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Between the Lines - 10-20-08

Oct 20, 2008 7:32 PM
Between The Lines by Kevin Stott |

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies (FOX): So the Tampa Bay Rays won Game 7 Sunday night to advance to their first-ever the World Series. Here’s my feel for the World Series, where the Rays have been made -150 favorites.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies: The upstart Rays have been the story of the year in baseball and with young studs like Crawford, Iwamura, Upton, Longoria and Garza onboard, expect this team to be making noise for quite some time. Although the Phillies have been dormant for eight days and may be a bit stale, I believe the emotional up-and-down of the ALCS series against the Red Sox may have taken some wind out of their sails. Philly is well-rested and likely will be starting a well-rested Cole Hamels in the opener against Scott Kazmir. The rest should be enough – along with Rollins, Utley, Howard,Victorino and Burrell – will be too much for this young team to overcome. PHILLIES OVER RAYS IN 6 GAMES.