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Cardinals extend team-record run to 16

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CHICAGO (AP) Andrew Knizner slid across home plate, hopped up and pumped his right arm in jubilation.

Make it a very sweet 16 for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Knizner scored the go-ahead run on Codi Heuer's wild pitch in the ninth inning, and the Cardinals beat the lowly Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Sunday for their 16th straight victory.

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Yanks sweep BoSox, now lead AL wild card

BOSTON (AP) Yankees manager Aaron Boone watched two of his Gold Glove fielders drop easy popups to hand the Red Sox the lead.

Then Boston fumbled a pair of foul balls with Aaron Judge at the plate, twice giving the slugger new life before his two-run double propelled New York to a 6-3 victory on Sunday night and a series sweep that flipped the lead in the AL wild-card race.

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Brewers sweep Mets to clinch NL Central

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers clinched their second NL Central title in four years, beating the sloppy New York Mets 8-4 Sunday behind Willy Adames's two-run homer and three RBIs.

Josh Hader pitched a perfect ninth inning, retiring Brandon Nimmo on a game-ending flyout to left fielder Christian Yelich and sending the Brewers running onto the field to celebrate as the crowd of 43,430 erupted into cheers.

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Urias gets 19th win, Dodgers win 100th

PHOENIX (AP) The dominant Dodgers rolled to win No. 100 of the season on Sunday afternoon with a mix that's served them well all season: terrific starting pitching, a few long homers and a shutdown bullpen.

It still might not be enough to catch the San Francisco Giants.

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Braves edge Padres, stretch NL East lead

SAN DIEGO (AP) Will Smith struck out the side around three walks in the ninth inning to finish the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday that opened a 2 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia heading into their NL East showdown.

Pinch-hitter Orlando Arcia hit a go-ahead double in the sixth off Pierce Johnson (3-4). Joc Pederson homered and scored twice for Atlanta, which has led the division since Aug. 15. The Braves won despite walking seven Padres.

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Jansen, Manoah help Jays get needed win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Danny Jansen hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, George Springer also went deep and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 Sunday to maintain pressure in the AL wild-card race before heading to Toronto for their final homestand.

Toronto will enter the final week one game back for the second AL wild card. The New York Yankees and Boston were tied for the wild-card lead heading into their game on Sunday night.

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Kranick, Pirates end Phils' win streak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Phillies starter Hans Crouse gave up a home run to Cole Tucker on his first major league pitch and Philadelphia's playoff hopes took a hit Sunday with a 6-0 loss to Max Kranick and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Phillies, who had won five in a row, began the day trailing NL East-leading Atlanta by 1 1/2 games. Philadelphia visits the Braves for a three-game series starting Tuesday night.

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Mariners rally on Ohtani to down Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani wasn't enough to keep the Los Angeles Angeles from their sixth straight losing season.

Ohtani allowed Jarred Kelenic's tying home run in the seventh inning, and Mitch Haniger hit a go-ahead single in a four-run eighth against the bullpen that lifted the Seattle Mariners over the Angels 5-1 Sunday.

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Mother, son die after fall at Petco Park

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego police are investigating the deaths of a woman and her 2-year-old son Saturday after they fell from the third level of Petco Park, just as thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres game, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The woman, 40, and the boy were pronounced dead at 4:11 p.m., about 20 minutes after police were alerted to the incident, Lt. Andra Brown told the newspaper.

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