ST. Jordy Nelson Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rookie Wil Myers helped the struggling Tampa Bay Rays get a key victory in the opener of a four-game series. Myers homered and had three RBIs, Alex Cobb pitched eight solid innings and the Rays took the lead for the first AL wild-card spot by beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Monday night. "Its big ... just to come out here and beat this team," Myers said. Texas remained a half-game ahead of Cleveland for the second AL wild-card spot. Myers had a second-inning solo shot and hit a two-run double during a four-run fifth. Cobb (9-3) allowed two runs, six hits, one walk and had 10 strikeouts. "At this point of the season, the position were in, every game is going to get bigger and bigger," Cobb said. "Yesterday was the biggest game of the season, today is the biggest game of the season, tomorrow will be the biggest game of the season. I dont think its unfair to say that. We realize the performance we have to put together out there every night, and I think were up for it." Matt Garza (9-6) gave up six runs and eight hits over 4 1-3 innings to lose his third straight start for the Rangers, who have lost seven in a row and are 2-12 in September. Garza is 3-5 with Texas since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs on July 22. Texas has not held a lead during the current skid. "Im not frustrated, Im confused," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Im trying to figure out what we have to do to jump-start this offence." The announced crowd was just 10,724. The Rays entered with the majors lowest home attendance average of 18,747. Tampa Bay went up 6-2 in the fifth. After James Loney and Evan Longoria both had RBI singles against Garza, Myers drove in two with a double off Jason Frasor. "Those were really big knocks right there," Rays manager Joe Maddon said of Myers. Garza, who was the MVP of the 2008 AL Championship Series when Tampa Bay beat Boston, pitched against the Rays for the first time since being traded to the Cubs on Jan. 8, 2011. "My job is to help us get to October and Im still going to keep trying, keep pushing, keep working and get ready in five days," Garza said. "Keep grinding." The Rays took a 2-1 lead in the fourth on Desmond Jennings sacrifice fly. Texas pulled even at 2 during the fifth when Mitch Moreland, mired in an 0-for-22 slide, doubled and scored on Ian Kinslers double. Kinsler was caught attempting to steal third to end the inning. Myers put the Rays up 1-0 on his 13th homer, an opposite-field drive to right in the second. Cobb retired nine in a row, including his first four batters on strikeouts, before Kinsler doubled to start the fourth. After advancing to third on a sacrifice bunt by Elvis Andrus, Kinsler got tagged out during a rundown on Alex Rios grounder to third. A.J. Pierzynski tied it at 1 later in the fourth with an RBI single. Rangers centre fielder Leonys Martin made a strong defensive play in the third, throwing out Yunel Escobar, who tried to score from second on Ben Zobrists single. NOTES: Myers flew out to the centre field fence with the bases loaded to end the sixth. ... The Rangers held a players only meeting before batting practice. ... Rays reliever Jesse Crain (strained right shoulder) threw in a simulated game and will have his status evaluated Tuesday. ... Texas DH Lance Berkman (left hip and right knee) was in the starting lineup for the first time in two weeks and went 0 for 4. ... The Golf Channels Holly Sonders used a golf club from in front of the mound to hit a ball to the plate for the ceremonial first pitch. Ronnie Lott Jersey . Louis Blues were workmanlike, methodical and -- most of all -- effective on Monday night. Kenny Stabler Jersey . 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We havent had the best of luck in the playoffs.Carolinas last playoff win was nine years ago.The Panthers have been back twice since, losing in 2008 to Arizona and last season to San Francisco in home divisional playoff games.The Panthers lost 23-10 in January to a 49ers team that was loaded with playoff experience after going to three straight NFC Championship games. Newton said participating in the playoffs last season should benefit the Panthers.I dont think we got beat talent-wise, it was more we got beat experience-wise, Newton said.The Panthers were 6-10 and 7-9 in Newtons first two seasons. They went 12-4 last season and earned the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.Newton was 16 of 25 for 267 yards with two interceptions and one touchdown in the loss to the 49ers. He said hes learned a lot from that defeat.Just playing smart. Knowing when to take shots. Valuing first downs and staying on the field, Newton said. Because playoff momentum is different than regular season momentum. 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He has thrown for 3,127 yards and a modest 18 touchdowns with 12 interceptions while battling through ankle, rib and back injuries.But he finished strong, leading the Panthers to three wins in December and the NFC South championship.Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes the two-vehicle wreck Dec. 9 that left Newton with two fractures in his lower back has helped put things in perspective for the 25-year-old quarterback.Rivera said he noticed a different young man when he met with Newton in the hospital the night of the crash.He said Newton is having fun again — something he wasnt doing Carolinas seven-game winless streak.Somewhere along the lines he realized maybe he was getting too serious about things and started realizing, hey, dont get caught up in certain things, get caught up things that are really more important, Rivera said. That has helped him relax and play relaxed. When hes having fun and when hes having fun hes pretty doggone good.Rivera said that has had a trickle-down effect on the rest of the team.Guys are feeding off that energy, the fourth-year coach said.Newton said that while the Panthers might have been happy to get into the post-season last year, that isnt the case now. 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