BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are running out of chances to wrap up the AL East title. Boston once again failed to clinch the division crown last night, losing at home to the Houston Astros, 3-2. They make their third bid to clinch the crown this afternoon when Drew Pomeranz faces Lance McCullers and the 100-win Houston Astros at Fenway Park.

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies will try tonight to become the 10th and final club to seal a playoff spot this season. If they win with rookie German Marquez pitching against the Dodgers, or Milwaukee loses at St. Louis, the Rockies claim a berth and will play at Arizona in the NL wild-card game Wednesday.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain is set to pitch for the final time in his accomplished career with the San Francisco Giants. A day before his 33rd birthday, he figures to get a loud cheer from the home fans at AT&T Park today when he faces San Diego. Cain helped the Giants win a pair of World Series championships and also pitched a perfect game.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. is 7 1/2 points away from clinching golf's Presidents Cup. Phil Mickelson rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole yesterday to cap off another big day for the Americans and set a record for the largest lead after two sessions in Presidents Cup history. Mickelson had his 24th match victory to tie the Presidents Cup record held by Tiger Woods, and he set a record with his 10th victory in fourballs.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is recommending that teams express themes of unity before their first home games, while reminding them of the rule that players must stand for the national anthem. A memo obtained by The Associated Press suggests teams use their opening games to demonstrate their commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and to serve as "a unifying force in the community." The memo was sent yesterday, a day after Commissioner Adam Silver said he expected players would stand for the anthem.