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  • Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, second from left, is unable to grab the throw from catcher Hank Conger as Texas Rangers' Alex Rios, front, scores on the wild pitch by Wilson that allowed Rios to score in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Home plate umpire Mike DiMuro and the Rangers Jeff Baker, who was at bat on the wild pitch, watch the play. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Friday, September 27, 2013 11:59 pm

Rangers win 5-3 over Angels, still in playoff hunt

By STEPHEN HAWKINSAP Sports Writer

Alex Rios had a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers finally gained some ground in the AL wild-card race with a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

For the first time during their five-game winning streak the Rangers moved closer in the wild-card standings.

Wild-card leader Tampa Bay lost at Toronto, allowing the Rangers to move within a game of the Rays and Cleveland, which beat Minnesota.

With two games left in the regular season, the Rangers still have a chance to go to the postseason for the fourth year in a row.