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CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 yesterday. Johnny Cueto singled in the go-ahead run and got his 20th victory. The Reds' win gave the NL Central title to the St. Louis Cardinals and forced Pittsburgh to settle for a wild card for the second straight season. The Pirates will head home to play the Giants at PNC Park on Wednesday, with the winner facing the Nationals.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals have received orders for nearly 10,000 Devon Still jerseys, part of an initiative to raise money for pediatric cancer care and research. Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, is being treated for cancer. She had surgery last week. The Bengals offered to donate money from the sale of Still's Number 75 jersey to Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. The jerseys cost $100 apiece. So far, more than $1 million has been raised.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Jason Giambi's 19th season didn't go as planned. He's not sure there will be a 20th. As the Indians closed 2014 short of the playoffs, Giambi said he hasn't decided whether he will try to extend a major league playing career that began with Oakland in 1995.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 to end a disappointing season for both clubs. Rookie Zach Walters and Carlos Santana each had two RBIs for the Indians, who failed to build on last season when they hosted Tampa Bay in the AL wild-card game. Despite a slew of injuries, shoddy defense and an unreliable offense, the Indians stayed alive in the playoff race until Friday.