Texas Rangers Clinch AL West After 9-2 Beatdown
The Texas Rangers had clinched a playoff berth days before Sunday, but game 162 was still important because a win meant a division title. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim proved to be no match Sunday after spoiling the celebration Saturday in a wild ninth inning.
Cole Hamels pitched a complete game and allowed just two runs, which came off the bat of Albert Pujols in the first inning. That would be the majority of action allowed by Hamels all day long.
The Rangers really opened things up in the seventh, scoring six runs by a myriad of volatile bats. The Rangers were able to hold the Angels off and take the win by a 9-2 final.
The Texas Rangers will face off against the Toronto Blue Jays starting on Thursday, the 8th in Toronto.