FROM Bob Ryan
Tampa Bay Rays Beat Defending Champion Red Sox The Boston Red Sox have come back from the almost-dead to win American League pennants and go on to World Championships, but not this year . While they did not go quietly, the Tampa Bay Rays refused to fade, and they'll play the National League's Philadelphia Phillies . Bob Ryan is a sports columnist for the Boston Globe .
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