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Astros rout Rangers, now eliminated from playoff chase

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ARLINGTON (AP) -- Carlos Correa, Brian McCann and Cameron Maybin had three RBIs each and Dallas Keuchel allowed one earned run and five hits in six innings as the Houston Astros routed the Texas Rangers 14-3 on Tuesday night to clinch no worse than the second-best record in the American League.

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Rangers score twice in 8th inning for 3-1 win over Mariners

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Carlos Gomez had not seen live pitching in more than a week due to a sprained ankle, but he kept asking Texas manager Jeff Banister for an opportunity as a pinch-hitter. Banister gave Gomez his chance, and the decision helped boost the Rangers' slim playoff chances.

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