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L 0-7
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L 3-7
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L 4-12
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W 5-4
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Astros clinch final AL playoff spot despite loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Houston clinched the final spot in the expanded American League playoffs when the Los Angeles Angels lost about two hours after the Astros fell 5-4 to the Texas Rangers in 10 innings Friday night.

The Astros were a strike away from clinching a franchise-best fourth straight postseason berth themselves when Ronald Guzman hit a tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning for the last-place Rangers, who stopped a four-game losing streak.

Houston went up again 4-3 in the top of the 10th on a sacrifice fly from Alex Bregman, who homered in the sixth inning. Nick Solak matched Bregman's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning before Joey Gallo's run-scoring fielder's choice forced Houston to wait a little longer.

AVG: I. Kiner-Falefa.289
HR: J. Gallo10
RBI: J. Gallo26
SB: I. Kiner-Falefa8
W: L. Lynn6
ERA: L. Lynn3.32
Saves: R. Montero8
K: L. Lynn89
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .213 (29)
Runs: 210 (29)
Hits: 399 (29)
Home Runs: 58 (24)
Stolen Bases: 45 (6)
OBP: .280 (30)
SLG: .359 (29)
Total Bases: 671 (28)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.11 (25)
Runs Allowed: 307 (26)
Saves: 10 (27)
Strikeouts: 475 (23)
OpBA: .242 (16)
OBP: .330 (18)
SLG: .421 (17)
Run Support: 3.79 (29)
Date Player Transactions
9/24 N. Goody Designated for Assignment
9/24 A. Romine Purchased From Minors
9/18 L. García Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
9/15 W. Calhoun Removed From 10-Day IL (Strained left hamstring)
9/15 D. Evans Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
9/12 E. Andrus Lower back strain (on 10-day IL)
9/11 J. Trevino Left wrist impingement (on 10-day IL)
9/8 S. Choo Sprained right hand (on 10-day IL)
9/6 J. Rodríguez Strained left hamstring (on 10-day IL)
9/4 Y. Rivera Undisclosed injury (on 10-day IL)
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