ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -Michael Young reached 200 hits for the fifth consecutive season and Sammy Sosa hit one of Texas' five home runs Wednesday in a 16-2 victory that completed a three-game sweep of AL West-champion Los Angeles.
Nelson Cruz, Gerald Laird, Travis Metcalf and Hank Blalock also homered for the Rangers in their home finale. Blalock's three-run homer came in the seventh inning, right after Young had his third hit to reach his milestone.
The Angels, with 92 wins, are still in the race for the American League's top record and home-field advantage through the playoffs. Boston and Cleveland, the other division leaders who played later Wednesday, both have 91 wins.
Sosa hit a two-run homer in the first off Joe Saunders (8-5) that made it 3-0. It was Sosa's 21st this season and No. 609 in his career. He leads the team with 92 RBIs, even though he has started only 18 of the past 53 games.
Young joined Wade Boggs and Ichiro Suzuki as the only players since 1940 with five consecutive 200-hit seasons. Boggs and Suzuki both had seven in a row, including this year for Suzuki.
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