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.
Even manager Paul Molitor furiously waved at Ramirez to 'Get the [bleep] off the field!' after his three-run homer. Pitcher Ricky Nolasco did not see the flip but promised that 'He'll get his. Don't worry.'