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Angels close gap with Astros in wild-card race with win, 4-3

Angels close gap with Astros in wild-card race with win, 4-3

There was high drama in Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night, with the Angels and Houston Astros locked in a battle of arms and wits, a playoff spot on the line, and a crowd of 35,671 hanging on every pitch during the final two innings, which belonged on a high wire.

In the middle of it all, Angels closer Huston Street stayed calm and played baseball, striking out the powerful Evan Gattis with two on for the final out of a tense 4-3 victory that moved the Angels to within 2 1/2 games of the Astros for the second American League wild-card spot with 11 games left.

“Oh, it's fun, man,” Street said after a 32-pitch, four-out save, his 39th. “This is what you've been...

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