Friday, October 24, 2008

Game 2- Rays 4, Phillies 2

The Rays took an early lead and Upton showed up to play as the series is now tied at one game a piece. Carlos Ruiz holds on to the ball for a great play at the plate in the second. For you soccer fans out there the series ends when one team wins four games.

The Rays showed a lot Thursday night. B.J. Upton rebounded from his poor opener to have a hand in their first three runs. James Shields proved worthy of his nickname of "Big Game" with a stellar start when they needed it most. David Price displayed that well-beyond-his-years ability to get the biggest outs at the end of the game. And the Rays showed again they could come back from a big loss with a bigger win, beating the Phillies 4-2 in Game 2 to even the best-of-seven World Series at a game apiece. "I think we showed what we showed the whole season," Cliff Floyd said. "This is how we play. I'm hoping at the end of the season nobody has a heart attack around here because it's just so intense, so tight. Every situation comes up — eighth inning, ninth inning, there's always something going on with us." Thursday that meant taking a 4-0 lead without really hitting the ball hard (seven hits, all singles), scoring on two groundouts; a single on which the trail runner was thrown out at the plate, and a safety squeeze to score Floyd, 35.

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