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Howard powers Phillies to Game 4 victory

Howard powers Phillies to Game 4 victory

October 25, 2008

The Philadelphia Phillies crushed the Tampa Bays Rays, 10-2, to take a 3-1 lead in the World Series Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. Eight of the 10 runs scored by Philadelphia were off home runs, which th...

Ruiz reigns over Rays, helps Phillies win wild Game 3

Ruiz reigns over Rays, helps Phillies win wild Game 3

October 25, 2008

The Philadelphia Phillies took a 2-1 World Series lead Saturday as Carlos Ruiz's walk-off hit ended Game 3 and beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-4, at Citizens Bank Park.Tied at 4, Phillies reliever J.C. Romero re...

Shields protects Rays in Game 2

Shields protects Rays in Game 2

October 22, 2008

James Shields, affectionately known as "Big Game James," lived up to his moniker in Game 2 of the World Series Thursday night, as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-2, to even up...

Hamels silences Rays’ bats in Game 1

Hamels silences Rays’ bats in Game 1

October 22, 2008

With one swing of Chase Utley's bat, the Philadelphia Phillies stole home-field advantage from the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night. Utley's two-run blast in the first i...

He’s one helluva Dirtbag

He’s one helluva Dirtbag

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

October 21, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Tonight, another World Series begins and another young Long Beach State product is at the forefront.Evan Longoria and the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays will host Game 1 of the World Series a...

First playoff game, national stage doesn’t faze Longoria

First playoff game, national stage doesn’t faze Longoria

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

October 1, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

On the first pitch of his first career playoff game, former Long Beach State standout Evan Longoria didn't show any jitters — if he had any at all.The 22-year-old led off the second inning and bla...

Giant Dirtbag living the Major League life

Giant Dirtbag living the Major League life

Guillermo Arzate, Contributing writer

September 29, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

LOS ANGELES — John Bowker and the San Francisco Giants were in town to play the Los Angeles Dodgers and renew the rivalry in late September. The Giants were playing the role of spoiler as the Ma...

There’s no postseason like October

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

September 29, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

In comparison with the other two major U.S. sports leagues, Major League Baseball's postseason stands at the top of the mountain — regardless of which teams are in the hunt for the World Series trophy.At least in terms of recent consistently competitive series and lasting memories, anyway.Like Kevin Dyson, the Super Bowl falls just shortIt's no secret that the NFL and the Super Bowl reign supreme as the pinnacle sporti...