Found September 13, 2012 on Fox Sports:
The Rays had to win Thursday. B.J. Upton said so. Matt Joyce said so. The standings said so. Another loss to Baltimore and they would drop four games back in the American League East with 19 to play -- perilous territory, even for a team that seems to invent a new bank-shot route to the postseason every year. Well ... they lost. Sorry. The Rays escaped a bases-loaded, no-out calamity in the 13th inning -- the five-man infield never fails -- before falling 3-2 in the 14th, as the Orioles completed a three-game sweep. (From Baltimore's perspective, Thursday at 5:52 p.m. ET will be remembered as the time when every phone with a 410 or 443 area code texted, 'MANNY MACHADOOOOO!!!!!'). If it was any consolation to the Rays, those 5 hours and 14 minutes constituted the best baseball game of 2012 -- so far. And that's the thing about the Rays: It was some consolation to them. This loss, as devastating as it may have seemed, won't break them. They aren't resigned to...
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