Life in the NL West has gotten serious.
In the 10th inning, Los Angeles put up three runs, two courtesy of Albert Pujols' second two-run homer of the game, but the resolute Rangers rebounded with four in the bottom frame, snatching an 11-10 victory from the hard-charging Angels.
After Nelson Cruz homered to cut into the lead by a run, Mitch Moreland delivered a clutch single to score the Rangers' second run. With the bases loaded, Elvis Andrus delivered the game-winning single to left field, plating two runs and the win.
Andrus was spectacular, going 4-for-6 with three RBI including his 24th double of the season and a run-scoring single in the Rangers' four-run fifth.
The result was a four game lead in the division for the Rangers, with Oakland falling to 4 1/2 off the pace, off their 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay.
The Rangers and Angels go at it again on Thursday and wrap up the series on Friday.
Arizona completed their three-game sweep of the Dodgers, as rookie starter, Patrick Corbin, limited Los Angeles to two hits over six innings of superb mound work.
Corbin took the win, improving to 3-4 while dropping his ERA to a respectable 3.60.
Arizona's sweep of the Dodgers put them right back into the thick of the NL West race, trailing the Giants by games, but just 1 1/2 behind the second place Dodgers. Since July 20, Arizona is 10-3.
After a day off Thursday, the Diamondbacks head East for three game swith the Phillies and four with the NL Central's contentious Pittsburgh Pirates.