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AL-Leading Astros Bust Rangers Wild Card Hopes in 12-2 Blowout

The Texas Rangers will not be appearing in the 2017 Major League Baseball postseason, after suffering a blowout loss at the hands of Houston Astros, last night, 12-2.

Texas' bats were silent for most of the game, as the Houston Astros continued to pile on the runs as they head into the American League postseason. The Astros allowed Texas to score a run in the second and a run in the fifth, while still pitching dominantly against Texas' offense.

The performance by the Rangers was mostly lackluster, except for home-runs by Rangers prospect Willie Calhoun and left-fielder Drew Robinson.

Nick Martinez took the lost for the game, while Houston's Justin Verlander picked up the win in front of the Rangers' home crowd.

The Rangers will now look to finish out the series on a positive note, in a four-game home series against the Oakland Athletics. That game begins tomorrow night.

 Photo by MLB

Photo by MLB

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