Rangers Take a One-Game Advantage Into Today's Game 2
The Rangers take a one-game advantage into today’s Game 2 of their American League Divisional Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Hard-throwing southpaw C-J Wilson takes the mound for the Rangers, going head-to-head with James Shields who has lost his last three outings, struggling with an 8-point-82 ERA over 16-and-a-third innings. The Rangers are counting on Wilson to follow the lead of staff ace Cliff Lee who pitched seven strong innings in yesterday’s 5-to-1 opening game win in Saint Petersburg. Lee finished with ten strike-outs, a Rangers post-season record, while scattering just five hits. The Rangers will host Game 3 on Saturday and, if necessary, a Game 4 on Sunday. If a deciding Game 5 is required, the teams would return to Tropicana Field for a probable Cliff Lee-David Price rematch.