Originally written October 08, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A day later, Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg is still excited about the result of Game 3 in this American League Division Series. Sternberg called catcher Jose Lobaton's game-ending, 412-foot solo homer Monday "absolutely the most unexpected moment." The hit, which became the third to splashdown into the Rays Touch Tank in center field, gave the Rays a 5-4 victory at Tropicana Field and narrowed the Red Sox's lead in this best-of-five series to two games to one. "It just stopped," Sternberg said. "Everything stopped and ended." On Tuesday, Sternberg spoke with reporters before Game 4 at Tropicana Field, still living a high from the previous night. He said the wild victory not only preserved Tampa Bay's season, but it also helped save face against an American League East rival. "It would have been unbelievably embarrassing to lose three straight to these guys, especially these guys," Stern...
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