AROUND THE HORN

Baltimore Sun - - BASEBALL -

Mariners: 2B Robin­son Cano hit a three-run homer in the first in­ning and the Mariners beat the Astros 12-4 on Wednes­day to keep pres­sure on the other Amer­i­can League wild-card con­tenders. 3B Kyle Sea­ger added an­other three-run drive in the eighth as the Mariners stayed within two games of the Ori­oles for the sec­ond AL wild card. The Astros dropped three games back as their magic num­ber for elim­i­na­tion was cut to two.

Yan­kees: 1B Mark Teix­eira hit a game-win­ning grand slam with two outs in the ninth in­ning and the Yan­kees staved off play­off elim­i­na­tion at the last pos­si­ble mo­ment with a 5-3 vic­tory over the Red Sox, who still clinched the AL East ti­tle thanks to the Blue Jays’ loss to the Ori­oles. Teix­eira’s hit was one of only three the Yan­kees man­aged.

Ori­oles: Hyun Soo Kim hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth in­ning off RHP Roberto Osuna and the Ori­oles beat the Blue Jays 3-2 to move within one game of the AL wild-card lead­ers. OF Mark Trumbo hit his ma­jor-league-lead­ing 46th home run for the Ori­oles and re­liever Zach Brit­ton earned his 47th save in as many chances.

Tigers: 1B Miguel Cabr­era hit a tiebreak­ing three-run homer in the fifth in­ning. mo­ments be­fore the game was halted for good, and the t Tigers came away with a rain-short­ened 6-3 vic­tory over the In­di­ans to keep pace with the Ori­oles in the AL wild-card race. The Tigers trail the Ori­oles by one game for the sec­ond spot.

Mets: OF Jay Bruce hit his 32nd home run, 1B James Loney also home­red and the Mets stayed on top in the Na­tional League wild-card race with a 5-2 win over the Mar­lins hours af­ter fu­neral ser­vices for Mi­ami pitcher Jose Fer­nan­dez, who died Sun­day in a boat­ing ac­ci­dent. The loss elim­i­nated the Mar­lins from play­off con­tention.

Reds: OF Adam Du­vall’s tworun sin­gle was all the Reds needed to beat the Car­di­nals 2-1 and drop them 21⁄ games be­hind the Mets in the NL wild-card race.

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