Sunday’s American League results
Yankees 10, Red Sox 2 — Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the visiting Boston Red Sox on Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play.
Blue Jays 6, Twins 5 — Anthony Gose singled home the winning run in the 10th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the visiting Minnesota Twins. Adeiny Hechavarria hit a one-out single off Brian Duensing (4-12) and moved to second on a wild pitch. Pinch-hitter J.P. Arencibia struck out on a pitch that bounced away from catcher Drew Butera, whose throw to first hit Arencibia in the helmet and rolled into foul territory. Hechavarria appeared to score, but home plate umpire Marvin Hudson called Arencibia out for running inside the line. Gose followed with a bouncing single up the middle, scoring Hechavarria.
Rays 5, Orioles 3 — Alex Cobb allowed two hits over seven innings, helping the host Tampa Bay Rays keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Ben Zobrist hit his 20th homer and Chris Giminez had a two-run double off Wei-Yin Chen as the Rays pulled away from a 1-1 tie. Cobb (11-9) yielded a fourth-inning single to J.J. Hardy and an opposite-field solo homer to Matt Wieters that had tied it in the top of the seventh. The Rays won for the 11th time in 12 games.
Tigers 6, Royals 3 — Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals to clinch the AL Central title. Gerald Laird added a bases-loaded double, Rick Porcello (10-12) pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and Jhonny Peralta went deep off Bruce Chen (11-14).
Sunday’s National League results
Phillies 2, Nationals 0 — Thanks to strong pitching from Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper’s burst of energy and Adam LaRoche’s slugging, the Washington Nationals won enough from April through September that even a loss on the first day of October could not stop them from clinching the NL East.
Pirates 2, Braves 1 — The Atlanta Braves’ hopes of winning the National League East ended with a loss to the host Pittsburgh Pirates that clinched the division title for the Washington Nationals. Starling Marte hit his sixth home run of the season and scored twice to lead the Pirates.
Marlins 3, Mets 2 — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 37th homer, and Rob Brantly hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning to help the host Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets. Heath Bell (4-5) pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 19 chances.
Astros 3, Cubs 0 — The Chicago Cubs got their 100th loss of the season when Lucas Harrell threw six shutout innings to lead the visiting Houston Astros to a win. Four Houston pitchers combined on a two-hitter and Fernando Martinez homered for the third consecutive game.
Cardinals 4, Reds 2 — Jaime Garcia homered off Bronson Arroyo and pitched into the seventh inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals clinch a tie for the second NL wild card and spoil Dusty Baker’s return from a mini-stroke with a victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds.
Brewers 5 , Padres 3 — Carlos Gomez, Rickie Weeks and Jonathan Lucroy all hit home runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a win over the visiting San Diego Padres. Shaun Marcum gave up two runs and six hits in six innings as Milwaukee clinched a winning season for the second straight year.
— Associated Press