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Action from ALCS Game 7, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

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Rays celebrate after beating Boston 3-1. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Matt Garza holds up the MVP trophy after the Rays ALCS win. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Stuart Sternberg raises the trophy. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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The Rays raise the trophy. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Akinori Iwamura celebrates with fans after the game. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Carlos Pena and the Rays celebrate. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Carlos Pena celebrates.  [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon at the end after the Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on Sunday, 10/19/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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Andy Sonnanstine and B.J. Upton celebrate.  [Brian Cassella, Times]

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David Price, Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria celebrate after the Rays win over the Red Sox. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays rush the field after the final out against the Boston Red Sox during game seven of ALCS playoff action at Tropicana Field. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays rush the field as the final out is complete defeating the Boston Red Sox during game seven of ALCS playoff action. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Akinori Iwamura jumps in the air after getting the last out of the ALCS. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price throws the final pitch of a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox to Boston Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie. Lowrie hit the ball to Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Akinori Iwamura at second base, who made the final catch. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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David Price celebrates at the end of the game. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price celebrates in the 8th inning after making the final out against Boston Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew with bases loaded. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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David Price reacts after striking out J.D. Drew to end the top of the 8th inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Matt Garza tips his cap as he comes out of the game in the 8th inning with a 3-1 lead. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Fans cheer Matt Garza as he walks off the field in the 8th inning. He left with a 3-1 lead. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Willy Aybar is mobbed by teammates after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Willy Aybar circles the bases after hitting a solo home run off Jon Lester in the seventh inning to give the Rays a 3-1 lead. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Willy Aybar runs towards first base after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning to give the Rays a 3-1 lead. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Willy Aybar watches his home run hit leave the ballpark in the seventh inning. It gave the Rays a 3-1 lead. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Matt Garza walks off the field at the end of the top of the sixth inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts to being tagged at second by Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Jason Bartlett for the final out of the 6th inning.  [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Matt Garza fields a hit by Coco Crisp in the sixth inning. Garza threw Crisp out at first base. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is tagged at second base by Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Jason Bartlett on a steal attempt in the 6th inning. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Evan Longoia (foreground) claps as Jason Barlett tags out Dustin Pedroia to end the top of the sixth inning. Pedroia was trying to steal second base. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Jason Bartlett prepares to tag out a sliding Dustin Pedroia who was attempting to steal second base. It was the final out of the top of the sixth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Willy Aybar points upward after scoring and giving the Rays a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning. Aybar scored on a baldelli single. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Willy Aybar slides home safely to give the Rays a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning. Rocco Baldelli hit a single to drive Aybar in. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Willy Aybar slides to home after being batted in by Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Rocco Baldelli in the 5th inning. The Tampa Bay Rays played the Boston Red Sox in game seven of the American League Championship Series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on October 19, 2008. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Rocco Baldelli hits an rbi-single in the fifth inning to give the Rays a 2-1 lead. Ayabr scored from second on the play. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Carlos Pena (right) high fives Carl Crawford after scoring the tying run in the fourth inning on an Evan Longoria double. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena celebrates at home plate after being brought in by a double RBI from Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria in the 4th inning. The Tampa Bay Rays played the Boston Red Sox in game seven of the American League Championship Series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on October 19, 2008. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Carlos Pena reacts after scoring a run to tie the game 1-1 in the fourth inning. He scored on Evan Longoria's double. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Carlos Pena runs towards home plate after a double by Evan Longoria in the fourth inning. Pena scored on the play to tie the game 1-1. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria hits a double RBI in the 4th inning to bring Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena in for a run. The Tampa Bay Rays played the Boston Red Sox in game seven of the American League Championship Series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on October 19, 2008. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Kevin Youkilis slides into a wall near third base after trying unsuccessfully to chase down a pop foul hit by Carl Crawford in the fourth inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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David Ortiz strikes out to end the top of the third inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Matt Garza between pitches in the third inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Dustin Pedroia reacts after being hit by a pitch in the third inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Carl Crawford walks back to the dugout after striking out in the second inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Jason Bartlett throws out Mark Kotsay in the second inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Carlos Pena after striking out to end the first inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Rocco Baldelli chases down a deep fly ball by Kevin Youkilis in the first inning for the second out. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Matt Garza walks back to the pitchers mound after giving up a solo home run to Dustin Pedroia in the first inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Dustin Pedroia is meet at home plate by David Ortiz after hitting a solo home run in the first inning to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia hits a home run in the first inning off of a pitch by Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Garza. The Tampa Bay Rays played the Boston Red Sox in game seven of the American League Championship Series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on October 19, 2008. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Matt Garza pitches during the first inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Jon Lester pitches in the first inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Rays pitcher Matt Garza listens to his ipod as he sits in the Rays dugout before Sunday's ALCS Game 7. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Boston Red Sox David Ortiz (left) greets Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon at Tropicana Field on Sunday, 10/19/2008. [Chris Zuppa, Times]

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B.J. Upton hugs David Ortiz during batting practice before Game 7 of the ALCS Sunday at the Trop. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Joe Maddon, Stuart Sternberg and Don Zimmer talk during batting practice at the Trop before Game 7 of the ALCS Sunday afternoon. [James Borchuck, Times]

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

    

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