"Game 7 of anything is absolutely the most fun it can possibly be. When you're a kid growing up, you're always playing Game 7; well, here it is."
Rays manager Joe Maddon, going into Sunday's game
3 x 3 note of the day
There had been only three series in postseason history when both teams won three straight games.
2003 NLCS: Marlins won opener, Cubs won next three, Marlins won last three.
2004 ALCS: Yankees won first three, Red Sox won next four.
2007 ALCS: Red Sox won opener, Indians won next three, Red Sox won last three.
Home run list of the day
The Rays' 21 homers in their first 10 postseason games (including an LCS record 15 in the first six games) rank among the most prolific of any team.
Year Team HRs
2002 Giants 27
2004 Astros 25
2002 Angels 24
2008 Rays 21
2004 Cards 20
2003 Red Sox 20
1996 Braves 19
2005 ChiSox 18
1996 Orioles 18
2004 Red Sox 18
2007 Red Sox 18
*Source: David Vincent, SABR
Number of the day
24 Combined homers in the first six games, one shy of the LCS record set by the Astros and Cardinals in the 2004 NLCS.