It’s deep-breath time for teams in tight battles for a playoff berth. Time to relax, hone the focus, to win any way they can.
The Angels are getting down to it now, the regular season offering 14 final games to determine whether they get to participate come the postseason.
They found a way to win Saturday night, and if their 2-0 victory over the Rangers wasn’t exactly of classical design, it was plenty effective enough.
The Angels used two solo home runs from Justin Upton to account for the night’s entire offense. They rode the scoreless pitching of starter Parker Bridwell and more effective relief from Keynan Middleton, Cam Bedrosian and Yusmeiro Pettit to close it...