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Rays win a time-consuming, tension-filled affair to even series

Originally Published: October 11, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox and Rays played so long Saturday night that Dick Vitale grew a full head of hair in his box seat. Boston manager Terry Francona was so short on relievers that he was ready to send out an all points bulletin for Dick Drago and Tom Burgmeier.

And if Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon had warmed up golden child David Price one more time without actually using him, principal owner Stuart Sternberg might have charged the bullpen and personally intervened.

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