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>American League

Baltimore 6, Boston 3: The Red Sox found another way to lose, this time on a broken-bat single and an inside-the-park homer. Boston fell into a tie with Tampa Bay in the wild-card playoff race.

Detroit 14, Cleveland 0: Doug Fister pitched eight strong innings and Alex Avila drove in three runs to help the Tigers win easily.

Kansas City 7, Minnesota 3: Melky Cabrera became the first Kansas City player in 11 years to get 200 hits and Mike Moustakas hit the go-ahead home run in a four-run sixth inning.

Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 3: White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has been released from his contract to pursue other opportunities. There is a report that his contract rights have been traded to the Marlins.

Texas at L.A. Angels: The Angels' playoff hopes are very slim. They were three games behind Boston with three to play entering Monday night's games. In addition, Tampa Bay is ahead of the Angels.

Oakland at Seattle: Brandon McCarthy of the Athletics has been very good since the All-Star break. The starter has been 8-3 since the July contest.


>National League

Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 2: The Braves took another wrenching loss in their September swoon, squandering an early two-run lead against Cliff Lee as the playoff-bound Phillies rallied to win.

Houston 5, St. Louis 4 (10): The Cardinals missed a chance to move into a tie with Atlanta for the wild-card spot. Brian Bogusevic scored on Angel Sanchez's bunt in the 10th inning for the Astros.

Cincinnati 6, N.Y. Mets 5: Chris Heisey hit a go-ahead, three-run homer just moments after making a diving catch and the Reds held off the Mets.

Washington 6, Florida 4: Michael Morse hit a three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning. With two games remaining, the Nationals (79-80) still hves a chance at their first winning season since 2003.

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee: The Brewers are battling Arizona for the second-best record in the National League. That would earn the extra home game in the first round of the playoffs.

L.A. Dodgers at Arizona: Justin Upton of the Diamondbacks took a pitch to the helmet on Sunday. He is listed as day to day.

Chicago Cubs at San Diego: The Cubs have won four of five in San Diego while outscoring the Padres, 14-6. Mat Latos of the Padres hoped to wrap up a strong second half with a good outing Monday.

Colorado at San Francisco: The Giants have gone 2 for 25 with runners in scoring position and been outscored, 31-7, during a four-game skid.


Around the horn

Florida Marlins: Manager Jack McKeon says he'll retire at the end of the season at age 80, a decision that had been expected. He's the second-oldest manager in major league history, and he joked he hopes to return in a few years to surpass Connie Mack, who managed the Philadelphia Athletics until age 87.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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