By Matt Snyder
The Texas Rangers have taken down the Tampa Bay Rays, three games to one. Let's take a look at the series that was, in pictures.
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|A 2-run homer for Kelly Shoppach gave him two HRs and five RBI in Game 1, which the Rays won. (Getty Images)|
|Rookie Matt Moore had only made one career major-league start before Game 1. He went out and threw seven shutout innings and got the win. (Getty Images)|
|Josh Hamilton hugs Cooper Stone, who lost his father at Rangers Ballpark earlier this summer. (Getty Images)|
|Cooper Stone throws the first pitch before Game 1. (Getty Images)|
|All-Star James Shields was spotted an early lead, but fell apart in Game 2. (Getty Images)|
|Mitch Moreland came through big in Game 2 for the Rangers, as this home run provided insurance in the eighth. (Getty Images)|
|Craig Gentry had never been caught stealing in the regular season or postseason ... until Game 3. (Getty Images)|
|Rookie Desmond Jennings homered to give the Rays a 1-0 lead in Game 3. (Getty Images)|
|Elvis Andrus had a little trouble with finding a pop up in the Tropicana Field ceiling. (Getty Images)|
|David Price reacts after losing a 1-run lead in the seventh inning of Game 3. (Getty Images)|
|Mike Napoli is greeted at home after a go-ahead, two-run home run in Game 3. (Getty Images)|
|Afternoon game times didn't deter Rays fans from attending. (Getty Images)|
|Rough day for the camera man, as he fell trying to film Adrian Beltre on a home-run trot in Game 4. Beltre ended up becoming the first player to ever homer three times in an LDS game. (Getty Images)|
|Sean Rodriguez levels Mike Napoli at home plate, scoring the Rays' first run in Game 4. (Getty Images)|
Up next for the Rangers, either the Tigers or the Yankees in the ALCS. So after having never been to a League Championship Series prior to 2010, the Rangers have now gone two straight seasons.
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