• Angels try to stay alive; Rangers try to clinch

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Sep 30, 2012
    The Rangers need just one win in this doubleheader in Arlington to wrap up a playoff spot, while Trout and the Angels have little margin for error with five games left. Nathan ended a long day with his 37th save, after blowing a chance in the opener, and Mike Napoli homered twice while driving in six runs as the Rangers won 8-7 Sunday night for a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Angels Meanwhile, Rangers infielder and designated hitter Michael Young came out of Sunday's nightcap in the middle of the game because of a sore left Achilles tendon. Closer Joe Nathan got the quick redemption he hoped for, and the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers are back in the playoffs. Club officials said Beltre originally hurt the shoulder diving for a ball in the ninth inning of the first game of the doubleheader Sunday and then aggravated it in the seventh inning of the second game.
    Source: CNNSI.com
    • Rangers split DH with Angels, secure playoff spot

      The cloudy AL playoff picture is finally clearing. With an 8-7 win over the Angels, the Rangers split a twinbill and secured a playoff spot. It also puts the Yanks and O's into postseason.
      Source: CNNSI.com
  • Rangers lose Beltre, but clinch spot in playoffs

    Mike Napoli homered twice and drove in six runs as the Rangers assured themselves and two other teams of spots in the playoffs with a 8-7 victory Sunday night, earning a doubleheader split against the Angels.
    Source: ESPN.com

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