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"Pitchers place stellar defense tonight for a whole brands and the celebration is on of the infield right now for the rays as they come into the Coliseum here in Oakland and the sub do the ETS by a score of five to one and they have won the wild card game and are on their way to a division series to take on the Houston Astros. she's getting four home runs you heard from Dan Shulman whether call here on ESPN radio alongside Chris singleton. pitching though was the story Charlie Morton for Tampa Bay five innings gave up a run for strikeouts first player in baseball postseason history with three wins in winner take all games and their shaman have four Oakland two plus innings four earned runs he allowed a career high three home runs and the rays could recover from that raise going to be the ETS five to one they advanced to play face the Astros Gandhi DS three for four with the two solo home runs his manager Kevin cash. he did I don't know if we expected that type of performance but I said to buster I think in the third inning he's he's made us look a lot smarter than what we really are bye bye get them back in the lineup and knew that you know he was a presence especially if left in a pitching got us off the. really good start with a home run this crowd the stadium was I mean impressive to to be able to get a lead and somewhat calm and I don't know that totally called it but young he was a big part of that we got work we're fortunate we have really smart people that that can evaluate talent and I agree with you we we we've kind of prided ourselves this organization for many years on on maybe finding the players that are falling through the cracks a little bit and we've got a handful of my on the roster right now that our main pieces to what we're trying to accomplish Tana credit goes to the front office for recognize and it's easy to to turn away on a guy a young player that doesn't that doesn't come out of the gate on fire but does some special things under the surface and I think we've got a bunch of those guys that do that yeah I. D. D. as ten player in postseason history with a multi home run game in a winner take all game raise advance for the fifth time in franchise history to the A. L. D. S. five times in their twenty two seasons there are three in one all time a winner take all games. the third team in baseball postseason history to hit four home runs. in a winner take all game ESPN analyst mark to Sharon Tim Khorchin well this is a game that the ETS had to get the lead early because we knew how dominant Tampa bay's pitching could be and we expected with the crowd and we expected with human diet being so good for no in five September starts we thought the ace could get that lead but it never happened and here's how dominant that pitching was the ETS when one for sixteen with runners on base over four with men in scoring position twelve strikeouts in the game and the only run they scored was on the three base error and a sacrifice fly dad's dominant Tampa. Renee jumped out early as far as the sticks were concerned and never looked back ESPN analyst Doug Glanville what the count of the strategy of Sharman die out of the Oakland days is a left handed pitcher that tries to elevate get the little bit of the chase and expand the zone up and then he tries to use a soft."