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He bounced back against Boston, yielding just one run in six-plus innings in the Rays' 9-1 victory in Game 3 at Fenway Park.
Garza, the Twins' first-round draft pick in 2005 out of Fresno State, went 11-9 with a 3.70 ERA this season for Tampa Bay. His 30 starts and 184 2-3 innings were more than he pitched in his first two years combined.
He had enough left for 118 pitches Sunday night. He struck out nine and walked three.
"He was a stallion tonight," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "He did everything he could, and I'm so proud of him and what he's done this year and how far he's come."
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