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September 20, 2018

UNDATED (AP) — The three games on the National League schedule tonight include one between the top two teams in the Eastern Division. The Braves are opening a four-game series in Philadelphia, with a 5 ½ game lead over the Phillies. In tonight’s other action, the Nationals host the Mets and the Reds visit the Marlins.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are hoping to send the Red Sox packing without a division title just yet. Boston is trying for a third straight night to clinch the A-L East at Yankee Stadium. Masahiro Tanaka starts against Boston lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. Tanaka has a 2.09 ERA in 10 starts since the All-Star break. Rodriguez has allowed one run or fewer in five of his past six starts.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Los Angeles say burglars caused $10,000 worth of damage to the home of Dodgers star Yasiel Puig while trying to steal a safe. Police say the intruders broke into Puig’s San Fernando Valley home Tuesday night. Puig was at Dodger Stadium for a game Tuesday.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown says he doesn’t want to be traded. He had responded earlier to criticism on social media by suggesting the team should trade him if it wants to find out how productive he can be when not playing with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Brown stressed today he wants to remain with the club and that he’s simply upset because Pittsburgh is winless through two games.

VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Sergio Garcia is two strokes off the first-round lead at the Portugal Masters after a 5-under 66. The Spanish golfer is looking to find some form in his final event before next week’s Ryder Cup.

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