UNDATED (AP) — The Cubs’ lead in the NL Central is down to one game after Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs to lead the second-place Brewers to a 5-1 win at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals failed to gain ground on Wednesday after losing to Pittsburgh, 4-3. St. Louis also sees the Dodgers crawl within two games of their last wild card position with an 8-1 win at Cincinnati.
UNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves own a 7 ½-game lead in the NL East after a 2-1 win at San Francisco and Philadelphia’s 5-1 loss at Washington. Colorado beat Arizona, 5-4 to stay a game-and-a-half ahead of the Dodgers in the NL West and three-and-a-half ahead of the Diamondbacks.
UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland’s magic number to clinch the AL Central remains three after Blake Snell picked up his major league-leading 19th victory in the Rays’ 3-1 win over the Indians. Snell had a no-hitter until Jose Ramirez led off the seventh with his 38th home run of the season.
UNDATED (AP) — Houston’s lead in the AL West remains three games over Oakland after beating Detroit, 5-4 and the Ahletics blasted the Orioles, 10-0 in Baltimore. Boston’s magic number to clinch the AL East dropped to seven with a 1-0 win over Toronto and the Yankees’ 3-1 loss at Minnesota.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has practiced fully after being knocked out of Tennessee’s season opener. He hurt the elbow on his throwing arm in the game. Barring any setbacks, Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel expects his quarterback to play against the Houston Texans in Tennessee’s home opener.
UNDATED (AP) — Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers will be given the whole week to get ready for the Packers’ game on Sunday against the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter in last week’s come-from-behind 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears after returning in the second half from a knee injury.
UNDATED (AP) — Other NFL quarterback notes: the Eagles said Nick Foles will start again this weekend against Tampa Bay. Rookie Josh Allen will get the start for the Bills against the Chargers and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he will be ready for the Kansas City game despite an elbow injury.
UNDATED (AP) — No. 2 Clemson has moved up the start time of its football game this weekend and South Carolina has canceled its home game with Marshall due to Hurricane Florence. They are the latest schools to alter scheduled games in the Carolinas and Virginia due to the approaching storm. Clemson will now play Georgia Southern on Saturday at noon instead of 3:30 p.m.