Game 159 Final -- Rangers 8, Angels 7, behind 6 Mike Napoli RBIs

Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Texas Rangers gain valuable breathing room in the AL West

The Texas Rangers now know they need to only win one game out of three in Oakland to clinch the AL West, as they head into the final series of the season. The Rangers fell behind the Los Angeles Angels early by giving up four first-inning runs, but came back to earn an 8-7 victory Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader in Arlington.

Derek Holland earned his twelfth win of the season even though he gave up seven earned runs in 6-2/3 innings. He had a rocky beginning, as Albert Pujols and Torii Hunter each notched RBIs before Mark Trumbo hit a two-run homer.

Texas would score once in the first, twice in the second, and three times in the third to pull in front, 6-4. Mike Napoli had a solo home run in the second and a three-run homer in the third in addition to a two-run double in the fifth to power Texas.

Howard Kendrick's three-run homer in the seventh got LA closer, but it was not enough.

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