The Tampa Bay Rays played The Texas Rangers on October 4, 2011. The Rays ended their AL wild-card streak, losing 4-3.
The Tampa Bay Rays play the Texas Rangers for Game 2 in Texas! Final score: 6-8 (Texas)
The Rays beat the New York Yankees to clinch a playoff spot in the 2011 playoffs!
With not so many hot hitters to pick from, Rays skipper Joe Maddon has put one of the few into the cleanup role.
Maddon confirmed in his interview with Ron and Ian Wednesday that Brooks Conrad is hitting cleanup.
"He has been swinging the bat well," Maddon said. "They have another lefty going. Again we have a three-man bench today, Matsui, Rhymes and Lobaton."
Here's the full lineup:
CF B.J. Upton
1B Carlos Pena
DH Jeff Keppinger
RF Ben Zobrist
2B Sean Rodriguez
LF Desmond Jennings
C Jose Molina
SS Elliot Johnson.
Tampa Bay looks to avoid a sweep in Kansas City, Game time is 2:10 with a 1:30 pregame on WDAE.