Red Sox, Yan­kees have fi­nal show­down

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - NFC WEST - Sano Max Ke­pler Miguel Dave Roberts, Yas­mani Gran­dal.

lies this sea­son, and he gets four more chances here. The Mar­lins are only 7-5 against the last-place Phillies this year. land In­di­ans in the AL Cen­tral race meet in a three-game se­ries, though both have a more real­is­tic chance of mak­ing the post­sea­son by win­ning a wild card. The Roy­als dom­i­nated the se­ries, 53-23, over the pre­vi­ous four sea­sons but have lost eight of 12 this year. Twins third base­man

has hit .413 against Kansas City with two dou­bles, a triple, five home runs and 23 RBI but is on the dis­abled list. Right fielder

is at .341 with five dou­bles, a homer and 10 walks. them. Both teams re­main in the crowded pack seek­ing an AL wild­card spot and will have one more se­ries af­ter this one, in mid-Septem­ber at Ana­heim.

This four-game set, which in­cludes a dou­ble­header, pits “ri­vals” who ben­e­fit each other. Dodgers fans buy­ing thou­sands of Padres tick­ets in­creases the small­mar­ket club’s cash flow. The 3-9 record against L.A. aids San Diego’s quest for higher draft slots. The Dodgers are thriv­ing un­der man­ager a for­mer Padres player and coach whom the cur­rent brass in San Diego de­clined to in­ter­view for its man­age­rial job in 2015, and they are grate­ful for the trade with the Padres that gave them catcher

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