Saturday, May 16, 2009

B.J. Upton's Walkoff Home Run Beats Indians, 8-7 at the Trop.

From Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer, Saturday, May 16, 2009:
The fans chanted "B.J. Upton!" as the struggling leadoff hitter came to bat in a tie game, and Upton had them on their feet after a walkoff homer to left on a 3-and-2 pitch, lifting the Rays to an improbable 8-7 win over the Indians in front of 25,827 at Tropicana Field...It was the largest deficit the Rays (17-20) have overcome in a victory in the club's 12-season history, having won after trailing by six five times (including once in their World Series run last season).

Watch this animated photo gallery featuring B.J. Upton's walkoff home run in the ninth inning, and the team waiting for Upton to make the rounds of the bases. Play it again just for the fun of it.--Brian Cassella, Times photographer

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