Texas Rangers clinch American League West with win vs. Angels
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