RBIs behind Ryan Braun, and 2 RBIs behind Pujols. Longoria was selected by the fans to start the 2009 MLB All Star Game on July 5, 2009.