Angels score 5 in 9th, beat Rangers 11-10
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Anaheim Angels rallied for five runs in the ninth inning, pushing their playoff hopes alive into the final day of the regular season with an 11-10 win over Texas on Saturday that again kept the Rangers from clinching the AL West title.
Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson, pitching for the fifth straight day, entered with a 10-6 lead and allowed consecutive homers to Erick Aybar and Kole Calhoun.
Ross Ohlendorf (3-1) relieved and retired Mike Trout out on a grounder, then allowed Albert Pujols’ double on a popup to short right that ricocheted off first baseman Mike Napoli’s glove.
C.J. Cron, David Freese, Carlos Perez and Giavotella had consecutive two-out singles, with Cron, Perez and Giavotella driving in runs.
Elvis Andrus singled off Joe Smith with two outs in the bottom half, then was caught stealing second by Perez when he overslid the base and Aybar applied the tag, a call upheld on video review.
Texas entered with a two-game division lead over Houston, which led the Angels by a game for the AL’s ‘s second wild card.