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Rays beat Rangers 5-2 Sunday to force a Game 5 in the ALDS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Evan Longoria snapped out of his

postseason slump with a homer and two doubles, Carlos Pena had a

pair of extra-base hits and the Tampa Bay Rays escaped elimination

again with a 5-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers.

After losing the first two games of the AL division series at

home, the Rays won both games in Texas to force a deciding Game 5

on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

Rangers ace left-hander Cliff Lee faces 19-game winner David

Price on Tuesday in a rematch of Game 1 starters.

Tampa Bay, the AL's best team in the regular season, is trying

to become the only team other than the 2001 New York Yankees to

advance to a league championship series after losing the first two

division series games at home.

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