Cole Hamels threw six strong innings, and Mike Napoli and Chris Gimenez homered as the Texas Rangers held onto the second America League wild card spot with a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
The Rangers, who have won nine of their last 11 games, started the day with a half-game lead over the Angels, with Baltimore another half-game back.
Hamels (7-8) got the win, allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks. He struck out two. Shawn Tolleson, the third Rangers reliever, pitched the ninth for his 25th save.
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Matt Boyd (1-4) gave up three runs on five hits and three walks in six innings.
Mitch Moreland put Texas ahead with a two-run double in the sixth.
Adrian Beltre and Rangers manager Jeff Banister were both ejected in the fifth inning.