Tampa Bay (-) at Philadelphia (-)

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Finishing his first full season in the big leagues, Matt Garza will bring a renewed, refreshed attitude to the mound on Saturday for his start against the Phillies in Game 3 of the World Series.

Rays probable pitcher

Matt Garza

  • #22 RHP
  • (0-0) -.-- ERA 0 SO

Rays: Garza was simply dominant en route to his ALCS MVP award. The offseason acquisition from the Twins posted a 1.38 ERA in two starts. In Game 3 at Fenway Park on Oct. 13, allowed only one run over six-plus innings of the Rays' 9-1 victory. In the pennant-clinching victory Sunday night, Garza again allowed just one run and two hits over seven dazzling innings of work. The 24-year-old right-hander has a mid-90s fastball that sinks, a curve, a slider and a changeup.

  W-L ERA IP BB SO AVG
Career 19-22 4.02 317.2 114 233 .267
Season 11-9 3.70 184.2 59 128 .245
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At 45, Moyer ready for Series debut

Jamie Moyer is in the World Series for the first time in his 22-year career, and at 45, he's the oldest player to make his Fall Classic debut. "You know, the whole thing is really emotional," Moyer said.

Phillies probable pitcher

Jamie Moyer

  • #50 LHP
  • (0-0) -.-- ERA 0 SO

Phillies: Concern followed Moyer after he endured his year's worst outing in the National League Championship Series, allowing six runs over 1 1/3 innings in Game 3. And that occurred eight days after he lasted just four innings in a Division Series loss to the Brewers. The Phillies have lost two games this postseason, and Moyer has started both of them.

  W-L ERA IP BB SO AVG
Career 246-185 4.19 3746.2 1074 2248 .267
Season 16-7 3.71 196.1 62 123 .262

Rays hitters vs Jamie Moyer
Regular Season stats only

  2008 2003-2007
Hitter AVG AB HR RBI AVG AB HR RBI
Aybar, Willy - - - - .000 3 0 0
Baldelli, Rocco - - - - .100 10 0 0
Bartlett, Jason - - - - .333 3 0 1
Crawford, Carl - - - - .474 19 0 2
Gross, Gabe - - - - - - - -
Hernandez, Michel - - - - - - - -
Hinske, Eric - - - - .280 25 1 1
Iwamura, Akinori - - - - - - - -
Longoria, Evan - - - - - - - -
Navarro, Dioner - - - - .000 2 0 0
Pena, Carlos - - - - .455 11 1 3
Perez, Fernando - - - - - - - -
Upton, B.J. - - - - .600 5 0 1
Zobrist, Ben - - - - .500 2 0 1

Phillies hitters vs Matt Garza
Regular Season stats only

  2008 2003-2007
Hitter AVG AB HR RBI AVG AB HR RBI
Bruntlett, Eric - - - - - - - -
Burrell, Pat - - - - - - - -
Coste, Chris - - - - - - - -
Dobbs, Greg - - - - - - - -
Feliz, Pedro - - - - - - - -
Howard, Ryan - - - - - - - -
Jenkins, Geoff - - - - - - - -
Rollins, Jimmy - - - - - - - -
Ruiz, Carlos - - - - - - - -
Stairs, Matt .100 10 0 0 .100 10 0 0
Taguchi, So - - - - - - - -
Utley, Chase - - - - - - - -
Victorino, Shane - - - - - - - -
Werth, Jayson - - - - - - - -

Instant Classic: Ruiz delivers winner (1-2) (2-1)

Phillies 5, Rays 4

Runnin' Rays fall

The Rays got off to a slow start following a 91-minute rain delay, but they turned to the stolen base to make their comeback. However, Tampa Bay's efforts to steal Game 3 from Philadelphia and take a 2-1 lead in the World Series were thwarted in the ninth, when the Phillies scored the game-winner on Carlos Ruiz's infield single.
 
Ryan Howard points to the crowd after homering in the seventh. (AP)

Phillies 5, Rays 4

Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4000021.273
Upton, CF4120010.333
Pena, 1B3000122.000
Longoria, 3B4000022.000
Crawford, LF4220000.250
Navarro, C4120011.400
Gross, RF3002002.000
  Balfour, P0000000.000
Bartlett, SS4001001.286
Garza, P2000001.000
  a-Aybar, PH0000100.000
  Bradford, P0000000.000
  Howell, P0000000.000
  Zobrist, RF0000000.333
Totals324632810 

a-Walked for Garza in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Crawford (1, Moyer), Navarro (1, Moyer).
TB: Upton 2; Crawford 3; Navarro 3.
RBI: Gross 2 (2), Bartlett (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria.
SF: Gross.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton 3 (3, 2nd base off Moyer/Ruiz, 2nd base off Madson/Ruiz, 3rd base off Madson/Ruiz), Crawford (1, 3rd base off Moyer/Ruiz).

FIELDING
E: Navarro (1, throw).
Pickoffs: Howell (Werth at 2nd base).

 
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4120001.143
Werth, RF2010201.364
Utley, 2B4112013.250
Howard, 1B4111022.231
Burrell, LF3000021.000
  Bruntlett, LF0100000.500
Victorino, CF3000110.364
Feliz, 3B3000020.200
  b-Dobbs, PH0000100.333
Ruiz, C3122100.500
Moyer, P2000011.000
  Durbin, C, P0000000.000
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  a-Jenkins, PH1000000.000
  Madson, P0000000.000
  Romero, P0000000.000
Totals29575599 

a-Grounded out for Eyre in the 7th. b-Intentionally walked for Feliz in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Ruiz (1, 2nd inning off Garza, 0 on, 2 out), Utley (2, 6th inning off Garza, 0 on, 0 out), Howard (1, 6th inning off Garza, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rollins 2; Werth; Utley 4; Howard 4; Ruiz 5.
RBI: Utley 2 (4), Ruiz 2 (3), Howard (1).
2-out RBI: Ruiz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Werth (2, 2nd base off Howell/Navarro).
CS: Rollins (1, 2nd base by Garza/Navarro).
PO: Werth (2nd base by Howell).

FIELDING
E: Ruiz (2, throw).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza 6.06442736.00
Bradford 1.00001000.00
Howell (L, 0-1)1.00110205.40
Balfour 0.01002000.00
 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moyer 6.15331504.26
Durbin, C (H, 1)0.10001000.00
Eyre (H, 1)0.10000100.00
Madson (BS, 1)0.21110105.40
Romero (W, 1-0)1.10000100.00

Bradford pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Howell pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.
Balfour pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

WP: Garza, Balfour.
IBB: Victorino (by Balfour), Dobbs (by Balfour).
HBP: Bruntlett (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Garza 102-65, Bradford 15-8, Howell 16-8, Balfour 15-5, Moyer 96-64, Durbin, C 6-2, Eyre 6-3, Madson 15-7, Romero 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza 4-6, Bradford 2-1, Howell 0-0, Balfour 0-0, Moyer 4-10, Durbin, C 1-0, Eyre 0-0, Madson 1-0, Romero 2-1.
Batters faced: Garza 25, Bradford 4, Howell 3, Balfour 3, Moyer 25, Durbin, C 2, Eyre 1, Madson 3, Romero 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Howell 1-0, Balfour 1-1, Durbin, C 1-1, Eyre 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Tim Tschida. LF: Tim Welke. RF: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 3:41 (1:31 delay).
Att: 45,900.
October 25, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner