Young, Morneau playing roles without playing
The Rays have home-field advantage in the World Series, and for that, they can thank two players not currently on their roster, writes Gene Wojciechowski.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sure, they watched Game 1 of the Mohawk World Series. Michael Young tuned in from Dallas. Justin Morneau caught the game from Scottsdale. What, you thought they'd be watching "Knight Rider?"A Texas Ranger. A Minnesota Twin. This is how it works in commissioner Bud Selig's baseball world. Two players from two different teams, neither of whom even made the postseason, could help determine the winner of the 2008 World Series. For something they did in Yankee ...
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WORLD SERIES GAME 1: PHILLIES 3, RAYS 2
Cole Hamels' pitching and Chase Utley's hitting led the Phillies to a 3-2 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the 104th World Series.
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• Jayson Stark: October Hamels' kind of month
• Jerry Crasnick: Rays have a short memory
• Amy K. Nelson: Shields ready to go for Game 2
• Gene Woj: Rays get help from Young, Morneau
• Inside Edge reports: Phillies | Rays
• Game 1 blog
• Baseball Tonight Clubhouse: Game 2 preview
• BBTN breaks down Game 1
• Utley, Hamels lift Phillies past Rays
• Stark, Caple discuss Game 1
• Chase Utley reacts to Phils' win
• Manuel, Maddon talk about Series opener
• John Kruk on Brad Lidge's dominance
• World Series Game 2 preview
• Postgame interviews with Hamels, Utley