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LEADING OFF: AL playoff positioning down to last day

A look at what's happening around the major leagues Sunday:

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GO WEST

After a rousing comeback win against Texas, the Angels send Garrett Richards to the mound on three days' rest with a chance to force a tiebreaker for the second AL wild card. Cole Hamels starts for Texas — the Rangers have won each of Hamels' last nine starts. Should Los Angeles win it would also need the Astros to lose at Arizona to force a tiebreaker Monday.

HOME, AT LAST

Pittsburgh still needs a win or a Chicago Cubs loss to secure home-field advantage Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game. If the Cubs beat Milwaukee — and the Pirates lose to Cincinnati —...

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