MLB: Rangers on brink

A review of Monday's Major League Baseball action

Last Updated: 25/09/12 7:42am

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Adrian Beltre: Drove in three runs

Adrian Beltre: Drove in three runs

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Texas Rangers recovered from a 4-2 defict to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 to move to within one game of securing their play-off berth.

Adrian Beltre drove in three runs, including the walk-off game-winner.

Texas trailed 4-2 in the seventh, but Beltre belted a two-run homer off reliever Pat Neshek before hitting a bases-loaded single off Tyson Ross in the ninth.

Josh Hamilton hit his 43rd home run of the season, while closer Joe Nathan got the win.

The Chicago White Sox also came from behind for a 5-4 win, beating the Cleveland Indians thanks to Adam Dunn's two long balls.

Dunn hit his 40th of the season in the sixth to cut the deficit to 3-2, then added a go-ahead three-run shot in the eighth.

The win kept the American League Central-leading Sox one game clear of the Detroit Tigers, who beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2.

Despite falling from the mound at one point, Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of two-run ball for the Tigers.

Ryan Zimmerman's three-run homer highlighted a six-run fourth inning as the Washington Nationals edged closer to the National League East crown with a 12-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

JP Arencibia hit a tie-breaking grand slam to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 9-5 win and spoil the Baltimore Orioles' hopes of sweeping their double-header.

The Orioles had won the day game 4-1, but ended the day a game and a half back on the AL East-leading New York Yankees, who beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3.

Curtis Granderson hit his 40th homer of the season for the Yankees.

Elsewhere, Ike Davis twice went yard as the New York Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2, the St Louis Cardinals saw off the Houston Astros 6-1 and the Colorado Rockies were 4-2 winners over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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