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Rays Vs. Phillies Final: Tampa Loses A Heartbreaker, 7-6

There's no question that Saturday's game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies was an exciting affair and it's a shame that someone had to lose. That someone was unfortunately Tampa as they succumbed to the Phillies by a final score of 7-6.

Philadelphia went into the top of the ninth inning with a 6-4 lead before the Rays tied things up with two runs. That set the stage for some bottom of the ninth heroics as Jim Thome ended the game with a walk-off homerun for Philadelphia.

Jeff Keppinger led the Tampa offense with five hits and three RBI's on the day while James Shields struggled on the mound after getting the start for the Rays. He pitched five full innings and gave up seven hits and five earned runs although he did strike out seven Phillies batters.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Rays, visit DRaysBay. For more on the Phillies throughout this interleague series, visit The Good Phight. Also go visit Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major League.

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