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Astros change course, put Altuve back in lineup

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve reacts as he scores on a double by Chris Carter when New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker dropped the ball for an error during the sixth inning of an inter-league baseball game Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK (AP) — In a bizarre twist before the season finale, Jose Altuve was a late addition to the Houston Astros’ lineup Sunday after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him — against his wishes — in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race.

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This Date In Baseball

1913 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators finished the season with 36 victories by virtue of a 1-0 decision over the Philadelphia A’s.

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Sipp’s slip costs Astros in 2-1 loss to Mets

New York Mets' Lucas Duda, left, rounds the bases after hitting a two-run walkoff home run in the ninth inning off Houston Astros pitcher Tony Sipp, right, during an interleague baseball game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. The Mets won 2-1. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston pitchers were on cruise control all game, barely breaking a sweat against an anemic Mets lineup.

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Duda hits 2-out, 2-run HR in 9th, Mets beat Astros

New York Mets pitcher Rafael Montero delivers the ball to the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night, rallying the New York Mets over the Houston Astros 2-1.

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Jeter returns to lineup, Red Sox beat Yankees 10-4

New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter prepares to face Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Derek Jeter went 1 for 2 with an infield single and left for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning. Even he wasn’t going to pull the Yankees out of this hole in the next-to-last game of his career.

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