—Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Zambrano, Cubs. Soriano led off the game with a homer and Zambrano threw seven shutout innings in a 6-0 victory over Cincinnati.

—Brandon Webb, Diamondbacks, pitched seven innings to lead Arizona to a 4-2 win over Colorado.

—Hanley Ramirez, Marlins, had three hits and scored twice, helping Florida beat the Mets 7-4.

—Tike Redman, Orioles, had four hits and Baltimore beat New York 10-9 in 10 innings.


Boston and Chicago each clinched its division on Friday. The Red Sox, who beat Minnesota 5-2, won their first AL East crown in 12 years when New York lost to Baltimore, while the Cubs had to wait for Milwaukee to lose at home to San Diego to begin celebrating the NL Central title. ... Arizona's win combined with the New York Mets' loss to Florida put Arizona into the playoffs for the first time since 2002. The Diamondbacks became the first NL team to clinch a playoff berth, but they still don't know whether they'll be the wild-card team or NL West champion, where they have a one-game cushion over San Diego.


The Mets fell out of first place and are two games back in the wild-card chase after a 7-4 loss at home to Florida on Friday. The Mets' eighth straight home loss dropped them out of first place for the first time since May 15.


C.C. Sabathia picked up his 100th career victory and the Cleveland Indians wrapped up home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs with a 5-3 win over Kansas City on Friday night.


Colorado's 11-game winning streak was stopped on Friday with a 4-2 loss to Arizona.


Pittsburgh assured itself a last-place finish with its 11th loss in the past 13 games, 6-1 to St. Louis on Friday. ... Kansas City lost 5-3 to Cleveland and the defeat, coupled with a Chicago White Sox victory over Detroit, assured the Royals of their fourth straight last-place finish in the AL Central.