Elvis Andrus hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Nelson Cruz went deep for the 30th time and the Texas Rangers gained ground in the American League playoff chase with their third straight victory, 6-4 over Toronto on Wednesday night.
Texas moved within 3½ games of the AL West-leading Angels, who
have lost two in a row. It is the closest the Rangers have been in
the division since the same margin Aug. 9 after a win in Los
Angeles. The Rangers are 2½ games behind wild-card leader Boston.