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David Murphy walk-off hit leads to Angels' sixth win in row

David Murphy walk-off hit leads to Angels' sixth win in row

What a tangled web the three American League West contenders are weaving, the Angels, Houston Astros and Texas Rangers separated by just two games in a wild race that may be decided with a photo finish.

The Angels made sure they stayed in the picture Monday night with their 11th walk-off win of the season, David Murphy delivering a bases-loaded, run-scoring single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the last-place Oakland Athletics.

The Angels' sixth straight win — the last three decided by one run — and ninth win in 11 games kept them within a half-game of Houston for the second AL wild-card spot and moved...

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