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Max Scherzer spins his second 2015 no-hitter

The Mets may have upset expectations by beating out the Nationals for the NL East, but Max Scherzer took them down a peg by throwing his second no-hitter of the season while whiffing 17 Mets in a 2-0 win.

Scherzer secures second no-hitter of season (0:14)
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Follow live: Astros' playoff push continues

The AL West crown and a wild-card spot are both possibilities for the Astros entering Saturday night. Will Houston capitalize on a chance to help its postseason chances?

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It happened in October ...

From Joe Carter's homer to Bill Buckner's miscue, no month has featured more thrills -- and agony -- than this one. We chronicle 31 epic October moments, including Josh Hamilton's costly error.

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Rogers: Jake Arrieta enjoying a season to remember

National League Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta had a regular season for the ages, particularly the second half, but the Cubs ace is focused on his biggest start yet: the NL wild-card game.

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Uni Watch: MLB turns ahead clock in 1999

In the debut of Uni Watch's Friday Flashback, a weekly feature devoted to uniforms from the past, Paul Lukas travels back to the future to remember baseball's "turn ahead the clock" gimmick.

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The 'What's next for ... ' team-by-team series

Jim Bowden previews the offseason by laying out the objectives and challenges for all 30 teams, everything from executive hires to trades and signings.


Greinke gets L.A. home-field advantage

Zack Greinke struck out eight and walked one over eight IP as the Dodgers beats the Padres 2-1 to solidify home-field advantage for the NLDS vs. the Mets that begins Friday. Box score


Scherzer secures second no-no of season

Max Scherzer got Curtis Granderson to fly out in the ninth to capture his second no-hitter of the season for the Nats. Yunel Escobar's error in the sixth was the only thing that prevented Scherzer from tossing a perfect game.


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Justin Verlander taking home a souvenir to commemorate Miguel Cabrera's feat -- a pair of signed batting gloves from tonight's game

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks threw 6 shutout innings in the Cubs 1-0 win Sat. Over the last 7 games, all wins, Cubs starters have given up 1 run combined. Cubs still have a chance to host the NL WC game.


Kurkjian: Scherzer no-no is 'bittersweet'

Said Tim Kurkjian on Max Scherzer's second no-hitter of the season: "[The Nationals] are supposed to be going to the playoffs ... and they're not."


Reds take down Pirates

Adam Duvall hit his fifth home run of the season in the Reds' 3-1 win over the Pirates, who lead the Cubs by just one game for home-field advantage in Wednesday's NL wild-card game.


Cubs outlast Brewers 1-0

Kyle Hendricks outlasted Tyler Wagner in the pitcher's duel while striking out eight to lead the Cubs past the Brewers.


Wild pitch costs Yankees vs. Orioles

The O's completed a doubleheader sweep over the Yankees thanks to an eighth inning wild pitch in the second game that scored the winning run.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Max Scherzer reacting to Yunel Escobar's error, which ultimately cost the ace a perfect game. Escobar bounced a throw to first base on Kevin Plawecki's grounder.


Home-field for NL wild-card game up in air

With the Cubs winning and the Pirates losing, Chicago trails Pittsburgh by just one game for home-field advantage in the NL wild-card game. Chicago owns the tiebreaker, so if the Cubs win and Pirates lose Sunday, Wednesday's game will be played at Wrigley Field.

Scherzer strikes out 17 in no-no vs. Mets

Max Scherzer pitched his second no-hitter of the season in which he didn't walk a batter to lead the Nationals past the Mets 2-0.


Rays come from behind to walk off vs. Jays

Tim Beckham played the hero with the two-out, two-run walkoff hit to beat the Blue Jays 4-3.


SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Mets and Dodgers are only teams to be no-hit twice this season. They will be getting acclimated with each other this October.

Scherzer and Ramos, the unhittable duo

Wilson Ramos became the ninth catcher since 1900 to catch two no-hitters in the same season, and the first since Carlos Ruiz in 2010 (including playoffs). Wilson caught Scherzer's first no-no of the season June 20 vs. the Pirates.


Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

The Cubs have left 10 on-base as a team but individually it adds up to 24 (Meaning, for example, 1 each last inn for Coghlan, Russell,Ross)

David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

Max Scherzer struck out 17 batters. And the other pitches struck out more. 35 combined K's shatters old record (31) for a 9-inning game.