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10/03/08 9:49 PM ET
Postgame interview with Akinori Iwamura
Rays infielder talks about home run in win over White Sox
By / MLB.com
I've seen you speak a lot of English on the base path out there. Can you say in English what you felt when you saw that ball go over the wall? AKINORI IWAMURA: Very excited (smiling). As soon as I hit the ball, I hit it real good, so I knew it was gone. But at the same time this is what Joe says all the time: "Run the bases." So first thing in my mind was to run the bases. As soon as I heard the horn, the home run horn, that's the time when I actually realized it was a home run. For someone who hasn't hit a lot of home runs, it's hard not to notice that four of them came against the Red Sox and you picked your spots. You hit big home runs. Talk about that? Did you just kind of rise on up?
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