The Rangers have clinched a spot in the postseason

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Congratulations are also in order for the Rangers, who clinched at least a Wild Card spot with a 5-3 win over the Angels tonight in Arlington. This will be their first trip to the playoffs since 2012. Hard to say anybody saw this coming a couple of months ago.

Derek Holland allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings in the victory. Adrian Beltre provided the big blow for the offense with a go-ahead bases-clearing double off Andrew Heaney in the bottom of the fifth inning.

As you’ll see in the video below, Beltre basically picked the ball off the ground to put the Rangers in front:

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The Rangers’ magic number sits at one to clinch the AL West, which means that they need just one more victory or a loss by the second-place Astros. The Astros have a one-game lead over the Angels and Twins for the second Wild Card spot.