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ALDS Game 1 Scores: Kelly Shoppach Belts Three Run Homer, Rays Lead 6-0

For the second consecutive inning, the Rays homered off of C.J. Wilson. This time, it was Kelly Shoppach belting a three run homer to centerfield off of Wilson, scoring Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist and giving the Rays a 6-0 lead over the Rangers in the third inning.

Wilson had surrendered a two run homer to Johnny Damon in the second inning, which gave Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead. Matt Joyce added an RBI single to give the Rays a 3-0 lead before Shoppach added to that in the third inning. 

Ron Washington currently has Scott Feldman warming in Texas' bullpen. Through three innings, Wilson has allowed six runs on six hits. He's thrown 61 pitches, with 38 of them going for strikes. 

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