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BAND OF THIEVES

With four stolen bases in Game 3, the Rays broke the record for a single postseason:

Year Team Steals

2008 Rays 22

1975 Reds 20

1992 Braves 20

Tampa Bay rip of the day

From the Philadelphia Inquirer's Mike Jensen (mjensen@phillynews.com), on the "history" of St. Petersburg: "The home of the Rays got started when some guy from Detroit showed up in 1892, two years after our baseball team officially became the Phillies. Their town didn't start growing until the invention of air conditioning, so Rays fans are forced to appropriate Philly icons. One fan at Tropicana Field had a T-shirt depicting Ben Franklin sporting a blue Mohawk, saying 'Nuff said.' We didn't see anybody wearing the shirt last night. Nuff said."

Good bet?

119Bets made before the season at the MGM Mirage Race and Sports Book on the Rays to win the Series at 150-1, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. If they do, MGM will pay out about $500,000.

Number of the day

55 Walkoff wins in Series history; Saturday's was the first since the 2005 Game 2.

Quote of the day

"A whole lot of confusion and a whole lot going on in a short amount of time."

Rays 3B Evan Longoria, explainingthe Game 3-ending play

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel

On whether fatigue is a factor in the World Series:

"At this time of the year, I don't think a player is thinking about fatigue. It could show up in a game, but I don't have to go through there and pump people up. We came to the ballpark (Sunday) with the idea we're going to win. If you go ask our players, I don't think they'd even think about being tired."

Rays manager Joe Maddon

On the mood of the team after the Game 3 loss:

"I think our guys will be fine. We've been there before, not necessarily at the World Series, but our guys are pretty good about rebounding from adversity. When it's this time of the year, you'll find that adrenaline somehow. It was a tough loss. But I loved the way we battled through the whole thing. I thought we played well."

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