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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Scene from a division-clinching party: Red Sox president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski walking around the clubhouse without his shoes. "It's fantastic, but you also know that this is only one step," he said. "This is great, and you can tell everybody's happy. But we have other goals left to achieve."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Principal owner John Henry on Red Sox's chances to play deep into October: "I feel pretty good. Let's put it this way: Where we are now, I wouldn't want to play us going into the playoffs."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz, as he entered raucous clinching celebration in Red Sox's clubhouse: "I wanted to celebrate on that field so bad, but it is what it is. We end up being the first place team in the American League, and we're going to celebrate anyway. I'm going to drown in this, man."

Mets hold on to top wild card spot

James Loney and Jay Bruce each hit home runs to help the Mets beat the Marlins and hold on to the top spot in the NL Wild Card race.


ESPN Stats and Information  

Mark Teixeira became the first Yankees player to hit a walk-off grand slam against the Red Sox since Charlie Keller in 1942. It was Teixeira's first career regular season walk-off HR (he hit one in the 2009 ALDS). He had the most of anyone who didn't have a walk-off HR (he entered with 408). The new leader in that stat is ex-Tigers slugger, Norm Cash (377)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After 13 years of Petco Park in San Diego, somebody has finally hit a home run on the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co., in a regular-season game anyway. The Padres' Hunter Renfroe, in his seventh career game, crushed one on top of the fourth floor of the brick building down the LF line. Perhaps more of those are coming from Renfroe, who already has four HRs in those seven games.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado became the 3rd player to record back-to-back 40-homer, 130-RBI seasons before turning 26. The other 2, per the Elias Sports Bureau, are Chuck Klein and Jimmie Foxx.

John Jaso hits for cycle in Pirates' win

Jaso drives in five runs and hits the first cycle in PNC Park history in the Pirates' 8-4 victory over the Cubs.


ESPN @espn

The Red Sox clinched the AL East tonight ... but the Yankees beat them on this walk-off grand slam:

Teixeira's grand slam gives Yankees walk-off win

Down 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded, Mark Teixeira hits a grand slam into the right field seats to lift the Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox.


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Nine hours after Jose Fernandez's hearse left Marlins Park, fans are still leaving messages on the wall. Their love knows no bounds.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Jake Arrieta's rough performance on Wednesday where he gave up 10 hits and 7 runs to the Pirates. Maddon was miffed at how easily he was hit.


Tim Kurkjian @Kurkjian_ESPN

HR 409 for Teixeira. His first walk -off ever in regular season. He had the most HR all time w/o a walk-off. It might be the last HR ever.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss what he does moving forward heading into the playoffs after giving up 10 hits and 7 runs to the Pirates on Wednesday.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Seth Lugo discusses Wednesday's start and the possibility of his next start coming in the postseason.


Kim hits pinch-hit game-winning homer

Hyun Soo Kim pinch hits in the top of the ninth and belts a two-run home run to give the Orioles a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays and make the Red Sox American League East champions.


Russillo @ryenarussillo

I think Sox lost to White Sox (?) in '99 reg season to clinch WC. Saberhagen started handing out beers getting on the guys to celebrate.