ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp's go-ahead sacrifice fly capped a rally Sunday that carried the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels held a 5-2 lead heading into the ninth and seemed likely to keep their American League wild card playoff hopes alive, but closer Jordan Walden's throwing error on a potential double-play ball opened the doors for the A's.
Walden (5-4) allowed Oakland to pull to within 5-4 on the play and Kurt Suzuki kept the rally going with an RBI double down the right-field line.
After Jemile Weeks was intentionally walked to load the bases, Hisanori Takahashi relieved and gave up Crisp's sac fly to make it 6-5 Oakland.
Fautino De Los Santos (3-2) earned the victory despite giving up two runs in the eighth and Andrew Bailey racked up his 23rd save in the ninth.
Joel Pineiro hurled 6 1/3 scoreless frames for the Angels, giving up three hits and striking out four.
Los Angeles blew a chance to move within 1 1/2 games of Boston in the American League wild card race with three games remaining.