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Delmon Young slugs solo shot as Rays take early lead in American League Wild Card Game

Oct 2, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

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Indians right-hander Danny Salazar was dominant in his first two innings of this American League Wild Card Game, racking up three strikeouts against the six Tampa Bay batters that he faced. But the script was flipped in the top of the third inning when Rays designated hitter Delmon Young crushed a first-pitch solo homer to deep left at Progressive Field.

Yunel Escobar followed Young’s blast with a hard-hit lineout to center field and Jose Molina smacked a hard grounder to second base for the second out. David DeJesus then popped out to short right.

Rays right-hander Alex Cobb — a much more finesse-based starter than the hard-throwing Salazar — has surrendered two Cleveland hits but no Cleveland runs over his first three frames. So it’s a 1-0 lead for Tampa Bay as we move to the top of the fourth.

  1. faiwaiz - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

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  2. papacrick - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Like I said in your other thread that was complaining about Young in the lineup due to ops splits blah blah blah, this guy is Ruth come October. all the other crap can be thrown out the window. No matter how terrible and fat he is during the first 6 months, the bat always springs to life for the postseason

    • thebadguyswon - Oct 2, 2013 at 10:57 PM

      Yes it does.

    • racksie - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:35 AM

      Which is why he is so maddening. The guy just doesn’t care until he knows it’s good for him. He did the same thing in Detroit and they let him walk. And Leland is the ultimate players manager. What does that tell you? I jus think he’s selfish, and a bit overweight. And had no interest in being anything other than a dh. Congratulations Delmon, you have shown being a petulant, self centered, blob, pays off.

  3. lroc20 - Oct 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    He needs a disease

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