— Dee Gordon and the Miami Marlins wore their emotions
on the sleeves of their No. 16 jerseys.
Fernandez would have loved it.
homered leading off the first inning for the Marlins,
who totaled 14 hits and mixed cheers with the tears of
the past two days by beating the New York Mets 7-3 on
Monday night in their first game since Fernandez died in
a boating accident.
Conley pitched three scoreless innings subbing for
Fernandez, who had been scheduled to make his final
start of the year. Justin Bour went 3 for 3 and Gordon
had four hits, including one that will go down in
tribute to their charismatic ace, the
left-handed-hitting Gordon stepped to the plate as a
righty leading off the first. After one pitch, Gordon
switched to his customary left side — and pulled a 2-0
delivery into the upper deck for his first homer of the
York's Bartolo Colon (14-8) allowed a season-high seven
runs in 2 1/3 innings.
Dunn (5-1) pitched a perfect fourth for the win.
York still leads the NL wild-card race with five games
7, TIGERS 4
(AP) — Cleveland clinched the AL Central title,
overcoming an injury to ace right-hander Corey Kluber in
a victory over Detroit.
left after four innings with right groin tightness,
joining Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar in a group of
talented Cleveland pitchers dealing with injuries. But
even those concerns were secondary when the Indians
poured onto the field to celebrate their first division
title since 2007.
Farmer (0-1) allowed four runs in five innings for the
Tigers, who fell two games behind Baltimore for the
second AL wild card.
Miller (10-1) won in relief, and Cody Allen pitched the
ninth for his 30th save in 33 chances.
4, ASTROS 3, 11 INNINGS
(AP) — Robinson Cano hit his second homer of the game
with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting Seattle over
scored two runs in the ninth, but then Cano sent a
slider from Luke Gregerson (4-3) into the second deck in
right field to win.
victory moves Seattle two games behind Baltimore for the
second AL wild card and drops Houston, which has lost
four of five, to 3 1/2 games back in the race
Storen (4-3) pitched a perfect 10th for the win. Nick
Vincent allowed consecutive singles to Jose Altuve and
Carlos Correa before retiring the next two batters for
his third save.
12, PIRATES 2
(AP) — Javier Baez hit a grand slam and drove in a
career-high six runs while major league ERA leader Kyle
Hendricks pitched six scoreless innings, and Chicago won
its 100th game of the season.
helped the NL Central-champion Cubs reach triple digits
in victories for the first time since 1935.
(16-8) dropped his ERA to 1.99 by scattering seven hits,
striking out five and walking none. He has not allowed
more than three runs in 22 consecutive starts.
Pirates entered the day 4 ½ games out of the second NL
wild card with seven games to play.
Chad Kuhl (5-4) was rocked for five runs and eight hits
in three innings.
14, NATIONALS 4
(AP) — All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos left Washington's
loss to Arizona with a right knee injury that could be a
major blow to the NL East champions.
landed awkwardly on his right leg after jumping to catch
a relay throw in the sixth inning. He immediately called
for medical attention and clutched at the same knee he
injured badly during the 2012 season, when he tore his
ACL and medial collateral ligament.
manager Dusty Baker said Ramos would have an MRI on
Tuesday to determine the extent of the damage.
was already without reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper due to
a thumb injury, slugging second baseman Daniel Murphy
(strained glute) and 15-game winner Stephen Strasburg
loss left the Nationals one game ahead of the Dodgers
for home-field advantage in the series.
Roark (15-10) allowed five runs in four innings.
Godley (5-4) got the win behind three scoreless innings
7, BLUE JAYS 5
(AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a tying homer in the ninth
inning and Aaron Hicks added a winning blast as New York
avoided a four-game sweep.
3-2 heading to the ninth, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons
called on Jason Grilli (7-6) to close it out because
Roberto Osuna was unavailable after pitching the
previous two days.
tied it 3-all with a one-out drive into the second deck
drive in right. Didi Gregorius singled and Hicks
followed with a two-run homer.
Layne wrapped up his first save by getting Troy
Tulowitzki to foul out. Adam Warren (4-2) got the win
behind two perfect innings.
8, RANGERS 3
Texas (AP) — Jonathan Villar had two home runs and a
career-high five RBIs, and Matt Garza beat his former
loss dropped AL West-champion Texas a half-game behind
Boston in the race for the league's best record. The
Cleveland Indians pulled within a half-game of the
(6-8) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings.
Rangers starter Martin Perez (10-11) was looking to set
a career high for wins in a season.
15, CARDINALS 2
LOUIS (AP) — Joey Votto and Adam Duvall hit two of
Cincinnati's four homers in a rout of St. Louis.
starter Tim Adleman (3-4) retired the first 10 Cardinals
he faced and went a career-long seven innings. It was
his first win since Aug. 19.
Garcia (10-13) lasted just one inning in the shortest
outing of his career.
SOX 7, RAYS 1
(AP) — James Shields pitched six effective innings for
his first win in two months, Justin Morneau and Carlos
Sanchez each hit a two-run homer and Chicago beat Tampa
(6-18) allowed one run and seven hits, using six
strikeouts to help wriggle out of several jams and help
Chicago win its third straight.
Bay's Drew Smyly (7-12) allowed three runs and seven
hits over five innings in losing for the first time
since July 18 at Colorado.
2, ATHLETICS 1
Calif. (AP) — Yunel Escobar scored when Ryan Dull
(5-5) bobbled Albert Pujols' weak grounder back to the
mound in the eighth inning, and Los Angeles beat Oakland
for its fifth victory in six games.
Trout hit his 29th homer for the Angels. JC Ramirez
(2-1) got the win in relief and Andrew Bailey got his