Cliff Lee elevated the Rangers' status

Lefty's arrival in Texas was the first step for the Rangers; beating the Rays came next

Updated: October 13, 2010, 10:31 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The bullpens at Tropicana Field are located directly down the first- and third-base lines, in a configuration you might see at your local American Legion field. None of those fancy-schmancy palatial suites tucked away in the outfield, with cushy seats and all the other amenities that can be found in your average man-cave.

Starting in the seventh inning Tuesday night, Texas manager Ron Washington made sure that his relievers were up constantly in the event that starter ...

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