Despite losing Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena, Matt Garza, Jason Bartlett and their entire bullpen during the offseason, starting 1-8 and falling nine games out of the wild-card race in early September, the Tampa Bay Rays chased down the Boston Red Sox with a historic finish to make the playoffs for the third time in four seasons.
Rays trail 2-1 in series The Rays put themselves in a real must-win situation Tuesday, after losing 4-3 to Texas in Game 3 of the AL Division Series.
Rays headed to Texas for playoffs The Rays head to Texas for the first round of the American League playoffs against the Rangers. The Rays made history after overcoming a 9-game deficit at the start of September.
The Rays' miraculous comeback After an amazing comeback from nine games down, and then a comeback down 7-0 against the Yankees, the Rays earn a wild-card spot with a win and Red Sox loss.