The Tampa Bay Rays gave their fans a final four they could cheer about Saturday.

That would be the final four runs of the night, all scored by the Rays to produce a 5-4 victory against the Texas Rangers in front of 30,364 at Tropicana Field.

James Loney’s two-run double to left field in the bottom of the eighth capped the comeback for the Rays, who trailed 3-0 after two innings and 4-1 midway through the fourth.

Grant Balfour, pitching in his first save opportunity of the season, pitched a perfect ninth inning as the Rays improved to 4-2 with their second straight victory.

The day began with the news that shortstop Yunel Escobar received a two-year contract extension with a club option for a third year and continued with right fielder Wil Myerrs receiving his 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Award before the first pitch.

That first pitch was thrown by David Price, who when last seen by Rangers fans, was pitching Tampa Bay past Texas last September and into the AL Wild Card game.

Another large crowd filled the building, with Rays fans saying no thanks to Florida and the Final Four.

It had all the makings of a perfect Saturday night under the catwalks, and it was ... eventually.

Then Shin-Soo Choo dumped a single into right field to start the game and Elvis Andrus followed with another and the Rangers offense was headed toward an early lead.

Alex Rios drove them both home with a two-out, two-run double.

Price talked during spring training about shutting down an offense by getting that important third out with runners on base. That troubled him in the second in the second inning when the Rangers went up 3-0 after three consecutive two out singles.

Price wasn’t getting hit hard, but he was getting hit enough.

He retired the Rangers in order in the third inning but hit former Rays catcher Robinson Chirinos with a pitch to start the fourth. Chirinos eventually scored on a sacrifice fl to make it a 4-1 game.

The Rays had gotten a run in the bottom of the third when Escobar celebrated his contract extension with a solo home run.

Matt Joyce made it a one-run game in the fourth with a two-run homer, his first of the season.