The AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays are on the brink of playoff elimination and it's easy to see why.
Tampa Bay managed only one run while losing the first two games
of the division series to the Texas Rangers. The missing offense
was a familiar theme late in the regular season when the Rays were
shut out three times over the final seven games, twice by Baltimore
and once by Kansas City.
C.J. Wilson became the second Rangers left-hander to shut down
Tampa Bay in as many days when he carried a one-hitter into the
seventh inning in a 6-0 victory Thursday.
Texas ace Cliff Lee allowed just one run - Ben Zobrist's
seventh-inning homer - and five hits over seven innings in the
Rangers' 5-1 win Wednesday.