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MLB roundup — Sept. 22

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Sunday’s American League results

White Sox 6, Tigers 3 — Erik Johnson pitched into the seventh inning in his fourth career start, and the visiting Chicago White Sox beat Detroit to end any chance of the Tigers clinching the AL Central title in their home finale.

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 — David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered to lead the AL East champion Boston Red Sox to a victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays in the regular-season finale at Fenway Park.

Rays 3, Orioles 1 — Rookie Enny Romero and five relievers combined on a three-hitter and the AL wild card-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the visiting Baltimore Orioles.

Royals 4, Rangers 0 — Justin Maxwell hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning and the host Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders. The Oakland Athletics clinched the AL West with the Rangers’ loss.

Mariners 3, Angels 2 — Justin Smoak hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Felix Hernandez had 10 strikeouts in a four-inning start, and the Seattle Mariners beat the host Los Angeles Angels in a game delayed twice by bees.

Athletics 11, Twins 7 — Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer, Daric Barton and Jed Lowrie each had a solo home run and the Oakland Athletics wrapped up their second straight AL West title while overpowering the visiting Minnesota Twins.

Sunday’s National League results

Mets 4, Phillies 3 — Wilfredo Tovar produced the winning hit in his major-league debut and the visiting New York Mets swept the Philadelphia Phillies with a win.

Reds 11, Pirates 3 — Rookie Billy Hamilton got three hits and stole two more bases, and the visiting Cincinnati Reds routed Pittsburgh to tie the Pirates for the NL wild-card lead. The Reds and Pirates each have magic numbers of two to close out Washington and clinch a playoff spot.

Marlins 4, Nationals 2 — Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich homered to lift the visiting Miami Marlins over the Washington Nationals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader, a result that clinched playoff berths for the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals.

Nationals 5, Marlins 4 — Wilson Ramos’ ninth-inning grounder bounced off a leg of third baseman Chris Coghlan for a game-ending error that allowed pinch-runner Eury Perez to score from third, and Washington beat the visiting Miami Marlins for a doubleheader split.

Braves 5, Cubs 2 — The Atlanta Braves clinched the NL East title, and then rode two homers by Andrelton Simmons to a victory over the host Chicago Cubs. The game was in the sixth inning when Washington lost to Miami, giving the Braves their first division crown in eight years.

Dodgers 1, Giants 0 — Adrian Gonzalez scored an unearned run and Zack Greinke combined with three relievers on a two-hitter to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the host San Diego Padres.

Diamondbacks 13, Rockies 9 — Matt Davidson hit a three-run homer for the second straight day, and the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks opened an early six-run lead before hanging on to beat the Colorado Rockies.

Brewers 6, Cardinals 4 — Norichika Aoki scored three times and doubled home a run, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat visiting St. Louis.

Sunday’s interleague result

Giants 2, Yankees 1 — After honoring Mariano Rivera and celebrating Andy Pettitte, the New York Yankees saw their AL wild-card hopes dim with a crushing loss to the visiting San Francisco Giants.

Associated Press


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