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A look at what’s happening around the majors today:In a big league first Ian Happ Jersey , a pair of tiebreaking Game 163s will be played on the same day to sort out the NL playoff picture. First, the Cubs host the Brewers to settle the NL Central at Wrigley Field. Then the Dodgers host the Rockies to determine an NL West champ. The losers of those games will play Tuesday in the NL wild-card game.Chicago will call on left-hander Jose Quintana (13-11, 4.09), who is 6-2 with a 1.60 ERA in 10 starts against Milwaukee. The Brewers are countering with Jhoulys Chacin (15-8, 3.56). The Midwest rivals might not be done with each other after Monday, either — the winner of the wild-card game will face the NL Central champ in the NL Division Series. How about a rematch?Colorado is attempting to end Los Angeles’ five-year reign atop the division and win its first NL West crown. Walker Buehler (7-5, 2.76 ERA) gets the start for the Dodgers, and the Rockies will counter with German Marquez (14-10, 3.76 ERA), who struck out eight straight to begin his last start.TRIPLE THREAT?Brewers dynamo Christian Yelich gets a final chance to claim the NL’s first Triple Crown since 1937. Yelich was 0 for 2 Sunday to end a 10-game hitting streak, though his .323 average is certain to remain tops in the NL. He enters Game 163 with 36 homers, one back of Colorado’s Nolan Arenado for the home run lead, and his 109 RBIs are two shy of Chicago’s Javier Baez for that title. There has not been a Triple Crown winner in the NL since Joe Medwick for the St. Louis Cardinals. Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in 2012 won the AL’s first Triple Crown since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.JOB OPENReds interim manager Jim Riggleman will interview to lead Cincinnati full-time in 2019 Jose Quintana Jersey , though the club may wait until the end of October to fill the position. Riggleman took over after Bryan Price was fired following a 3-15 start, and the Reds went 64-80 under him. Among the other potential candidates, Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin has told the team he isn’t interested at this time.DECISION TIMEA few longtime stars said seeming farewells Sunday amid uncertainty about their futures, and this week might bring some clarity on whether they’ll keep playing. Joe Mauer suited up at catcher for one more pitch with Minnesota in between standing ovations, and Adrian Beltre got a nice cheer from fans in his former home of Seattle when he was pulled midgame. Jose Reyes got a similar treatment with the Mets, while Hunter Pence may also decide to hang it up after a touching goodbye in San Francisco. None of those players confirmed they’re calling it quits just yet, though. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox had a lot of hits again. However, they couldn’t put them together to get a lot of scorng.Willy Adames homered, Michael Perez drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 10-3 Friday night for their sixth straight win.Boston finished with 13 hits, reaching double digits for the fourth time in five games.“We got all those hits, but they were spread around,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “So it was a good night for them and a bad night for us.”Perez had a two-run double in the second and a two-run single in Tampa Bay’s five-run third. His four RBIs matched his total in his first 20 games.The Rays had six consecutive singles in the third against Hector Velazquez.“That’s how you win games — two outs and you start hitting base hits http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authe...ish-jersey ,” said Carlos Gomez, who had an RBI single in the big inning. “Right now we’re really hot, pitching and hitting.”Velazquez (7-2) gave up eight runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings to raise his earned run average from 2.74 to 3.69.“I was a bit unfortunate today,” he said. “They hit some ground balls that got through that usually don’t.”Ji-Man Choi and Adames scored in three straight innings for the Rays. Adames’ eighth home run off reliever Drew Pomeranz put the Rays up 10-2 in the fourth.Xander Bogaerts had three hits for the Red Sox, including an RBI single in the third that gave him 15 RBIs against Tampa Bay this season. The Boston shortstop is hitting .421 in his last 15 games.J.D. Martinez drove in his major league-leading 110th run of the season with a single in the fifth for the Red Sox, who went into the game with a 9 1/2-game lead in the AL East before losing for the fourth time in six games.Rookie Jalen Beeks, Boston’s minor league pitcher of the year last season before his trade to Tampa Bay for Nathan Eovaldi on July 25, won for the second time six days against his former team. Beeks (3-1) gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings in relief of starter Diego Castillo.“We got some hits off him but we didn’t score. That doesn’t usually happen with us,” said Andrew Benintendi, who had one of the hits.“We hit (Beeks) hard today. There were like six at bats that we hit blazers everywhere,” said Cora. “He spotted his fastball. That’s what we know about the kid. But to get Nathan Eovaldi, you’ve got to give up good players. … He made some pitches when he had to, but we hit him hard today.”SMITH IN HOSPITALRays OF Mallex Smith has been hospitalized for what is expected to be a short stay for treatment of a viral infection and is being placed on the 10-day disabled list. He received IV fluids and antibiotics. Smith Paul Konerko Jersey , hitting .385 (25 for 65) in 16 games since being moved to the leadoff spot on Aug. 5, woke up feeling ill around 3 a.m. FridayTRAINER’S ROOMRed Sox: LHP Chris Sale (shoulder inflamation) might resume throwing as soon as this weekend. … RHP Steven Wright, out two months due to left knee inflamation, threw live batting practice Friday. “He’ll probably go on a rehab assignment next week and he’ll be with us hopefully in September,” said manager Alex Cora. … 1B Mitch Moreland was “banged up a little bit” and out of the lineup. … OF-DH Martinez played right field and will again Saturday before getting two days off (including Monday’s open date).Rays: OF Tommy Pham, who left Tuesday’s game with a dislocated right ring finger, was available off the bench.UP NEXTRHP Rick Porcello (8-4, 2.72 ERA in 14 career starts at Tropicana Field) will go for his 16th win Saturday night against Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough, who leads all rookies with 12 wins. Yarbrough will be making only his sixth start.
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