In another must-win game, the Texas Rangers pulled off a victory in dramatic fashion. In the bottom of the ninth, pinch hitter Jurickson Profar connected on Kohn pitch for walk-off homerun.
With the score tied the Rangers were preparing for extra innings. Every game at this point is must-win and the idea of exhausting the bullpen in an extra-inning battle seemed detrimental to the cause. Thank you Jurickson!
The Rangers lost their grasp on the Wild Card earlier in the month during their epic slide. They now sit on the outside looking in and need to win out AND for Cleveland to lose. Cleveland won tonight so their 1 game lead stays intact.
Being two games behind the Rays is a lot to overcome with only three games remaining, so the best chance is to force a tie-breaker against the Indians.
At this point the Rangers can only worry about what they can control. And that’s sweeping the Angels. The Rangers simply cannot afford a single loss.
For now, the Rangers are just staying alive in this wild card race. Three games remain and the Rangers must win each one of them.
Let’s take a look at the last three games remaining.
Rangers Vs. Angels
Friday, September 27th
7:05 pm Central
Rangers Pitcher: Ogando
Saturday, September 28th
7:05 pm Central
Rangers Pitcher: Holland
Sunday, September 29th
2:05 pm Central
Rangers Pitcher: Darvish
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