Tampa Bay's miraculous run to the postseason could easily end today, as Rays righty Jeremy Hellickson takes the mound at the Trop for Game 4 against the Rangers.
Texas turns to lefty Matt Harrison, who went 13-9 in the regular season with a 3.42 ERA.
Behind rookie Matt Moore in Game 1, the Rays went out and dominated the Rangers 9-0 to take away home field advantage. But Texas went on to win Games 2 and 3 to put Tampa Bay on the brink of elimination.
Will the Rangers take care of business and eliminate the Rays? Or will Tampa Bay force a Game 5? Check out our live blog for updates!
10/04/2011 5:13 PM EDT
THATS THE GAME
Jennings grounds out to 2B to end the game. The Rangers win 4-3 and are heading to the ALCS!
10/04/2011 5:11 PM EDT
Joyce hits a fly ball into foul territory. Beltre has JUST enough room to make the catch. 2 OUTS. Desmond Jennings up to bat...
10/04/2011 5:08 PM EDT
Kotchman comes through with a BIG SINGLE. Rodriguez scores to make it 4-3 Rangers. Only 1 out with Joyce up.
10/04/2011 5:07 PM EDT
Feliz gets to an 0-2 count, but Rodriguez stole 2nd.
10/04/2011 5:06 PM EDT
Sean Rodriguez draws a much-needed walk. Man on first with Casey Kotchman up...
10/04/2011 5:03 PM EDT
Closer Neftali Feliz is in to put the Rays away. He starts off the inning with a strike out on Shoppach!
10/04/2011 5:00 PM EDT
HERE WE GO
Bottom of the ninth! 4-2 Rangers. Next up for Tampa: Shoppach, Rodriguez and Kotchman. Will the Rays pull off another miracle???
10/04/2011 4:59 PM EDT
Kinsler hits one on the ground to left, but 3B Longoria dives and snags it. They get the force out at second to end the inning.
10/04/2011 4:58 PM EDT
Moreland walks on a wild pitch. Murphy advances to third on the error. Men on first and third with Ian Kinsler up (solo homer in the first).
10/04/2011 4:54 PM EDT
Murphy keeps the inning going with a 2-out single.
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