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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Blue Jays make playoffs

• TORONTO 10, TAMPA BAY 8: Jose Bautista hit two home runs, David Price won for the ninth time in 11 starts with Toronto and the playoff-bound Blue Jays beat the visiting Rays. Just a few hours earlier the Blue Jays learned ended their 22-year postseason drought thanks to their main competitors' overlapping schedules.

• NEW YORK 2, CHICAGO 1: Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez hit consecutive run-scoring doubles off John Danks in the sixth inning, and Adam Warren combined with his bullpen on a three-hitter to lead the Yankees over the White Sox.

• BOSTON 8, BALTIMORE 0: First-time starter Craig Breslow and six relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Red Sox beat visiting Baltimore, further denting the Orioles' slim playoff hopes.

• CLEVELAND 9, KANSAS CITY 5: Carlos Santana drove in three runs and Yan Gomes homered as the Indians beat the host Royals.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Mets clinch East title

• NEW YORK 10, CINCINNATI 2: The Mets clinched the NL East title for their first postseason berth since 2006 by beating the host Reds behind Lucas Duda's first career grand slam and another dominant start by Matt Harvey. Duda's first career grand slam in the first inning off lefthander John Lamb got thousands of blue-clad New York fans chanting: "Let's go Mets!"

• PITTSBURGH 4, CHICAGO 0: Francisco Liriano pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning, and the Pirates beat the playoff-bound Cubs in Chicago for their eighth consecutive victory. Liriano struck out nine and walked three over 7⅔ innings. Jordy Mercer had a three-run homer off Jason Hammel.

• WASHINGTON 2, PHILADELPHA 1 (12): The Nationals were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention despite a win over the Phillies in 12 innings on Bryce Harper's RBI double. Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 for Washington, and NL MVP front-runner Harper had three hits and drew his franchise-record-tying 123rd walk.

• MIAMI 6, ATLANTA 2: Justin Bour hit a two-run home run and Justin Nicolino pitched seven solid innings to lead the Marlins over the Braves in Miami.

• ST. LOUIS 5, MILWAUKEE 1: Jaime Garcia worked eight dominant innings after getting a big early cushion as the Cardinals maintained their three-game lead in the NL Central with a win over the visiting Brewers.

INTERLEAGUE

Giants rookie amazes: 3 HRs, 7 RBI

• SAN FRANCISCO 14, OAKLAND 10: Rookie Jarrett Parker became the first Giants player to have at least three homers and seven RBI in a game since Willie Mays did it 54 years ago, overshadowing the disappointing starts in the feel-good matchup of Tim Hudson and Barry Zito in Oakland. Parker hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth for his third home run. Oakland's Zito threw only two innings but he outlasted Hudson's 1⅓ innings for the Giants, 11 years after they last pitched together on the A's staff in 2004.

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