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Dodgers beat Giants 4-2 to clinch 5th straight NL…

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

LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in…

LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in Milwaukee

Mike Matheny: 'We just had a number of guys show…

Mike Matheny: "When you watch the staff and the guys just trust in each other ... that stuff makes this thing much more enjoyable."

Jake Odorizzi heads to the bump as Rays remain in…

The Tampa Bay Rays have right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the mound as they continue their series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Rangers fall 3 1/2 back for wild card with 4-1 loss to A's

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

Cruz hits 2-run shot in 9th, Mariners beat…

Nelson Cruz hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Cleveland Indians 3-1

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Goins' hidden-ball trick, slam lead Blue Jays…

Ryan Goins successfully pulled off a hidden ball trick and hit his second career grand slam, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees 8-1 and ensuring New York had to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff berth

Kevin Cash said Alex Cobb 'competed really well…

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash reacts to Friday's win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Wilson Ramos reacts to Friday's win after his…

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos reacted to his productive night, which included a grand slam, in Friday's win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Davidson, Moncada lead White Sox over Royals 7-6

Matt Davidson drove in three runs with his 26th homer and a double, Yoan Moncada hit a two-run drive and the Chicago White Sox overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6

Yanks' Frazier says expanded netting should go up…

After speaking with the family of the young girl hit in the face by his foul ball, the New York Yankees' Todd Frazier thinks teams should move quickly to expand protective netting at major league ballparks

Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart gets $16M, 4-year…

Catcher Tucker Barnhart and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a $16 million, four-year contract that covers his salary arbitration years and the first season after he would have been eligible for free agency

Paul DeJong on error: 'It's just something you…

Paul DeJong on his error tonight: "I just made a bad toss, but it's just something you learn from, and guys picked me up tonight."

Michael Wacha not upset about being pulled after…

Michael Wacha: "It's a fun stretch right now. It seems like this team just never gives up and we're always in it."

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Cubs take control in NL Central with 5-4 win over Brewers

Pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella drew a bases-loaded walk off All-Star closer Corey Knebel with one out in the 10th inning, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 to tighten their grip on the NL Central

Cubs rally in 9th, beat Brewers 5-3 in 10th to…

Javier Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Chicago Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, beating the Brewers 5-3

Ynoa pitches 8 solid innings to lead Orioles past…

Gabriel Ynoa pitched eight innings of five-hit ball, Manny Machado homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in a matchup between fading AL East teams

A grand Scooter Gennett after his history making…

Scooter Gennett joins Lou Gehrig as only players to hit four homers in a game and hit four grand slams in the same season.

Stephen Piscotty after Cardinals' comeback…

Stephen Piscotty after an impressive Cardinals comeback win: "We didn't quit tonight."

Red Sox rally for 5-4 win over Reds, extend AL East lead

Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox extended their AL East lead to four games by overcoming Scooter Gennett's fourth grand slam of the season for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds

Randal Grichuk interviews Jim Hayes and John Gant

John Gant's evaluation of rookie reporter Randal Grichuk's first foray into journalism: "I think you nailed it, Grich. You did everything you were asked, and you just put together a solid interview."

Yadier and Wanda Molina start GoFundMe for…

Yadier Molina on starting a GoFundMe with his wife, Wanda, to aid victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: "The whole country, the whole island -- they need us to help them."

D'Arnaud, Mets top watered-down lineup of Nationals 7-6

Travis d'Arnaud hit two home runs and the New York Mets ended a three-game skid, rallying past a watered-down lineup of Washington Nationals 7-6

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Is Aaron Judge making an AL MVP push?

With names like Giancarlo Stanton and José Altuve surrounding the AL MVP conversation, could New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge make a push for it?

How are so many players hitting so many home runs…

Could baseballs really be juiced?

Hamels tames Mariners, Rangers stay close in wild-card hunt

Cole Hamels dominated for eight innings, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo went deep and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 to hang around the AL wild-card hunt