In critical condition, Rays counting on Kazmir

Updated: October 27, 2008, 11:21 AM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- There are many reasons the Tampa Bay Rays are in a 3-1 hole in the World Series. But finding blame has never been Scott Kazmir's style, and it won't do him any good Monday night.

Instead, it will be Kazmir's job to clean up the mess, to trim the deficit, to extend the Rays' magical season at least one more game. Kazmir will try to pitch his team back into the World Series and stave off elimination against a Phillies team that is countering with one of the best left-handers ...

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