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Rubin: Mets rock Nats and fans, tie NL East

Noah Syndergaard dealt heat and the Mets went nuts on Jordan Zimmerman to complete a sweep of the Nats to tie for first place and get Citi Field rocking

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Haren's retirement fear? Pulling a Favre

Cubs SP Dan Haren is considering making his 13th season his last: "I would say right now the chances are this probably would be it. But I don't want to say this is it and then pull a Brett Favre."

Price good when making debut

David Price is making his first start with the Blue Jays this afternoon. His first starts with each of his previous two teams went pretty well:

  • 2008 with Rays: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K's
  • 2014 with Tigers: 8.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 10 K's

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Meaningful summer baseball in NYC

The Yankees (59-45) are 6 games up in the AL East. The Mets (55-50) are tied with the Nationals for the NL East lead. The last time both New York teams were in 1st place in August was 2006.

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Beware of the Mets

Because of their ridiculously good starting pitching, if New York were to make the playoffs, "they'll be the team nobody wants to play," Mike Greenberg says.

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Is David Price the Jays' pitching savior?

Toronto's 3.99 team ERA ranks 5th worst in the AL. The Blue Jays' 455 runs allowed is the worst among any contender in all of MLB.

This is SportsCenter: Walk-up music

Nothing gets the crowd going like good walk-up music. Let Kenny Mayne explain...

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Make or break week for the Cubs?

For the next 7 days, the Cubs will face the two teams they are chasing in the NL wild card race. The Cubs are 4 games back of the Pirates for the 1st spot and tied with the Giants for the 2nd spot.

Mets would be a problem in postseason

Said Curt Schilling after the Mets swept the Nationals with a 5-2 win to pull even atop the NL East: "No one is going to want to play this team in a one-game playoff or a seven-game series."

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On this date: Shoeless Joe banned for life

On Aug. 3, 1921, despite being acquitted of conspiracy charges, Jackson and six other White Sox were banned by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis: "No player that sits in a conference with a bunch of crooked players and gamblers where the ways and means of throwing games are planned and discussed and does not promptly tell his club about it, will ever play professional baseball."

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The next 2-sport athlete?

Caroline Wozniacki, world No. 5 in women's tennis, tossed out the first pitch before today's Angels-Dodgers game -- and it was a perfect strike.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

ELIAS: HOU picked up its 60th win in the 106th game--the fewest games they've needed to get to 60 wins since 1999, when they won 60 of 100.

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One of most unusual traditions in sport is borne: Wilmer Flores may get a standing ovation for every at-bat the rest of the season. Because.

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Just got home from Citi Field. Time to pack. 5:45 a.m. alarm to head to airport for flight to Miami. Monday's going to be a long day.