Rewarding a second-half turnaround in which they've gone 41-20 since July 29, the Rangers also eliminated the Angels from the AL West race. Texas also lowered its magic number to clinch the division to one.
The numbers show that Cubs rookie Kris Bryant has stepped up his game in key situations.
The surging Rangers completed a four-game sweep of the floundering Astros on Thursday night to take a 2 1/2-game lead in the AL West.
Caught up in a moment after Mitch Moreland's game-ending sacrifice fly against the Astros, the Rangers manager pushes an aide aside in search of bigger fish.
Have you been enjoying Jedd Gyorko and Yangervis Solarte lately? Scott White says the matchups work in their favor again in Week 24.
It's Sale vs. Hernandez but neither is our top pitcher.
At what point does matchup overrule talent? Thursday is a great test.
Thursday is National Left-Handers' Day in the United States. Kyle Schwarber led the way with two left-handed homers, plus the day's three lefty starters all picked up wins.
The Texas Rangers' deal for Cole Hamels was more about the future than the present.
Back to full-week baseball, there are lots of promising matchups. Scott White helps you set Week 16 lineups with the best and worst of them.

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