Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/7/12
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Ben Zobrist's home run in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Zobrist's 16th homer came off Mark Lowe (0-1) after a leadoff walk to B.J. Upton. Wade Davis (3-0) got the win after striking out five of the six hitters he faced in the 10th and 11th innings. The Rays' fifth win in six games featured a total of 29 strikeouts for both teams. Texas starter Derek Holland struck out a career-high 11 while giving up only two hits and two walks in eight innings. Holland threw a season-high 116 pitches, retiring five Rays in a span of seven pitches at one point. Evan Longoria's fourth-inning homer, his 11th, was the first hit off Holland, who was trying to win a fourth straight start for the first time in his career. It was the Rangers' fourth loss in 11 extra-inning games this season. It was the second straight extra-inning game for the Rangers, who arrived at their hotel at 4:40 a.m., Friday after a 5-4, 10-in...
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