ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays hosted the Houston Astros at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

The Rays won 10-3, forcing the Astros to return for Game 4 Tuesday in St. Petersburg. The Astros still lead the best-of-five American League Division Series 2-1.

Houston is just a single win away from reaching the American League Championship Series for the third straight year. But, the Rays have the chance to tie up the series with a win on Tuesday.

Scroll down for highlights from Game 3, as covered by the 10News live blog.

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4:45 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Rays hang on to win the game 10-3, forcing the Astros to return for Game 4 on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.

4:10 p.m.

Travis d'Arnaud sends a sacrifice fly ball to right field, scoring Avisail Garcia and putting the Rays up 10-3.

3:50 p.m.

Willy Adames hits a bomb to left field, earning the fourth home run of the day. It's now 9-3 Rays.

3:35 p.m.

Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel hits a single, sending two runners home. It's now 8-3 Rays.

2:57 p.m.

An Austin Meadows double was followed by a single from Tommy Pham. It’s 8-1 Rays.

2:47 p.m.

Second baseman Brandon Lowe hits a homer to extend the Rays' lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the 4th inning.

2:31 p.m.

First baseman Ji-Man Choi adds to the Rays' lead with a third-inning solo shot to right field.

1:57 p.m.

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier hits a three-run home run. The Rays now lead 3-1.

1:16 p.m.

Astros second baseman José Altuve puts Houston on the scoreboard with an early home run in the first inning. Since 2017, he's had 10 home runs in postseason play, per MLB stats.

1:05 p.m.

10Sports Anchor Grace Remington pointed out the pay discrepancy between the two teams before Astros pitcher Zack Greinke took the field.

1 p.m. (via Associated Press)

Charlie Morton helped Houston achieve the ultimate prize in 2017, winning Game 7 of the AL Championship Series with a sharp start against the Yankees and then winning Game 7 of the World Series in relief against the Dodgers. This time, he hopes to prevent the Astros from advancing. Signed by Tampa Bay last winter, Morton starts Game 3 this afternoon in the best-of-five AL Division Series at Tropicana Field with his team down 2-0 to the Astros. Morton beat Oakland in last week's AL wild-card matchup. 

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