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How About them Tampa Bay Rays!

October 20, 2008 by AlexV 

Matt Garza earned his money in ALCS game seven giving up just one run and bending, but not breaking the rest of the way.

Matt Garza earned his money in ALCS game seven giving up just one run and bending, but not breaking the rest of the way.

Of all the surprises this season in Major League Baseball, it is the Rays turn around and unexpected success and their continuation of proving every doubter wrong this entire season thus far. Some may argue that they should have put the Redsox away when they were up three games to one, but I guarantee you that Boston is thinking that they should have never even put themselves in a 1-3 hole to begin with.

The Rays deserve credit and respect. The whole reason they played so well throughout the regular season was to have that home field backdrop in case it came to this. For that reason alone, they are the better team. They earned their advantage and ultimately used it to get into the World Series.

Every time the Redsox were in position to score it was Matt Garza who staved them off gaining strike-outs and especially down the stretch of the game. In fact, the only run that the Redsox got came by the second man up at the top of the first inning when Dustin Pedroia scored a homer.

Other than that, it was all Tampa on their way to the World Series which begins on Wednesday October 22nd at 8:00pm on Fox in Tampa.

 
 
Dustin Petroia's solo homer in his first at bat was not enough for the Redsox on Sunday night.

Dustin Pedroia's solo homer was not enough to upend the Rays.

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