Found September 25, 2012 on NESN.com:
Never count out the Tampa Bay Rays. Time and time again, Joe Maddon and Co. have shown an ability to overcome just about anything, and they did just that on Tuesday. Instead of celebrating the return of the 2004 World Series champions, the Fenway Park crowd was silenced by a dominating performance courtesy Cy Young candidate David Price. The lefty racked up 13 strikeouts on the night in a complete-game effort, keeping the Rays' postseason hopes alive for one more night. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette has no choice but to give Price our "Party Crasher" player of the game. Who's...
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