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Morton posts his eighth strike out of the game with a wicked curve ball against Altuve and it’s two down. Morton follows by striking out Michael Brantley. He’s now the pitcher of the record and has nine strikeouts. After 5½, it’s Rays 8, Astros 1. It appears Kevin Kiermaier entered today’s game with a really good feeling, despite being dominated by the Astros in Games 1 and 2. #Rays Kiermaier pregame: "I think I'm speaking for everyone. We're all excited about this opportunity.
So no one will know until late tonight. If #Yankees win, #Rays at 7:07. If #MnTwins win, #Rays at 4:15— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 7, 2019 Top of the fifth: Charlie Morton, in a bit of a surprise, starts the fifth with the Rays leading 5-1. He induces Springer into a groundout to shortstop for the first out. He’s now up to 85 pitches, but on the MLB broadcast, Joe Girardi endorses Kevin Cash’s decision to keep Morton in the game.
Garcia grounds out. After three innings, it’s Rays 4, Astros 1. Check out this early photo gallery from the TropTop of the third: Jose Altuve leads off the third with a double, driving a hanging curve ball to left. He steals third on a strike into the dirt against Michael Brantley. But a replay review sends Altuve back to second. Brantley swung and missed and then the ball hit his foot. Dead ball. Brantley grounds up the middle.
Rays pitching coach Kyle Snyder comes to the mound to talk to the Roe. It’s a short conversation as Carlos Correa comes to the plate. Correa bloops out to second. Roe follows by striking out Robinson Chirinos. With two outs, Kevin Cash comes to the mound to bring in McKay, the two-way player who has been bidding to succeed as a pitcher and an outfielder. Aledmys Diaz pinch hits for Houston and flies out to right. After 5½, it’s Rays 8, Astros 3.
Keep it alive! — Albert Gamboa ★ (@G_BOA) October 7, 2019 Zack Greinke picked a bad day to have an uncommon bad day. This is Zack Greinke's first game allowing three or more home runs since March 28. — Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 7, 2019 Top of the fourth: Gurriel singles to left to lead off the inning for Houston. Carlos Correa follows and strikes out swinging on a curve ball. Chirinos comes up next and strikes out swinging. It’s two outs and Correa remains on second. Reddick flies out to center. After 3½, it’s Rays 4, Astros 1. Bottom of the third: Meadows starts the third and strikes out. Pham follows and he too strikes out swinging. But Ji-Man Choi adds to the Rays lead with a solo shot to right field.
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Top of the sixth: Morton exits after 91 pitches and Chaz Roe enters the game. Roe starts by giving up a single Alex Bregman. Yordan Alvarez doubles to right field, sending Bregman to third. Now Yuli Gurriel comes to the plate with men on second and third and no outs. Brendan McKay is now warming in the bullpen. Gurriel singles up the middle and Bregman and Alvarez scores. Houston cuts the margin to five runs.
Adames, in the shift behind second, almost tags out Altuve, but throws to first to get Brantley. One out. Alex Bregman follows and strikes out on a breaking ball. Morton ends the inning by striking out Yordan Alvarez. After 2½, it’s Rays 3, Astros 1. Marc Topkin gives a snapshot of how the crowd reacted to Kiermaier’s homer. Crowd at Trop reacts to #Rays Kiermaier homer pic. twitter. com/tLdOlcy1qw— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 7, 2019 Congress members Kathy Castor and Charlie Crist threw out the ceremonial first pitches.
We know our back's against the wall, but, man, driving to the Trop for the playoff game, it's hard to beat that. And we hope to drive again here tomorrow. ''— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 7, 2019 Bottom of the fourth: Brandon Lowe homers to the opposite field to start off the fourth, making it 5-1 for the Rays. Travis d’Arnaud follows and flies out to center. Kiermaier strikes out. Willy Adames draws a walk and that’s going to do it for Greinke. His line: 3⅔, five runs, five hits.
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