Giants get a win…Royals clinch…Beltran powers Yanks…Cards still 4 up…Dodgers, Mets win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning threw a pair of long touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to secure the Giants’ first victory in three games, a 32-21 triumph over Washington. Manning connected with Ruben Randle for a 41-yard touchdown with 3:21 remaining after hitting Odell Beckham Jr. for a 30-yard score early in the fourth. Manning completed 23 of his 32 passes for 279 yards and no interceptions.

UNDATED (AP) — Lorenzo Cain supplied a tiebreaking, two-run single and the Kansas City Royals wrapped up the AL Central by ripping Seattle, 10-4. Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) was 3-for-3 with a solo homer, three RBIs and three runs scored to help the Royals clinch their first division crown since winning the 1985 World Series. And the Rangers own a 3 ½-game lead in the AL West after Cole Hamels allowed an unearned run and four hits over six innings of an 8-1 rout of Oakland.

UNDATED (AP) — Carlos Beltran hit a three-run homer and the New York Yankees climbed within three games of the AL East-leading Blue Jays by pulling out a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. Michael Pineda (pih-NAY’-duh) held the White Sox to just one run despite surrendering eight hits over six innings. The Yankees held a pregame ceremony to honor Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, who died on Tuesday at age 90.

UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals still own a four-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central, but their magic number to win the division is six following the Redbirds’ 7-3 win over Milwaukee. Jhonny Peralta (peh-RAHL’-tah) hit a game-tying, three-run homer for the Cards before Stephen Piscotty added a solo shot and four RBIs. Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning to help the Pirates beat Colorado 5-4 and complete a four-game sweep.

UNDATED (AP) — The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch the NL West is down to three after Chris Heisey (HY’-see) launched a grand slam in a six-run fifth that lifted Los Angeles over Arizona, 6-3. Clayton Kershaw left trailing 3-0 before the rally allowed him to improve to 15-7. And the NL East-leading New York Mets have trimmed their magic number to three with their 6-4 triumph at Cincinnati and Washington’s 5-4 loss to Baltimore.