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Tampa Bay Rays beat Texas Rangers, 5-2, in wild-card tiebreaker

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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.

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