Rangers’ starter Colby Lewis pitched five shutout innings and left the game in the sixth with a 1-0 lead. However, the Texas bullpen surrendered one run in the sixth, two runs in the eighth, and three runs in the ninth to give Tampa Bay a 6-3 Game 3 victory.
The Rays received offensive support from Carl Crawford, Dan Johnson, and Carlos Pena, who each recorded two hits and combined for four runs and four RBIs.
Tampa Bay’s starter Matt Garza allowed only one earned run in six innings, recording four strikeouts. The Rays’ bullpen allowed only one run to secure a 6-3 win.
Texas received home runs from Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz, however no Rangers’ batter recorded more than one hit in the game.
Tampa Bay kept the 2010 ALDS alive to play Game 4 on Sunday.
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