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A's explode for 21 runs, 22 hits in routing Angels

Stephen Piscotty, Nick Martini and Chad Pinder smacked home runs to highlight a 22-hit assault Thursday afternoon, powering the Oakland Athletics to a 21-3 trouncing of the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif.

Red Sox hammer Yankees, clinch AL East title

Mookie Betts helped the Boston Red Sox clinch their third straight American League East title by collecting four hits, including a towering three-run homer off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the eighth inning in an 11-6 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

Blue Jays shock Rays with 7-run 9th

Justin Smoak hit his third career walk-off home run to complete a seven-run ninth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays came back to defeat the visiting Tampa Bay Rays 9-8 Thursday night at Rogers Centre.

Braves down Phils, reduce magic number to 4

Shortstop Dansby Swanson and pinch hitter Lucas Duda ripped back-to-back doubles in the seventh inning to put Atlanta ahead and send the Braves to an 8-3 win over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday at SunTrust Park.

Gennett's 4 RBIs power Reds past Marlins

Second baseman Scooter Gennett, bidding for a National League batting title, homered, doubled and drove in four runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night at Marlins Park.

Ray, Diamondbacks one-hit Cubs

Christian Walker, Chris Owings and Jeff Mathis homered, and Robbie Ray threw six scoreless innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks used an unorthodox lineup to break a four-game losing streak with a 9-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday in Phoenix.

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