D-Rays 5, Chicago 4. The Rays rallied late and the bullpen held on to the lead (barely), and take the rubber match against the defending world champion Chicago White Sox 5-4. Down 3-2 in the 7th, Damon Hollins hit a 2-run home run and Carl Crawford did what he does best hitting a triple to center field scoring Julio Lugo. Russell Branyan also added a home run in the game for the D-Rays. Mark Hendrickson did not have his best stuff but was able to work through it to improve his record to 3-3. In the top of the 8th, Hendrickson gave up a lead off home run to Jermaine Dye to make it 5-4. Shawn Camp came in and Devil Rays fans everywhere held there breath. He retired two, but gave a basehit. Chad Orvella then came in and walked the only batter he faced. With 2 on and 2 out, Joe Maddon brought in Tyler Walker to attempt a 4-out save. He was able to put out the fire in the 8th by getting Scott Podsednik to pop up. Still, we could sense danger. We looked ahead…We saw that Jim Thome and Paul Konerko would bat in the bottom of the 9th. This had disaster written all over it…Walker got Tadahito Iguchi to fly out, but the ball was hit to deep center field. Not a good sign with the meat of the order coming up…but then something happened! On the second pitch, Thome popped up to Lugo…that was followed by Konerko lining out weakly to Ty Wiggington at second base. Ball game over. whew! This bullpen will give us a heart attack before this season is over.

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