The Walkoff: Rays Stay Alive With Game 3 Win Over Red Sox

October 8, 2013 4:08 AM
The Walkoff: Rays Stay Alive With Game 3 Win Over Red Sox
" BOSTON (CBS) – It’s not supposed to be easy in the MLB Playoffs, and the Tampa Bay Rays are not an easy team to eliminate.

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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