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Marlins 16, Braves 2

Miami: Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a grand slam for the second consecutive game and Miami routed Atlanta for a three-game sweep of the NL East champions.

Jorge Soler, Jake Burger and Nick Fortes also went deep.

Orioles 5, Rays 4

Baltimore: Cedric Mullins hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th, and Baltimore edged Tampa Bay after both teams clinched spots in the playoffs. Cleveland’s win over Texas meant Baltimore and Tampa Bay were both in.

Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 2

Toronto: Matt Chapman hit a game-ending double off the center-field wall in the ninth, lifting Toronto to a three-game sweep.

Toronto entered in the AL’S third and final wild card spot.

Guardians 9, Rangers 2

Cleveland: José Ramírez homered on his 31st birthday to touch off Cleveland’s nine-run fourth, leading the Guardians to a three-game sweep of playoff-chasing Texas.

The Guardians had a homer, two doubles and six singles in scoring nine runs with nine hits.

Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 2

Phoenix: Ketel Marte homered and Arizona got a great performance from its bullpen as the Diamondbacks defeated the skidding Chicago Cubs to pass them for the second NL wild-card spot.

Arizona got a sweep and handed the Cubs their fifth straight loss.

Twins 4, White Sox 0

Chicago: Sonny Gray closed on Gerrit Cole for the AL ERA lead, Edouard Julien and Jorge Polanco homered and the AL Central-leading Twins beat Chicago.

Minnesota (79-71), leads second-place Cleveland (72-78) by seven games with 12 remaining.

Astros 7, Royals 1

Kansas City, Mo.: Yordan Alvarez and Jake Meyers homered and Framber Valdez pitched seven strong innings for Houston.

The Astros salvaged the final game of the series, expanding their AL West lead to 1 1/2 games.

Cardinals 6, Phillies 5

St. Louis: Jordan Walker hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth and Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals.

St. Louis avoided a season sweep after losing its first five meetings with the Phillies this year.

Tigers 5, Angels 3

Anaheim, Calif.: The Los Angeles Angels were assured their eighth consecutive losing season, falling to Detroit as the Tigers completed a three-game sweep behind two home runs from Jake Rogers.

Padres 10, Athletics 1

Oakland, Calif.: Juan Soto homered twice, including his first career grand slam, and San Diego won their fourth straight game for the first time this season.

It had been the only team to not have a win streak of over three.

Dodgers 6, Mariners 1

Seattle: Jason Heyward, Austin Barnes and James Outman homered to lead Los Angeles.

Heyward also had a double, single and two RBIS to finish 8 for 14 with four doubles and a home run in the three-game series.

Nationals 2, Brewers 1

Milwaukee: Joey Meneses hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th and Washington defeated the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers to prevent a three-game sweep.

Luis García homered for the Nationals, who are last in the NL East.

Mets 8, Reds 4

New York: Pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach had a three-run double in the seventh, and New York hurt Cincinnati’s wild card chances.

Cincinnati (78-73) dropped a halfgame behind Miami and Arizona for the NL’S final wild card berth.

Pirates 3, Yankees 2

Pittsburgh: Jason Delay hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh off a fortunate bounce off third base, and the Pirates edged the New York Yankees to avoid a threegame sweep.





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