Wilson (1-0) allowed two hits, walked two, hit a batter and struck out seven in putting the Rangers on the brink of winning their first-ever playoff series. Darren Oliver tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings to complete the Rangers’ first-ever postseason shutout.
The left-handed starting tandem of Wilson and Cliff Lee has held the offensively-challenged Rays to a lone run on seven hits and two walks while fanning 17 in the first two contests.
James Shields (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing four runs on four hits and two critical hit batters, with a pair of strikeouts, for the Rays, who face the prospect of having to win three consecutive games to keep their season alive.
Game 3 of the series will be played Saturday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
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