The Rangers opened Game 3 with a home run, and they tacked on two more runs with a pair of solo home runs for Adrian Beltre. But every time Beltre extended the lead, the Rays got a run closer in the bottom-half of the inning.
In the bottom of the fourth, Sean Rodriguez was in the mix again, doubling with two outs. Casey Kotchman followed with an RBI single, and the Rays are now trailing to the Rangers by a score of 3-2.
The top of the fifth saw some maddoning pitching moves -- out went starter Jeremy Hellickson, and in came wunderkind prospect Matt Moore. The Rangers didn't exactly load up the lineup with lefties just to face the right-handed Hellickson, but they're probably a little surprised to see Moore in this game.
Moore struck out two Rangers in the top of the fifth. MLB GameDay says the last strikeout was on a 96-mph awesomeball. Is that even a real pitch? I call shenanigans.