AROUND THE HORN

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

■ Yan­kees: Gley­ber Tor­res and Gian­carlo Stan­ton con­nected as the Yan­kees broke the ma­jor league record for HRs in a sea­son and reached 100 wins with an

8-5 vic­tory over the Red Sox on Sat­ur­day in Bos­ton. Tor­res’ tworun drive in the fourth was the Yan­kees’ 265th of the year and moved them past the 1997 Mariners for the mark. The Yan­kees, who will host A’s in the AL wild-card game Wed­nes­day, im­proved to 100-61 . ... Ma­jor League Base­ball sus­pended LHP CC Sa­bathia for five games Sat­ur­day for hit­ting Rays catcher Je­sus Su­cre in the leg Thurs­day, a penalty that won’t take ef­fect un­til next sea­son. Sa­bathia ap­pealed the ban.

■ Car­di­nals: RHP Miles Miko­las out­pitched LHP Cole Hamels, and the Car­di­nals beat the Cubs

2-1 in Chicago. Miko­las (18-4) al­lowed one un­earned run and five hits in eight in­nings for his fifth straight win. He struck out six, walked none and im­proved to

10-0 in 16 road starts. Matt Car­pen­ter and Paul De­Jong each had RBI sin­gles in the vic­tory. The NL Cen­tral-lead­ing Cubs be­gan the day just one game ahead of the Brew­ers, who hosted the Tigers later that night.

■ Astros: RHP Justin Ver­lan­der struck out 10, Car­los Cor­rea home­red and hit a tiebreak­ing RBI dou­ble in the ninth, and the Astros beat the host Ori­oles 4-3 in the opener of a dou­ble­header. Ver­lan­der al­lowed three hits and walked one in six in­nings. In his

14th big-league sea­son, Ver­lan­der went 16-9 with an AL-lead­ing and ca­reer-high 290 strike­outs and only 37 walks in 214 in­nings.

■ Mets: David Wright started at third base against the Mar­lins in his farewell game be­fore a sell­out crowd at Citi Field in New York. The long­time Mets cap­tain fi­nally made it back into a ma­jor­league game Fri­day, ground­ing out in his first plate ap­pear­ance in nearly 21⁄2 years. Un­able to over­come in­juries, the 35-yearold Wright said he ex­pects this week­end to mark his fi­nal ap­pear­ance in the big leagues. Af­ter two at-bats Sat­ur­day, he left the game to a long stand­ing ova­tion.

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