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October 4, 2015 - 6:10pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Norris pitched one-hit ball for five innings and Tyler Collins had a bases-clearing triple as the Detroit Tigers finished their first-to-worst tumble in the AL Central with a 6-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

The Tigers (74-87) entered this season the four-time defending division champion but were hurt by significant injuries and shaky pitching in falling to last place for the first time in seven years.


October 4, 2015 - 6:06pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki hit 88 mph and induced a swing and miss with a breaking pitch during a one-inning relief appearance for the Miami Marlins Sunday in their regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 10-time outfield Gold Glove Award winner had never pitched in a major league game before entering for the bottom of the eighth inning. He allowed a leadoff double to Odubel Herrera, who later scored on a double to deep right by Darnell...

October 4, 2015 - 6:06pm
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas cornerback Kris Boyd has apologized for being on Twitter during halftime of an embarrassing 50-7 loss to No. 3 TCU, when he passed along a suggestion that he transfer to Texas A&M.

The freshman said in a statement issued by the university Sunday that "in no way did I intend to be disrespectful or disloyal" when he retweeted what amounted to an invitation to transfer from an apparent supporter of the Aggies, a rival the Longhorns don't...

October 4, 2015 - 6:05pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom looked especially sharp in his abbreviated playoff tuneup, and the NL East champion New York Mets finally scored on Curtis Granderson's eighth-inning homer to beat the Washington Nationals 1-0 in their regular-season finale Sunday.

One day after Washington ace Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter against New York to finish a doubleheader sweep, the Mets (90-72) made a run at a combined no-hitter of their own. They reached 90 wins for the first...

October 4, 2015 - 6:04pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Salazar finished his first season as a full-time starter on a positive note, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday in their 2015 finale.

Salazar (14-10) gave up one run 5 1-3 innings to win for just the second time in six starts. The right-hander began the season at Triple-A Columbus, a demotion that served as a wake-up call for the 25-year-old, who bounced back and tied Carlos Carrasco for the team lead in...

October 4, 2015 - 6:02pm
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Sunday for their eighth straight win, but still needed Pittsburgh to lose in order to host the Pirates in the NL wild-card game.

Pittsburgh, which played Cincinnati, held a one-game lead over the Cubs in the wild-card standings. If the teams finish with identical records, the Cubs would hold the tiebreaker and host the one-game playoff on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Regardless of...

October 4, 2015 - 5:59pm
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SEATTLE (AP) — Seth Smith hit a two-out, solo home run in the bottom of the eighth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in their season finale on Sunday.

Smith's 12th homer of the season came off reliever Ryan Dull (1-2) and just eluded the leap of Sam Fuld in deep center field. Seattle avoided being swept in the final series of the season and finished at 76-86, 11 games worse than last season, when the Mariners were in playoff...

October 4, 2015 - 5:56pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dee Gordon went 3 for 4 with a home run and a double to win the NL batting title over Washington's Bryce Harper and outfielder Ichiro Suzuki pitched the eighth inning as the Miami Marlins fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

Gordon became the first NL player to lead the league in batting average (.333) and stolen bases (58) in the same season since Jackie Robinson did so in 1949, according to the Marlins citing the...

October 4, 2015 - 5:39pm
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Early start

UNDATED (AP) — The NFL got off to an early start on the fourth Sunday of the season. In the first of the games to be played in London's Wembley Stadium this season the Jets beat the Dolphins 27-14. Chris ivory and Ryan Fitzpatrick led the attack for New York as Ivory ran for a career-high 166 yards and Fitzpatrick passed for 218 yards and one touchdown. Fitzpatrick passed for 172 yards in the first half as the Jets led the...

October 4, 2015 - 5:25pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Briann January had 19 points and six assists and the Indiana Fever stole home-court advantage in the WNBA Finals with a 75-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1 on Sunday.

Marissa Coleman added 16 points and the Fever hit all 16 of their free throws in a rematch of the 2012 finals. Indiana won Game 1 of that series as well en route to the franchise's only championship.

Maya Moore had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Sylvia...

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