Texas is back in the postseason for the first time since 2012, when it lost the inaugural American League Wild Card Game to the Orioles.
Cole Hamels pitched a complete game to earn the win, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out eight.
The Rangers entered the seventh inning with a 3–2 lead and piled on six runs to seal the victory, capped off by an Elvis Andrus two-run double.
Adrian Beltran hit a two-run homer in the inning and finished 2 for 4 with two runs and three RBIs.
The Rangers will face the Blue Jays in the ALDS, with Toronto holding home-field advantage.
- Kenny Ducey