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The Red Sox's loss to Houston on Friday in tandem with the Yankees' win over the Blue Jays means that Boston is two games up on the Yankees in the AL East with two games to play.
The New York Yankees won their game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but with one game remaining, the Red Sox victory sealed a trip to the wild card playoff game for their rivals. Boston leads the Yankees by two games - both teams have two games left and they're each assured playoff spots. If they ever lost that game, they'd have to start someone else in NY on Monday in the AL East tie-breaker, with the loser hosting the Twins in the wild card round.
After going 8-1 in their final road trip of the season, the Red Sox have slumped at home, losing two consecutive and falling to 1-4 on their homestand. The Astros recorded their second 100-win season in franchise history. Charlie Morton pitched into the sixth inning to earn his career-best 14th victory, and Ken Giles got three outs for his 34th save. After a brief discussion, Farrell left the $217 million man in the game with the bases loaded. Drew Pomeranz will start game three and is 16-6 with a 3.38 ERA and 171 strikeouts this season.
It's an unlikely scenario, but that's why they play the games.
Phillies starter Ben Lively (4-7, 4.26 ERA) closed his rookie season in the big leagues with a win, throwing six innings of two-run baseball without walking a batter.
The victory reduced the Rockies' magic number to one, meaning one Colorado victory or one loss by the Milwaukee Brewers will enable the Rockies to win the second National League wild card and advance to the postseason for the fourth time in their 25 seasons of play.
YANKEES 4, BLUE JAYS 0 Masahiro Tanaka struck out 15 over seven innings, his highest total since coming to the major leagues, and playoff-bound NY beat visiting Toronto to remain on the edge of contention in the AL East. If the Red Sox meet the Houston Astros in the ALDS, Abad could be called on to face Brian McCann (.234 average vs LHP) or the switch-hitting Carlos Beltran (.186 average vs LHP) at any point after the third inning.
INDIANS 10, WHITE SOX 1 Edwin Encarnacion had a three-run double, and Jay Bruce and Jose Ramirez drove in two runs apiece, leading AL Central champion Cleveland, the host, to a victory over Chicago. Morton blanked Boston until Rafael Devers hit an RBI single in the fifth.
The Dodgers have a one-game lead over the Indians for this one, and the Astros are two games out. He threw 24 pitches in 1-2/3 innings last night. Warren hasn't pitched for NY since September 1.
The Rays got three runs on sacrifice flies, two in the seventh inning from Curt Casali and Brad Miller after a solo home run by Logan Morrison, his 38th of the season.
Instead, the Yankees probably will have a workout day at Yankee Stadium on Monday for Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game there against the Minnesota Twins. The Brewers beat St. Louis 5-3 to stay in the picture. Pelfrey allowed six hits, only one of them a single, and walked six.
Anderson (12-4) gave up only three hits and a run in seven-plus innings, walking one and fanning five.
The concept of a bullpen game in the postseason may seem far-fetched but so is expecting to win with Porcello or Fister.
Fellow promoted rivals Brighton have experienced a tough start in the top flight, picking up just four points in five games. Asked if the move had strengthened a Premier League rival, Benitez added: "We have enough goalkeepers in terms of numbers".
The flaw had been discovered and fixed by Apache in March, but Equifax had not applied the patch to its own systems by May. Federal investigations: Equifax is being investigated by both the Department of Justice and the FBI.
The Fed is expected to slow their bond-buying program at around $US10 billion a month, ultimately rising to $US50 billion. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.2% to 22 370.70, and the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.1%.
Women can not have custody of a child once the child has reached a certain age: nine years of age for girls, and seven for boys. Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday issued a royal decree allowing women to drive in the kingdom.
Besides the North Korea crisis, the polls also come at a time when the country is facing a sluggish economy which needs a boost. Kyodo News said he plans to dissolve the lower house of parliament at the start of an extraordinary session on Thursday.
Short traders are feeling a little more bearish on Bob Evans Farms, Inc . of late if you consider the increase in short interest. CEO Rob Vitale noted that Evans expands Post's presence in foodservice and higher growth categories of the packaged food market.
ISIS Leader Baghdadi Reportedly Heard on New Tape
He also sought to console his followers over their recent defeats, saying the top priority for Muslims is to "satisfy" God. The Islamic State on Thursday released an audio recording of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Saudi Arabian Women To Be Allowed To Drive
And before the news King Salman was scrapping the ban on driving, he ordered workplaces to provide transport for female workers. So why has "the ban" been lifted now? Still, lifting the driving ban on women could help the country's worldwide reputation.
Labour vows to cap credit card interest to fight debt crisis
She added: "Any suggestion of kicking people out of any political party on the grounds of race or religion should be condemned". Speaking in Brighton, McDonnell will say that those in debt should not have to pay back more than double of what they borrowed.
One Killed, Several Wounded in Tennessee Church Shooting
Update 7.02pm: Police have confirmed the death of one woman in a mass casualty shooting in a church in Tennessee, America. Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, of La Vergne, Tennessee, was charged with felony homicide and was being held without bond.
Trump lashes out at McCain on health care vote
The legislation would do away with Obamacare's individual mandate requiring most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine. McCain's rejection of the Graham-Cassidy proposal effectively ends the party's chances at repealing Obamacare - for now.
You can't actually download 4K movies on the Apple TV 4K
Apple is also adding Amazon Prime Video - the last of the major streaming services it didn't yet have - sometime this year. Apple succeeds in its main objective with this upgrade: 4K content looks great, on a 4K television set.
Rupee slumps to 64.81 as Fed signals another rate hike
Among major losers, ICICI dropped by 2.29 per cent, Axis Bank by 1.79 per cent, Coal India and ONGC by 1.7 per cent. Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) remained passive as they sold shares worth a net Rs 1,719.62 crore.