Rays, Rangers force tiebreaker

Updated: September 30, 2013, 1:38 AM ET
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The Texas Rangers have added game No. 163 to the regular-season schedule.

Beating the Angels 6-2 for their seventh win in a row Sunday afternoon, the Rangers forced a one-game tiebreaker with the Tampa Bay Rays for the second AL wild-card spot. The Rays beat Toronto 7-6 earlier Sunday.

The Indians, who closed the regular season on a 10-game win streak, clinched the first wild-card berth.

The Rangers will host Tampa Bay on Monday night. The winner plays two days later at Cleveland in another win-or-be-done match-up.

Monday, the Rays will give the ball to left-hander David Price (9-8), while Texas starts left-hander Martin Perez (10-5).

Price called it the kind of situation he dreamed about as a little kid.

"Hands down my biggest game of this year, night and day bigger than Opening Day," he said. "This is a moment that I want to be in. I want to be able to relish this moment and go out there and have fun."

Whoever emerges as the wild-card winner will then face AL leader Boston.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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