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Rangers Vs. Rays Final Score: Texas Holds On For 4-3 Win, Take 2-1 Lead In Series

David Price carried a shut out into the seventh inning but a four-run rally by the Rangers gave Texas a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay in Game 3 and a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-five AL division series. Texas starter Colby Lewis was credited with the win after throwing six innings of one run ball. 

Desmond Jennings got the Rays off to a good start as he hit the first of two homers on the night for the rookie in the fourth inning. The score would remain 1-0 until Price ran into trouble in the seventh. 

After an Adrian Beltre single to lead off the seventh inning, Mike Napoli gave the Rangers the lead with one swing of the bat as he took Price deep to left for a home run. Later in the inning, Josh Hamilton singled home two more Texas runs giving the Rangers a 4-1 lead. 

Tampa Bay would get one run back in the bottom half of the inning on a Sean Rodriguez ground out with the bases loaded. Alexi Ogando got pinch hitter Sam to ground out ending the threat. 

The Rays would scratch yet another run across in the eighth inning when Jennings homered for the second time in the game to make the score 4-3 in favor of the Rangers. That is as close as Tampa would get however, as Neftali Feliz closed things out in the ninth when he got Kelly Shoppach to ground into a game-ending double play. 


Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.