Do The Rays Stand More Of A Chance Than Texas?

TB RaysIt’s Game No. 163 for the Rangers and Rays, with the winner advancing to the American League wild-card game Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians.

Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner David Price of the Rays opposes fellow lefty Martin Perez, a rookie. The matchup seems to favor Tampa Bay big time, especially considering Price had a 2.73 ERA in his last four starts, while Perez’s was 4.13.

This is a resourceful team that finds ways to win when it needs it most – remember the Rays’ comeback from a seven-run deficit in the season finale two years ago? If Tampa Bay stays close late in the game, it stands a chance to do some damage against a tired Texas bullpen that has seen closer Joe Nathan and top setup man Tanner Scheppers pitch on four consecutive days.

Source: Jorge L. Ortiz, USA Today Sports