The Rays took an early 5-0 lead thanks to a three-for-four performance by Evan Longoria and two-hit days by Ben Zobrist, Carlos Pena, and B. J. Upton.
Tampa Bay starter Wade Davis allowed only two runs in five innings and the Rays’ bullpen secured the victory by pitching four scoreless innings.
Texas starter Tommy Hunter surrendered six hits and three runs in four innings of work.
The Rangers’ hunt for their first postseason series victory will resume Tuesday at 8:00 Eastern in St. Petersburg. The winner will host the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series beginning Friday, October 15.
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