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Action from ALCS Game 3, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox




Carl Crawford, center, celebrates with the rest of the Rays after their 9-1 win over the Red Sox. [James Borchuck, Times]

B.J. Upton celebrates with Joe Maddon and Evan Longoria, right, after the Rays 9-1 win. [James Borchuck, Times]


Carlos Pena hits a solo home run in the ninth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

Rocco Baldelli is greeted by his teammates after hitting a three-run homerun in the 8th inning to give the Rays a 8-1 lead. [Brian Cassella, Times]

Rocco Baldelli hits a three-run home run in the eighth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]


Rocco Baldelli hits a three-run homerun in the 8th inning to give the rays a 8-1 lead. [Brian Cassella, Times]

Carl Crawford collides with Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek during the 8th inning. Crawford was trying to score from third and was out on the play. [Brian Cassella, Times]

Alex Cora tries unsuccessfully to throw out B.J. Upton during the fifth inning. Upton reached first safely on the play. [James Borchuck, Times]

B.J. Upton is tagged out at second base by Alex Cora after overrunning the base. Carlos Pena had hit a bunt single to advance Upton. [James Borchuck, Times]

B.J. Upton lies on the ground after being tagged out after overrunning second base in the fifth inning. Upton had advanced from first base on a bunt by Carlos Pena. [Brian Cassella, Times]

Evan Longoria pulls himself out of the third base photoboxes in the third inning after chasing a foul ball by David Ortiz. He was not able to catch the ball. [Brian Cassella, Times]

Rays fan Michael Agius holds the homerun ball hit by Evan Longoria into the Green Monster seats in the third inning. Agius, a St. Petersburg native who now lives in New York, attended the Friday night ALCS game in St. Petersburg, the Florida Gators game in Gainesville on Saturday night, flew home to New York and took the train to Monday's ALCS game in Boston. [Bruce Moyer, Times]

Evan Longoria gets high fives from teammates after he hit a solo home run in third inning to give the Rays a 5-0 lead. [JAMES BORCHUCK, Times]

Evan Longoria hits a solo homerun in the third inning to give the Rays a 5-0 lead. [BRIAN CASSELLA   |   Times]

B.J. Upton hits a 3-run home run in the third inning.  [Brian Cassella, Times]

B.J. Upton hits a three-run home run in the third inning. It gave the Rays a 4-0 lead. [BRIAN CASSELLA   |   Times]

Jason Bartlett and Akinori Iwamura wait at home plate to congradulate B.J. Upton after he hit a three-run homerun in the third inning. They both scored on the play. [BRIAN CASSELLA   |   Times]

Matt Garza pitches during the first inning. [BRIAN CASSELLA, Times]

Dustin Pedroia hits a double in the first inning. [BRIAN CASSELLA, Times]

Evan Longoria dives unsuccessfully towards a ball hit by Jason Bay in the second inning. Bay was safe at first base on the play.

Sign leading to seats above the Green Monster at Fenway park. [BRIAN CASSELLA, Times]

A fan walks down one of the narrow walkways at Fenway Park. [BRIAN CASSELLA, Times]

Banners comerating past World Series championships by the Red Sox  hang outside Fenway Park. [BRIAN CASSELLA, Times]

Brian Dwyer, aka "Big League Brian," tells Rays fan Nina Resmini of Rochester, MD to go home as she enters Fenway, before the Rays ALCS game three vs the Red Sox.  Resmini, who plays baseball in a women's Cape Cod League, said she met J.P. Howell who was an instructor for her team and has been a Rays fan since. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |   Times]


Fenway Park at the start of the 1st inning. [BRUCE MOYER | TIMES]

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:41am]


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