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Rays-White Sox Game 4: 4 plays worth another look

With the Rays leading 1-0, rightfielder Gabe Gross leaps at the wall to catch a deep fly ball hit by the White Sox’s A.J. Pierzynski in the bottom of the first inning.


With the Rays leading 1-0, rightfielder Gabe Gross leaps at the wall to catch a deep fly ball hit by the White Sox’s A.J. Pierzynski in the bottom of the first inning.

Plays worth another look

, Great catch by Gross

Bottom first, one out, Rays ahead 1-0. RF Gabe Gross drifts back to the fence and reaches high to take in a drive from A.J. Pierzynski. It's unclear whether the ball would have struck the top of the fence and bounced over for a home run, but even an extra-base hit would have gotten the White Sox rolling early.

Floyd's timely double

Top of the fourth, no out, Rays up 2-0. Carl Crawford's leadoff walk splits RHP Gavin Floyd's focus between the fleet-footed base stealer and DH Cliff Floyd. Deep into the at-bat, with Crawford running, Floyd laces a double to leftfield, scoring Crawford for a 3-0 lead. Floyd takes third on an overthrow to home and scores on a subsequent Dioner Navarro single.

Sonnanstine outduels Griffey

Bottom of the fourth, two out, Rays up 4-1. Paul Konerko has just homered, and Andy Sonnanstine faces future Hall of Famer (as in 611 career home runs) Ken Griffey. The crowd is expending some of its last supplies of hopefulness. Griffey works to a 3-and-2 count but strikes out swinging on a breaking ball.

Pena adds insurance

Top of the fifth, one out, Rays still up 4-1. An inning after the White Sox trim the deficit, Carlos Pena slaps a single to rightfield off reliever Clayton Richard to score Akinori Iwamura from third and restore a four-run margin.

Rays-White Sox Game 4: 4 plays worth another look 10/06/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 12:02pm]
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