Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rays win, Halladay steams after strange one in Florida

Saturday night was one of those rare moments in baseball — Roy Halladay lost his temper.

The normally even-keeled Toronto Blue Jays ace was angered by a bad call on a ball that was obviously foul in a strange sixth inning and, before he was able to pull himself back together, offered up a pitch that cost him the game.

All-star rookie Evan Longoria hit his first career grand slam on that mistake, capping a five-run sixth and sending the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-4 victory over the Jays.

Longoria's slam came off a fully frustrated Halladay, who had watched a bad bounce, a bunt, the dribbler that should have been called foul and a Texas Leaguer that just dropped into the outfield create a 1-0 lead for the Rays.

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