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Rays vs. Rangers: 10 Reasons the Tampa Bay Rays Will Force a Game 5 in the ALDS
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The Tampa Bay Rays were unable to overcome a rocky seventh inning in Game 3 of the ALDS and fell 4-3 to the Texas Rangers on Monday night. 

The Rays comeback fell a little short, and although it was a tough loss, there were many, many positive signs from the Rays.

Although saddled with the loss, David Price didn't pitch all that badly. He was far from dominant but was able to navigate out of trouble until surrendering a two-run homer to Mike Napoli in the seventh.

Desmond Jennings was the hitting hero for the Rays, blasting two solo home runs. The rest of the Rays would not get a hit off postseason pitching savant Colby Lewis, but their bats began to wake up late in the game, and that should give them a little confidence going into tomorrow afternoon's must-win game.

The Rays also showed their characteristic resilience, clawing their way back into the game and giving themselves a chance to win it in the ninth. Despite facing a 2-1 series deficit, the Rays have what it takes to force a Game 5.

If there is one thing we have learned about the Rays, it is never bet against them.

Here are 10 reasons the Rays will win Game 4 and take the ALDS back to Arlington.

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