Starting for the second time in three days, Mark Buehrle of the Toronto Blue Jays needed two innings Sunday to become the fifth major leaguer to pitch 200 innings or more in 15 consecutive seasons, but he failed to get through the first.
Two errors led to Buehrle allowing eight unearned runs and five hits over a career-low two-thirds of an inning against Tampa Bay. He had gone 6 ⅔ innings Friday night en route to his 15th win.
"This game is crazy," Buehrle said. "I felt great and didn't get out of the first inning. It wasn't meant to be."
Buehrle also found out Sunday he will be left off the Blue Jays' playoff roster.
Farrell to return; Murphy will not
The Boston Red Sox announced that manager John Farrell, who recently ended his last round of chemotherapy treatment for cancer, will be back in the dugout in 2016.
The San Diego Padres said interim manager Pat Murphy won't lead the team next year.
Ichiro takes the hill
Ichiro Suzuki, a 15-year big league veteran with 2,935 major league hits, pitched one inning of relief on Sunday for the Miami Marlins against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Suzuki allowed one run on two hits with a groundout and two flyouts.
"I can't say it was fun, but I'll never talk bad about a pitcher again," Suzuki said through an interpreter while laughing.
Former Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, in what could have been his final at-bat with Colorado, delivered a pinch-hit, game-winning hit on Sunday in San Francisco.
"It's a good way to end a rough season," Morneau said. "I'm happy for today and to finish the season healthy. What happens coming up down the road, we'll see."