AROUND THE HORN

Baltimore Sun - - BASEBALL -

Yankees: 1B Mark Teix­eira hit a ty­ing homer in the ninth in­ning and OF Aaron Hicks added a win­ning blast as the Yankees avoided a four-game sweep by beat­ing the Blue Jays 7-5 on Mon­day night. Teix­eira tied it at 3-3 with a one-out drive into the sec­ond deck drive in right. Didi Gre­go­rius then sin­gled and Hicks fol­lowed with a two-run homer.

Cubs: 2B Javier Baez hit a grand slam and drove in a ca­reer-high six runs while ma­jor­league ERA leader Kyle Hen­dricks pitched six score­less in­nings, and the Cubs reached 100 wins for the first time in 81 years with a 12-2 vic­tory over the Pi­rates. Hen­dricks’ ERA dropped to 1.99.

In­di­ans: Over­com­ing the loss of RHP Corey Klu­ber in the fourth in­ning to right groin tight­ness, the In­di­ans clinched their first Amer­i­can League Cen­tral ti­tle since 2007 with a 7-4 win over the Tigers. LHP An­drew Miller (10-1) and re­liever Cody Allen earned his 30th save.

Mar­lins: 2B Dee Gor­don home­red lead­ing off the first in­ning and the Mar­lins won their first game since the death of pitcher Jose Fer­nan­dez, 7-3 over the NL wild-card-lead­ing Mets. Gor­don fin­ished with four hits and 1B Justin Bour went 3-for-3.

Diamondbacks: 2B Jean Se­gura had three hits and three RBIs and OF Yas­many Tomas drove in five runs to lead Ari­zona to a 14-4 win over the NL East cham­pion Na­tion­als, who lost C Wil­son Ramos in the sixth in­ning to an ap­par­ent right knee in­jury.

Diamondbacks: RHP Rubby De La Rosa is try­ing to avoid a sec­ond Tommy John surgery by hav­ing a stem-cell in­jec­tion in his ail­ing el­bow. Man­ager Chip Hale didn’t have a time frame for De La Rosa’s re­turn other than he will miss the re­main­der of the sea­son. Head ath­letic trainer Ken Cren­shaw said the team is play­ing the odds, know­ing De La Rosa, who un­der­went Tommy John surgery in 2011, has only about a 40 per­cent chance of re­turn­ing from a sec­ond one.

Rangers: 3B Adrian Bel­tre passed Barry Bonds and moved into 34th place on the ca­reer hits list Sun­day. He now has 2,937 ca­reer hits.

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