October 12, 2010
In their Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Rangers jumped out to a two-games-to-none lead by winning twice in Florida and seemed all but assured of winning their first playoff series in the franchise's disappointing history. They quickly dropped the next two at home, though, setting the stage for a Cliff Lee-David Price rematch in Tampa Bay in Game 5. Lee hurled another gem, allowing jut one earned run in nine brilliant innings in Texas' 5-1 triumph. He fanned 13, giving him an ALDS record-tying 21 strikeouts for the series.