Justin Smoak lifts Blue Jays past Rays with walk-off shot

TORONTO (AP) Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night, dealing a blow to the Rays' wild-card playoff hopes.

Smoak hit his 25th homer of the season and third career walk-off blast. Sergio Romo (3-4) blew his eighth save in 30 opportunities.

Right-hander David Paulino (1-0) pitched an inning for the victory as Toronto won for the fourth time in its past five.

Stewart had 2 homers, 6 RBIs as Tigers beat Royals 11-8

DETROIT (AP) Christin Stewart hit his first two big-league homers and drove in six runs Thursday night, leading the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 11-8.

Stewart, a September call-up playing in his 11th game, became the first Tigers rookie to drive in six runs in a game since Ryan Raburn had seven against the Chicago White Sox on July 25, 2007. (MORE)

Reed wins in 1st major league start, Reds top Marlins 4-2

MIAMI (AP) Cody Reed was a winner in his first major league start and Scooter Gennett homered and doubled to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

Reed (1-2) scattered five hits and struck out six in six shutout innings. The left-hander joined the starting rotation Aug. 30 and has thrown 11 consecutive scoreless innings. (MORE)

Cardinals will try to beat the rush against Bears

The Arizona Cardinals have scored just six points while losing their first two games of the season and face a defense on Sunday that could prove more of a challenge.

The Chicago Bears (1-1), led by outside linebacker Khalil Mack, head to the desert to face the Cardinals (0-2). (MORE)

Chargers, Rams play for LA supremacy

This year's battle of Los Angeles is set for Sunday afternoon when the Chargers take on the Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Rams enter the matchup with a 2-0 record after whipping the Arizona Cardinals last week. (MORE)

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