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"I wake up every day knowing I don't want to lose 100 games. That wouldn't be a nice thing to sit on in the offseason."

— Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus whose team has 97 losses with three games left



Unearned runs Angels gave up in 8-7 loss to A's on Wednesday. L.A. committed four errors.


Miguel Cabrera's batting average, which leads the AL. The Tigers star could win his fourth batting title in five seasons.

Finishing strong

Zach Davies

P, Milwaukee

He pitched seven shutout inning, giving up only five hits, in the Brewers' 5-0 win over San Diego on Wednesday. Davies, acquired in a midseason trade with the Orioles, struck out six, walked two and finished the season with 15 straight scoreless innings. "It's awesome," Davies said. "… It was good getting deep into six and seven innings." Said Braves manager Craig Counsell, "Zach had two just great starts. It was Zach doing what he is good at."