ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers rode a go-ahead home run by Adrian Beltre to a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros Tuesday that kept them in middle of the AL wild card race.
The win marked only the first time the Rangers have won back-to-back games this month and kept them one game behind Cleveland in the scramble for the final wild card berth in the AL.
Beltre smaked a solo home run in the sixth inning off Brad Peacock (5-6) to break a 2-2 tie. Geovany Soto went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Ian Kinsler also drove in a run.
Neal Cotts (6-3) picked up with the win in relief of Yu Darvish. Joe Nathan pitched the ninth to notch his 41st save.
Matt Dominguez had a solo home run for the Astros, who lost their 11th game in a row. Chris Carter drove in a run with a sacrifice fly that gave Houston a 1-0 in the first inning.