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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The only thing left on the table for the Texas Rangers in the regular season is the best record in the American League. NMD Wholesale .That quest for home-field advantage through the AL postseason took a hit in the series opener against the lowly Milwaukee Brewers.The fourth-place team in the National League Central rocked the AL West champs 8-3 Monday night.The loss knocked Texas (92-65) a half-game back of red-hot Boston (92-64) in the race for the top mark in the Junior Circuit. The Rangers are a half-game up on Cleveland (91-65).The Red Sox take an 11-game winning streak into Tuesday nights game with the New York Yankees. Texas and the Brewers square off in the second of three games at Globe Life Park.Rangers left fielder Carlos Gomez did his part in the series opener against his former club. Gomez, who went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, is making the most of his second chance since being waived by Houston.Its a big opportunity, he said. They signed me and gave me basically the everyday job. Just go to left field. Youre my left fielder. How I started in Houston, and then to come here and lead off and play left field, they saw something the other team didnt see. Its a big opportunity. Its a blessing to be on a winning team.The Brewers know all too well what Gomez can do. He was a two-time All-Star (2013-14) with Milwaukee before being traded to the Astros last season.With his season, I think theyre trying to get to confident place, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. It looks like theyre getting him there, so hes going to be an important player for them in the playoffs.Texas has to deal with Jonathan Villar, who homered twice Monday and drove in a career-high five. The second baseman had been 3-for335 this month before stinging the Rangers with three extra-base hits.I needed it because this month has been a little bit bad, Villar said. I want to finish strong.The Rangers, only 5-6 in their last 11, send struggling right-hander A.J. Griffin (7-4, 4.94 ERA) to the mound. Griffin matched the shortest outing of his career on Sept. 20 by lasting just 1 2/3 innings and allowing three earned runs against the Los Angeles Angels.He has gone 3-3 with a 6.32 ERA over his last nine starts.If anything, Texas hasnt been hurt by Griffins ineffectiveness. The club has won four of five and eight of his last 11 starts since July 24. Griffin is facing the Brewers for the first time since 2013.Milwaukee counters with Jimmy Nelson (8-15, 4.50) in his 32nd start of the season. The right-hander last started Sept. 21 against Pittsburgh in a 4-1 loss, going five innings and allowing four runs on six hits.He was 5-3 with a 2.88 ERA in his first 11 starts and is 3-12 with a 5.65 ERA in his last 20. The club is 12-19 in his starts. Nelson has never faced the Rangers. NMD Online . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. NMD For Sale . Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, its possible that very few -- if any -- positives will be detected, Dr. Richard Budgett told The Associated Press in an interview. "We just dont know what the results from Torino will be," Budgett said. . However, he did make them miss him a little less. Cundiff, who had the unenviable job of replacing Dawson last season, agreed Thursday to a one-year, $1. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Spains Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ATP World Tour title Saturday, beating countryman Roberto Bautista Agut in 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the Winston-Salem Open.Busta, ranked 49th in the world, overcame dropping a first-set tiebreaker to upset the 17th-ranked Agut for his first tour title in three final-round appearances, all coming this year.This is amazing, an amazing feeling, Busta said. I worked very hard to be here, and now I get to enjoy this moment.The 25-year-old Busta needed just over 2 1/2 hours to become the sixth first-time winner on the ATP World Tour this season, and the first to do so in an American tournament.The 28-year-old Agut, seeded second, was trying to win his third title of the season and the fifth of his career. He won this year at Auckland, New Zealand, and Sofia, Bulgaria.It was a tough match, a tough week, said Agut, who won three three-set matches to advance to the final. I came here to play some matches, so it was a positive week for me to be in the final. One more final in my career.Agut had his chances to add a tournament title, overcoming two set points in the first-set tiebreaker. He trailed Busta 6-4, but won four consecutive points to take the tiebreaker and the set.When I lost the first set, it wass a really tough moment, Busta said. NMD Sale. However, after Agut and Busta broke each others serve in the fifth and sixth games of the second set to force another tiebreaker, Busta wound up ripping off seven straight points in the tiebreaker to take the set.Busta got another break on Agut in the sixth game of the third set to go up 4-2. That appeared to deter Agut, who was held without a point over Bustas final two service games.I had many chances to get closer to a win today, Agut said. But I didnt get the chances. I didnt play well when I was a set and break up. Finishes like this, when you have the chance, if you dont get it, then you lose.The win will bump Bustas world ranking up to No. 40 when the ATP releases the updated rankings on Monday. The timing couldnt be better for Busta, who will play his first match at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.This year, Ive played really tough matches against top players, Busta said. This is important to me. I dont have time to celebrate this title, but this just gives me more confidence to play there at the U.S. Open.I arrive there with confidence, and I can get even more if I win the tournament. ' ' ' 

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