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MLB roundup: Rangers stay in playoff hunt

Pinch hitter Jurickson Profar homered leading off the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers overcame a four-error inning to beat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-5, in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday night to keep pace in the playoff chase.

The Rangers started the day a game behind Cleveland for the second wild-card spot in the American League. The Indians beat Minnesota, 6-5, Thursday.

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