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Angels Clinch Playoff Spot, Beat Mariners 8-1

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
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Angels clinch postseason berth by beating Mariners

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Matthew Pouliot) — MLB's best team continues to cruise through September.
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Papelbon Suspended for Gesture, Bumping Umpire

NY Times: Bats (By REUTERS) — Philadelphia Phillies' closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined an undisclosed amount for making an obscene gesture and bumping an umpire, Major League Baseball said on Monday.
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Diamondbacks Knock Off Giants 6-2

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam and had five RBIs, Wade Miley pitched seven effective innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the San Francisco Giants to their third straight loss, 6-2 Monday night.
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Cashner Lifts Padres Past Phillies, 1-0

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Andrew Cashner pitched a two-hitter for his third career shutout and the San Diego Padres scored on Cody Asche's fielding error in the second inning Monday night to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0.
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Dodgers Ride 8-Run Inning to 11-3 Win Over Rockies

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Pinch hitter Justin Turner ignited an eight-run sixth inning with a tiebreaking two-run double, and the surging Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-3 on Monday night.
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VIDEO: Royals utilize speed for walk-off win against White Sox; keep pace with Tigers

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore proved to be the difference in a thrilling win for Kansas City.
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Rays 1, Yankees 0: Masahiro Tanaka Near Returning, but Yankees’ Wild-Card Hopes Are All but Gone

NY Times: Bats (By DAVID WALDSTEIN) — The Yankees entered the game trailing by five games in the race for the second American League wild-card spot. They now have only 13 games to make up the deficit.
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Dyson, Gore Score in 9th as Royals Beat White Sox

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
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Longtime Yankees Executive Is Retiring

NY Times: Bats (By DAVID WALDSTEIN) — Originally hired by the team in 1989, Mark Newman, now the Yankees’ senior vice president for baseball operations, plans to spend more time with his family.
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Blue Jays Lose Ground in 5-2 Loss to Orioles

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The Toronto Blue Jays might have a chance to play a part in the clinching of the AL East title, although it isn't exactly the role they had in mind back in April.
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Hunter, Cabrera Homer in 9th; Tigers Top Twins 8-6

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers tighten their grip on the American League Central by winning their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
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Albert Pujols leaves game with hamstring cramp

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Pujols suffered the injury while running to second base on a three-run double.
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Roundup: Seven-Game Suspension for Phillies’ Jonathan Papelbon

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Papelbon, Philadelphia’s closer, was suspended for seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire on Sunday.
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Altuve's Big Game Lifts Astros Over Indians 3-1

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Jose Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
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