Ryan Pressly had no interest in waiting to see if the Astros would get the help they needed to clinch the last spot in the expanded American League playoffs after the Houston reliever couldn't finish it himself when he was a strike away. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitched in anyway by beating the Angels to give Houston a franchise-record fourth straight trip to the postseason, and a shot at redemption after the offseason sign-stealing scandal that tarnished a 2017 World Series championship. Joey Gallo's run-scoring fielder's choice in the 10th inning completed a 5-4 victory for Texas as the Rangers rallied from a run down in each of the last two innings Friday night, starting with Ronald Guzman's two-out, two-strike solo homer off Pressly in the ninth.
Condensed Game: Justin Turner hit two solo home runs and Will Smith hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the Dodgers' 9-5 win over the Angels
The San Diego Padres are still very much counting on a healthy Dinelson Lamet making his playoff start next week. The big right-hander gave them a scare when he reported biceps tightness and made an early exit Friday night - but, for now, Lamet will throw in a couple of days with expectations of pitching Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego's first postseason berth in 14 years. ''Everybody is pretty optimistic right now,'' manager Jayce Tingler said.