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Mets beat Phillies 5-3 to clinch top NL wild card

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The New York Mets clinched a playoff spot Saturday, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 to secure the top National League wild card....

Cardinals push playoff chase to final day, hold off Pirates

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jedd Gyorko hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, Matt Holliday provided another big boost and the St. Louis Cardinals pushed the playoff race to the final day of the regular season, holding off the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Saturday....

After 20 years, Ortiz leaving on his own terms _ and on top

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BOSTON (AP) -- The Mariners traded him. The Twins released him. And even the Boston fans gave up on David Ortiz a couple of times after he struggled to start the spring or limped away before the year was over....

Farewell to the Ted: Braves end 20-year run at Turner Field

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Turner Field has aged well. It's got all the expected amenities of a modern big league ballpark, from luxury boxes to a mammoth video board to the restaurant that hovers above right field to concession stands selling all manner of food and drink....

LEADING OFF: Colon, Mets aim for playoffs, AL chase tightens

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A look at what's happening around the majors today:...

Which stadiums were used for less time than Turner Field?

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There are a handful of stadiums in Major League Baseball's modern era that were used for fewer seasons than Atlanta's Turner Field, which has been home of the Braves since 1997....

Memorable moments in the history of Turner Field

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On Sunday, the Braves will play their last game at Turner Field and the stadium will move on to its next chapter, likely as a college football field. Since it opened for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it's been the site of many memorable moments:...

Cano hits 2 homers, Mariners tighten wild-card race, top A's

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Robinson Cano made sure the Seattle Mariners upheld their end of the wild-card equation....

Bumgarner pitches, hits as Giants win; Pagan body-slams fan

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner wants another even-year World Series championship. That's what drives him, not the milestones and accolades he piles up along the way....

Marte homers to lead Angels over Astros

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Daniel Wright didn't think getting his first major league win would take quite as long as it did, but it was worth the wait....


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