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SAN DIEGO — Manuel Margot always dreamed one day he’d have a game like this in a postseason game at Petco Park, hitting a home run one inning, and making a spectacular catch the next in front of his hometown fans. 

He just thought it would be in a San Diego Padres’ uniform. 

Well, there may have been no fans Monday, and he was playing in a different uniform, but he’ll take it, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros. The Rays, who have never won a World Series, now have a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. 

Margot, who had spent the previous