ARLINGTON - With David Price on the mound through nine innings, the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers, 5-2, at Rangers Ballpark in a tiebreaker victory clinching a spot in Wednesday’s Wild Card Game.
The Rays came out swinging, putting their first point on the board in the first inning. A home run by Evan Longoria, added two more in the third. A double by David DeJesus sent Longoria home in the sixth, bringing the score to 4-2. Sam Fuld brought in another run on a steal in the ninth inning to clinch the win.
The Rays will travel to Cleveland on Tuesday to take on the Indians at Progressive Field. Game time is 8:07 p.m.