Jered Weaver earned his AL-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice and the Los Angeles Angels reduced their magic number for clinching the AL West to four with a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Hunter Pence hit a solo homer off Jose Mesa on the first pitch of the 13th inning and the Houston Astros took advantage of a questionable umpire's call to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Chase Utley homered and drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI double in the sixth, Jimmy Rollins hit his NL-leading sixth homer and a beleaguered bullpen pitched three scoreless innings in Philadelphia's 8-5 victory over Houston on Saturday.
Pinch-hitter Orlando Palmeiro's single drove in the tiebreaking run as the Houston Astros scored three times in the ninth inning and held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Saturday night and preserve their playoff hopes.
Eric Munson was 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBI, Craig Biggio passed Babe Ruth on the career hits list, and the Houston Astros got the boot with a 9-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday night.