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David Freese brings Angels back from the brink in 6-5 victory over Astros

David Freese brings Angels back from the brink in 6-5 victory over Astros

David Freese broke out the shock paddles, rubbed them together, applied them to the chest of the Angels and sent a charge through their system, injecting life into a team that was teetering on the brink of elimination.

The third baseman and former St. Louis Cardinals postseason hero turned a one-run deficit into a one-run lead with a two-out, two-run double in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday to lift the Angels to a dramatic 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park.

By winning two of three games in the series, the Angels moved to within 1 1/2 games of the Astros for the second American League wild-card spot with 10 games left.

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