Brett Phillips singled in the ninth inning that caused two costly errors by allowing each run and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 in Game 4 of the World Series.
With their victory, the Rays are 2-2 equal in the Fall Classic played best-of-seven in the “bubble” of the Texas Rangers field in Arlington.
In the ninth inning, Phillips singled between center and right field, and he got ranger Kevin Kiermaier to take advantage of an error and reach the register with the run that tied the score at 7-7.
While Cuban ranger Randy Arozarena also saw the opportunity when Dodgers center ranger Chris Taylor made a “fielding” error and also hit the counter with the score that sealed the Rays’ victory.
Arozarena maintained his leading role and hit a home run for the second day in a row, with which he has accumulated nine so far in the postseason.
Arozarena (2) sent the ball to the fairway in the fourth inning by hunting the pitches of Mexican starter Julio Urías, with no runners in the way, no outs in the episode.
The Cuban hit full back over the top of right field, with a hit that sent the ball flying 399 feet.
Arozarena was near perfect with the batter, hitting three times in four trips to the batter’s box, dropping in a run, and hitting the buzzer three times.
In addition to his home run, the Cuban scored when second baseman Brandon Lowe (3) sent the ball to the street in the sixth inning.
Arozarena was in charge of stepping on the buzzer with the victory race.
Kiermaier (2) disappeared the ball from the field in the seventh inning.
While ranger Hunter Renfroe (1) also blew the wand in the fifth episode.
The victory was credited to closer John Curtiss (1-0), seventh and last pitcher for the Rays.
Curtiss worked 1 1/3 innings and allowed two hits en route to victory.
The Dodgers’ battery was represented by third baseman Justin Turner (2), who took the ball out of the field in the first inning, with no runners ahead, by overcoming pitches from starter Ryan Yarbrough.
Shortstop Corey Seager (2) also hit Yarbrough from four corners in the third inning, with no runners leading.
Puerto Rican second baseman Enrique Hernández connected once in four opportunities with the baton and drove in a touchdown.
In the sixth inning, Hernandez doubled to left field and pushed catcher Will Smith to the register.
The loss was charged by closer Kenley Jansen (0-1) in two-thirds of the inning, punishing two hits and two runs, walked one and struck out a batter.
Game 5 of the series will take place Sunday when the Rays send starter Tyler Glasnow to the mound and the Dodgers put Clayton Kershaw on the mound. EFE