The Los Angeles Angels saw one of their future stars make strides but may have lost their biggest star for the last days of the season, as Mike Trout exited the game after taking a fastball to the shoulder. Kole Calhoun homered, Alex Meyer earned his second major league win and the Angels held off a late rally from the Oakland Athletics to sweep the three-game series with an 8-6 win Wednesday night. ''I want to (play), I'll tell you that,'' Trout said.
Well, they're not done yet. The Houston Astros moved to 2.5 games back of the second wild card spot in the American League with an 8-4 win over the Seattle Mariners Wednesday. For the second time in the last 10 days, the Astros got to Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. Houston scored a pair of runs in the first inning on a Jose Altuve RBI double - his 96th RBI of the season. Then it was Carlos Correa picking up his 96th RBI of 2016 by knocking in Altuve. Seattle, however, scored one in the first as well, along with two in the second and one in the third off Houston starter Mike Fiers. The right-hander was able to settle down and finish five innings of work, but he left in line for the loss. The Astros
Postgame video of manager Scott Servais and starting pitcher Felix Hernandez following the Mariners' 8-4 loss to the Astros on Tuesday night.