AMERICAN LEAGUE

Yankees 8, Red Sox 5

Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton connected as the New York Yankees broke the major-league record for home runs in a season and reached 100 wins with a win over host Boston on Saturday.

Torres’ two-run drive in the fourth was the Yankees’ 265th of the year and moved them past the 1997 Seattle Mariners for the mark.

Stanton pushed the record to 266 in the seventh with his 38th homer, a solo homer to left field.

The Yankees, who will host Oakland in the American League wild-card game on Wednesday, improved to 100-61 — that still left them far behind the AL East champion Red Sox, who have set a franchise record for victories in going 107-54 with one day left in the regular season.

Astros 4, Orioles 3

Astros 5, Orioles 2

Justin Verlander looked playoff-ready in a 10-strikeout performance, Carlos Correa homered and hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the ninth inning, and Houston beat host Baltimore in the opener of a doubleheader.

Verlander made a case for his second AL Cy Young Award with a dominant outing that began with seven strikeouts over three perfect innings. The right-hander allowed three hits and walked one in six innings.

He left with the score 3-0, but the Houston bullpen gave away the lead.

In his 14th big-league season, Verlander went 16-9 with an AL-leading, career-high 290 strikeouts and only 37 walks in 214 innings.

In the nightcap, Brad Peacock got the win as the Astros swept the doubleheader.

Rays 4, Blue Jays 3

C.J. Cron and Austin Meadows homered and host Tampa Bay beat Toronto, though Blake Snell failed to win his 10th straight start.

Snell gave up a run in the first inning and left after five with the score tied at 1. He gave up three hits and four walks (three in the first inning) and struck out 10.

He was trying to become the first pitcher to win 10 straight starts within a season since Justin Verlander with Detroit in 2011.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Dodgers 10, Giants 6

Los Angeles clinched baseball’s final playoff berth and gave itself a chance to still win the NL West, getting a go-ahead triple from Manny Machado in the eighth inning to beat host San Francisco.

The defending NL champions locked up their sixth straight trip to the postseason, assuring at least a spot in the wild-card game. The Dodgers joined Colorado, Atlanta, the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee in the NL playoff field.

Los Angeles began the day one game behind Colorado for the division lead, and the Rockies hosted Washington later in the day. The regular season is scheduled to end Sunday — if Los Angeles and Colorado finish even, there will be a one-game tiebreaker for the West title Monday at Dodger Stadium.

Cardinals 2, Cubs 1

Miles Mikolas outpitched Cole Hamels with eight sparkling innings as St. Louis beat host Chicago.

The Cardinals were eliminated from playoff contention, though, after the Dodgers defeated the Giants later in the day.

Mikolas (18-4) allowed one unearned run and five hits in his fifth straight win. He struck out six, walked none and improved to 10-0 in 16 road starts.

Reds 3, Pirates 0

Michael Lorenzen singled home a run and got his first victory as a starter since 2015, leading host Cincinnati to a victory that ended its seven-game losing streak against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh has dominated the Ohio River rivalry, going 13-5 this season. The seven-game winning streak was the Pirates’ longest against the Reds since 1991.

Pittsburgh was blanked for the 17th time, most in the NL and tied with Detroit for most in the majors.

The Reds let Lorenzen (4-2) make three starts to finish the season after 42 relief appearances. He went 5⅔ innings — his longest appearance since he was a rookie starter in 2015 — and gave up five hits. 

Phillies 3, Braves 0

Aaron Nola pitched seven shutout innings and Cesar Hernandez had a two-run single in the seventh inning to help host Philadelphia beat Atlanta to snap a nine-game losing streak.

Nola (17-6) was stellar in his final start of the season, allowing two hits and striking out eight with four walks. The right-hander ended 2018 with a 2.37 ERA and 234 strikeouts in 212⅓ innings.

The NL East champion Braves will play either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Colorado Rockies in the NLDS, and Atlanta still could host the series.