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David Murphy

Stunning loss to Angels keeps Rangers from clinching AL West

ARLINGTON, Texas _ All the furniture in the middle of the Texas Rangers' clubhouse had been removed in anticipation of a celebration.tmpplchld Why not? The Rangers were up four runs entering the ninth inning. The American League West title was in their hands. A party was three outs away from breaking out.tmpplchld Oh, there were storylines. Putting at ease those unnerved by the possibility of a 2012-like fold. Josh Hamilton hitting two homers against the team whose manager and owner would have rather had a colonoscopy than have him on their roster.tmpplchld Then, a familiar storyline reared its ugly head, and the ninth inning turned into something that was, well, so Rangers.tmpplchld...