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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their fifth straight NL West title, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-2 as Cody Bellinger set an NL rookie record with his 39th home run. Los Angeles will open the NL Division Series at home on Oct. 6. The Dodgers are seeking to reach the World Series for the first time since 1988 under manager Tommy Lasorda, who was on hand at Dodger Stadium to celebrate his 90th birthday. Bellinger topped the NL rookie mark shared by Wally Berger and Frank Robinson.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Matt Olson hit his sixth home run in seven games, a second-inning drive off Nick Martinez that helped the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-1 and damage the Rangers' playoff hopes. Texas, which had won four straight, dropped 3½ games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card. The Rangers are tied with the Los Angeles Angels. Shin-Soo Choo hit his 21st home run for Texas, which has lost six of its last seven at Oakland.

HOUSTON (AP) - Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball over seven innings to remain perfect with Houston and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer to propel the Astros to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Verlander walked two and struck out six to improve to 4-0 since being traded from Detroit on Aug. 31.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger has broken the National League rookie record with his 39th home run of the season. Bellinger hit a three-run shot in the third inning against San Francisco Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Bellinger passed the mark shared by Wally Berger in 1930 and Frank Robinson in 1956. The only rookies with more homers than Bellinger are Mark McGwire with 49 in 1987 and Aaron Judge with 46 this season.

(AP) - Seven NHL teams hired new coaches in the offseason. That doesn't include coaches who took over teams during the season a year ago in places like Montreal, St. Louis and Boston.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nolan Arenado ended Colorado's scoreless streak at 23 innings with a solo homer, and the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 4-1. Colorado hadn't scored since the eighth inning of a loss to San Francisco on Tuesday night, dropping a pair of shutouts in between. Arenado sparked the Rockies with his 35th homer, and Ian Desmond and Trevor Story also went deep.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers took a long-term approach when they overhauled their entire football operation last winter by hiring a new coach and general manager. Amid their 0-3 start under Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, the team isn't sounding the alarm. The 49ers' offense got on track against their upstart division rivals after sputtering in the first two games against the Panthers and Seahawks. San Francisco's problems came trying to stop second-year quarterback Jared Goff.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Rams have won two of their first three games for the second straight year, but are using an entirely different formula this season. The offense is leading the way, making up for surprising breakdowns on defense and special teams in the Rams' 41-39 win at San Francisco on Thursday night. It was the other way around last season, with the defense and special teams controlling things until the offense chipped in with a timely play or two.

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