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UNDATED (AP) - It was quite a memorable final day of the Major League season and featured the crowning of two division champs, the outcome of a wild-card race, a no-hitter and the retirement of an iconic shortstop.

     The Detroit Tigers wrapped up the AL Central title with a 3-0 shutout of Minnesota. Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBIs to back David Price, who gave up four hits in 7 1/3 to a Twins team that scored 23 runs the previous two days.

     The Tigers' win puts the Royals in the wild-card game against Oakland.

     The Athletics took the second wild-card berth with a 4-0 win at Texas as Sonny Gray went the distance on a six-hitter for his second career shutout. Josh Reddick hit an RBI triple in the second, but the game remained close until Jed Lowrie's two-run single in the ninth.

     St. Louis clinched the NL Central crown when Pittsburgh was beaten 4-1 by Cincinnati. Reds ace Johnny Cueto picked up his 20th victory and snapped a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the eighth. Kristopher Negron added a two-run homer to support Cueto, who gave up a run and six hits in eight innings.

     The Pirates settle for a berth in the NL wild-card game against San Francisco.

     The no-hitter came courtesy of the National League's top team as Jordan Zimmermann tossed the first one in Washington Nationals history. Zimmermann allowed only two baserunners and finished with 10 strikeouts, but the no-hitter hung in the balance until defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. made a diving catch in left field for the final out.

     And then there was the final game of Derek Jeter's career. He ended his 20-year run in the same way he completed his final at-bat in Yankee Stadium, with an RBI single.

     Jeter went 1-for-2 with a run-scoring hit in the third inning before coming out for a pinch-hitter. He received a standing ovation from Red Sox fans at Fenway Park as he left the field. Jeter also embraced Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz before receiving hugs from his teammates on the warning track near the Yankee dugout.

     The RBI hit was part of the Yankees' 9-5 win at Boston.

     Jeter was congratulated by former captains of local pro teams in a classy pregame ceremony orchestrated by the Red Sox. Carl Yastrzemski and Jason Varitek of the Red Sox, Bobby Orr of the Bruins, Troy Brown of the New England Patriots and Paul Pierce of the Celtics came out of the Boston dugout and headed toward the grass just behind the dirt at shortstop.

     Also in the majors:

     - The Royals' bullpen struck out seven over five shutout innings of relief in a 6-4 triumph over the White Sox in Chicago. The Royals trailed 4-2 in the sixth until Christian Colon hit a two-run double and scored on Carlos Peguero's RBI single.

     - Kolten Wong's sixth-inning grounder provided the only run in the Cardinals' 1-0 win at Arizona. Adam Wainwright got the day off after the Redbirds wrapped up the NL Central, but the Diamondbacks still managed just two hits off five St. Louis pitchers.

     - Adrian Gonzalez is the major league RBI leader with 116 after hitting a three-run homer in the Dodgers' fifth straight win, 10-5 over Colorado in Los Angeles. Matt Kemp added a two-run shot to back Zack Greinke, who allowed one run in five innings for his career-high 17th win.

     - Buster Posey smacked a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Adam Duvall added a solo shot in San Francisco's 9-3 rout of San Diego. Giants rookie Chris Heston tossed four innings in his first major league start, allowing three runs and six hits.

     - Felix Hernandez picked up his 15th win and captured the AL ERA title by tossing five shutout innings in Seattle's 4-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Angels. Michael Saunders had a pair of RBI doubles and Mike Zunino a two-run single in the Mariners' 87th win, their most since 2007.

     - Milwaukee capped their disappointing finish with a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs, leaving the Brewers 82-80 after they led the NL Central most of the season. Anthony Rizzo belted a two-run homer and Arismendy Alcantara snapped a 2-2 deadlock with a two-run double in the sixth.

     - Rookie Zach Walters and Carlos Santana each had two RBIs in Cleveland's 7-2 win over Tampa Bay. Walters and David Murphy hit solo homers for the Indians.

     - Jonathan Schoop hit a fifth-inning homer and Miguel Gonzalez worked the first five innings of Baltimore's 1-0 shutout of Toronto. Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz won the AL home run title with 40.

     - Lucas Duda hit his 30th homer and had four RBIs as the New York Mets ripped Houston 8-3. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 to win the AL batting crown at .341.


Playoffs start Tuesday

UNDATED (AP) - The major league postseason will get underway Tuesday with Scott Shields taking the mound for the Royals in Kansas City against Oakland's Jon Lester. The winner will travel to Anaheim to take on the Angels in the American League Division Series.

     On Wednesday, the Giants send 18-game winner Madison Bumgarner to the hill against Edinson Volquez and the Pirates in Pittsburgh. The winner gets the Washington Nationals, who host the first two games of their National League Division Series.

     Later this week, the Los Angeles Dodgers will take on St. Louis in an NL division series and Baltimore will play Detroit in an AL division series.


Smith beats ex-mates

UNDATED (AP) - The Carolina Panthers are used to seeing Steve Smith torch NFL defensive backs, but their own.

     The former Panthers wide receiver grabbed seven passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Ravens' 38-10 rout of Carolina in Baltimore. Smith scored twice in the second quarter to help the Ravens carry a 21-7 lead into halftime.

     Smith spent 13 seasons with Carolina before he was released in a cost-cutting move last offseason.

     Joe Flacco went 22 of 31 for 327 yards and three touchdowns as Baltimore won its third straight since a season-opening loss to Cincinnati.

     Cam Newton completed just 14 of 25 passes and finished with 197 yards for the 2-2 Panthers.

