It's been 16 years since the Angels went to the playoffs, and they're willing to wait a couple more days.
The Seattle Mariners prevented Anaheim from clinching a playoff spot Sunday as Ryan Franklin outpitched Jarrod Washburn in a 3-2 victory.
The Angels, who are off Monday, visit Texas on Tuesday night, when they will try to secure their first trip to the postseason since 1986.
"We are very disappointed in our performance the last two days, but it's not life or death," Washburn said. "We know it just takes one more win. We will go to Texas, clear our minds and get back to business."
Anaheim (96-60) fell three games behind first-place Oakland in the AL West with six to play. Seattle (90-66) and Boston (89-66) are still mathematically alive for the wild card.
Pedro Martinez kept the Red Sox in contention with his 20th victory, beating the Baltimore Orioles 13-2 at Camden Yards. Trot Nixon hit a grand slam.
Martinez (20-4) joined Derek Lowe (21-7) to give Boston its first pair of 20-game winners since 1949, when Mel Parnell (25-7) and Ellis Kinder (23-6) accomplished the feat.
"To become a 20-game winner with Lowe really means a lot to me," Martinez said.
Martinez has won three Cy Young Awards, but this is only his second 20-win season. It comes after an injury-plagued year in which he won only seven games while battling a sore shoulder.
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki became the seventh player in major league history with at least 200 hits in each of his first two seasons. The last to do it was Harvey Kuenn (1953-54).
Franklin (7-4), who moved into the rotation Aug. 11, gave up two runs on six hits in 7 1-3 innings at Safeco Field. Willie Bloomquist went 4-for-4 in his second big league start, including his first career hit. John Olerud reached 100 RBIs.
"We don't have that much of a hope, but that last candle on our mantel hasn't been blown out yet," Mariners reliever Jeff Nelson said.
Athletics 7, Rangers 5
Jermaine Dye homered twice, including a shot that initially was ruled foul, and Oakland extended its lead in the AL West.
Scott Hatteberg added a two-run homer for the Athletics, and Mark Mulder (18-7) pitched six strong innings to win his fifth straight decision.
Yankees 4, Tigers 3
Rondell White hit three doubles and drove in two runs as New York, playing a makeshift lineup the day after clinching the AL East, swept the three-game set to win the season series 8-1.
David Wells (18-7) went eight innings at Comerica Park to win for the sixth time in seven starts.
Indians 6, Royals 5
Karim Garcia hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth to send C.C. Sabathia (12-11) to a win at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City's Mike Sweeney went 3-for-5 to take over the AL batting lead at .347. Raul Ibanez surpassed 100 RBIs after entering this season with 112 in four-plus years in the majors.
Blue Jays 12,
Devil Rays 6
Orlando Hudson homered and drove in a career-high five runs as Toronto avoided a three-game sweep at Tropicana Field.
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