ARLINGTON -- The Rangers clinched a spot in the postseason with a 5-3 victory over the Angels in the first of a four-game season-ending series on Thursday night at Globe Life Park.
The loss eliminates the Angels from the American League West race, and they are one game back of the Astros in the race for the second Wild Card spot. The Rangers, three games up on the Astros with three to play, need just one more victory or an Astros loss to wrap up their sixth division title in club history.
Alden Gonzalez and T.R. Sullivan are reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.