The Rays did just about everything they wanted to on Tuesday night: Matt Joyce hit a home run, Dustin Pedroia was hit by a pitch and they won the game. All in all, a pretty good job of getting revenge for the shenanigans on Monday night.
That sets up an interesting series finale on Wednesday night between these two teams, who have quickly found a way to rejuvenate a dormant rivalry that has a chance to surpass Red Sox-Yankees in terms of on-field venom. It’s a small chance, but it’s definitely there, and series like this are the reason why.
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