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Rangers Vs. Rays Score Update: Texas Leads 6-5 After 5

The Texas Rangers are facing the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of a possible playoff preview, looking to continue a hot streak that's seen them win seven of their last 10 games. After five innings, The Rangers lead 6-5 on Monday night.

Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria started the scoring with a two-run home run in the first inning. The Rangers took the lead back in the second, with back-to-back solo home runs from Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz followed by a run-scoring groundout by Mike Olt.

A sac fly from B.J. Upton tied it at 3 in the top of the third, before Beltre hit a two-run double in the bottom of the inning to make it 5-3 for Texas.

Upton hit an RBI-triple in the fifth, then scored on a single from Ben Zobrist. Beltre again gave the Rangers the lead in the sixth with an RBI-single. This means he is a triple away from the cycle.

Immediately after that, the Rays pulled starter David Price after just 69 pitches. He gave up 10 hits and six runs.

Be sure to visit Lone Star Ball for more Rangers coverage, and head over to DRays Bayfor more on the Rays. Also visit Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

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