Friday's HIGHLIGHTS

Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3: Boston clinched the A.L. East title, getting seven strong innings from Jon Lester to beat Toronto and eliminate Tampa Bay from the division race. One night after securing their first playoff appearance since 2009, the Red Sox added their first division title since '07.

Tigers 12, White Sox 5: Max Scherzer became baseball's first 20-game winner, pitching through bad weather for six innings.

Reds 6, Pirates 5: Joey Votto homered off Kyle Farnsworth in the 10th inning and Cincinnati edged Pittsburgh to pull even with the Pirates for the top wild-card spot in the National League.

Royals 2, Rangers 1: Neftali Feliz walked Alcides Escobar on four pitches with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning, giving Kansas City the win. Texas dropped a half-game behind the Indians for the second A.L. wild-card spot with the loss.

Braves 9, Cubs 5: Atlanta's victory reduced its magic number to one and ensured it of at least a tie in the N.L. East.

Cardinals 7, Brewers 6: Carlos Beltran's 10th-inning sacrifice fly lifted St. Louis to victory and kept the Cardinals in sole possession of first place in the N.L. Central.

Yankees: Andy Pettitte, 41, will retire after this season. Pettitte is set to pitch against the Giants on Sunday.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS