ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The opportunistic Chicago Bears lead the NFL with 14 takeaways and are sporting a 3-1 record as a result of that defense. Tony Romo tossed a career-high five interceptions and the Bears embarrassed the Dallas Cowboys 34-18 last night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Athletics are back in the playoffs for the first time in six years after they beat the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 to remain in contention for a division crown. Coco Crisp had a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth as Oakland pulled within one game of Texas in the down-to-the-wire AL West race.
KANSAS CITY (AP) – The Detroit Tigers are in the postseason for a second consecutive season for the first time since 1934-35. Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 last night to clinch the AL Central title.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Nationals are celebrating their first NL East title despite dropping a 2-0 loss to Philadelphia. The Nationals, who’ve led the NL East since May, clinched when runner-up Atlanta lost 2-1 in Pittsburgh.
NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees have a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East race with two games to play. The Yanks routed Boston 10-2 while the Tampa Bay Rays were beating the Orioles 5-3.