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Scoreboard

MLB standings
Major League Baseball
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
z-Atlanta 94 60 .610 —
Washington 83 68 .550 9 1/2
New York 79 73 .520 14
Philadelphia 78 73 .517 14 1/2
Miami 53 99 .349 40
Central Division
W L Pct GB
St. Louis 86 67 .562 —
Milwaukee 83 70 .542 3
Chicago 82 71 .536 4
CINCINNATI 72 81 .471 14
Pittsburgh 65 88 .425 21
West Division
W L Pct GB
x-Los Angeles 98 55 .641 —
Arizona 78 75 .510 20
San Francisco 74 79 .484 24
San Diego 69 84 .451 29
Colorado 66 87 .431 32
X-clinched division
Z-clinched playoff spot
Wednesday’s Games
St. Louis 5, Washington 1
Arizona 5, Miami 4
N.Y. Mets 7, Colorado 4
Seattle 4, Pittsburgh 1
Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1
San Diego 2, Milwaukee 1
San Francisco 11, Boston 3
CINCINNATI 3, Chicago Cubs 2, 10 innings
Tampa Bay 8, L.A. Dodgers 7, 11 innings
Thursday’s Games
Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 4
Boston 5, San Francisco 4
Seattle 6, Pittsburgh 5, 11 innings
Milwaukee 5, San Diego 1
St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 4, 10 innings
Friday’s Games
St. Louis (Wacha 6-7) at Chicago Cubs (Quintana 13-8), 2:20 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (deGrom 9-8) at CINCINNATI (Castillo 15-6), 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (Smyly 4-6) at Cleveland (Bieber 14-7), 7:10 p.m.
Washington (Sanchez 9-8) at Miami (Dugger 0-2), 7:10 p.m.
San Francisco (Beede 5-9) at Atlanta (Foltynewicz 7-5), 7:20 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Brault 4-5) at Milwaukee (Anderson 6-4), 8:10 p.m.
Arizona (Kelly 11-14) at San Diego (Lauer 8-9), 10:10 p.m.
Colorado (Lambert 3-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 14-5), 10:10 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at CINCINNATI, 4:10 p.m.
Washington at Miami, 6:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Atlanta, 7:20 p.m.
Arizona at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.
Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.
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American League
East Division
W L Pct GB
x-New York 100 54 .649 —
Tampa Bay 90 63 .588 9 1/2
Boston 80 72 .526 19
Toronto 62 91 .405 37 1/2
Baltimore 49 104 .320 50 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Minnesota 94 59 .614 —
Cleveland 90 63 .588 4
Chicago 66 86 .434 27 1/2
Kansas City 56 98 .364 38 1/2
Detroit 45 107 .296 48 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
z-Houston 100 53 .654 —
Oakland 92 61 .601 8
Texas 74 79 .484 26
Los Angeles 69 84 .451 31
Seattle 65 88 .425 35
X-clinched division
Z-clinched playoff spot
Wednesday’s Games
Oakland 1, Kansas City 0, 11 innings
Seattle 4, Pittsburgh 1
Cleveland 2, Detroit 1, 10 innings
L.A. Angels 3, N.Y. Yankees 2
San Francisco 11, Boston 3
Houston 3, Texas 2
Chicago White Sox 3, Minnesota 1
Toronto 11, Baltimore 10
Tampa Bay 8, L.A. Dodgers 7, 11 innings
Thursday’s Games
Boston 5, San Francisco 4
Seattle 6, Pittsburgh 5, 11 innings
N.Y. Yankees 9, L.A. Angels 1
Toronto 8, Baltimore 4
Cleveland 7, Detroit 0
Minnesota 8, Kansas City 5
Friday’s Games
Seattle (Hernandez 1-6) at Baltimore (TBD), 7:05 p.m.
Toronto (Waguespack 4-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Happ 12-8), 7:05 p.m.
Boston (Porcello 13-12) at Tampa Bay (Morton 15-6), 7:10 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Cease 3-7) at Detroit (Zimmermann 1-11), 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (Smyly 4-6) at Cleveland (Bieber 14-7), 7:10 p.m.
Kansas City (TBD) at Minnesota (Smeltzer 1-2), 8:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Barria 4-9) at Houston (Greinke 16-5), 8:10 p.m.
