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Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, center, celebrates with teammates Sean Rodriguez, left, and Dan Johnson, right, after his home run defeated the New York Yankees 8-7 during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

Rays 8, Yankees 7

The Yankees led 7-0 early in the game, allowed six runs in the eighth, then watched as Tampa's Evan Longoria hit a walk-off homer against Scott Proctor just minutes after Boston lost, thus giving the Rays the AL wild card.

Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, center, celebrates with
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Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, center, celebrates with teammates Sean Rodriguez, left, and Dan Johnson, right, after his home run defeated the New York Yankees 8-7 during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett throws in
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New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett throws in relief during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 28, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton waits
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Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton waits for a New York Yankees batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, takes
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, takes relief pitcher George Kontos, second from right, out of the baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning as shortstop Derek Jeter, second from left, and first baseman Mark Teixeira, right, watch in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, right, and
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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, right, and bench coach Dave Martinez watch during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria watches a teammate
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Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria watches a teammate at bat in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, second from left,
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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, second from left, is congratulated by teammates, from left, Derek Jeter, Brandon Laird and Eduardo Nunez after hitting a grand slam during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 28, 2011)

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, right, is congratulated
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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, right, is congratulated by third base coach Rob Thomson after his grand slam during the second inning of a baseball game. (Sept. 28, 2011)

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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price, center,
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price, center, reacts during a conference on the mound with, from left, Evan Longoria, Kelly Shoppach and pitching coach Jim Hickey during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees. (Sept. 28, 2011)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Dellin Betances throws
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Dellin Betances throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price throws
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price delivers a
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Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price delivers a first-inning pitch to the New York Yankees during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price walks
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price walks back to the mound as New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, rear, rounds the bases after hitting a second-inning grand slam during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price wipes
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price wipes his eyes after giving up a second-inning grand slam to New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira hits a second-inning
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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira hits a second-inning grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, right, high-fives teammate
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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, right, high-fives teammate Derek Jeter after Teixeira hit a second-inning grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, laughs with
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New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson, left, laughs with on-deck batter Nick Swisher after scoring on a first-inning error by Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist on a ground ball by Robinson Cano during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton makes
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Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton makes a diving catch on a second-inning fly out by New York Yankees' Jesus Montero during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011)

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