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Rays players thought they were down to their last out

Originally Published: October 27, 2008
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Evan Longoria knew the rules. So did David Price.

And Carl Crawford.

And Cliff Floyd.

And Fernando Perez.

And during this tsunami in Philadelphia, with the wind whipping, the cold biting their necks and down 2-1 after five innings, the collective belief in the Tampa Bay dugout was that if the Rays did not score in the top of the sixth inning, they would have lost the World Series.

"We thought it was over," Crawford said. "We ...

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