Watch the Rays go back-to-back-to-back as part of a four-homer fourth inning
The Rays take their duties as Postseason Spoiler very seriously -- if you don't believe us, just ask Dan Johnson . But in their game against the Yankees on Wednesday, any attempts to foil New York's Wild Card dreams were in peril: Behind yet another Gary Sánchez homer, New York had jumped out to a 7-1 lead, with ace Masahiro Tanaka on the mound. Things looked grim.
But the Rays did not despair. Little did we know, the team had a secret weapon -- namely, the ability to never stop hitting home runs.
After Bobby Wilson lead off the inning with a solo shot, Evan Longoria, Brad Miller and Corey Dickerson followed with back-to-back-to-back dingers to cut the deficit in half. Tampa Bay set a new club record for homers in an inning, while falling just one long ball shy of the MLB record.
Alas, Alexei Ramirez could only line out, preventing the Rays from becoming the first team since the D-backs in 2010 to go back-to-back-to-back-to-back. Which would also be a fantastic title for a movie about a hero named Jack who utilizes a carjack to defeat a villain named Jack at a blackjack tournament. We're awaiting your call, Hollywood.