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BOSTON (AP) - Mookie Betts had two more hits to leave his major league-leading batting average at .343, Nathan Eovaldi struck out 10 hapless Orioles batters and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 6-2 to earn their franchise-record 106th victory and clinch the best record in baseball this season. The Red Sox would have home-field advantage through the World Series if they make it that far.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anthony Rendon homered and drove four runs, Bryce Harper reached 100 RBIs in a season for the first time and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-3. Juan Soto and Matt Wieters also homered for Washington, which broke it open with four runs on three pitches in the fourth inning. Harper drove in his 100th run with a sacrifice fly, scoring Adam Eaton to put Washington ahead 3-1. His previous high for RBIs was 99.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - John Harbaugh has seen Joe Flacco play in more than 170 games for the Ravens, including 15 in the postseason with an MVP effort in the Super Bowl. Though Baltimore's coach is hard-pressed to remember them all Harbaugh ranks Flacco's performance against Denver on Sunday among the best. Flacco went 25 for 40 for 277 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Baltimore's 27-14 victory.
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) - Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, as well as about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school next week when they return to campuses across the U.S. College players competing in the World Cup or even the Olympics isn't a new phenomenon.
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