Last night was one of the best baseball nights you’ll ever see.
In the NL, Atlanta blew a 9th-inning lead against the Phillies and lost in extra innings. The Cardinals took advantage, pummelling the Astros 8-0 to sneak into the playoffs on the last day of the season.
In the American League, the Red Sox completed their historic collapse by blowing a 9th inning lead to the Orioles. And the Rays stormed back from a 7-run hole to nab the AL wild card spot.
Here’s how it went down.
Evan Longoria began the comeback with a three-run homer to pull to Rays within a run in the 8th.
In Baltimore, the Red Sox held a one run lead in the 9th until Nolan Reimold hit a game tying ground-rule double off of Jonathan Papelbon.
Back in Tampa, the Rays were down to their last out when Dan Johnson hit a clutch bomb to right.
With the Rays heading to extras, the O’s delivered the knockout blow in Baltimore when Carl Crawford couldn’t catch a Nick Andino single. Game over. 4-3 Orioles.
Then back in Tampa, Evan Longoria sent the Rays to the playoffs in the most storybook way possible with a 12th-inning walkoff. What a night.
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