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Rangers win 4-3 to complete sweep of AL West-leading Astros

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Chris Gimenez hit what proved to be a deciding home run and the Texas Rangers held for a 4-3 win Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep of the AL West-leading Houston Astros.

After Texas scored three unearned runs in the first off Scott Kazmir (6-6), the Rangers' second started with Gimenez homering to straightaway center for a 4-0 lead.

All three Houston runs were scored by players who reached on a walk.

The Rangers have won four in a row and seven of eight, moving within five games of the division lead, the closest they have been since June 30.

Texas starter Nick Martinez (7-6), the right-hander pitching on his 25th birthday, walked three and struck out one while throwing 86 pitches in a game which start with the temperature at 100 degrees.

Sam Dyson, the sixth Rangers pitcher, worked the ninth for his second career save.

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