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Pinch hitter Jurickson Profar homered leading off the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers overcame a four-error inning to beat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-5, in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday night to keep pace in the playoff chase.
The Rangers started the day a game behind Cleveland for the second wild-card spot in the American League. The Indians beat Minnesota 6-5 Thursday.
Joe Nathan (6-2) got the win after striking out two with a runner at third and one out in the top of the ninth. Profar’s sixth homer came off Michael Kohn.