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72-76 - Rangers keep Astros in suspense, lose 2-0 to Angels

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The Rangers trailed 1-0 after two hitters and never really even made it interesting before losing 2-0

MLB: Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers were between a rock and a hard place tonight. Win and the Astros clinch the West, and no one wants to be directly responsible for that. Lose and the Angels still get to cling to desperate hope that they can make the playoffs.

The Rangers chose to lose.

Player of the Game: Cole Hamels pitched 7 1/3 really solid innings. There’s that.

Up Next: The Rangers and Miguel Gonzalez close out this series against Garrett Richards and the Angels with a first pitch at 2:37 pm CT which means it should be over just in time for Cowboys postgame.