Sunday, October 26, 2008

Phillies win in ninth

Carlos Ruiz’s dribbler up the third base line with the bases loaded and no out in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Eric Bruntlett and gave the Phillies a 5-4 victory over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series.

The hit came at 1:47 a.m.

Rain delayed the start of the game 91 minutes and pushed back first pitch to 10:06 p.m., making it the latest start time in World Series history.

Game 4 is scheduled for Sunday night.

For a city that waited 15 years for the World Series to return, it was worth the wait.

The Phillies, behind 45-year-old lefty Jamie Moyer, the second-oldest pitcher to start a World Series game, built a 4-1 lead through six innings.

But the Rays chipped away with two in the seventh.

B.J. Upton set-up the ninth inning excitement when he singled to lead off the eighth inning then took it upon himself to circle the bases and score the tying run.

Upton stole second and third on consecutive pitches and scored when the throw to third by Ruiz hit him in the leg and rolled toward the Rays dugout.

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