The Tampa Bay Rays Win World Series Game 4 With a Thrilling Final at Bat

The Tampa Bay Rays won Saturday night’s World Series Game 4 on one of the most exciting finishes in World Series history, capitalizing on multiple errors by the Los Angeles Dodgers to secure an 8-7 come-from-behind victory and tie the series at 2-2.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were a strike away from having the World Series in an iron grip on Saturday night, one more pitch from Kenley Jansen to put away the last hitter on the roster the Tampa Bay Rays wanted at the plate with the game on the line. With two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning, Brett Phillips, a seldom-used outfielder, laced a single to center field off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, bringing in the tying run.

Center fielder Chris Taylor kicked the ball, and Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena, who started on first, never stopped running. Taylor threw the ball to first baseman Max Muncy, who relayed it to catcher Will Smith. Arozarena had stumbled around third and was going to be out by 30 feet — until Smith dropped the ball and the ricochet allowed Arozarena to dive home and prompt a celebration that ended with the Rays running gleefully into the outfield.

Tip: Synch and play the top two videos at the same time to enjoy multiple perspectives of the final play.

Published Date: October 25, 2020
Last Modified Date: October 25, 2020