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Rays vs. Rangers: 6 Reasons Tampa Bay Lost Game 2 of ALDS

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Rays vs. Rangers: 6 Reasons Tampa Bay Lost Game 2 of ALDS
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The Tampa Bay Rays were unable to capitalize on the momentum they gained from a brilliant Game 1 start by rookie Matt Moore, and lost Game 2 of the ALDS, 8-6, to the Texas Rangers Saturday night.

Things looked good after Tampa Bay grabbed an early 3-0 lead off Texas starter Derek Holland, but a five-run fourth inning by the Rangers would prove to be the tipping point of the game.

There were many reasons the Rays lost in Game 2.

Sloppy pitching from the Rays and clutch hitting from the Rangers, as well as a possible blown call in the decisive fourth inning, were all instrumental in the final outcome of the game.

The series is now tied 1-1 heading into Game 3 in St. Petersburg on Monday.

Here are six reasons the Rays lost Game 2.

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