David Price is thankful to have another shot at Texas in the playoffs.
A postseason disappointment a year ago when he lost twice in the opening round to the only AL opponent he's never beaten, the young Tampa Bay pitcher will get a chance to redeem himself Monday when he goes against right-hander Colby Lewis in Game 3 of the AL division series between the Rays and Rangers.
The teams are tied 1-1 after splitting two games in Texas. The Rays say they're comfortable putting the ball in Price's hand, even though the hard-throwing lefty hasn't won in more than a month and was 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA in a pair of losses at home to Cliff Lee in the 2010 ALDS.
''It's pretty unique ... a good opportunity for me to have,'' Price said Sunday, conceding that his lack of success against the AL West champions is not easy to shove to the back of his mind.
The 25-year-old is 0-3 with a 5.67 ERA in six career regular season starts against Texas, including a 3-0 loss to Lewis and the Rangers at Tropi...