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Your Top Plays for Today

The Los Angeles Angels celebrate their team's 8-1 win against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Phillies’ Williams pitches a gem in loss

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerome Williams pitches to a San Diego Padres batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jerome Williams’ fantastic effort was overshadowed by an even better outing by Andrew Cashner.

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Iwakuma drilled as Mariners lose 8-1 to Angels

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, of Japan, throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma had never lost to the Los Angeles Angels, and he set their first eight batters down with perhaps the best stuff Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon had ever seen from him.

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Diamondbacks knock off Giants 6-2

Arizona Diamondbacks Mark Trumbo, right, celebrates with Wade Miley (36) after hitting a third inning grand slam against the San Francisco Giants during a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

PHOENIX (AP) — Wade Miley struggled in his last start against San Francisco, digging his hole deeper as he tried to power his way out of it.

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Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

The Los Angeles Angels celebrate their team's 8-1 win against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade.

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