Down the stretch

The good news is Houston lost. But the bad news is the Angels won, leaving the Twins still 1 1/2 games back, but now the Angels are leading.

Team Rec. GB Games Today

New York 86-71 +3 5 vs. Bos

Los Angeles 83-74 — 5 vs. Oak

Houston 83-75 ½ 4 at Sea

Twins 81-75 1½ 6 at Cle

Cleveland 77-78 5 7 vs. Min

Top two make playoffs

What to watch for today

The Twins are facing almost a must-sweep doubleheader against the Indians, for the games are running out.