For the first time in more than a decade, the Rangers have a playoff game today.
The Rangers, as American League West champions, take on the AL East Champs the Tampa Bay Rays. The first game in the best-of-five series will be this afternoon at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The Rangers send their ace Cliff Lee to the hill, matching up against the Rays’ David Price. Games 1 and 2 will be at The Trop. Then, the Rangers host Game 3 on Saturday and also Game 4, if needed, on Sunday. If the series goes to five games, the teams will return to St. Petersburg for the decider. The Rangers have made the post-season only three times before, most recently in 1999 when the roster included fan favorites like Pudge Rodriguez, Juan Gonzales, and Rafael Palmeiro. In each of those previous three series, the Rangers were quickly eliminated by the Yankees.
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