Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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A thrilling home finale for Scully

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers clinched their fourth straight NL West title in team broadcaster Vin Scully's final home game when Charlie Culberson homered with two outs in the 10th inning to beat the Rockies 4-3 Sunday.

Culberson's first homer of the season and sixth of his career landed in the lower leftfield seats, touching off wild cheers and a raucous celebration at home plate. The Dodgers charged out of their dugout and surrounded Culberson, donning championship T-shirts and hats from carts wheeled on the field.

The Dodgers took off their caps, turned toward Scully's broadcasting booth and held them in a salute to the 88-year-old Hall of Famer, who has just three games at San Francisco next weekend before ending his 67-year career.

METS 17, PHILLIES 0: In the biggest shutout win in team history, former Ray Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam, Jose Reyes had four RBIs and New York maintained its NL wild-card lead.

PADRES 4, GIANTS 3: Former Ray Wil Myers singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh as host San Diego dropped San Francisco a game behind the Mets in the NL wild-card race.

NATIONALS 10, PIRATES 7: Chris Heisey drove in the go-ahead run and visiting Washington scored five off former teammate Felipe Rivero in the eighth inning.

BLUE JAYS 4, YANKEES 3: Ezequiel Carrera drove in the tying run with a squeeze bunt in the ninth, Edwin Encarnacion hit a winning single and Toronto held its AL wild-card lead.

ORIOLES 2, D'BACKS 1: Hyun Soo Kim hit a two-run home run in the second inning and host Baltimore completed a three-game sweep to maintain its hold on the second AL wild card.

ROYALS 12, TIGERS 9: Salvador Perez homered to cap a cycle by Kansas City's first four batters, and the visiting Royals dropped Detroit 1½ games behind the Orioles for the second AL wild card.

WHITE SOX 3, INDIANS 0: Carlos Rodon struck out a career-high 11 and visiting Chicago denied Cleveland a chance at clinching the AL Central title.

MARINERS 4, TWINS 3: Nelson Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness and visiting Seattle stayed in playoff contention.

ASTROS 4, ANGELS 1: Host Houston snapped a three-game slide and keep its playoff hopes alive.

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