David Price allowed just two runs over nine innings, Evan Longoria was a triple short of the cycle, and the Rays defeated the Rangers 5-2 in an AL Wild Card tiebreaker in Arlington.
Texas has gotten strong work from fill-in starters Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm so far, but Darvish is the glue that holds the team’s rotation together.
Evan Longoria homered twice as Tampa Bay roughed up Texas pitcher Matt Harrison, and the Rays beat the Rangers 8-4 to snap a four-game losing streak on Wednesday night.
The Rangers lead the Angels in the AL West by eight games. It ain’t over, but the Angels have to be pretty dejected at this point. There are, however, 16 games remaining between the teams.
Colby Lewis outpitched David Price, and the defending AL champions survived to hold off the Rays 4-3 on Monday in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Scott Feldman had one bad inning, allowing three runs as the Texas Rangers fell to James Shields and the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.
Evan Longoria hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night.