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!
Rays catcher Jose Molina, who has played 19 straight games, may see that streak end Wednesday.
Moving into first base after his key two-run single that made the score 5-2 Tuesday night Molina strained his quadriceps muscle.
Molina said afterwards he wanted to take himself out of the game rather than stay in, and perhaps endanger himself from missing more time. Still he could likely be expected to miss at least one start.
"Speed is not really a necessary part of his game," deadpanned Joe Maddon, not sounding too concerned with the injury.