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September 17, 2013

Rangers fall to Rays, falling behind in Wild Card race

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —

A.J. Pierzynski tied it at 1 later in the fourth with an RBI single.

Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin made a strong defensive play in the third, throwing out Yunel Escobar, who tried to score from second on Ben Zobrist’s single.

NOTES: Myers flew out to the center field fence with the bases loaded to end the sixth. ... The Rangers held a players only meeting before batting practice. ... Rays reliever Jesse Crain (strained right shoulder) threw in a simulated game and will have his status evaluated Tuesday. ... Texas DH Lance Berkman (left hip and right knee) was in the starting lineup for the first time in two weeks and went 0 for 4.. ... The Golf Channel’s Holly Sonders used a golf club from in front of the mound to hit a ball to the plate for the ceremonial first pitch.

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