PITTSBURGH (AP) — It might be way too early to call the Pittsburgh Pirates a team of destiny. But after what manager Clint Hurdle witnessed Thursday night, he had to stop and wonder.

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DENVER (AP) — Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients.

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There used to be a time – any year really between 1993-2012 – when reaching 81 wins would be cause for celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates. These days the certainty of a non-losing season is nothing more than a speed bump on Pittsburgh’s resilient quest for a playoff berth. Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot. Polanco and Walker hit solo shots off Boston starter Clay Buchholz (8-9) and Davis drilled a three-run blast to center off reliever Steven Wright.

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There’s so little time left to make up ground in saves and steals, but there are options for you nonetheless.

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The Baltimore Orioles are AL East champions for the first time since 1997, and they marked the occasion with a celebration that lasted long after the final out of their clinching 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. ”There are some great moments in your life,” manager Buck Showalter said. ”This ranks right up there.” Showalter arrived in 2010, in the midst of Baltimore’s 13th consecutive losing season. The Orioles lost 93 games in 2011, then broke the franchise-record run of futility by going 93-69 in 2012 to make the postseason as a wild card.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ben Zobrist finally got a hit with the bases loaded – and it was a big one.

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Following a rough start to their final homestand of the season, the Kansas City Royals proved with their latest win that they can still handle the pressure of a playoff push. Looking to build on a comeback victory, the Royals try for a fourth consecutive win over the visiting Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Pinch-runner Terrance Gore scored on Lorenzo Cain’s infield single in the ninth inning to help Kansas City (82-67) rally from a 3-0 hole for a 4-3 win Monday. Nori Aoki had four hits for the Royals, who won for the fourth time in 10 games to remain 1 1/2 behind first-place Detroit in the AL Central and move two ahead of Seattle for the second wild-card spot.

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With a 1 1/2-game lead for the NL’s second wild-card spot, the Pittsburgh Pirates are turning to a starter who hasn’t pitched in a month and hasn’t won in more than two. Charlie Morton will return Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game home series with the Boston Red Sox after being sidelined with a sports hernia. Morton (5-12, 3.84 ERA) has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 17 and replaces Vance Worley in the rotation, who moves to the bullpen for the final two weeks of the season.

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Daniel Nava of the Boston Red Sox handed the Kansas City Royals a major setback to their playoff aspirations Sunday. But did the Royals, who haven’t reached the postseason since winning the World Series 29 years ago, have to be so darned helpful to him? With several better options seemingly available, Royals manager Ned Yost used right-hander Aaron Crow to face Nava, a switch-hitter, with the bases loaded and Kansas City leading by a run in the top of the sixth inning. Nava turned on the first pitch, a 93 mph fastball on the inside corner, and crushed it to right for a grand slam. The Royals lost 8-4 and, with the Detroit Tigers beating the Cleveland Indians, fell 1 1/2 games back in the American League Central. Why was using Crow a bad idea?

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steven Wright got another chance to showcase his knuckleball. The results were impressive.

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