Price gets Game 1 as Rays set first-round rotation

The Tampa Bay Rays have set the pitching rotation for their first-round playoff series against the Texas Rangers, with 19-game winner David Price getting the ball in Game 1 on Wednesday.

James Shields will start Game 2 on Thursday at Tropicana Field. Matt Garza will be on the mound when the series shifts to Texas for Game 3 on Saturday.

If Game 4 is necessary on Sunday, rookie Wade Davis will get the start at Texas. If the series goes the distance, Price would start Game 5 at home Oct. 12.