The Rangers are three outs away from winning their first ever playoff series, and they have a four-run cushion to work with. Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer off Rafael Soriano to make the score 5-1, and the Tampa Bay fans immediately headed for the exits.
It appears as though Cliff Lee will start the ninth. He's at 110 pitches and has allowed only a run on six hits.
Due up for Rays: Longoria (0 for 3), Pena (0 for 3, 3 Ks), Upton (1 for 3, SB).
-- Jeff Wilson