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Action from ALCS Game 6, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

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The Rays bench and fans react to the final out of the 4-2 loss. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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The Boston Red Sox celebrate a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on October 18, 2008 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The Rays and the Red Sox are now tied at 3-3 in the American League Championship Series. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Matt Garza leans over the rail in the bottom of the ninth as the Rays fall to the Red Sox 4-2. Garza will get the start in game 7 against Jon Lester Sunday. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays Carl Crawford returns to the dugout after making the second out of the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox during game six of ALCS playoff action at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Saturday evening (10/18/08). [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Carl Crawford leans on the edge of the dugout in the eighth during the Rays 4-2 loss Saturday night. [James Borchuck, Times]

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B.J. Upton reacts as he heads to the dugout after popping out for the second out in the eighth. [James Borchuck, Times]

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B.J. Upton pops out for the second out in the 8th inning.  [James Borchuck, Times]

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Akinori Iwamura strikes out for the first out of the 8th inning.  [Brian Cassella, Times]

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J.P. Howell sits in the dugout after being pulled out of the game in the seventh inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Ben Zobrist makes a catch in left field to end the top of the 7th inning against the Boston Red Sox. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Carlos Pena falls after Jason Bartlett made a throwing error in the sixth inning allowing Dustin Pedroia to reach. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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With Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis on deck, Tampa Bay Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey confers on the mound with Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher J.P. Howell in the sixth inning. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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J.P. Howell gets a pat on the back from Dioner Navarro after giving up an RBI-single to David Ortiz in the sixth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a line drive in the sixth inning bring home a runner to put the Red Sox up 4-2 over the Rays. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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David Ortiz hits an RBI single in the sixth inning to give Boston a 4-2 lead.  [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays James Shields comes off the mound after being pulled in the sixth inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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James Shields stands on the pitcher's mound as Jason Varitek circle the bases after hitting a sixth inning solo home run. It gave Boston a 3-2 lead. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher James Shields reacts to a sixth inning home run by Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek. The run put the Red Sox up 3-2 over the Rays. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Jason Varitek solo home run in the sixth inning gives Boston a 3-2 lead. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is forced out at second by Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia to end the sixth inning. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Jason Bartlett has a throwing error as he tries to throw to first base in the sixth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Carlos Pena tries to grab a bad throw from shortstop Jason Bartlett in the sixth inning. Dustin Pedroia was safe on the play and Bartlett was charged with an error. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Rays Manager Joe Maddon get the ball from James Shields after taking him out of the game in the sixth inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Jason Bartlett high fives teammates after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning to tie the game 2-2. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Jason Bartlett hits a solo home run in the fifth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Dustin Pedroia tags out Dioner Navarro in the fifth inning. Navarro was attempting to steal second base. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Dioner Navarro is tagged out by Dustin Pedroia while attempting to steal second base in the fifth inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays Gabe Gross misses the fly ball against the wall hit by Boston Red Sox J.D. Drew during fifth inning action of game six of ALCS playoff action at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Saturday evening (10/18/08). [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Josh Beckett beats Cliff Floyd to first base to get the last out of the fourth inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Carl Crawford steals second in the fourth inning with Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Cliff Floyd at bat to put himself in scoring position. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Carl Crawford hits a single in the fourth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Coco Crisp waits in his dugout during the game delay in the fourth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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James Shields tries to stay limber during a lengthy game delay in the fourth inning because of a hurt umpire. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Home plate umpire Derryl Cousins is lead off the field after being hurt by a foul tipped ball in the fourth inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tim McClelland talks to other umpires after home plate umpire Derryl Cousins had to leave in the fourth inning. Cousins was hurt after being hit by a foul tipped ball. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey confers with Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher James Shields on the mound in the third inning. The Tampa Bay Rays played the Boston Red Sox in game 6 of the ALCS on October 18, 2008 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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James Shields pitches during the third inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Dustin Pedroia runs towards third base after David Ortiz hit a double in the third inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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James Shields on the pitching mound after giving up a walk to J.D. Drew during the third inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Akinori Iwamura reacts after failing to get the runner out at first on a possible double play in the second inning. J.D. Drew was out at second but Jason Bay was safe at first. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis bumps fists in the second inning after answering Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton's first inning home run with a home run of his own, brining the score to 1-1 in the second inning. The Tampa Bay Rays played the Boston Red Sox in game 6 of the ALCS on October 18, 2008 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Pitcher James Shields watches a home run ball hit by Kevin Youkilis leave the ball park as Youkilis runs the bases. The second inning hit tied the score 1-1. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Kevin Youkilis hits a solo home run in the second inning to tie the game 1-1. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Dustin Pedroia turns a double play in the first inning. Carlos Pena was forced out at second base and Pedroia threw out Evan Longoria at first base. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Dustin Pedroia throws to first base after getting the force out on Carlos Pena in the first inning. Pedroia threw Evan Longoria out at first to complete the double play. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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B.J. Upton is met at the dugout after his home run in the first inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Rays Manager Joe Maddon fist bumps B.J. Upton after Upton hit a solo home run in the first inning to give the rays a 1-0 lead. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett watches as B.J. Upton runs the bases after Upton hit a solo home run in the first inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton watches his first inning home run sail out of left field in the first inning. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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B.J. Upton hits a solo home run in the first inning to give the Rays a 1-0 lead. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Josh Beckett pitches in the first inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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James Shields pitches in the first inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Fernando Perez talks with reporters after batting practice Saturday at Tropicana Field. [James Borchuck, Times]

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:42am]

    

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