AROUND THE HORN
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.