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Tampa Bay Rays Inside Pitch 2008-10-12

Tampa Bay Rays Inside Pitch 2008-10-12
The Rays could barely put into words their feelings after their 9-8, 11-inning, 5 1/2-hour win that evened the ALCS with Boston 1-1.

"There's no words for that," reliever Trever Miller said.

Executive vice president Andrew Friedman said it was a perfect reflection of everything they do.

"I think you saw a little bit of our entire season in an 11-inning game," Friedman said. "It's been this way for us all year. Nothing's been easy. We have a flare for the dramatic, and tonight was no exception."

The Rays logged their 12th walk-off win of their amazing season, and obviously the most significant, as they avoided an 0-2 hole by tying the best-of-seven ALCS 1-1. The teams get a much needed day off Sunday, and Game 3 is scheduled for Monday at Fenway Park.

"To come out on winning end of that it was enormous for us," Miller said. "And I hope just as enormous on the other side for those guys, to give us a little edge going into Boston for that first game."

RAYS 9, RED SOX 8 (11 innings): B.J. Upton's sacrifice fly scored Fernando Perez in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Rays evened the ALCS at 1-1, ending a seesaw game in which the Rays got home runs from Upton, Evan Longoria and Cliff Floyd.

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Added: October 12, 2008

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