Tampa Bay Rays' Taylor Walls reacts after hitting a game-ending home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 10th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)

Taylor Walls Walks It Off For The Tampa Bay Rays

The old saying holds true. It’s never really over until it’s over. Despite being down 2-1, and down to their final strike, in the 10th, the Rays walked it off on a three-run shot by Taylor Walls to win it 4-2.

The game went scoreless for the first six and a half innings. The first run of the game was put up by the Rays in the bottom of the seventh inning. Issac Parades hit a sacrifice fly to center that allowed Manuel Margot to tag up and score from third.

The Cardinals responded in the top of the eighth inning when former Gator Harrison Bader hit a single to right-center, scoring Lars Nootbaar from second.

The score was tied 1 -1 after nine.

A Busy 10th Inning

The Cardinals quickly scored in the top of the 10th. Nootbaar hit a sacrifice fly to the right, allowing Tommy Edman to score, making it 2-1.

The Rays held the Cardinals to the one run. The bottom half of the 10th started with an Issac Parades lead-off walk.

Brett Phillips bunted into a fielder’s choice at third, resulting in Kevin Kiermaier getting out on third base, Parades then made his way to second base, with Phillips on first.

Taylor Walls ended the game in the most thrilling way as he sealed the victory with a walk-off home run, winning it 4-2.

What’s Next For The Rays?

Rays sit at third in the AL East, eight games back of the Yankees. 

The Tampa Bay Rays will take on the St. Louis Cardinals again. They will be playing the Cardinals at home field tonight at 7:10 p.m.

About Cristina Santiago

Cristina Santiago is a senior at the University of Florida studying journalism with a concentration in sports and media.

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