MINNEAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Indians won their ninth straight game and took sole possession of the AL wild-card lead on the next-to-last scheduled day of the regular season, beating Minnesota 5-1 Saturday behind Scott Kazmir's 11 strikeouts.
Seeking their first postseason appearance since 2007, the Indians (91-70) hold a one-game lead over Tampa Bay and Texas (both 90-71).
Cleveland is assured of at least a tie for the AL wild card. With three teams seeking the two wild cards, Sunday's results could decide the matter or lead to one or two tiebreaker games at the start of next week.
After a rain delay of 2 hours, 26 minutes at the start, Kazmir (10-9) allowed one run and six hits in six innings.
Cole De Vries (0-2) allowed five runs in five innings.
YANKEES 2, ASTROS 1
HOUSTON -- Andy Pettitte completed his career in a most fitting fashion.
"It couldn't end any better," Pettitte said, trying to hold back tears.
Houston extended its team-record losing streak to 14 with its 110th loss of the season.
Pettitte (11-11) never had a losing record in 18 major league seasons. He was 256-153 with a 3.85 ERA and excelled in October, where he compiled a record 19 postseason wins.
He struck out five and walked two in a 115-pitch effort.
Paul Clemens (4-7) took the loss.
BLUE JAYS 7, RAYS 2
The Rays and Rangers are even, one game behind Cleveland.
A.J,. Happ (5-7) got the win. Alex Torres (4-2) lost in relief.
RANGERS 7, ANGELS 4
The Rangers, trying to make the playoffs for the fourth year in a row, and Tampa Bay are tied for the second AL wild-card spot, a game behind Cleveland.
The Angels made five errors for a game for the first time since Sept. 16, 2006, also at Texas. Garrett Richards (7-8) threw two wild pitches and made an error.
The 11:07 a.m. start was the earliest home game in the 42 seasons the Rangers have played in Texas -- the game was moved up eight hours because of the threat of bad weather. Nathan closed it out in heavy rain.
ORIOLES 6, RED SOX 5
BALTIMORE -- Steve Pearce drove in the go-ahead runs with a double in the eighth inning and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to a 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox, who clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason earlier in the day.
The victory brought a measure of consolation for the Orioles, making them the only AL East team to win the season series against the Red Sox.
Boston was assured of the best record in the American League when Oakland lost to Seattle with one day to spare in the regular season. The Red Sox will open their division series at Fenway Park on Friday against the winner of the wild-card playoff -- either Cleveland, Tampa Bay or Texas.
MARINERS 7, ATHLETICS 5
SEATTLE -- Brad Miller hit a pair of home runs, including his first grand slam, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics in a game that decided division-series matchups in the American League.
The AL West champion A's will host their playoff opener next Friday against Central winner Detroit.
Jarrod Parker (12-8) allowed seven runs and seven hits -- including three homers -- in 4 1-3 innings.
WHITE SOX 6, ROYALS 5
After the game, the Chicago White Sox announced they had fired hitting coach Jeff Manto.
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