POSTED: Thursday, September 29, 2011 – 5:49pm UPDATED: Thursday, September 29, 2011 – 10:12pm ***UPDATE*** The Rays have announced that 22-year old Matt Moore will start for Tampa Bay on Friday. CJ Wilson will be on the bump for Texas. The Texas Rangers had to win their last six games to earn home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. So instead of flying from Los Angeles to Yankee Stadium, the defending AL champions were home Thursday at Rangers Ballpark to prepare to play improbable wild-card team Tampa Bay, a rematch of last season's division series. A year ago, the visiting team won every game in the postseason matchup – a first for the major leagues. A tired Tampa Bay team arrived late Thursday after celebrating their playoff berth, earned after overcoming a nine-game deficit in the final month and a seven-run deficit in the final game.