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Action photos from World Series Game 1, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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Jason Bartlett, center, leans on the Rays dugout in the bottom of the ninth during the last at bat. [James Borchuck, Times]

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The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.  [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Brad Lidge and Carlos Ruiz celebrate the win. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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The Philadelpia Phillies celebrate their 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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The Rays bench reacts in the ninth inning.  Ben Zobrist, Dan Wheeler, Akinori Iwamura, Jason Bartlett and Carlos Pena. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Evan Longoria heads to the dugout after striking out in the bottom of the ninth on a Brad Lidge pitch. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Grant Balfour is taken out by Joe Maddon in the ninth. [James Borchuck, Times]

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The Rays dugout in the eighth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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B.J. Upton reacts after striking out for the final out of the eighth inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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B.J. Upton strikes out in the eighth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Grant Balfour avoids the broken bat and fields the ball to throw the batter, Greg Dobbs, out at first during the eighth inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Rays rising star B.J. Upton plays catch on center field star before action begins at the top of the eighth inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Chase Utley steals second base in the seventh inning. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Chase Utley dives back toward second base during a pickoff attempt in the seventh inning. Jason Bartlett attempts to make the tag. Utley was safe on the play. [James Borchuck, Times]

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J.P. Howell throws down the rosin bag after walking Eric Bruntlett in the seventh inning. Howell was then taken out of the game and replaced with Grant Balfour.  [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher J.P. Howell slams down the rosin bag during a meeting at the mound after walking a batter with a 3-2 count in the seventh inning. Howell was pulled from the game in favor of pitcher Grant Balfour. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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J.P. Howell yells while stepping off the mound after walking a batter with a 3-2 count in the seventh inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Rays relief pitcher J.P. Howell in the seventh inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Rays Manager Joe Maddon complains to home plate umpire Tim Welke in the sixth inning. He argued that pitcher Cole Hamels balked when he picked base runner Carlos Pena off first base. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Carlos Pena is caught stealing second base in the sixth inning. Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins made the tag on the play. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Evan Longoria after striking out in the sixth inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Carlos Pena tries unsuccessfully to get to a foul ball in the sixth inning. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays Carlos Pena unsuccessfully tries to catch a foul ball hit by Philadelpia Phillies Greg Dobbs during the sixth inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Ryan Howard catches a foul ball hit by B.J. Upton in the fifth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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B.J. Upton hits a high foul pop ball that was caught by Ryan Howard for the final out of the fifth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Jason Bartlett is greeted by teammates after scoring a run in the fifth inning on Akinori Iwamura's double. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Akinori Iwamura hits an RBI double in the fifth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Scott Kazmir reacts after a error by Carlos Pena allowed a runner to reach first in the fifth inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Carlos Pena drops the baseball in the fifth inning, allowing Pat Burrell to reach first safely. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Scott Kazmir throws a pitch in the fifth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays' Akinori Iwamura tosses his helmet after getting doubled up at second base on a hit by B.J. Upton, who was out at first base to end the fourth inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Carl Crawford is congratulated at the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Carl Crawford rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Carl Crawford runs toward first base after hitting a homer in the fourth inning. [Edmund Fountain, Times]

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Carl Crawford hits a solo home run in the fourth inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Akinori Iwamura hits a single in the third inning to load the bases. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Ben Zobrist hits a single in the third inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Dioner Navarro tags out Philadelphia's Shane Victorino at the plate in the second inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays catcher Dioner Navarro tags out Philadelpia Phillies Shane Victorino at the plate as Rays pitcher Scott Kazmir backs the play up behind the plate during the second inning.  [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Dioner Navarro tags out Shane Victorino at homeplate on a throw from B.J. Upton in centerfield to get the third out of the second inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Akinori Iwamura is safe at first base after first baseman Ryan Howard and picher Cole Hamels collide while attempting to get him out in the first inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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The Rays' Akinori Iwamura is safe at first, beating Phillies Ryan Howard and pitcher Cole Hamels to first base during the first inning. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Cole Hamels pitches in the first inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Philadelpia Phillies' Chase Utley is congratulated by manager Charlie Manuel after hitting a two run home run against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Scott Kazmir during first inning action.  [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Scott Kazmir walks back to the pitchers mounds as Chase Utley runs the bases after Utley's solo home run in the first inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Chase Utley hits a home run in the first inning. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Rays pitcher Scott Kazmir gets taken long for a two run home run by the Phillies' Chase Utley during first inning action of Game 1. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Ben Zobrist catches a pop fly in the first inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Scott Kazmir pitches during the first inning. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Bob Stewart reacts after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Tampa Bay Rays against the Philadelpia Phillies during Game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field. [Dirk Shadd, Times]

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Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig makes a point while talking with reporters before the first game of the World Series. [Brian Cassella, Times]

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Rays senior baseball adviser Don Zimmer, left, talks with Phillies Bench Coach Jimy Williams during batting practice Wednesday. [James Borchuck, Times]

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Andy Sonnanstine takes batting practice Wednesday afternoon at the Trop. [James Borchuck, Times]

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

    

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