AROUND THE HORN

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Baseball -

■ In­di­ans: Un­chal­lenged for months, the In­di­ans clinched their third straight AL Cen­tral ti­tle with a 15-0 blowout of the Tigers. Fran­cisco Lin­dor and Michael Brant­ley con­nected for back-to-back homers in the first in­ning off Michael Ful­mer (3-12), Jose Ramirez had three hits and the In­di­ans built an 11-0 lead af­ter two in­nings on the way to be­com­ing the first team to clinch a di­vi­sion cham­pi­onship. Ful­mer was pulled af­ter five pitches be­cause of knee in­flam­ma­tion . ... Trevor Bauer moved a lit­tle closer to pitch­ing in the post­sea­son by throw­ing 40 pitches off a mound, a pos­i­tive step in the right-han­der’s re­cov­ery from a bro­ken leg that has kept him out for more than a month.

■ Na­tion­als: Rookie Juan Soto at

19 be­come the youngest player to steal three bases in a game, had an RBI sin­gle and scored the tiebreak­ing run as the Na­tion­als stopped the Braves’ six-game win­ning streak with a 7-1 vic­tory. Soto hit an RBI sin­gle in the first in­ning and stole se­cond, then walked in the fourth, stole two bases and came home on a bases-loaded walk. He sur­passed the mark set by the Ath­let­ics’ Rickey Hen­der­son at 20 years,

241 days on Aug. 23, 1979, against the In­di­ans. Soto also ex­tended his on-base streak to 20 games, one night af­ter join­ing Hall of Famers Mel Ott, Mickey Man­tle and Al Ka­line as the only teen- agers to reach safely in 19 straight . ... RHP Jeremy Hel­lick­son may miss the rest of the sea­son af­ter rein­jur­ing his right wrist while bat­ting in the fourth in­ning. Hel­lick­son sprained his right wrist Aug. 15 cov­er­ing home plate. He made his first ap­pear­ance since and got hurt again.

■ Cubs: RHP Bran­don Mor­row, who had 22 saves in 24 chances be­fore go­ing on the dis­abled list on July 18, hopes to be re­ac­ti­vated in the next few days af­ter throw­ing a 19-pitch sim­u­lated game. “It all de­pends on how I come in to­mor­row,” Mor­row said. “I ex­pect to feel good enough. It was a suc­cess­ful day.” Mor­row re­vealed his in­jury was a bone bruise in his right fore­arm.

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