AROUND THE HORN
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.