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September 20, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Luke Voit homered twice and the New York Yankees reached David Price for four runs over 5 1/3 innings of a 10-1 thumping of the Boston Red Sox. Miguel Andujar (an-DOO’-hahr) also went deep and Luis Severino scattered six hits over seven innings for his 18th victory. The outcome keeps the Red Sox’s magic number at two for winning the AL East.

UNDATED (AP) — Oakland’s 10-0 thrashing of the Los Angeles Angels puts the Athletics four games behind the AL West-leading Houston Astros. Stephen Piscotty blasted a three-run homer and had five RBIs to help the A’s remain 2 ½ games behind the Yankees for the first AL wild card. Homers by Kyle Seager, Mitch Haniger and Guillermo Heredia powered the Mariners to a 9-0 romp over the Astros in Houston.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers pace the NL West by 2 ½ games over Colorado after completing a three-game sweep of the Rockies, 5-2. Yasiel Puig (YAH’-see-ul pweeg) belted a three-run homer to break a 2-2 tie in the seventh. Dodgers starter Walker Buehler struck out 12 and allowed a pair of unearned runs and three this over six innings to drop his ERA to 2.74.

UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers were able to shave their deficit in the NL Central to 2 ½ games by crushing Cincinnati while the first-place Chicago Cubs were losing big in Arizona. Jesus Aguilar and Manny Pina crushed three-run homers and Gio Gonzalez allowed two hits over six innings of the Brewers’ 7-0 rout of the Reds. Christian Walker smacked a three-run homer and Chris Owings added a two-run blast off Cole Hamels as the Diamondbacks hammered the Cubs, 9-0.

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBIs as the Atlanta Braves salvaged the finale of their three-game set with St. Louis, 7-3. Touki Toussaint limited the Cardinals to two runs and five hits while striking out eight over 5 2/3 innings. The outcome gives the Braves a magic number of six for winning the NL East and keeps the Redbirds 1 ½ games ahead of Colorado for the second NL wild card.

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