ARLINGTON, Texas — David Price, Evan Longoria, and the Tampa Bay Rays are going to playoffs again, getting there with a victory in their final regular-season game for the second time in three years.
They needed an extra game this time.
Price threw his fourth complete game of the season, Longoria had a two-run homer, and the Rays beat the Texas Rangers, 5-2, in the AL wild-card tiebreaker game Monday night, the 163d game for both teams.
Luckily for manager Joe Maddon and the Rays, they weren’t done in by another blown call in Texas — though this one did cost them at least one run. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.