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Evan Longoria hit two home runs and had three RBIS and James Shields pitched ably as the Tampa Bay Rays won their first ever playoff game, defeating the Chicago White Sox 6-4. Paul Konerko led off the 9th inning with a solo shot, but the White Sox were unable to crawl back and defeat the scrappy Rays, who were definitely inspired by Kevin Costner's rally song. Especially Grant Balfour, who managed to pitch one inning and piss off the entire White Sox team with his Australian yelping. Javier Vasquez proved once again he's a big game pitcher by lasting 4.1 innings and giving up 6 runs. Any chance Ozzie Guillen gives him a hug afterwards? But the Rays are up 1-0. Game 2 tomorrow at 6:05. Maybe Lil' Wayne knows what he's talking about? Chi Sox/Rays [Yahoo!]


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