ARLINGTON -- The Rangers completed their sweep of the Astros on Wednesday but are still waiting for somebody else to help them.
The Rangers, down by two, scored five runs in the fourth inning and went on to defeat the Astros, 7-3, on Wednesday night. But the American League Wild Card standings did not change because the Rays and Indians also won.
With four left to play, the Rangers still trail the Rays by two games and the Indians by one in the Wild Card race. The Rangers open a four-game series with the Angels at home on Thursday.
The Indians close out the regular season with a four-game set against the Twins in Minnesota. The Rays have one more game left with the Yankees before finishing the season with three games against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
The victory was the Rangers' 17th in 19 games against the Astros, including the last 11 in a row. It's their most wins ever against one team in club history and marked the fourth time since the 1969 expansion that one team has defeated another 17 times during the season.