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Elvis Andrus singled in the go-ahead run and then stole home to cap a four-run seventh inning, and Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer to lift the Rangers to an 8-6 win over the Padres.
Final: Rangers 8, Padres 6
Elvis Andrus stole home and knocked in two runs to help Texas double up Matt Kemp (3-for 4, 4 RBI) and the Padres despite a late San Diego rally. Box score
ESPN's baseball analysts weigh in with their predictions for who will win the major season-ending awards.
Who's making the MLB playoffs?
ESPN experts only gave the Rangers three votes to win the AL West, but there's heavy debate over who will win the AL's coveted second wild-card spot. Who's in? Who's out?
Who is more important than Hamels?
Cole Hamels stole the headlines last month, but find out why Jake Diekman and Sam Dyson have had a bigger impact in the Rangers' climb back into playoff contention. July acquisitions that are paying off (Insider)
Can the Indians make a comeback? Will the Cubs and Mets finish off Cinderella seasons? Those are just two things to watch in the season's final month.
Did Rangers rise in Power Rankings?
Texas swept the Orioles at home over the weekend. Was that enough to vault the team into the top 10 of our rankings? Find out here
Josh Hamilton to be limited rest of season
The Rangers OF has been fighting a left knee injury, and will be relegated to pinch hit duty for the remainder of the year. Said GM Jon Daniels: "With the number of outfield options we have and with the number of runners we can have, we can run for him and then play somebody in the outfield. We will take whatever he can contribute."
Josh Hamilton might not again play the outfield for the Rangers this season and instead be limited to pinch-hitting duties, general manager Jon Daniels said.
Tyson Ross held Texas to three hits in seven innings and hit an RBI single, and the San Diego Padres won 7-0 on Monday night, handing the Rangers just their third loss in 10 games.
With the calendar turning to September, ESPN's baseball analysts look into their crystal balls and predict the teams that will ultimately reach the postseason.
Rangers pen surprising with success
Shawn Tolleson has performed well in his first shot at closing, and rookie Keone Kela has proven to be reliable. Will the team's inexperience be exposed in the playoffs, though? Contender bullpen overviews
Don't forget about Derek Holland
He may not have thrown a no-hitter, but Holland did strikeout 11 Orioles and give up just three hits while throwing his first shutout since 2013. The Rangers lefty landed among the day's best performances. Sunday's Top 5
The Royals showed the power of the pen last season. They're back again, but the Cardinals, Pirates and Blue Jays also have relievers to contend with.
The Rangers' emergence as a leading playoff contender is no fluke, as the current team is a far cry from the one that dug itself an early hole.
The left-hander is back from his injury and looking good. In fact in this start, it would have been hard for him to look any better than he did.
The Texas Rangers are fighting to keep a wild-card spot, so manager Jeff Banister's roster moves are critical.
Derek Holland struck out every Baltimore batter while throwing a three-hitter for his eighth career shutout, leading the Texas Rangers over the Orioles 6-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
The bullpen for the Texas Rangers leads our nightly Top 5.
Rangers @ Padres
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