Friday, January 19, 2018
Sports

Angels 5, Rangers 4, Game 1; Rangers 8, Angels 7, Game 2

ARLINGTON, Texas — Mike Napoli homered twice and drove in six runs as the Rangers assured themselves and two other teams of playoff spots with an 8-7 victory Sunday night, earning a doubleheader split against the Angels.

Napoli's second homer in the nightcap was a go-ahead three-run shot in the third.

Two-time defending AL champion Texas (93-66) can be no worse than a wild card. The Rangers can clinch their third straight AL West title by winning once in a three-game series at Oakland that starts tonight.

Los Angeles, which won the opener 5-4, trails the A's by three games for the AL's second wild card with three games left.

The Angels' loss also clinched playoff spots for the Orioles and Yankees.

After blowing a save in the opener by allowing Torii Hunter's two-run double with two outs in the ninth, Joe Nathan worked the ninth in the nightcap.

Los Angeles took a 4-0 lead in the nightcap that Ervin Santana quickly squandered.

David Murphy and Napoli hit back-to-back homers in the second as Texas closed to 4-3. Napoli's blast an inning later made it 6-4 and chased Santana, who has given up a majors-high 39 homers.

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