Rays lose marathon; Rowdies win big
October 10, 2022 - The Tampa Bay Rays’ postseason hopes ended Saturday as the team fell 1-0 to the Cleveland Guardians on the road. A day after the two teams played the shortest postseason game since 1999 at two hours and 17 minutes, Game 2 of the best-of-three series set an MLB record as the first playoff game without a run scored through 13 innings. Cleveland’s Oscar Gonzalez would score the game’s only run with a walk-off solo homer in the bottom of the 15th. Tampa Bay’s leadership will now focus on progressing toward a new stadium and shoring up the team for the 2023 season. The Tampa Bay Rowdies had no problem with offense Saturday night, beating the Loudon FC 8-0 at Al Lang Stadium. Captain Sebastian Guenzatti scored two goals to set the team’s all-time scoring record, and the eight goals set a club record for most in a match. The Rowdies have two games left on the regular season schedule, both at home. They face the El Paso Locomotive FC Wednesday and the New York Red Bulls II Saturday.