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Ortiz hits milestone in victory

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez homered for the second straight game and the Red Sox beat the Yankees 7-4 Friday.

Boston's David Ortiz had a double and has 1,187 extra-base hits to surpass Frank Robinson for 11th all time; Lou Gehrig is next with 1,190.

Ortiz is two doubles behind Ted Williams for second in franchise history.

CUBS CLINCH: Miguel Montero homered in the 10th and the host Cubs celebrated their NL Central title with a 5-4 win over the Brewers. Chicago clinched the title late Thursday night when the Cardinals lost to the Giants. Chris Coghlan of East Lake had an RBI single that kicked off Chicago's two-run ninth that tied it.

Ex-Ray Peralta to retire

BALTIMORE— Former Rays reliever Joel Peralta has decided to retire after pitching parts of 12 big-league seasons.

"I'm not going to play anymore," he said during a Friday visit to the Rays clubhouse.

Peralta, 40, started in the majors with the Angels and pitched for the Royals, Rockies, Dodgers, Mariners and Cubs. He found a home with the Rays, working in what was then a team-record 296 games over four seasons.

Peralta said he was most proud of getting 10 full years of service time in the majors.

"It was never easy for me," he said. "I had to fight every year."

He finished with a 20-35-15 record and 4.03 ERA, working in 620 big-league games.

METS: Right-hander Jacob deGrom will return to the rotation Sunday after a two-week absence caused by right forearm soreness.

Ortiz hits milestone in victory 09/16/16 [Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2016 11:09pm]
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