ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are entering their season-ending four-game series with the Angels in prime position after knocking off the Tigers, 6-2, on Wednesday night. The victory came with the Angels losing to the Athletics in a late-afternoon game in Anaheim.
The Rangers have pushed the Angels to the verge of elimination in the American League West race. They have a three-game lead over the Angels with four left to play. That means the Rangers only need one win to knock the Angels out of the division race. The Astros won in Seattle on Wednesday to move back into second place, 2 1/2 games back with three to play, as they are off on Thursday. Texas' magic number to eliminate Houston is two.
Jason Beck and T.R. Sullivan are reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.