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Braves, Brewers fight
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Leonys Martin hit a three-run double, Ian Kinsler hit a home run and the Texas Rangers kept pace in the AL wild-card chase, beating Houston 7-3 on Wednesday night and handing the Astros their team-record 108th loss of the season.
Max Scherzer earned his 21st victory and the Detroit Tigers clinched their third consecutive AL Central title, beating the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Wednesday night.
The New York Yankees failed to make the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, getting mathematically eliminated Wednesday night during an 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Rookie Danny Salazar gave Cleveland a much-needed quality start and Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer as the Indians tightened their grip one of the AL wild-card spots with their 14th consecutive victory against the Chicago White Sox, 7-2 on Wednesday night in their home finale.
Kyle Lohse pitched a two-hitter and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame Carlos Gomez\'s ejection in the first inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Jered Weaver pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Josh Hamilton drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels did a bit more damage to the Athletics\' home-field playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory against Oakland on Wednesday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates\' hopes of catching up in the NL Central took a big hit Wednesday when Darnell McDonald launched a three-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win.
Rookie Shelby Miller won his 15th game, and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the St. Louis Cardinals, who wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals and moved another step closer to the NL Central title with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings to win his third consecutive start, outdueling Cincinnati\'s Mat Latos in the New York Mets\' 1-0 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.
When Seattle\'s Justin Smoak hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning Tuesday night, the Kansas City Royals\' chances for a victory and perhaps a postseason appearance were in big trouble.
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Machado has no torn ACL, MCL
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Gerrit Cole threw six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates took over the NL wild-card lead, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Doug Fister struck out seven and the Detroit Tigers homered three times in the fourth inning to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Adrian Beltre homered at home for the first time in more than a month and the Texas Rangers stayed close in the wild-card race, beating Houston 3-2 Tuesday night and sending the Astros to their 11th straight loss.