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October 9, 2010 by USA Post 

Blue Angels San Francisco, (AP) – Jonathan Sanchez launched the San Francisco Giants back into the playoffs after an absence of six years and also provided a clutch hit, beat the San Diego Padres 3-0 Sunday to win the NL West title.

Buster Posey homered and the Giants beat the Padres after losing the first two games of the weekend series.

San Francisco (92-70), who overcame a deficit of 7 ½-Thurs, July 4, host the wild card-winning Atlanta Braves starting Thursday, with ace Tim Lincecum well rested to go in Game 1. The Braves (91-71) beat the Phillies 8-7, to extend the season farewell manager Bobby Cox. Atlanta.

San Diego (90-72) missed a chance to force a tiebreaker Monday for the NL West. The loser of this amount would be sent to Atlanta to determine the wild card.

Braves 8, Phillies 7

ATLANTA – Tim Hudson and the Braves took a lead of six run, and then hold on. Atlanta then watched on television as San Francisco beat San Diego, giving the Braves the NL wild card.

The Braves have won 14 straight division titles with Cox, but missed the playoffs since 2005. Cox’s final recording of the regular season was 2.504 to 2.001. He ranks fourth in wins, trailing only Connie Mack (3776), John McGraw (2840) and Tony La Russa (2,638). This is the 15th season of Cox’s with 90 or more wins, second only to McGraw.

Brewers Reds 3, 2

CINCINNATI – Milwaukee manager Ken Macha was told by team management, it will not return next season.

Jay Bruce hit his fourth homer of the week as the crimp of Cincinnati; a solo album from Randy Wolf (13-12) that broke a 2-everything is connected in the fourth. As the Reds slipped into the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, Aaron Harang left entry in the third because of a blister on his right index finger.

Nationals 2, Mets 1

NEW YORK – Oliver Perez limited use (0-5) hit Adam Kennedy with a pitch before walking three batters in a row in round 14.

Pirates Marlins 5, 2

MIAMI – Dan Uggla hit a homerun and drove in three runs, sending Pittsburgh to its 105th defeat. The Pirates ended their record extending 18th consecutive losing season 57-105 worst in the majors. The only time the Pirates had more defeats in the modern era of baseball in 1952, when they went 42-112.

Cubs Astros 4, 0

HOUSTON – Carlos Lee homered and Tommy Manzella produced two points. Houston was 59-52 after starting 17-34.

Cardinals 6, Rockies 1

ST. LOUIS – Jeff Suppan (3-8) allowed five hits in six innings without a point and Matt Pagnozzi had two RBIs.

American League

Rays 3, Royals 2

12 rounds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the AL East championship already in hand, the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the Royals in Kansas City to head into the playoffs on a winning note.

Red Sox 8, Yankees 4

BOSTON – New York fell short of a second straight AL East title and completed a rare late-season fade with a loss to Boston.

Blue Jays 2, Twins 1

MINNEAPOLIS – Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind added two more home runs in Toronto’s total major league points, lifting the Blue Jays over the Minnesota playoff bound last game manager Cito Gaston.

Rangers Angels 6, 2

ARLINGTON, Texas – Peter Bourjos homered tie breaking in the sixth inning and Los Angeles defeated Texas in their final regular season.

Tigers 4, Orioles 2

BALTIMORE – Brandon Inge homered, Johnny Damon home finger along tiebreaker in the sixth inning and Baltimore beat Detroit to end a six-game skid and avoid losing a season.

White Sox 6, Indians 5

CHICAGO – Paul Konerko had two hits in what could be his last game with the White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen got his 600th victory and Chicago finished the season by beating Cleveland.

Mariners Athletics 4, 3

SEATTLE – Kurt Suzuki and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit home runs long solo, and Chris Carter added the go-ahead RBI single Oakland beat Seattle to complete a sweep of four late-season games.

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