Texas (Minor 13-9) at Oakland (Fiers 14-4), 10:07 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Boston at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.
Seattle at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Houston, 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.
Texas at Oakland, 9:07 p.m.

MLB leaders
Major League Baseball Leaders
NATIONAL LEAGUE
BATTING—Rendon, Washington, .330; K.Marte, Arizona, .329; Yelich, Milwaukee, .329; Blackmon, Colorado, .318; McNeil, New York, .318; Newman, Pittsburgh, .317; B.Reynolds, Pittsburgh, .317; Arenado, Colorado, .314; Bellinger, Los Angeles, .305; Freeman, Atlanta, .299.
RUNS—Acuna Jr., Atlanta, 123; Bellinger, Los Angeles, 115; Rendon, Washington, 113; Freeman, Atlanta, 112; Blackmon, Colorado, 108; Story, Colorado, 107; Bryant, Chicago, 106; Soto, Washington, 104; Yelich, Milwaukee, 100; Albies, Atlanta, 98; Arenado, Colorado, 98.
RBI—Rendon, Washington, 119; Freeman, Atlanta, 119; Arenado, Colorado, 117; Bell, Pittsburgh, 116; E.Escobar, Arizona, 115; P.Alonso, New York, 113; Bellinger, Los Angeles, 110; Soto, Washington, 106; Harper, Philadelphia, 104; E.Suarez, CINCINNATI, 102.
HITS—K.Marte, Arizona, 187; Albies, Atlanta, 180; Arenado, Colorado, 177; Blackmon, Colorado, 176; Freeman, Atlanta, 174; Acuna Jr., Atlanta, 173; Rendon, Washington, 171; Story, Colorado, 167; A.Rosario, New York, 166; E.Escobar, Arizona, 163.
DOUBLES—Rendon, Washington, 43; Albies, Atlanta, 42; Blackmon, Colorado, 42; Seager, Los Angeles, 41; J.Baez, Chicago, 38; Bell, Pittsburgh, 37; Pillar, San Francisco, 37; B.Reynolds, Pittsburgh, 37; K.Marte, Arizona, 36; Segura, Philadelphia, 36.
TRIPLES—E.Escobar, Arizona, 10; K.Marte, Arizona, 9; Albies, Atlanta, 8; Blackmon, Colorado, 7; Eaton, Washington, 7; Ervin, CINCINNATI, 7; A.Frazier, Pittsburgh, 7; A.Rosario, New York, 7; S.Marte, Pittsburgh, 6; Tatis Jr., San Diego, 6.
HOME RUNS—P.Alonso, New York, 49; E.Suarez, CINCINNATI, 48; Bellinger, Los Angeles, 45; Yelich, Milwaukee, 44; Arenado, Colorado, 40; Acuna Jr., Atlanta, 40; Freeman, Atlanta, 38; Schwarber, Chicago, 37; Bell, Pittsburgh, 37; Donaldson, Atlanta, 37.
STOLEN BASES—Acuna Jr., Atlanta, 37; T.Turner, Washington, 33; J.Dyson, Arizona, 30; Yelich, Milwaukee, 30; Robles, Washington, 26; S.Marte, Pittsburgh, 25; Wong, St. Louis, 24; Story, Colorado, 21; Margot, San Diego, 20; Cain, Milwaukee, 17; A.Rosario, New York, 17.
PITCHING—Strasburg, Washington, 17-6; Fried, Atlanta, 16-6; Dak.Hudson, St. Louis, 16-7; L.Castillo, CINCINNATI, 15-6; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 14-5; Buehler, Los Angeles, 13-3; Soroka, Atlanta, 13-4; Corbin, Washington, 13-7; Quintana, Chicago, 13-8; Wainwright, St. Louis, 13-9.
ERA—Ryu, Los Angeles, 2.35; Soroka, Atlanta, 2.60; deGrom, New York, 2.61; S.Gray, CINCINNATI, 2.80; Scherzer, Washington, 2.81; Flaherty, St. Louis, 3.05; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 3.05; Corbin, Washington, 3.10; Buehler, Los Angeles, 3.15; L.Castillo, CINCINNATI, 3.22.
