The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers have met in the postseason each of the last two years. The results of their six head-to-head matchups over the next two weeks may determine whether they'll have the chance to square off in October yet again.
Rays starter David Price seeks another stellar performance when Tampa Bay visits Texas in the opener of a three-game series Monday night.
The Rays gained ground on the New York Yankees in the AL East by winning 14 of 17 from Aug. 7-23, but they dropped the final two games of their weekend series with Oakland - losing 4-2 on Saturday before hitting the road as the Republican National Convention came to town.
Tampa Bay (70-57) now trails the Yankees by four games, and leads an AL wild-card race in which one-half game separates four teams for two spots.
"We've just got to be playing at the top of our game, which I think we are," manager Joe Maddon told the Rays' official website. "I think, overall, our game has picked up a lot.
"I feel good...