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AL ROUNDUP

Colon, Angels rip A's

Mariner sets mark with hit No. 258

The Angels considered themselves a playoff team all along, even while they spent the summer playing catch up. Now they're one win away.

Bartolo Colon dominated in seven sharp innings while pitching on three days' rest for the third time in his career, and No. 9 hitter Alfredo Amezaga had a grand slam that led Anaheim over the Athletics, 10-0, last night in Oakland, Calif.

If the A's win today, everything will come down to the series finale tomorrow on the last day of the regular season.

Twins 4, Indians 3 -- Corey Koskie homered and hit a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth, lifting host Minnesota.

The Twins can still begin the playoffs at home if they win today and tomorrow. Minnesota would host the Red Sox in Game 1 beginning Tuesday. If not, the Twins would open at Yankee Stadium.

Elsewhere -- David Bush pitched a two-hitter for the first complete game of his major league career, and Toronto beat Orlando Hernandez and visiting New York, 7-0 . . . Rob Bell came within an out of his first career shutout as the Devil Rays beat host Detroit, 4-1, . . . Jon Garland earned the win as visiting Chicago beat Kansas City, 4-2.

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