SUNDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Braves 5, Cubs 2: Atlanta clinched the N.L. East title, then rode two homers by Andrelton Simmons to a victory. The game was in the sixth inning when Washington lost to Miami, giving the Braves the division crown. The Nationals' loss also clinched a playoff berth for St. Louis.

Royals 4, Rangers 0: Justin Maxwell ended Kansas City's home season with a two-out grand slam in the 10th. The Rangers' loss clinched the A.L. West title for the A's.

Reds 11, Pirates 3: Billy Hamilton got three hits and stole two more bases, and Cincinnati won to tie Pittsburgh for the N.L. wild-card lead. The Reds and Pirates each have magic numbers of two to close out Washington and clinch a playoff spot.

Indians 9, Astros 2: Michael Brantley and Michael Bourn had two RBIs apiece as Cleveland, clinging to a wild-card spot, became the first team since the 1961 Yankees to post six sweeps of a four-game series in a season.

Mariners 3, Angels 2: Visiting Seattle won a game delayed twice by bees. Both teams retreated to their dugouts during a 23-minute delay in the third inning when a swarm of bees invaded the outfield, hovering over right-center field near the wall. Bees briefly delayed the game again in the fourth.

Phillies: The team removed the interim tag from Ryne Sandberg, signing him to manage the next three years.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS