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Myers homers to lift Rays over Rangers

Published On: Sep 16 2013 09:52:55 PM CDT
Texas Rangers logo over field

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -

Rookie Wil Myers homered and had three RBIs, Alex Cobb pitched eight solid innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays took the lead for the first AL wild-card spot by beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Monday night.
    
Tampa Bay and Texas started play one-half game ahead of Cleveland, which was at Kansas City, in race for the two wild-card spots.
    
Myers had a second-inning solo shot and hit a two-run double during a four-run fifth. Cobb (9-3) allowed two runs, six hits, one walk and had 10 strikeouts.
    
Matt Garza (9-6, 3-5 with Texas) gave up six runs and eight hits over 4 1/3 innings to lose his third straight start for the Rangers, who have lost seven in a row and are 2-12 in September.
    
The announced crowd was just 10,724. The Rays entered with the major's lowest home attendance average of 18,747.