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Foltynewicz, Braves nearing East title

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ATLANTA (AP) Mike Foltynewicz of the Atlanta Braves has lost his no-hit bid in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Odubel Herrera led off the seventh by lining a clean single up the middle Saturday at SunTrust Park.

The Braves lead 4-0, and can clinch their first division title in five years with a win.

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Red Sox seek franchise-record 106th win

CLEVELAND -- Two teams that have won their respective divisions three years in a row will meet Saturday night at Progressive Field for the second game of a three-game series that could be a potential preview of a postseason series.

The 105-win Boston Red Sox, the American League East champions, will face the 85-win Cleveland Indians, the AL Central champs. The two teams split a four-game series in Boston last month. Boston beat Cleveland 7-5 on Friday night, the Red Sox's 105th win of the season, tying the franchise record set in 1912.

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Brewers look to close gap in NL Central

The Milwaukee Brewers picked a good time to solve the Pittsburgh Pirates, and more of the same could make the upper reaches of the National League Central interesting over the final week-plus of the season.

The Brewers (88-66) moved to within 1 1/2 games of the first-place Chicago Cubs Friday with an 8-3 win in the opener of a weekend series at PNC Park. The game was a disaster in a few ways for the Pirates (77-75), who had won 11 of the first 16 meetings between the clubs.

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Rockies hope to gain ground in NL chase

PHOENIX -- This spring, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black told his players they are good enough to win anywhere.

Words to live by.

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Cubs' Russell on leave after abuse claim

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife.

Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been unfaithful to her. In another post, a user - described by Melisa as a close friend - made the accusation that Russell had "hit" his wife. The post was later deleted. Russell denied the allegation and the two divorced.

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Davis hits 45th HR in 10th to lift A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Khris Davis would enjoy nothing more than leading the big leagues in home runs and carrying the Oakland Athletics on a deep postseason run.

"It would be a nice achievement but first and foremost I want to get deep in the playoffs and get there," he said. "That means a lot more."

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Gurriel has 7 RBIs, Astros clinch spot

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros toasted a playoff berth in a private moment, and then moved on to their next goal.

"You've got to take it step by step so it's nice to acknowledge and celebrate it because you don't take it for granted," right-hander Gerrit Cole said. "But we've got some more work to do."

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DeGrom boosts Cy Young resume, tops Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) No pitcher ever has put together a season quite like Jacob deGrom's 2018 for the New York Mets.

The 23 consecutive quality starts are a record. So are the 28 starting assignments in a row allowing three runs or fewer. The 1.77 ERA isn't too shabby, either.

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Adams' double in 8th lifts Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Cardinals manager Mike Shildt likes going to Matt Adams in big spots.

He showed why Friday night.

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