Texas Rangers Split Doubleheader with Los Angeles Angels, Earn Playoff Spot
The Texas Rangers earned a playoff spot after taking one of two games against the Los Angeles Angels. Texas beat Los Angeles in the nightcap game 8-7.
Mike Napoli had two home runs and drove in six runs to lead Texas to victory. The Rangers lost the first game 5-4. With the victory, Texas assured themselves a wild card spot.
Derek Holland picked up the win in the nightcap as his record improves to 12-6 with a 4.69 ERA.
The Rangers have a chance to clinch the division with a win tonight when they take on the Oakland Athletics to wrap up the regular season in a three game road series. On the mound for the Rangers is Martin Perez, while the Athletics will have Jarrod Parker on the mound. First pitch is at 9:05 PM.