ARLINGTON, Texas — By some means, someway, the Tampa Bay Rays survived an all-time-classic World Collection sport with a dramatic — but sloppy — end to a wild, 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Globe Life Discipline.
Randy Arozarena was lifeless to rights making an attempt to attain the successful run from first base within the backside of the ninth inning on successful by Brett Phillips off Dodgers nearer Kenley Jansen that tied the sport with two outs 7-7. Arozarena fell down on his approach residence from third, however Dodgers catcher Will Smith could not corral the relay and Arozarena was capable of contact residence to finish the sport and even the sequence 2-2.
The Dodgers regarded like that they had the sport within the bag after taking the lead within the eighth inning, however Jansen gave up two hits and a stroll, together with the hit by Phillips, who was 0-for-5 within the postseason earlier than the only to proper on a 1-2 pitch. The Rays confirmed extra battle on the plate, and a participant who had simply 20 at-bats for them within the common season got here via because the hero. And now the sequence is all the way down to the very best of three.
“The second the ball left Phillips’ bat, we knew we had a tie ball sport after which every part that occurred afterwards, Randy’s not used to having to run like that. Usually he is used to simply trotting. So it threw him off for somewhat bit getting tripped up there between third and residential,” Rays supervisor Kevin Money stated. “However Phillips, man, give that man numerous credit score. I do not know when the final time he received an at-bat was. Fairly spectacular what he simply did in opposition to one of many sport’s finest closers.”