     Also in the NFL:

     - After falling behind by double-digits in winning each of their first three games, the Philadelphia Eagles grabbed a 21-10 lead before losing to the 49ers 26-21. Colin Kaepernick tossed TD passes of 55 yards to Frank Gore and 12 yards to Stevie Johnson. Phil Dawson hit four field goals, including a go-ahead, 46-yard kick in the third quarter. Philadelphia's three touchdowns came on a blocked punt, Malcolm Jenkin's 53-yard interception return and Darren Sproles' 82-yard punt return.

     - Dallas dominated both sides of the ball to tie the Eagles for the NFC East lead at 3-1. DeMarco Murray rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns as the Cowboys ripped New Orleans 38-17. Tony Romo threw for three scores and was 32 of 44 for 340 yards and one interception in the Cowboys' third straight win. The Dallas defense got into the act by keeping the 1-3 Saints out of the end zone until Drew Brees threw a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes.

     - Philip Rivers had 377 passing yards and threw two of his three scoring passes to Eddie Royal as the San Diego Chargers downed Jacksonville 33-14. Royal had five catches for 105 yards, including scoring grabs of 47 and 43 yards. Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was picked off twice while completing 29 of his 37 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL start. He couldn't prevent the Jags from their fifth straight double-digit loss since last season's final.

     - Teddy Bridgewater was 19 of 30 for 317 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in his first career start as Minnesota outscored Atlanta 41-28. He also ran for a 13-yard touchdown late in the first half to put the Vikings ahead to stay. Matt Asiata had scoring runs of 6, 3 and 1 yards while compiling 78 yards on 20 carries. Jerick McKinnon actually led Minnesota's ground game with 135 yards on 18 carries, making Vikings fans miss Adrian Peterson less and less.

     - The Packers went into Chicago and promptly gave up a touchdown on the first series before Aaron Rodgers threw for 302 yards and four TDs in Green Bay's 38-17 rout of the Bears. The 2-2 Packers scored on their first six possessions and racked up 358 yards after being held to 223 in last Sunday's loss to Detroit. Green Bay also intercepted Jay Cutler twice in the third quarter and won at Soldier Field for the fifth straight time. The Bears fell to 2-2.

     - The Detroit Lions lead the NFC North at 3-1 after Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in a 24-17 win over the New York Jets. Stafford finished 24 of 34 for 293 yards while Lions No. 1 receiver Calvin Johnson sat out most of the game with an injured ankle. Jeremy Ross and Eric Ebron caught scoring passes for the Lions, who also opened 3-1 last season before missing the playoffs.

     - Reggie Wayne moved up the NFL all-time lists in receptions and receiving yards while helping the Indianapolis Colts hammer Tennessee 41-17. Playing in his 200th game, the 35-year-old Wayne had seven receptions for a season-high 119 yards and his first TD of the season. Wayne couldn't have done it without Andrew Luck, who threw for a season-best 393 yards and four touchdowns for the 2-2 Colts.

     - Tampa Bay picked up its first victory of the season as Mike Glennon hit a diving Vincent Jackson for a 5-yard touchdown with seven seconds remaining to lift the Buccaneers over the Steelers 27-24 in Pittsburgh. Glennon passed for 302 yards in his first start of the season, including a 41-yard catch-and-run by Louis Murphy that set up Jackson's score. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns for the 2-2 Steelers, who couldn't protect a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter.

     - The 3-1 Texans already have topped last season's win total after defensive end J.J. Watt returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown to put Houston ahead 14-10 in the third quarter of a 23-17 win over Buffalo. Watt has scored two TDs for the 3-1 Texans this season, more than running back Arian Foster and receiver Andre Johnson combined. Ryan Fitzpatrick was picked off twice by his former team but finished with 268 passing yards, including a 35-yard scoring strike to DeAndre Hopkins just before halftime.

     - The Raiders are 0-4 after Ryan Tannehill torched them for 278 yards and two touchdowns in Miami's 38-14 rout of Oakland in London. Lamar Miller rushed for two more TDs and cornerback Cortland Finnegan ran back a fumble 50 yards for another to help the 2-2 Dolphins end a two-game losing streak. The Raiders finished the game with Matt McGloin under center after Derek Carr was injured in the third quarter.


Europe dominates U.S.

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) - The United States Ryder Cup team is coming home empty-handed.

     Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Justin Rose have led Europe to a relatively easy 16  1/2 to 11/  1/2 victory over the Americans in Scotland. McIlroy trounced Rickie Fowler 5 and 4, McDowell rallied from a 3-down deficit to beat Jordan Spieth 2 and 1, and Rose completed an unbeaten week at Gleneagles when he came back from 4 down to earn a half-point against Hunter Mahan. Europe was assured of a tie and retention of the Cup when Jamie Donaldson hit an approach to the 15th that stopped 2 feet from the cup. Keegan Bradley conceded the putt, and the celebration was on.

     Europe already was assured of at least 16 points with one match still on the course. It was the fourth time in the last seven Ryder Cup matches that Europe won by at least three points.

     Europe has won the last three Ryder Cup tournaments since 2008, six of the last seven and eight of the last 10. The Americans have not won on European soil since 1993.


Cutdown day at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola have been driven out of the season-ending Chase for the Sprint Cup championship following Sunday's Triple-A 400 at Dover International Speedway.

     Kasey Kahne (kayn) was the last driver to make the Chase cut. Kevin Harvick also advanced, along with Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman.

     Jeff Gordon won the race and earned an automatic spot in the 12-driver field that advanced to the next round. Gordon dominated the final laps and joined Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano as the three drivers who were guaranteed a berth in the next Chase round with victories.

     Keselowski finished second at Dover, followed by Johnson, Logano and Kenseth.





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