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ALDS Game 4: Rangers at Rays

Oct 4, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

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The Rangers try to close out the series today in St. Petersburg.

This could prove to be quite a significant day across the baseball landscape. Games from all four division series are scheduled to be played, and three of those series could be wrapped up by day's end. (Only the Phillies and Cardinals are guaranteed to be playing tomorrow.)

So the pressure's on the three clubs facing elimination, beginning this afternoon with the Rays, who suffered a demoralizing 4-3 loss to the Rangers yesterday when starter David Price was pulled in the top of the seventh and Tampa Bay's bullpen imploded.

Rookie Jeremy Hellickson (13-10 with a 2.95 ERA in 29 starts) takes the mound for the Rays in his postseason debut. He'll be opposed by left-hander Matt Harrison, who appeared out of the bullpen in Game 1 but went 14-9 with a 3.43 ERA in 30 starts this year…

AL DIVISION SERIES – GAME 4
TEXAS RANGERS at TAMPA BAY RAYS
Where: Tropicana Field
Gametime: 2:07 p.m.
TV: TBS
Radio: WSPZ (570 AM), XM 181
Weather: Indoors

STARTING LINEUPS
RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
CF Josh Hamilton
DH Michael Young

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  2. Kevin Rusch - Oct 4, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    first basemen batting 9th and 8th? What is this world coming to?

  3. Mark'd - Oct 4, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    What a collision!

  4. natsfan1a - Oct 4, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Indeed it was.

  5. natsfan1a - Oct 4, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Oh, fudge. I have only one thing to say now: go, Tigers!

  6. FS - Oct 4, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Apparently good pitching trumps good hitting does not apply to the Rangers. Geez, with Moore winning game 1, I had almost given the series to Rays. What a disappointment!

  7. BinM - Oct 5, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    In hindsight, Maddon did kind of short sheet his regular bullpen by de-activating Sonnanstine, Torres & Ramos for the playoffs.

  8. Rabbit - Oct 5, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Let's put Werth in right field, like the 50th row of the right field bleachers.

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