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!
by Steve Carney
One day after their season-high eight-game winning streak came to an end, the Tampa Bay Rays bats showed up to the party again.
Matt Joyce hit two home runs and drove in four, helping power Tampa Bay to a 10-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox Saturday.
Tampa Bay jumped out to a 3-0 lead thanks to an RBI double by Ben Zobrist, followed by a two-run homer by Jeff Keppinger, all off Chicago starter Chris Sale (17-8).
The Rays added two more in the fourth on singles by Upton and Evan Longoria,and single runs in each the fifth and sixth innings thanks to solo homers by Chris Gimenez and Joyce.
Matt Moore (11-11) retired the first thirteen White Sox hitters before Alex Rios's single with one out in the fifth. He left with one out in the sixth.
Joyce finished Tampa Bay's scoring in the eighth witha three-run blast.
Chicago got their runs in the bottom of the eighth, when pinch-hitter Orlando Hudson hit a grand slam off Chris Archer. Archer threw the final three innings for his first big-league save.
David Price will get a chance to become the franchise's first 20-game winner, when he takes on Jose Quintanilla. Pregame on 970 WFLA starts at 12:30, with first pitch at 2:10.