Evan Longoria snapped out of his postseason slump with a homer and two doubles, Carlos Pena had a pair of extra-base hits and the Tampa Bay Rays escaped elimination
again with a 5-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers.
After losing the first two games of the AL division series at
home, the Rays won both games in Texas to force a deciding Game 5
on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
Rangers ace left-hander Cliff Lee faces 19-game winner David
Price on Tuesday in a rematch of Game 1 starters.
Tampa Bay, the AL's best team in the regular season, is trying
to become the only team other than the 2001 New York Yankees to
advance to a league championship series after losing the first two
division series games at home.