Third baseman David Wright celebrates with fans at Shea Stadium after the Mets clinched the NL East with a 4-0 victory over the Marlins on Sept. 18.
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The Dodgers celebrate a walkoff homer by Nomar Garciaparra (5) in the 10th inning that gave L.A. an 11-10 victory over the Padres on Sept. 18. The game went extra innings after Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin and Marlon Anderson hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs to tie the score in the ninth.
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Mets left fielder Lastings Milledge makes a leaping catch on a fly ball by the Marlins' Hanley Ramirez during the Mets' 3-2 win on Sept. 19.
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The Rangers' Michael Young beats the throw to Seattle second baseman Willie Bloomquist for a stolen base in the first inning of the Mariners' 9-7 win on Sept. 19.
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Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson just misses stopping a solo home run shot by the White Sox's Tadahito Iguchi in the sixth inning of a 6-2 Detroit win on Sept 20.
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A's starter Rich Harden returned to the rotation on Sept. 21 against the Indians, pitching his first game since suffering a strained ligament in his right elbow on June 4. Despite being limited to 55 pitches, Harden looked impressive, with seven strikeouts over three innings in a 7-4 win.
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Red Sox DH David Ortiz acknowledges the crowd after hitting his 52nd home run of the season, and his second of the game, during the seventh inning against the Twins at Fenway Park on Sept. 21. Ortiz broke the club record of 50 homers in a season, set by Jimmie Foxx in 1938.
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A rambunctious Yankees fan, seemingly out-of-place at a Mets game against the Marlins, is grabbed by security at Shea Stadium on Sept. 21.
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The Nationals' Alfonso Soriano broke his bat while fouling off a pitch during the fourth inning of a 12-6 loss to the Mets on Saturday.
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The Mariners' Raul Ibañez scores on a single by teammate Eduardo Perez, ahead of the throw to White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski in the fifth inning of Chicago's 11-7 victory on Saturday.
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Detroit catcher Vance Wilson is doused with champagne after the Tigers clinched a playoff berth with an 11-4 win against the Royals on Sunday.
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The Braves' Andruw Jones went 4 for 4 with four runs, two homers, three RBIs and a walk in a 10-9 loss to the Rockies on Saturday. He batted .409 with five dingers and 12 RBIs last week.
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Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki watches the second home run of the game by the White Sox's Paul Konerko after climbing the outfield wall in the eighth inning of a 12-7 loss for Seattle on Sunday.
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Padres closer Trevor Hoffman made his 479th career save in a 2-1 win over the Pirates on Sunday, breaking the all-time career saves record held by Lee Smith.
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Astros shortstop Adam Everett completes a double play as the Cardinals' Scott Rolen attempts to take him out in the first inning of a 7-3 win for the Astros.
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The Phillies' Chase Utley belts a two-run homer off Scott Olsen in the third inning of a 10-7 win over the Marlins on Sunday. Utley batted .538 last week as the Phillies won five consecutive games to take the lead in the NL wild-card race.
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Pirates left fielder Jason Bay robs the Padres' Mike Cameron of a homer in the fourth inning of the Padres' 2-1 victory at Petco Park on Sunday.
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Pitching on three days' rest, Astros starter Roger Clemens allowed only one run with six strikeouts Sunday in his last home game of the season with Houston.
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