Sonny Gray

LEADING OFF: Ortiz, Red Sox try again to clinch in New York

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



David Ortiz and the playoff-bound Red Sox get their second chance to clinch the AL East title at Yankee Stadium. A victory over New York or a Toronto loss to Baltimore would do the trick. Boston's party was put on hold Tuesday night, when Big Papi came up uncharacteristically small in the clutch during a 6-4 defeat that snapped Boston's 11-game winning streak. Beginning his final series in the Bronx, Ortiz went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts and stranded seven runners. He ended the game by whiffing with two on against Tyler Clippard.


Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta (18-7,...