Browns end skid as Mayfield delivers...Red Sox clinch...A’s crush Angels...Braves pad lead
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns’ 19-game winless streak is over after Baker Mayfield came off the bench to lead a 21-17 victory over the New York Jets. Mayfield entered in the second following a concussion to Tyrod Taylor and completed 17 of his 23 passes for 201 yards. Carlos Hyde ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 2:04 remaining.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox wrapped up their third straight AL East title as Mookie Betts went 4-for-5 with five RBIs and three runs scored in an 11-6 comeback over the Yankees in New York. Jackie Bradley tied the game with a solo homer in the seventh and Betts capped the scoring with a three-run blast an inning later. The Red Sox are 104-49, one off the team record for victories set in 1912.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty belted a three-run homer and Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with five RBIs as the Oakland Athletics blasted the Los Angeles Angels, 21-3. Nick Martini and Chad Pinder also homered, while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano drove in two runs apiece as part of the Athletics’ season-high 22-hit attack. The A’s are 3 ½ games behind the AL West-leading Houston Astros and can move within 1 ½ games of the first AL wild card if the New York Yankees fall to Boston tonight.
ATLANTA (AP) — Lucas Duda (DOO’-duh) doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh and Freddie Freeman was 2-for-5 with two runs scored as the Braves beat the Phillies, 8-3. Ender Inciarte and Dansby Swanson each had two hits and an RBI for the Braves, who dropped their magic number for winning the NL East to four over Philadelphia. Swanson drew a bases-loaded walk to spark Atlanta’s four-run eighth.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler share the lead through one round of the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Woods made an eagle putt from just over 25 feet on the par-5 18th hole for a 5-under 65. World No. 1 Justin Rose and Gary Woodland are one stroke back and one ahead of Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau.