After their biggest rally this season, the Los Angeles Angels are going into the final day of the regular season with a chance to reach the playoffs.
"It's almost surreal to come back in that situation," said Johnny Giavotello, whose tiebreaking RBI single capped a five-run ninth inning for the Angels in an 11-10 victory over the playoff-bound Texas Rangers on Saturday. "We never lost faith."
Erick Aybar and Kole Calhoun started the ninth with consecutive homers off Shawn Tolleson, the Rangers closer appearing in his fifth consecutive game. The Angels then strung together four consecutive two-out singles off Ross Ohlendorf.
The Angels remained one game behind Houston for the AL's second wild card after the Astros beat Arizona later Saturday. That victory also kept Texas from winning the AL West.
If Houston and Texas finish tied for the division title, they would play a tiebreaker game Monday, with the loser playing the Yankees in the wild-card game Tuesday.
• HOUSTON 6, ARIZONA 2: Colby Rasmus homered twice, Collin McHugh earned his 19th victory and the Astros clinched at least a Monday tiebreaker by beating the host Diamondbacks in their interleague series. Houston remains in contention for both the AL West title and the first wild card.
• BALTIMORE 9-4, NEW YORK 2-3: The Yankees, needing only one victory to clinch home field in Tuesday's AL wild-card game, were swept in a doubleheader by the host Orioles 9-2 and 4-3. Dellin Betances allowed the go-ahead run in Game 2 to score on a wild pitch.
• TAMPA BAY 4, TORONTO 3: Tim Beckham hit a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Rays beat the AL East champion Blue Jays, who fell one game behind Kansas City for the AL's best record and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
• LOS ANGELES 2, SAN DIEGO 1: Zack Greinke earned the NL ERA title and the host Dodgers clinched home-field advantage in their upcoming Division Series. The victory and Washington's doubleheader sweep of the Mets (89-72) ensured Los Angeles (91-70) will open the series at home Friday.
• CHICAGO 1, MILWAUKEE 0: Kyle Hendricks gave up one hit in six innings, and the Cubs kept alive their hopes to host to the NL wild-card game with their seventh victory in a row. Addison Russell drove in the only run on a second-inning single.
• PITTSBURGH 3, CINCINNATI 1: The Reds prevented the host Pirates from clinching home field in the NL wild-card game by ending a 13-game losing streak. Pittsburgh still needs a victory Sunday or a Cubs loss to host the game Wednesday night.