STRIKEOUTS—Bauer, Cleveland/CINCINNATI, 245; deGrom, New York, 239; Strasburg, Washington, 235; Scherzer, Washington, 233; Corbin, Washington, 224; Nola, Philadelphia, 220; Darvish, Chicago, 217; Ray, Arizona, 215; L.Castillo, CINCINNATI, 211; Flaherty, St. Louis, 206; Buehler, Los Angeles, 202.
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American League
BATTING—Ti.Anderson, Chicago, .335; LeMahieu, New York, .329; Brantley, Houston, .318; Alberto, Baltimore, .314; Moncada, Chicago, .312; Devers, Boston, .311; Gurriel, Houston, .304; Bogaerts, Boston, .303; Merrifield, Kansas City, .303; Altuve, Houston, .301; Martinez, Boston, .301.
RUNS—Betts, Boston, 131; Devers, Boston, 120; Semien, Oakland, 117; Bregman, Houston, 115; Trout, Los Angeles, 110; LeMahieu, New York, 106; C.Santana, Cleveland, 105; Villar, Baltimore, 105; Bogaerts, Boston, 104; Mancini, Baltimore, 100; Merrifield, Kansas City, 100; Polanco, Minnesota, 100.
RBI—J.Abreu, Chicago, 119; Devers, Boston, 110; Soler, Kansas City, 109; Bogaerts, Boston, 109; Bregman, Houston, 105; Trout, Los Angeles, 104; Gurriel, Houston, 102; E.Rosario, Minnesota, 101; Cruz, Minnesota, 97; Martinez, Boston, 97; LeMahieu, New York, 97.
HITS—Merrifield, Kansas City, 195; LeMahieu, New York, 189; Devers, Boston, 188; Polanco, Minnesota, 180; Semien, Oakland, 177; Bogaerts, Boston, 176; Brantley, Houston, 175; Betts, Boston, 168; J.Abreu, Chicago, 167; Villar, Baltimore, 166.
DOUBLES—Bogaerts, Boston, 50; Devers, Boston, 50; Benintendi, Boston, 40; Betts, Boston, 40; Gurriel, Houston, 40; Brantley, Houston, 39; Merrifield, Kansas City, 39; Semien, Oakland, 39; Castellanos, Chicago, 37; Lindor, Cleveland, 37; Polanco, Minnesota, 37.
TRIPLES—Mondesi, Kansas City, 10; Dozier, Kansas City, 9; Merrifield, Kansas City, 9; M.Smith, Seattle, 9; Gardner, New York, 7; Kiermaier, Tampa Bay, 7; Meadows, Tampa Bay, 7; Semien, Oakland, 7.
HOME RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 45; Soler, Kansas City, 45; G.Torres, New York, 38; Cruz, Minnesota, 37; Bregman, Houston, 37; Kepler, Minnesota, 36; M.Olson, Oakland, 35; Springer, Houston, 35; Martinez, Boston, 35; 5 tied at 34.
STOLEN BASES—M.Smith, Seattle, 44; Mondesi, Kansas City, 39; Villar, Baltimore, 36; Andrus, Texas, 28; Jo.Ramirez, Cleveland, 24; Pham, Tampa Bay, 23; DeShields, Texas, 22; D.Gordon, Seattle, 22; Lindor, Cleveland, 21; Kiermaier, Tampa Bay, 19.
PITCHING—Verlander, Houston, 19-6; German, New York, 18-4; G.Cole, Houston, 18-5; E.Rodriguez, Boston, 18-6; Gonzales, Seattle, 16-11; Morton, Tampa Bay, 15-6; Fiers, Oakland, 14-4; Miley, Houston, 14-5; Paxton, New York, 14-6; Bieber, Cleveland, 14-7; Odorizzi, Minnesota, 14-7.
ERA—Verlander, Houston, 2.51; G.Cole, Houston, 2.61; Morton, Tampa Bay, 3.16; Bieber, Cleveland, 3.26; Minor, Texas, 3.33; Giolito, Chicago, 3.41; E.Rodriguez, Boston, 3.53; Berrios, Minnesota, 3.58; Odorizzi, Minnesota, 3.59; Miley, Houston, 3.72.
