Rick Porcello

LEADING OFF: Wild-card chases in AL and NL, rainy forecasts

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

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AL CHASE

Toronto (at Boston, facing 22-game winner Rick Porcello) and Baltimore (at Yankee Stadium) are tied for the two wild-card spots in the American League going into the final weekend of the regular season. Detroit (at Atlanta) is 1 ½ games behind, Seattle is two back.

NL RACE

The Mets hold a one-game lead in the NL wild-card scramble as rookie Robert Gsellman starts at Philadelphia. San Francisco (with Madison Bumgarner pitching at home vs. the Dodgers) is one game back, St. Louis (home vs. Pittsburgh) is two behind.

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Weather might play havoc with the playoff scramble,...

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