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Tigers Hold Off Royals After Overturned Play
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Tigers shake Royals to boost AL Central lead
Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead.

Brewers top Pirates to tighten wild-card race
Elian Herrera sprinted home on Logan Schafer's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Saturday night to tighten the race for the second National League wild-card spot.

Williams beats A's for 3rd time with 3rd team
Jerome Williams beat the Athletics for the third time this season with three different teams, and Oakland missed an opportunity to extend its lead in the AL wild-card race with a 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

Jeter moves up to 9th in all-time runs scored
Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of ninth place on baseball's all-time runs scored list in the third inning of Saturday's Yankees-Blue Jays game.

Astros' 5 HRs keep M's down in WC chase
Chris Carter and Alex Presley hit two-run homers and the Houston Astros connected five times in all, routing Seattle 10-1 Saturday night and preventing the Mariners from moving up in the playoff chase.

Zimmerman triples in return to help lift Nats
Ryan Zimmerman had two hits, including an RBI triple, in his return to the lineup and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Saturday night.

Padres keep Giants from gaining ground
Andrew Cashner pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 3-2 Saturday night to keep the Giants from gaining ground on the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ellsbury (hamstring) hopes to return in '14
Jacoby Ellsbury missed the New York Yankees' game a day after straining his right hamstring, and the team's most consistent player this year may be done for the season.

Cards' magic number at 1 with win over Reds
Tony Cruz hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals connected three times, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 on Saturday night and moving closer to their fourth straight playoff berth.

Dodgers rookie makes coffee run in uniform
Joc Pederson is one of baseball's most promising prospects, but he's evidently not exempt from tasks typically assigned to rookies.

MLB, MLBPA discuss domestic violence policy
The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes.

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