Shortstop Francisco Lindor homered to lead the Indians to a 4-1 victory and three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, Cleveland's 27th win in its past 28 games.
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Rangers back in the hunt?
The Twins' chances for the second wild-card spot went down slightly after being swept by the Yankees. Combined with a loss by the Angels, the door is now open for the Rangers, who saw their chances nearly double. The Royals aren't out of it just yet either.
Aguilar takes home honor of longest HR
The Brewers' Jesus Aguilar bested the Braves' Freddie Freeman by one foot for the longest home run on Wednesday at 437 feet. Gary Sanchez wasn't far behind with a 432-foot blast.
Francisco Lindor snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run homer and the remarkable Cleveland Indians held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 on Wednesday night for their 26th victory in 27 games.
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Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew catches up with Tito Francona. Carew, who survived a massive heart attack in 2015 and received a heart transplant, wanted to check up on Francona, who underwent a cardiac procedure for an irregular heartbeat in early July.
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Martín Maldonado sporting a "Pray 4" on his Team Puerto Rico hat during stretch today. Maldonado hasn't been able to speak to any of his family members back home in Puerto Rico since it got devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Red-hot Indians stand in Angels' way
L.A. has a chance to catch Minnesota for the AL's final wild-card spot, but beating Cleveland is far easier said than done. The Indians have won three straight since their 22-game win streak was broken, posting the best 26-game stretch in AL history, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Can the Twins hold off the Angels?
The Yankees are all but locked into a wild-card spot, while the Twins have a significant advantage over the Angels despite losing four of five. The Rangers' two-game win streak is probably too little, too late, while losing streaks by the Mariners (four games) and Royals (three) have just about sunk them.
Tuesday's longest home runs
It was a tight race at the top, with Kyle Schwarber's laser to right-center narrowly edging out Hunter Pence and Justin Upton. Oakland's Matt Chapman and Tampa Bay's Brad Miller round out the group.
Justin Upton's 444-foot homer Tuesday night landed inside the oversized paint can behind left-center field, but the Angels said it would not count for the $1 million promotion because it did not land on the fly.
Jay Bruce had a triple and a double among his three hits, Austin Jackson singled four times and the incredible Cleveland Indians rolled on by beating the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 Tuesday night for their 25th victory in 26 games.
Tribe, Halos bullpens among best in majors
The Indians' bullpen remains top dog, but the Angels' relievers are quietly having a good year, posting the fifth-lowest ERA in the majors.
Top numbers for Trout
Mike Trout has finished first or second in MVP voting in each of his five full seasons. This year, he's putting up the best season of his career.
High pitches yield big results for Simmons
Andrelton Simmons is doing his damage on pitches up in the zone, which he's hunting this year.
A wild fight to the finish
The AL wild-card race takes center stage Tuesday as the top three teams are all in action on ESPN (Twins at Yankees, 7 p.m. ET; Indians at Angels, 10 p.m. ET). The Yankees have a five-game lead over the Twins and are a heavy favorite to make the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Angels need all the wins they can get.
This has basically turned into a two-team chase between the Twins and Angels. With neither team catching fire this month, future schedules could determine how this race shakes out.
Joey Gallo hit a monster home run and Miguel Gonzalez pitched well to lead the Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Angels on Sunday at Angel Stadium.
Justin Upton hit two home runs, Parker Bridwell outpitched Cole Hamels and the Los Angeles Angels moved up in the AL wild-card race, beating the Texas Rangers 2-0 Saturday night.