8 Oct 2010

Rangers one win away from first baseball play-off triumph

12:30 pm on 8 October 2010

The visiting Texas Rangers baseball side's beaten the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 to claim a 2-0 lead, and put them on the brink of clinching the best-of-five American League Division Series.

Home runs by Ian Kinsler and Michael Young backed the pitching of starter CJ Wilson and two relievers to put Texas one win away from registering their first playoffs triumph in the franchise's 50-year existence.

The Rangers now head home with a chance to clinch a berth in the American League Championship Series that earns the winner a trip to the World Series.