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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Blue Jays rest starters in loss

• BALTIMORE 6, TORONTO 4: One day after the Blue Jays won their first AL East title in 22 years, manager Joe Gibbons opted to rest his starters in a loss to the Orioles in Baltimore. Manny Machado homered twice for the Orioles, who took a 3-0 lead in the first inning against Drew Hutchison before a delay of 3 hours, 25 minutes.

• KANSAS CITY 6, CHICAGO 4: Jonny Gomes drove in three runs, and the banged-up Royals moved into a tie with Toronto for the AL's best record with a victory over the host White Sox. Kris Medlen pitched six innings of two-run ball for Kansas City, and Ryan Madson tossed a perfect ninth for his third save. The Royals have four injured regulars.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Diamondbacks rally in seventh

• ARIZONA 8, COLORADO 6: Welington Castillo hit a go-ahead two-run double in a four-run seventh inning as the Diamondbacks rallied to edge the visiting Rockies. Phil Gosselin hit an inside-the-park home run in the seventh to start Arizona's two-out rally.

• WASHINGTON 3, ATLANTA 0: Clint Robinson hit a home run and Stephen Strasburg continued his strong September to help the Nationals beat the Braves. Strasburg gave up six hits and struck out seven in six innings. In his final four starts of the season, he finished 3-0 with an 0.62 ERA.

• PHILADELPHIA 3, NEW YORK 0: Jerad Eickhoff struck out 10 in seven dominant innings, Darin Ruf hit a two-run homer and the Phillies beat the visiting Mets to complete a three-game sweep.

• CHICAGO 5, CINCINNATI 3: Austin Jackson hit a three-run homer, Anthony Rizzo added an RBI double and the Cubs kept alive their slim hopes for home-field advantage in the wild-card game with a victory over the Reds in Cincinnati.

• LOS ANGELES 3, SAN FRANCISCO 2: Brett Anderson pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning as the Dodgers wrapped up their road schedule with a victory over the Giants.

• SAN DIEGO 3, MILWAUKEE 1: Ian Kennedy struck out 11 in what was likely his final start with San Diego and Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run homer for the Padres, who beat the host Brewers.

INTERLEAGUE

Rays beat Fernandez, Marlins

• TAMPA BAY 4, MIAMI 1: Jake Odorizzi allowed one run over seven innings as the Rays beat Jose Fernandez and the host Marlins to complete a three-game sweep. Odorizzi scattered four hits, walked two and struck out seven. Fernandez gave up two runs, 11 hits and had nine strikeouts over six innings in his 11th start after returning from elbow ligament replacement surgery. This was his first loss after starting 6-0.

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