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  • Will Derek Jeter's reign in the Bronx end in rain?

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fans came to their feet one more time, cheering and chanting and pleading for Derek Jeter to deliver one more big hit. Not this time for Jeter, not this year for the New York Yankees. Jeter struck out on three pitches with a runner on first to end the game, and...

  • Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Gerrit Cole was so focused on recording 17 consecutive outs, he didn't glance at the out-of-town scoreboard. Cole insisted he didn't know his win over Atlanta had clinched a playoff spot for Pittsburgh until he walked into the clubhouse and saw the lockers covered in...

  • Hamels sharp again in 2-0 loss to Marlins, Alvarez

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Cole Hamels was sharp once again, but came up on the losing end. Hamels gave up two runs in seven solid innings as the Philadelphia Phillies lost 2-0 to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. "He continues to go out and compete and do his job and a very, very solid outing,"...

  • Castillo's HR in 10th lifts Cubs over Cards 4-3

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night. St. Louis' lead was reduced to 1 1/2 games over second-place...

  • Span exits in 3rd but Nationals beat Mets 4-2

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Watching his center fielder and leadoff hitter, Denard Span, get up slowly and walk off the field gingerly after making a tumbling catch left Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams feeling uneasy. "When he starts limping," Williams said, "of course there's some...

  • Reeling Braves can't stop Pirates from clinching

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Exactly one week after watching the Washington Nationals celebrate on their home field, the Atlanta Braves again couldn't stop a visiting team from celebrating. It was a bitter scene for the Braves, whose playoff hopes disappeared in a September free-fall. The Braves...

  • Rays strike late in 6-2 win at Boston

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer in the ninth for the Rays in the...

  • Indians fall to Royals 7-1, playoff hopes dimmed

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians began the week with improbable odds of making the playoffs. They're now nearly impossible. "We didn't win," manager Terry Francona said, "which we set out to do." Danny Salazar fell apart following a strong first two innings and Cleveland's offense...

  • Cabrera lifts Tigers to 4-3 win over White Sox

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — David Price walked off the mound Tuesday night wondering if he had just blown the AL Central title for his new team. It didn't take long for his team to improve his mood. After Price blew a 3-0 lead in the top of the ninth, the Detroit Tigers only needed three batters...

  • Gibson sharp in Twins' 6-3 win over Diamondbacks

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After an inconsistent season, Kyle Gibson is finishing strong. Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on...

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