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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Blue Jays' Dickey gets 100th win

• TORONTO 5, TAMPA BAY 3: R.A. Dickey pitched seven innings to earn his 100th career win, Josh Donaldson hit his 40th home run and the Blue Jays moved closer to clinching their first playoff berth in 22 years with a home win over the Rays. Toronto leads the AL East and would clinch at least a wild-card spot if the Angels lose Friday. Toronto hasn't been to the postseason since winning their second straight World Series in 1993. Jose Bautista and Kevin Pillar also went deep for Toronto, which leads the majors with 217 homers, the fourth-highest total in team history. The Blue Jays hit 257 homers in 2010. Dickey settled down after a shaky first. He retired 18 of the final 19 batters he faced, including the last 11 in a row. Losing pitcher Jake Odorizzi allowed four runs in five innings

• BOSTON 7, BALTIMORE 0: Rich Hill kept up his startling comeback, pitching a two-hitter and striking out 10 as the Red Sox beat the Orioles at Fenway Park. The 35-year-old Hill was released by Washington in June, then played for the Long Island Ducks in an independent league before signing a minor league deal with the Red Sox in August. This was his second career shutout — the other came in 2006 with the Chicago Cubs. The game ended when right fielder Mookie Betts made a leaping catch at the wall, robbing Chris Davis of a homer.

• CHICAGO 5, NEW YORK 2: CC Sabathia of the Yankees gave up two homers in the seventh inning and prized White Sox rookie Carlos Rodon pitched out of trouble all night as visiting Chicago damaged New York's playoff drive. Mike Olt hit a tiebreaking shot off Sabathia that soared into the second deck in left field in the seventh and, one out later, No. 9 batter Gordon Beckham homered.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pirates' Cole outduels Lester

• PITTSBURGH 3, CHICAGO 2: Gerrit Cole outpitched Jon Lester as the Pirates hung on for their seventh straight win, delaying the Cubs' playoff celebration. The Cubs would have secured their first postseason appearance since 2008 with a victory. Cole, who won his 18th game, and Lester each lasted seven innings. Mark Melancon held off a Cubs rally in the ninth for his MLB-leading 51st save in 53 chances.

• WASHINGTON 8, PHILADELPHIA 2: Rookie Aaron Altherr had four hits, including an inside-the-park grand slam and a solo homer, to lead the visiting Phillies over the Nationals.

• MIAMI 12, ATLANTA 11: Jose Fernandez became the first pitcher in the modern era to win his first 17 career home decisions, overcoming a rough start as the Marlins beat the Braves in a slugfest.

NOTES

Red Sox hire top official

•The Red Sox hired former Atlanta Braves General Manager Frank Wren as senior vice president of baseball operations, a day after Mike Hazen was promoted to general manager.

• Second baseman Johnny Giavotella is back in the Angels' lineup after missing five weeks because of nerve palsy that gave him double vision.

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