They have now survived four elimination games in the last nine days with a 5-4 walk off win over the Red Sox on Monday night, and will look to survive again in Tuesday night’s Game 4.
Boston is still in the driver seat with a 2-1 lead, but things just didn’t break their way as it did in the first two games at Fenway. The defense, which had played so well in Boston, had a rough time in the bottom of the eighth, as Dustin Pedroia slid into Stephen Drew on a ball up the middle, and instead of getting one out — and possible two — the Rays ended up with the bases loaded. They’d score shortly to take a 4-3 lead after Mike Napoli made a nice play on a one-hopper to first, but couldn’t get a handle on the ball for a throw home. He settled for an out at first, and Sam Fuld scored to give Tampa the lead "
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