Braves eliminate Tigers in finale at Turner Field
ATLANTA >> Detroit was eliminated from playoff contention when Julio Teheran matched a career high with 12 strikeouts and Freddie Freeman hit a first-inning sacrifice fly that led Atlanta to a 1-0 victory in the last game at Turner Field.
While the Braves focused on sending their home of 20 years out in style before moving to a new suburban stadium in 2017, the Tigers hoped to extend this season with a victory. GIANTS 7, DODGERS 1 >> If it is an even-numbered year, San Francisco finds its way into the playoffs
San Francisco made it on the final day of the regular season, securing the second NL wild card with a win over Los Angeles to complete a three-game sweep of their rival. CUBS 7, REDS 4 >> Matt Szczur doubled home two runs with two outs in the ninth inning, and Miguel Montero followed with a homer as Chicago finished one of its most successful seasons with a flourish. INDIANS 3, ROYALS 2 >> Francisco Lindor hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, Josh Tomlin dazzled in his final tuneup for the postseason and Cleveland beat Kansas City. NATIONALS 10, MARLINS 7 >> Max Scherzer earned his 20th victory and drove in a career-high four runs to help Washington beat Miami.
Scherzer (20-7) allowed five runs in five innings while striking out seven. It was his second 20-win season, and he became the second pitcher to win 20 games for the Nationals since they moved to Washington. TWINS 6, WHITE SOX 3 >> Byron Buxton hit the game’s first pitch for an inside-thepark home run and Minnesota beat Chris Sale in manager Robin Ventura’s final game with Chicago.