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LEADING OFF: Orioles, Tigers try to move up in playoff race

By The Associated PressSeptember 22, 2016
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates, far left, as New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes (52) leaves the field after the Mets 4-3 loss to the Braves in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in New York. Braves' center fielder Ender Inciarte robbed Cespedes of a game-winning, three-run home run by catching his fly ball at the outfield wall for the final out of the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates, far left, as New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes (52) leaves the field after the Mets 4-3 loss to the Braves in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in New York. Braves' center fielder Ender Inciarte robbed Cespedes of a game-winning, three-run home run by catching his fly ball at the outfield wall for the final out of the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today:

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SWEET SIXTEEN

The Orioles can move up in the wild-card race when they take on AL East-leading Boston at Camden Yards. It’s a matchup of 16-game winners — Red Sox lefty David Price vs. Chris Tillman. Baltimore trails idle Toronto by one game for the top AL wild-card spot.

SKIDDING

Swept by last-place Atlanta this week, the Mets aim to end a three-game losing streak and keep pace in the NL wild-card chase. Rookie Seth Lugo (4-2) starts for New York vs. Phillies lefty Adam Morgan (2-10) at Citi Field.

EXTRA WORK

Justin Verlander is set to pitch as the playoff-contending Tigers play a day-night doubleheader at Minnesota. A rainout in the third inning at Target Field on Wednesday forced the twinbill. Detroit is one game behind Baltimore for the second AL wild-card slot.

WATCH AND WAIT

The Giants will continue to monitor pitcher Johnny Cueto, who strained his groin in a start Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Manager Bruce Bochy says Cueto (17-5) could be out up to a week for playoff-hopeful San Francisco.

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