GAME PREVIEW: Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays game two

The Rangers continue their three game American League Wild Card Round against the Tamp Bay Rays

Wild Card Series - Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game One
Wild Card Series - Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game One / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

The Rangers(1-0) look to clinch their Wild Card and continue their six-game playoff winning streak in Tropicana Field against the Rays at 2:08p.m. CDT.

In game one, the Rangers scored four runs alongside four Rays errors with the Rangers 14th shutout of the season.

Right hander Nathan Eovaldi (12-5, 3.63) will start for the Rangers and right hander Zach Eflin (16-8, 3.50) will start for the Rays. Since the September 5 game against Houston where the Rangers lost 14-1, the Rangers are 4-1 in Eovaldi's starts.

September was not kind to Eovaldi, as he boasted a 9.30 ERA. But in 43 innings pitched in the postseason he's 4-3 with a 3.14 and 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in the Wild Card round.

Zach Eflin however in post season play has not recorded a win or loss, but his teams went 3-1 in his starts. Eflin's ERA in the Wild Card round is 4.50 in two innings pitched.


Tidbits for the game:

Game time: 2:08p.m. CDT

Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Television: ABC

Radio: 105.3-FM the Fan/1270 KFLC-AM (Spanish)

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