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League Championship - Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays - Game One Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Rays have won Game 1 on the ALCS via the one-run victory they’ve practically patented over the last two seasons.

Tampa Bay may not have a ton of playoff experience — Morton, Loup, and Arozarena, who got four plate appearances last year, are the only three players who have appeared in an LCS — but, as Kevin Cash discussed afterwards, they have experience where it counts: in close games.

Tampa Bay’s win was their 60th consecutive W when leading after seven innings.

Here are the highlights from the game:

Opposing manager — aka the only good thing about the Astros — on losing a close one:

And the Rays players on the big night:

On to the links: