Carlos Pena drove in the tying run in the eighth and scored the go-ahead tally on John Jaso’s base hit later in the inning, as the Tampa Bay Rays stayed alive in their American League Division Series with 6-3 comeback win over Texas in Game 3 at Rangers Ballpark.
The Rays scored only one run while dropping the first two games of this best- of-five series, but managed six off Texas’ bullpen to keep their season going as they try to become only the second team to rally for a division series win after losing the first two at home.
Pena tacked on a two-run homer in the ninth after Carl Crawford led off the frame with a round-tripper to give Tampa Bay some breathing room.
Ian Kinsler had given the Rangers a 2-1 lead with a home run in the seventh, but Darren Oliver (0-1), Neftali Feliz and Dustin Nippert failed to keep it, as Texas fell to 0-5 all-time in postseason home games.
Game 4 is scheduled for Sunday here with Rays rookie Wade Davis scheduled to face fellow right-hander Tommy Hunter.
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