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Yankees' Tanaka is sharp in return

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 4:31 am

Masahiro Tanaka started Jose Reyes with a 92 mph fastball, his first major league pitch since July 8. He threw 70 pitches in all and didn't feel any pain in the right elbow during Sunday's 5-2 win over Toronto.

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Red Sox slip by Orioles

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 4:30 am

Joe Kelly pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and Boston used home runs by Mookie Betts and David Ross to beat Baltimore on Sunday, 3-2.

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Mets, deGrom finish off the Braves

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 4:25 am

Jacob DeGrom struck out 10 in six innings and the New York Mets finished a three-game sweep that knocked the Atlanta Braves out of the playoff hunt Sunday with a 10-2 victory.

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Yankees running out of time, healthy bodies

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 6:09 am

Derek Jeter tried sparking another win on his farewell homestand. He got little help late as three more stars in pinstripes were out with injuries.

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Red Sox fall to Orioles

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 6:07 am

Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles received another steady performance from right-hander Chris Tillman in a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

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Baseball Roundup

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 6:00 am

Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off Kansas City Saturday and boost their American League Central lead.

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Yankees top Jays

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 3:48 am

Jacoby Ellsbury, Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees kept Mark Buehrle winless against them for more than a decade, sending the Toronto Blue Jays to their season-worst sixth straight loss, 5-3 Friday night.

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Ortiz homers twice as Red Sox beat O's in 10

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 3:48 am

David Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles.

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Mets deal blow to Braves' fading playoff hopes

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 3:39 am

Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0.

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Pirates sweep away Red Sox

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 3:38 am

The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race.

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Jeter homers to start final homestand

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 3:32 am

Derek Jeter began his final homestand for the New York Yankees with one more stroll around the bases. Jeter homered deep into the left-field seats against R.A. Dickey in the sixth inning, earning a standing ovation from his adoring fans and helping...

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Jeter ends long skid, Yankees beat Rays 3-2

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 2:07 am

Derek Jeter managed to get a hit that had been most elusive. Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night.

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Castillo has his opening night with Red Sox

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 2:06 am

Rusney Castillo, the Boston Red Sox rookie outfielder, made his debut Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, going 1-for-4 with an infield single in the fourth inning.

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Mets on brink of elimination after loss to Marlins

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 1:53 am

The chance to make the playoffs is all but gone for the New York Mets. Reaching .500 has pretty much slipped away, too. The remaining goals are to overtake Miami and perhaps Atlanta in the NL East, and those will be hard to achieve following a 4-3...

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Rays beat Yankees 6-1 as Jeter gets hit

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 1:27 am

Derek Jeter was hit on the arm by a Steve Geltz pitch in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, the fifth time a New York Yankees batter has been hit by a Rays pitcher in the past week.

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Pirates, with plenty to play for, make quick work of Red Sox

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 1:26 am

Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games.

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Major League Baseball roundup

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 1:26 am

Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year, Ruben Tejada capped a four-run fourth inning with a two-run double, and the Mets routed Miami, 9-1, on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid.

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Yankees suffer another walk-off loss again

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 3:36 am

Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL...

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Harvey reaches 95 during rehab stint

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Mets ace Matt Harvey threw off the main mound at Citi Field on Monday, the final step this season in his rehab program from Tommy John surgery last October.

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No Papi? No problem for Red Sox

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 12:06 pm

Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency.

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Nats really have the Mets' number

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

The Washington Nationals have dominated the Mets for the past few seasons, particularly in New York.\n

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Yanks' Young stays hot

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 4:09 am

Chris Young doubled and stole home in his latest surprising September performance and the Yankees beat AL East-leading Baltimore 3-2, ending the Orioles' longest winning streak of the season at six.

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Red Sox fall to the Royals

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 4:08 am

Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night.

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Nationals roll past the Mets

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York — Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals moved a step closer to their second NL East title in three years with a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night.\n

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Yankees hopes swept away in Baltimore

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 5:01 am

Bud Norris pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Orioles beat the Yankees 5-0 Friday night to become the first team since 2006 to sweep a doubleheader from New York. In the first game of the day-night twinbill, Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run...

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