AROUND THE HORN

Baltimore Sun - - BASEBALL -

Red Sox: Rick Por­cello be­came the first 20-game win­ner in the ma­jors, Han­ley Ramirez hit a three-run homer and the Red Sox in­creased their AL East lead to two games by rout­ing the Blue Jays 13-3. Por­cello (20-3) al­lowed two runs on six hits to be­come the Red Sox’s first 20-game win­ner since Josh Beckett in 2007. Xan­der Bo­gaerts home­red and Dustin Pe­droia had three hits and four RBIs in an 18-hit at­tack.

Dodgers: LHP Clay­ton Ker­shaw threw 66 pitches in three in­nings against the Mar­lins in his re­turn from the DL. Ker­shaw, who had not pitched since June 26 be­cause of back prob­lems, gave up two runs on five hits, in­clud­ing a homer by J.T. Real- muto. He struck out five and walked none. Jose Fer­nan­dez tied a ca­reer high with 14 strike­outs in the Mar­lins’ 4-1 vic­tory.

Tigers: Vic­tor Martinez’s home run broke a tie in the eighth in a 4-3 win over the Ori­oles that tied the teams for the sec­ond AL wild card. Michael Ful­mer al­lowed two runs on three hits in seven in­nings. Fran­cisco Ro­driguez got his 40th save, ty­ing the Ori­oles’ Zach Brit­ton for the AL lead. J.D. Martinez drove in two runs.

Car­di­nals: Matt Car­pen­ter and Stephen Pis­cotty hit two-run homers to fuel a 4-3 win over the Brew­ers that kept the Cards a half-game out of a wild-card spot.

Na­tion­als: Trea Turner’s sec­ond home run of the game was a two-out walk-off hit to give the Nats a 5-4 win over the Phils.

Mar­lins: RHP An­drew Cash­ner would like to re-sign if the Mar­lins scrap their no-beard pol­icy, ac­cord­ing to the Mi­ami Her­ald. Cash­ner has been clean­shaven since join­ing the Mar­lins in July but wore a beard for years with the Padres. The pol­icy “is a big deal to me in free agency,” said Cash­ner.

Twins: Alex An­thopou­los has with­drawn from con­sid­er­a­tion as the new GM, the St. Paul Pioneer Press re­ported. The for­mer Blue Jays GM and cur­rent vice pres­i­dent of base­ball oper­a­tions for the Dodgers said fam­ily con­sid­er­a­tions would make the ru­mored move prob­lem­atic.

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