PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard started his final series with the Phillies jerseys by going 1 for 4 and the New York Mets jerseys moved closer to securing a wild card berth with a 5 1 win over Philadelphia on Friday night.
Howard, the 2006 NL MVP, is the last player remaining from the 2008 World Series championship team. The Phillies jerseys plan to pay him a $10 million buyout rather than exercise a $25 million option for 2017.
The defending NL champions reduced their magic number to one. The Mets jerseys began the night atop the wild card race, with San Francisco one game back and St. Louis two behind.
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ARLINGLTON, Texas cheap mlb jerseys from china Yu Darvish jersey looked playoff ready with a season high 12 strikeouts in six innings as the Texas Rangers jerseys beat the Tampa Bay Rays jerseys 3 1 on Friday night and clinched home field advantage throughout the postseason.
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ATLANTA cheap Miguel Cabrera jersey hit two home runs, cheap Ian Kinsler jersey and cheap Justin Upton jersey also connected and the Detroit Tigers jerseys moved up in the playoff race, beating the Atlanta Braves jerseys 6 2 Friday night.
The Tigers jerseys won their third straight and pulled within a half game of Toronto for the second AL wild card spot. The Blue Jays jerseys lost at Boston 5 3.
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The Braves jerseys, playing their final series at Turner Field before moving north to the suburbs next year, had won 10 of 11. cheap Matt Wisler jersey (7 13) was chased in the fifth when cheap James McCann jersey’s RBI single made it 5 0.
Detroit led 3 0 in the first on Kinsler’s leadoff homer and Cabrera’s two run shot over the center field wall.
Cabrera launched his 38th homer to the same location in the third, putting Detroit up 4 0.
Upton hit his 30th homer to make it 6 0 in the seventh. Closer cheap Francisco Rodriguez jersey, in a non save situation, struck out the side in the ninth.
Wisler gave up five runs, nine hits, two walks and struck out three in 4 2/3 innings. He ended the season with a 5.00 ERA in 26 starts and one relief appearance.
Cabrera, a two time AL MVP, has been a tough out over the last couple months, hitting .357 with 20 homers and 55 RBIs in his last 63 games. He has six multihomer games this season and 39 in his career.
Norris escaped a jam with two runners on in the third when cheap Matt Kemp jersey flied out to the warning track.
Norris pitched through pain after cheap Adonis Garcia jersey’s liner glance off his right wrist below his glove in the fifth, striking out the next four batters he faced to end the sixth.
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Kemp made it 6 2 in the eighth with his 35th homer. Maybin sustained a left thumb contusion on a head first slide on Aug. The 11 time All Star began the game one homer behind Texas’ cheap Adrian Beltre jersey. . Kinsler’s 28th homer tied Lou Whitaker in 1989 for the most homers by a Tigers jerseys second baseman in a single season. It was his eighth leadoff homer this year and 40th of his career.