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Baseball notables from Friday’s games

 Chipper Jones, starting his final regular-season home series before retirement, was 0 for 4 with four groundouts.

 The Yankees’ Russell Martin’s 20th homer of the season was a career high for the veteran catcher. He hit 19 with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007, his second season.

Cleveland had 16 hits, including a string of five straight with one out to score three runs off Will Smith (6-9) in the second inning.

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 Pittsburgh (76-81) made its own bit of history as it was assured of a 20th consecutive non-winning season with the loss.

 The Astros’ win helped them avoid matching their franchise-worst loss total set last season (56-106). It was their first victory since Bo Porter was named as the 17th manager in franchise history on Thursday.

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