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Just ask the Rays.
It's not very often in football that a 30 point deficit can be overcome. After so much of a deficit in basketball the B Team comes in. Two goals in soccer? Forget it, game over.
Down seven runs in the eighth inning, the Rays could have just gone home, like some of the fans did. But this is baseball, and anything is possible.
A single. A double. Hit-by-pitch. Walk. Hit-by-pitch.Sacrifice fly. Evan Longoria slams a three-run home run. The game is now 7-6—just like that.
Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. Another home run. Game tied.
Three innings later, Longoria sends another one soaring into October. Game over. This is baseball.
It's true that a fairytale ending doesn't always happen. But when it does in a circumstance like this it can set the tone for the next series and give a team an unstoppable drive. An attitude like this may be the right formula to create more of these spectacular moments.