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    So much for any Game No. Chris Clark Jersey . 162 chaos in baseball: The San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles grabbed the last three playoff spots Sunday, and the October matchups are set.Neat and clean, no need for all sorts of tiebreakers. Too bad -- that kind of final-day scramble mightve been fun for fans.Instead, they could sit back, savor Vin Scullys farewell call and prepare for the postseason. It opens Tuesday night when the Orioles visit Toronto in the AL wild-card game.All we asked for is an opportunity, and right now, we have an opportunity, Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones said after a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees. So, lets celebrate and enjoy this and get back to work.No official word yet on the starting pitchers at Rogers Centre. Figures to be Chris Tillman for the Os against Marcus Stroman.On Wednesday night, aces duel as Madison Bumgarner starts for the Giants vs. Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets at Citi Field in the NL wild-card game.We found a way to get back to where we need to be, Bumgarner said after his teams 7-1 win finished off a sweep of the Dodgers. If we play like we have been the last three days, well be tough to beat.On Thursday, the best-of-five AL Division Series begins: David Ortiz and Boston at Cleveland, and the wild-card winner at Texas.I guess I wish Ortiz would consider retiring early, said Indians manager Terry Francona, who previously guided Big Papi with the Red Sox, but I dont see that happening.On Friday night, Clayton Kershaw starts Game 1 for the Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington, and the NL wild-card winner plays the best-in-the-majors Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.Going into Game 162, Detroit and St. Louis also had a chance to reach the postseason. That raised the possibility of multi-team, multi-city tiebreakers going into early next week.The Tigers were in the middle of that mix. They hoped to win at Atlanta and have either the Orioles or Blue Jays lose -- then, they wouldve needed to win a makeup game at home Monday against Cleveland to force a tiebreaker for an AL wild-card spot.I would not have enjoyed the travel, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said, but I would have relished traveling.That kind of drama never developed as the teams holding leads took care of business.Manager Buck Showalter and Baltimore sealed their spot, winning at Yankee Stadium. When the Tigers later lost 1-0 at Atlanta in the last game at Turner Field, they were out and Toronto was back in for the second straight year.Later, the Blue Jays 2-1 victory at Fenway Park meant they would host Baltimore.With All-Star catcher Buster Posey getting three hits and driving in three runs, San Francisco beat the Dodgers and eliminated the Cardinals.The Giants have enjoyed a recent run of even-year success, winning the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014.The last time they reached the postseason, Bumgarner pitched a shutout at Pittsburgh in the wild-card game and went on to become the World Series MVP. So another cross-country flight to begin the playoffs was fine by them.I dont think it bothers anybody that we go on the road to win these games. Its actually a lot of fun, first baseman Brandon Belt said. With Bumgarner on the mound, were going to have a good shot.---This story has been corrected to delete a reference to the Giants playing at Dodger Stadium -- the game was in San Francisco -- and to correct that the Tigers wouldve faced the Indians on Monday in a makeup game to force a tiebreaker for an AL wild-card spot. Corey Moore Jersey . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. Jay Prosch Jersey . LOUIS -- St. http:///...k-newton-jersey.html . Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Despite back-to-back embarrassing losses to Oakland?and Tennessee, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is not making a coaching change.After the Jaguars 36-22 loss?to the Titans on Thursday night, Khan told the Florida Times-Union, Actions speak louder than words. Very little for me to say. He later added that coach Gus Bradley would not be fired.A source close to the team confirmed to ESPN that Khan is not going to fire Bradley, who is 14-41 in his four seasons with the Jaguars. Khan is going to stick with the man whom he tasked with rebuilding a franchise that had apparently hit rock bottom in 2012, the source said -- at least for now, anyway.Thursdays loss was the low point of Bradleys tenure. It came just three days after Khan spoke to the team and asked the players why they werent winning games and what he could do to help. It was not a confrontational meeting, but there certainly was an unspoken message that things needed to get better.Instead, the Jaguars gave up 354 yards and trailed 27-0 at halftime. The Jaguars are now 2-5 and have lost 18 of their past 20 road games, which includes a seven-game losing streak against AFC South opponents.Despite that, Bradley said he was not worried about his job.I worry about this team and why did we perform like that in the first half and figuring out how can we get it right, he said.Quarterback Blake Bortles, who turned in another dismal ffirst-half performance (8-of-16 for 64 yards), said the players deserve more of the blame for the teams struggles. Jadeveon Clowney Jersey. I know Im 100 percent behind Gus, Bortles said. I believe in him 100 percent and what were trying to do here. Gus isnt the one committing dumb penalties. Gus isnt the one turning the ball over. Gus isnt the one not making plays. Thats on us as a locker room and as players.Gus has been my head coach since Ive been in the NFL, and I would love to play my NFL career for Gus Bradley.That will depend on how many games the Jaguars win the rest of the season. Thats going to be tough because the Jaguars entered Thursday nights game with the third-toughest remaining schedule in the NFL based on opponents win-loss record. Only one team, Indianapolis, enters this weekends games with a losing record.Everyone knows [Bradley is under pressure to win] and feels strong about Gus, receiver Allen Hurns said. No matter what it is, you try not to listen to it or let it get to you, but its kind of impossible now. But hopefully theyll just stick it out with him, but we need to find something to get this team going, whether its next week -- we have to find a way.Hes always going to take the blame because hes the head coach, but weve got to win. 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