Brett Phillips performed the position of unlikely hero Saturday night time.
The 26-year-old outfielder was excluded from the Rays’ ALCS roster, however had a second to conclude Recreation 4 of the World Collection that may dwell for eternity, particularly if Tampa Bay rallies to win the collection.
“Give that man quite a lot of credit score, I don’t know when the final time he obtained an at-bat was,” Rays supervisor Kevin Money mentioned after Phillips’ RBI single within the ninth off Kenley Jansen started a series of occasions that gave the Rays an 8-7 walk-off victory over the Dodgers in Arlington, Texas. “Fairly spectacular what he simply did towards one of many recreation’s greatest closers.”
Phillips’ single was bobbled by Chris Taylor. The lead run scored simply, however as Randy Arozarena rounded third with visions of the game-winning run, he stumbled. The throw residence had Arozarena nailed, however catcher Will Smith misplayed it and Arozarena scored.