Outfielder Desmond Jennings #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays runs the bases on his way to score in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels April 26, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty …
Photographer: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Desmond Jennings had an RBI single in the 12th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays took over the top spot in the AL wild-card race by beating the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Texas has a half-game lead over Cleveland, which lost at Kansas City, for the second wild card.
Jose Lobaton opened the 12th with a single off Joseph Ortiz (2-2) and pinch-runner Sam Fuld went to second on Yunel Escobar's bunt. Fuld then scored on Jennings' hit to right center.
Brandon Gomes (2-1) struck out Ian Kinsler with runners on second and third with two outs in the top of the 12th for the Rays, who have won two of the first three games of the four-game series.
Texas took a 3-2 lead in the 11th on Adrian Beltre's two-out RBI single. The Rays tied on David DeJesus' RBI single in the bottom of the inning.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Top Sports Headlines
Martin St. Louis scored two goals, Ben Bishop won his 15th game this season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Thursday night.