The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers 5-2 to stay alive and play for the American wild card. Rays pitcher David Price pitched his fourth complete game this season, throwing a seven-hitter, striking out four and walking one. Price has only beaten Texas twice in his 12 starts against the Rangers. This was a big game for Price not only because they get to play for the wild-card, but also because Tampa Bay was beaten by Texas in 2010 and 2011 in Division Series play. Price says that beating the Rangers again was big for him.
The Rays will take on the Indians in Cleveland Wednesday; the winner will face the Boston Red Sox in the division series. This will be Tampa Bay’s fourth post-season appearance in the past six seasons. You can hear the AL wild card game live on ESPN 850 WRUF starting at 7:30pm.