Rays Even World Series

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have posted their
first World Series victory and tied the Fall Classic at one game
apiece.
The Rays beat Philadelphia 4-2 in Game 2 with a combination of
good starting pitching and small ball. James Shields earned the win
with five and two-thirds shutout innings, scattering seven hits.
The Rays scored two runs in the first inning on one hit and a
costly error. Leadoff batter Akinori Iwamura (ah-kih-NOOR'-ee
ih-wah-MYOOR'-uh), who had three hits in the opener, opened the
game with a walk off Brett Myers. He advanced to third on a single
by B.J. Upton, who advanced to second when right fielder Jayson
Werth misplayed the ball.
Carlos Pena drove in the first run on a grounder to second with
Upton moving to third. Evan Longoria then plated Upton with another
groundout.
Upton's bases-loaded single in the second inning scored Dioner
(dee-AH'-nur) Navarro with the third run. Jason Bartlett scored
Cliff Floyd from third base on a safety squeeze in the fourth.
Pinch-hitter Eric Bruntlett's home run in the top of the eighth
inning produced the Phils first run. They added a run in the ninth
on an error by third baseman Evan Longoria. Losing pitcher Myers
went seven innings, allowing all four runs on seven hits.
There's a travel day Friday before the series resumes Saturday
night in Philadelphia. Matt Garza of Tampa Bay will go against
45-year-old Jamie Moyer of the Phils in that game.




 
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