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In­di­ans: Mike Napoli drove in four runs and the In­di­ans stretched their lead over the Tigers in the AL Cen­tral to seven games with an 11-4 vic­tory. Napoli had a two-run dou­ble off rookie Michael Fulmer (10-7) and added a tow­er­ing two-run homer that bounced out of Pro­gres­sive Field as the In­di­ans low­ered the magic num­ber for clinch­ing their first di­vi­sion ti­tle since 2007 to nine. Corey Klu­ber (17-9) worked seven in­nings for the win and is 8-1 in 12 starts since the All-Star break. ... Just as C Yan Gomes was about to re­turn af­ter miss­ing six weeks with a sep­a­rated shoul­der, he broke his right wrist dur­ing a mi­nor-league re­hab as­sign­ment and is likely done for the sea­son.

Mets: Bar­tolo Colon lim­ited the Twins to three sin­gles in seven in­nings, Jose Reyes and As­drubal Cabr­era hit con­sec­u­tive home runs and the Mets beat the Twins 3-0. Colon (14-7) won for the fourth time in five de­ci­sions. The Twins’ Brian Dozier sin­gled to ex­tend his hit­ting streak to 20 games. ... RHP Ja­cob deGrom, out since Sept. 1 with a sore fore­arm, will start Sun­day’s se­ries fi­nale against the Twins.

Ori­oles: Pe­dro Al­varez and Chris Davis home­red and J.J. Hardy and Michael Bourn drove in eighth-in­ning runs as the Ori­oles ral­lied from a four-run deficit to beat the Rays 5-4. Zach Brit­ton got three outs for his 44th save. Evan Lon­go­ria hit his ca- reer-high 34th homer for the last-place Rays. ... Mark Trumbo, who leads the ma­jors with 42 homers, did not play (back).

Mar­lins: For the first time since 2008 in Class A ball, Gian­carlo Stan­ton bat­ted sec­ond Fri­day night. Man­ager Don Mat­tingly in­serted him in the sec­ond spot in his first start since Aug. 13 due to a se­verely strained groin. Mat­tingly wanted to max­i­mize the num­ber of at-bats for Stan­ton, who orig­i­nally had been ex­pected to be out for the year.

Braves: RHP Jose Ramirez re­ceived a three-game sus­pen­sion and an undis­closed fine from MLB­for in­ten­tion­ally throw­ing a pitch near the head of Mar­lins RHP Jose Fer­nan­dez.

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