Dee Gordon was in a tight race with Washington's Bryce Harper for the NL batting title heading into Sunday. Gordon went 3 for 4 with a home run and a double to win the NL batting crown as the Marlins fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 Sunday in both teams' regular-season finales. ''It feels kind of surreal,'' Gordon said with a smile.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) -- Mark Buehrle failed to become the fifth major leaguer to pitch 200 innings or more in 15 consecutive seasons, and the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays missed out on home-field advantage throughout the playoffs as they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 12-3 Sunday in their regular-season finale.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers recorded his 300th strikeout of the season, becoming the first major league pitcher in 13 years to do so.
Shelby Miller's drought-breaking win made the fourth-place Braves feel like celebrating. Miller ended his 24-start winless streak, holding his former Cardinals teammates to three hits through eight scoreless innings and leading the Atlanta Braves over St. Louis 6-0 in Sunday's doubleheader opener. ''As a team, we haven't been this excited in a long time,'' Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
The Mets have set their pitching rotation for the first three games of their best-of-five NL playoff series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jacob deGrom will start the opener Friday in Los Angeles, as expected. Rookie right-hander Noah Syndergaard goes in Game 2, followed by Matt Harvey in Game 3 back home at Citi Field.
John Farrell was forced to step away from the Red Sox because of cancer. The club said Sunday that Farrell, who recently completed his final course of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, will be back next season. Boston announced Farrell's return before Sunday's season finale against Cleveland.