Sunday, October 19, 2008

Game 7 even at 1-1 after four

There is life in this building.

And some Rays offense.

Evan Longoria lined an opposite field double down the right field line with two outs in the fourth inning, scoring Carlos Peña all the way from first base with the Rays first run of the game.

Peña slid home ahead of the tag by Jason Varitek, sending the sellout crowd into a frenzy and tying this Game 7 of the ALCS at 1-1.

The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead six pitches into the game on a home run by Dustin Pedroia.

That was the only hit allowed by Rays starter Matt Garza, who has six strikeouts through four innings.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester was perfect through three innings.

Akinori Iwamura reached him for a leadoff single in the fourth but was erased on a force-out by Peña.

Longoria saved the inning with another clutch hit.

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