• September 27, 2016

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Nationals catcher Ramos out for playoffs with torn ACL

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals' World Series hopes took a serious blow Tuesday when All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee.

Tebow sharp in last tuneup before instructional league debut

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow recorded a pair of hits, scored a run and ended the game with a sliding grab in his final intrasquad game in the New York Mets' instructional league.

Official: Bag of 4 Fernandez signed baseballs washes ashore

MIAMI (AP) — As the baseball world mourned the death of Jose Fernandez, a beachgoer found a bag containing four baseballs signed by the Marlins 24-year-old pitcher.

LEADING OFF: Red Sox can clinch as Papi begins Bronx goodbye

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Indians clinch AL Central crown with 7-4 win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — When the Cleveland Indians poured onto the field to celebrate their first division title since 2007, their mounting list of concerns became secondary.

Ramos injured in Nationals' 14-4 loss to Diamondbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wilson Ramos jumped to catch a relay throw on a play at the plate that appeared pretty harmless. Only this time, his right foot hit the dirt and he crumpled to the ground, clutching his right knee.

Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) — In tribute to Jose Fernandez, left-handed hitter Dee Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty to lead off the first inning of Monday's mournful game.

Cubs rout Pirates 12-2 for 100th win behind Baez's six RBIs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Javier Baez hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs while major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks pitched six scoreless innings as the Chicago Cubs won their 100th game of the season, routing the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-2 on Monday night.

Nationals C Wilson Ramos leaves game with right leg injury

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has left Washington's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an apparent right leg injury, a potentially damaging blow to the NL East champions.

Yankees, Blue Jays scrap after 3 HBP in first 2 innings

TORONTO (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino was ejected after hitting Toronto's Justin Smoak with a pitch in the second inning Monday night, leading to an angry shoving match between the teams.

Florida authorities seek causes of Jose Fernandez boat crash

MIAMI (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine whether Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was at the wheel of his sportfishing boat when it slammed into a jetty in the early-morning darkness, killing him and two others on board.

The Latest: Boat in crash was registered to Marlins pitcher

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on baseball ace Jose Fernandez's death in a boating accident (all times local):

LEADING OFF: Marlins home for 1st game since Fernandez death

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Ross helps Cubs edge Cardinals 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) — David Ross homered and teamed with Jon Lester for another scoreless performance, and the Chicago Cubs hurt St. Louis' wild-card chances with 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night.

Dodgers clinch NL West title in Scully's final home game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sprayed champagne and beer flooded the blue carpet in the Dodgers clubhouse. The stench of alcohol hung in the damp air. Wives, kids and a puppy were in on the party with music blaring.

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out.

The Latest: Marlins owner says he feels 'deepest sorrow'

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the boating death of Miami Marlins pitching ace Jose Fernandez (all times local):

Joe Davis prepares to take over Dodgers booth from Scully

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Vin Scully closes out his career broadcasting Los Angeles Dodgers games, his successor is waiting in the wings.

Nationals follow frustrating 2015 season with NL East title

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dusty Baker couldn't help but smile as he watched his players pour champagne and beer on each other.

LEADING OFF: Mets need innings, Lester makes Cy pitch

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Vin Scully reflects on 67 years of baseball memories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The three-ring binder chock full of tidbits Vin Scully wants to talk about on the air will soon be flipped shut for the last time.

AL West champ Rangers celebrate, plan for another playoffs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Colby Lewis obliged his wife when she requested a picture under an AL West champion banner of the four Texas players part of each division title since 2010.

Girardi said he walked out on media over bullpen question

TORONTO (AP) — New York manager Joe Girardi said he walked out of Friday's post-game media session because he was upset by questions about his bullpen usage, not because the slumping Yankees lost ground in the AL wild card race and were eliminated from the AL East.

Dodgers honor Vin Scully for his 67 years of storytelling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully thanked Los Angeles Dodgers fans for making him feel like an 8-year-old again every time they cheer. The crowd, in turn, saluted Scully with a loud roar and multiple standing ovations on his appreciation night Friday.