Angels Play Catch Up But Fall To Playoff-Bound A's 5-2Although Mike Scioscia has steadfastly refused to confirm reports that he won't be back next year, the Angels essentially treated this game as a farewell:
Angels Score 5 In Eighth Inning But Astros Score 9 And Win 10-5The AL West-leading Astros began the day 3½ games ahead of Oakland.
Astros Yuli Gurriel Gets 2 Knocks, 7 RBIs To Slam Angels, 11-3Mike Trout homered for the second straight game for the Angels, who lost their third in a row. They allowed 42 runs combined in those three losses.
A's Crush The Angels, 21-3Mike Trout hit his 36th home run for the Angels. They have lost five of their last seven.
Angels Blow 5-Run Lead And Lose To Rangers, 8-6Texas turned the sixth triple play in franchise history in the fourth.
Angels Sink The Mariners, 11-5Rookie Francisco Arcia had a homer and six RBIs, giving him a major league-record 10 RBIs in his first two major league games.
New Angels Catcher Knocks In 4 Runs In MLB Debut, Angels Beat White Sox 12-8Ian Kinsler and Kole Calhoun also homered for the Angels, who have won consecutive games for the first time since June 29-30. Albert Pujols singled for his 3,060th hit, tying Craig Biggio for 24th place, and Justin Upton had four hits for the first time with the Angels.