A road trip against playoff contenders has boosted the Los Angeles Angels' postseason outlook.
Albert Pujols had two hits and two RBIs, and Garrett Richards was one out away from his second complete game this season as the Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 to sweep Saturday's day-night doubleheader.
The Angels are on a seven-game road swing and head to Houston after Sunday's series finale. Los Angeles is 1 1/2 games behind Houston for the second AL wild card.
Mike Trout and Chris Iannetta added solo homers for Los Angeles (76-72), which won its third straight in the series and pulled a game ahead of Minnesota (75-73) for third in the AL wild-card race.