Rangers make history
Win first-ever playoff series
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Cliff Lee pitched another postseason
gem and the Texas Rangers won a playoff series for the first time,
beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Tuesday night in a decisive Game 5
on the legs of some daring baserunning.
Lee struck out 11 in a six-hitter for his second win over Rays
ace David Price in a series in which the road team won every game -
a first in major league history.
The Rangers will host the wild-card New York Yankees in the AL
championship series opener Friday night.
Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning for Texas,
which had been the only active major league franchise that hadn't
won a playoff series.
Lee improved to 6-0 in seven career postseason starts.
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