What I’m Hearing: USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale recounts being on hand for one of the more wild finishes to a World Series game you’ll ever see as the Tampa Bay Rays evened up the series 2-2 with the Dodgers.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — For all the talk about pride in advancing runners and manufacturing runs, teams in the postseason have really dug the long ball.
Home runs drove in 235 of the 456 runs in the postseason through World Series Game 4, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That comes to 51.5%, up from 46.6% last year and highest since the postseason expanded beyond the World Series in 1969.
Tampa Bay has been more reliant on the long ball than most. The AL East champions became the first team to