The Anaheim Angels are one game closer to the Oakland Athletics, and looking more secure with each day in the AL wild-card race.
With Scott Spiezio driving in three runs and Ramon Ortiz winning his fourth straight decision, the Angels beat the Athletics 5-2 Tuesday night and moved within two games of the AL West leader.
"We've never stopped believing in ourselves, even when we started off slowly (6-14) this season," Spiezio said, a reference to the Angels' 6-14 start. "Because we're chasing them, it was a huge game. They're all going to be huge the rest of the way."
Anaheim, which has a five-game lead in the wild-card race, has won 11 of 12.
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