Saturday, October 25, 2008

Upton steals, scores. It's 4-4

The Rays, who looked well on their way to defeat after back-to-back home runs by Chase Utley and Ryan Howard in the sixth inning, have battled back and tied Game 3 of the World Series 4-4 in the eighth inning.

Trailing 4-1 after the Utley and Howard went deep off starter Matt Garza, the Rays scored twice in the seventh. Carl Crawford beat out a bunt and Dioner Navarro followed with a double down the left field line.

Crawford scored when Gabe Gross bounced out to first base, and Navarro came home on Jason Bartlett’s grounder to shortstop.

The Rays scored the tying run in the eighth when B.J. Upton leadoff with a single. Upton stole second and third on consecutive pitches and came home when the throw from Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz hit him in the leg and rolled toward the third base dugout.

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