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ANAHEIM -- Francisco Lindor crushed a two-run, tiebreaking home run off Yusmeiro Petit to help lift the Indians to a slim 6-5 win over the Angels on Wednesday night, putting the Tribe within one game of the Dodgers for the best record in the Major Leagues.
By winning 26 of their past 27 games, the Indians have all but erased the 20-game gap that was between them and the Dodgers as recently as Aug. 25. Cleveland's lead for the American League's best record remains 1 1/2 games, as Houston kept pace with a 4-3 win over the White Sox.
"We did a lot of good things tonight," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "And I thought they did a lot of good things. That was a fun game to be a part of. That looked like two teams that really wanted to win."
TORONTO -- The Royals wasted no time on Wednesday night in Toronto, jumping out to a nine-run lead in the second inning and holding on for a 15-5 win over the Blue Jays.
Each member of their starting lineup and a season-high 13 Royals batters in total recorded at least one hit, including a record-setting home run off the bat of third baseman Mike Moustakas. His 37th homer of the season set a Royals single-season record, surpassing Steve Balboni, who hit 36 in 1985.