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Cards clinch playoff spot, then lose 7-2 to Reds

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn throws to a Cincinnati Reds batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot on Sunday, and then lost 7-2 to Jay Bruce and the Cincinnati Reds.

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Donaldson powers A’s past Phillies

Oakland Athletics' Geovany Soto hits a double to drive in two runs against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland needed a big hit in the 10th inning against Philadelphia. Fortunately for the Athletics, they had Josh Donaldson at the plate.

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Phillies lose 8-6 to Athletics in 10 innings

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, center, is taken out of the baeball game by manager Ryne Sandberg (23) in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Burnett moved up the career strikeout list. At the moment, that’s the furthest thing from his mind.

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Twins fan 14 times vs Kluber, beaten by Indians

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Joe Mauer, right, has words with home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez after being called out on strikes during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins never caught up with Corey Kluber.

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Rua’s HR lifts streaking Rangers past Angels 2-1

Texas Rangers' Ryan Rua, right, is congratulated by teammate J.P. Arencibia on his solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers are determined to put a strong finish on a mostly miserable season.

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