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Jeter singles in last AB...Tigers, Cards, A's celebrate...Europe whips US...Gordon wins at Dover

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 29, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.



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BOSTON (AP) — Derek Jeter has ended his major league career by stroking an RBI single before leaving for a pinch-runner in the third inning of the New York Yankees' 9-5 win at Boston. He received a standing ovation and finished with a .310 career batting average. As Jeter left, he pointed to the Boston dugout and embraced Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz before receiving hugs on the warning track from teammates Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh), Brett Gardner and others.

UNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Tigers won the American League Central on the final day of the season by beating the Minnesota Twins 3-0. Pittsburgh's 4-1 loss at Cincinnati allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to take the National League Central crown. And the Oakland Athletics blanked Texas 4-0 to nose out the Seattle Mariners for the second AL wild-card berth.

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Europe is celebrating its third straight Ryder Cup victory following a 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 rout of the United States. Jamie Donaldson clinched it for the Europeans by hitting a 9-iron that settled 2 feet from the cup on the 15th hole before Keegan Bradley conceded the hole and the match. Graeme McDowell won all three of his matches, and Justin Rose was 3-0-2 for Europe.

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jeff Gordon won the Triple-A 400 at Dover International Speedway and earned an automatic spot in the 12-drive field that advanced to the next round of the Chase for the championship. Brad Keselowski (kehs-LOW'-skee) and Joey Logano also advanced, as did Kasey Kahne (kayn), Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman. Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola were eliminated from title contention.

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida State remains the No. 1 team in the latest Associated Press college football poll, but the Seminoles claimed just 27 of 60 first-place votes following their second consecutive close call. Second-ranked Oregon and No. 3 Alabama each claimed 13 first-place votes, while Oklahoma took seven. Auburn is fifth, followed by Texas A&M, Baylor, UCLA, Notre Dame and Michigan State.

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