STRIKEOUTS—G.Cole, Houston, 302; Verlander, Houston, 283; Bieber, Cleveland, 245; Boyd, Detroit, 228; Giolito, Chicago, 228; Lynn, Texas, 224; Morton, Tampa Bay, 223; Sale, Boston, 218.

Wild Card
Major League Baseball
Wild Card Standings
NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 83 70 .542 —
Washington 83 68 .550 —
Chicago 82 71 .536 1
New York 79 73 .520 3 1/2
Philadelphia 78 73 .517 4
American League
W L Pct GB
Oakland 92 61 .601 —
Cleveland 90 63 .588 —
Tampa Bay 90 63 .588 —

NFL standings
National Football League
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
Buffalo 2 0 0 1.000 45 30
New England 2 0 0 1.000 76 3
Miami 0 2 0 .000 10 102
N.Y. Jets 0 2 0 .000 19 40
South
W L T Pct PF PA
Houston 1 1 0 .500 41 42
Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 43 47
Jacksonville 1 2 0 .333 58 60
Tennessee 1 2 0 .333 67 52
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 82 27
Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 36 46
Cincinnati 0 2 0 .000 37 62
Pittsburgh 0 2 0 .000 29 61
West
W L T Pct PF PA
Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 68 36
L.A. Chargers 1 1 0 .500 40 37
Oakland 1 1 0 .500 34 44
Denver 0 2 0 .000 30 40
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
Dallas 2 0 0 1.000 66 38
Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 52 51
N.Y. Giants 0 2 0 .000 31 63
Washington 0 2 0 .000 48 63
South
W L T Pct PF PA
Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 36 48
New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 39 55
Tampa Bay 1 1 0 .500 37 45
Carolina 0 2 0 .000 41 50
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Green Bay 2 0 0 1.000 31 19
Detroit 1 0 1 .750 40 37
Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 44 33
Chicago 1 1 0 .500 19 24
West
W L T Pct PF PA
San Francisco 2 0 0 1.000 72 34
L.A. Rams 2 0 0 1.000 57 36
Seattle 2 0 0 1.000 49 46
Arizona 0 1 1 .250 44 50
Thursday, Sept. 19
Jacksonville 20, Tennessee 7
Sunday, Sept. 22
Miami at Dallas, 1 p.m.
Oakland at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Denver at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at New England, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m.
Carolina at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
New Orleans at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.
L.A. Rams at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 23
Chicago at Washington, 8:15 p.m.

H.S. football
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Thursday’s Football Scores
Bloom-Carroll 38, Cols. Hamilton Twp. 7
Can. Cent. Cath. 28, Louisville Aquinas 14
Day. Belmont 54, Day. Meadowdale 0
Garfield Hts. 51, Parma Normandy 0
Vandalia Butler 41, W. Carrollton 7

Blue Jackets’ box
Columbus 0 1 0 = 1
Pittsburgh 1 1 2 = 4
First Period—1, Pittsburgh, Galchenyuk (Schultz, Guentzel), 6:28 (pp). Penalties—Guentzel, PIT, (hooking), 0:43; Hannikainen, CBJ, (hooking), 6:20.
Second Period—2, Columbus, Milano (Stenlund, Karlsson), 7:58. 3, Pittsburgh, Guentzel (Schultz, Malkin), 12:26. Penalties—Marino, PIT, (hooking), 9:18; Guentzel, PIT, (slashing), 13:46; MacInnis, CBJ, (hooking), 16:21.
Third Period—4, Pittsburgh, Legare (Bjorkqvist, Lafferty), 6:03. 5, Pittsburgh, Legare (Bjorkqvist), 6:26. Penalties—Poulin, PIT, (tripping), 13:30; Kahun, PIT, (hooking), 18:33.
Shots on Goal—Columbus 8-9-11—28. Pittsburgh 9-15-11—35.
Power-play opportunities—Columbus 0 of 5; Pittsburgh 1 of 2.
Goalies—Columbus, Merzlikins 0-0-0 (18 shots-17 saves), Vehvilainen 0-0-0 (17-14). Pittsburgh, Murray 0-0-0 (28-27).
A—15,649 (18,387). T—2:21.
Referees—Francis Charron, Conor O’Donnell. Linesmen—Derek Amell, Travis Toomey.