White Sox 3, Indians 1: In Cleveland, needing a win and then help from the Yankees to force a one-game playoff with the Red Sox for the A.L. wild card, the Indians dropped their season finale to Chicago. Rookie Brandon McCarthy (3-2) took a shutout into the sixth and Jermaine Dye homered for the White Sox.
Red Sox 10, Yankees 1: In Boston, Manny Ramirez hit a three-run homer and also threw out Derek Jeter from the outfield, and Curt Schilling shut down New York long enough for the Red Sox to clinch the A.L. wild-card berth.
Angels 7, Rangers 4: In Arlington, Texas, Los Angeles clinched home-field advantage for the first round of the A.L. playoffs, closing out the regular season by beating Texas behind Juan Rivera’s three-run homer.
Twins 6, Tigers 4: In Minneapolis, Johan Santana held Detroit to three hits in seven innings in leading Minnesota to victory.
Orioles 6, Devil Rays 2: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Bruce Chen pitched six strong innings and backup catcher Sal Fasano homered for the second consecutive day, leading Baltimore past Tampa Bay.
Blue Jays 7, Royals 2: In Toronto, Gustavo Chacin extended his team rookie record for wins with his 13th, and Eric Hinske homered and drove in three runs as the Blue Jays ended the season with a victory over Kansas City.
Astros 6, Cubs 4: In Houston, Roy Oswalt became the first pitcher since 2001-02 with consecutive 20-win seasons, throwing six innings and driving in a run in the Astros’ wild card-clinching victory over Chicago.
Phillies 9, Nationals 3: In Washington, Jimmy Rollins scored twice, Kenny Lofton added a two-run double, and Philadelphia beat the Nationals to complete a three-game sweep but fell a game short in the N.L. wild-card race.
Cardinals 7, Reds 5: In St. Louis, Reggie Sanders had a home run and a double, and the Cardinals posted their 100th victory by rallying past Cincinnati in the final regular-season game at Busch Stadium.
Padres 3, Dodgers 1: In San Diego, Adam Eaton struck out a season-high 11 and held Los Angeles to one hit in seven scoreless innings as the Padres won.
Marlins 7, Braves 6 (10): In Miami, Florida blew a lead to cost Dontrelle Willis his 23rd victory, then rallied to beat playoff-bound Atlanta in 10 innings.
Giants 3, Diamondbacks 1: In San Francisco, Brett Tomko pitched a six-hitter, Moises Alou homered and the Giants snapped a five-game skid with a victory over Arizona.
Rockies 11, Mets 3: In New York, Mike Piazza was hitless in what likely was his final home game at Shea Stadium as Colorado beat the Mets.
Pirates 3, Brewers 1: In Pittsburgh, rookie Zach Duke won again, pitching the Pirates past Milwaukee. The Brewers finished with their first non-losing season since going 92-70 in 1992.
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