Rangers move on to ALCS
October 4, 2011
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Texas' Adrian Beltre hits one of his three homers in Game 4. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
The Texas Rangers finished off the Tampa Bay Rays earlier today.
After getting blown out in Game 1 in their home park, the Rangers took the next three games to win their series, advancing to the ALDS while waiting for the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers to finish their series. The Tigers currently hold a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 tonight at 8:37.
Today’s Game 4 win was a thriller. Adrian Beltre, acquired this off season as a free agent, continued his tear from the regular season. The third baseman slugged three homers, his third providing the most important run when Tampa Bay cut the lead in half in the 9th inning.
The Rays, trailing 4-2 going into their final three outs, got a run back with one out when Casey Kotchman drove in Nelson Cruz. But the Rangers closer Neftali Feliz got the next two outs rather easily and the Rangers moved on.