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Derek Holland

Rangers in playoffs, near AL West title after edging Angels

The music was a little louder in the Texas clubhouse, and there was the faint smell of champagne. Otherwise, the Rangers were still waiting on a bigger celebration — for winning the AL West. Texas clinched a wild-card spot and moved to the cusp of the division title, with Adrian Beltre's three-run double backing Derek Holland in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. "We had a toast, yes," first-year manager Jeff Banister said. "We still have a mission to accomplish. And something that as a group of players we all talked about in spring training, when nobody else was talking about it but us." The Rangers (87-72), in the playoffs for...