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• In the American League Divisional Series, the Oakland Athletics defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3, bringing their best-of-five series to a 2-2 tie, while the New York Yankees took a 2-1 series lead with a 3-2 defeat of the Baltimore Orioles.

• Over in the National League Divisional Series, the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3, tying their series 2-2, while the St . Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-0, taking a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five series.
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