ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Napoli had a tying two-run single before Tampa Bay starter James Shields threw two wild pitches to the same batter, and the Texas Rangers went on to an 8-6 victory over the Rays in Game 2 of the AL division series Saturday night.
After Napoli’s two-run single tied it at 3, one of the wild pitches by Shields was a strikeout pitch that sent home the tiebreaking run in a five-run outburst in the fourth inning that put Texas ahead to stay.
The best-of-five series is even at a game apiece. Game 3 is in Tampa on Monday, when Colby Lewis pitches for the Rangers against David Price.
Ian Kinsler added a two-run double and Mitch Moreland a solo homer for Texas.