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Braves: C A.J. Pierzyn­ski was placed on the 15-day dis­abled list with a strained left ham­string. Pierzyn­ski, 39, wouldn’t say af­ter Satur­day night’s 10-in­ning vic­tory over the Mets if he has played his last game. Pierzyn­ski got plenty of un­cus­tom­ary at­ten­tion af­ter a rou­tine game, in­clud­ing cigars be­ing passed out and a ball he hit for a sin­gle was au­then­ti­cated. He was not at the ball­park Sun­day, but his jer­sey and be­long­ings had not been re­moved from his locker.

Rays: LF Corey Dick­er­son’s two-run homer stopped the Yan­kees’ seven-game win­ning streak with a 4-2 vic­tory. 2B Lo­gan Forsythe and SS Brad Miller also went deep for the last-place Rays, who had dropped three straight and six of seven. The Yan­kees fell two games back of the Ori­oles for the se­cond AL wild card spot.

An­gels: RHP Matt Shoe­maker, who was read­mit­ted to the hos­pi­tal Satur­day af­ter feel­ing pres­sure in the area where he was hit in the head by a line drive a week ago, was dis­charged af­ter an ad­di­tional CT scan. He had emer­gency brain surgery Sept. 4 to re­lieve swelling.

Dodgers: Man­ager Dave Roberts ex­plained his rea­son­ing be­hind re­mov­ing LHP Rich Hill from his bid for a per­fect game. Roberts said Hill, who has been bat­tling blis­ters since join­ing the Dodgers Aug. 1, was show­ing signs of de­vel­op­ing one. “If it was ear­lier in the year, I would have let him go back out there,” Roberts said. “To get to the point where we’re at, with 21⁄ weeks left in the sea­son, it just wasn’t worth the risk. Richie is throw­ing as good as any­one in all of base­ball. To take the chance to lose him for the post­sea­son is ir­re­spon­si­ble.”

Ath­let­ics: DH Billy Butler was re­leased de­spite the A’s still ow­ing him $10 mil­lion for next sea­son. Butler went on the con­cus­sion dis­abled list last month af­ter a club­house al­ter­ca­tion with team­mate 3B Danny Va­len­cia. “It was time to move on,” A’s gen­eral man­ager David Forst said. “The at-bats just weren’t there.”

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