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Kershaw, Dodgers target a Giant sweep

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is carving up the rival Giants, striking out 13 through eight innings. Chase Utley's solo homer in the sixth is the difference.

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Zimmerman's blasts drive Nats past Cards

Ryan Zimmerman clubbed two home runs and a go-ahead RBI double as the Nationals prevailed in St. Louis. Max Scherzer struck out 10 through six innings.

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Mets to give Harvey, Syndergaard extra rest

Wary of rising innings counts, the New York Mets committed Wednesday to skipping right-handers Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard at least once apiece in September.

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Saxon: Dodgers pad lead behind Greinke, bullpen

Zack Greinke outdueled Madison Bumgarner in a battle of aces to help the Dodgers stretch their NL West lead to 5 1/2 games over the Giants. The unsung heroes on Tuesday? The surging L.A. bullpen.

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Greinke's historic season continues

Zack Greinke outdueled Madison Bumgarner in what could be a rare matchup of the prior season's World Series MVP and a current season's Cy Young.

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Top 5: Goins, Goins ... gone!

It took extra innings, but the AL East-leading Blue Jays took down the Indians with Ryan Goins' walk-off blast to continue his hot hitting and top Tuesday's list of top performances across MLB.

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10 things you have to know for September

Can the Indians make a comeback? Will the Cubs and Mets finish off Cinderella seasons? Those are just two things to watch in the season's final month.

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Schoenfield: Should Royals be worried about Cueto?

After coming to K.C. at the trade deadline, Johnny Cueto initially looked like the No. 1 starter the Royals needed. But are his recent struggles -- capped by Tuesday's loss to the Tigers -- cause for concern?

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Mets begin September with a stinker

This is supposed to be a different kind of September for the New York Mets, but they certainly didn't start it off on the right foot.

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CarGo propels Rockies in 9-4 win

Carlos Gonzalez blasted two HRs, including a grand slam, and had 7 RBIs to lift the Rockies to a split of the four-game series vs. the D-backs. Box score

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Zimmerman powers Nats past Cards

Ryan Zimmerman blasted two home runs and drove in three runs as the Nationals held on to beat the Cardinals 4-3 and avoid a sweep.

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Utley rips first homer with Dodgers

Chase Utley snapped his homerless streak with the Dodgers to break a 1-1 tie in the sixth against the Giants. Follow live

Kershaw dealing in tight contest

Clayton Kershaw is up to 11 strikeouts through seven innings, his third straight start with double digit K's. He doesn't have much breathing room though as the Dodgers lead the Giants 2-1. Follow live

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Nats automatic entering 9th with a lead

The Nationals improved to 61-0 this season when entering the 9th inning with a lead after tonight's 4-3 win over the Cardinals.

Brown flips over wall on inside-the-park HR

The Mets' Ruben Tejada slapped a ball down the right-field line, leading Domonic Brown to topple over the fence trying to field it. That allowed Tejada to go around the bases for a homer.

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Brewers beat Bucs for fifth straight time

Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs and pushed his hitting streak to 10 in the process as the Brewers beat the Pirates 9-4.

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Final: Mariners 8, Astros 3

On Tuesday, Logan Morrison smacked the go-ahead home run in the 8th. He followed that up on Wednesday with a 3-run blast in the 9th to put the game away. Morrison had just one homer in August. Box score

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Zimmerman keys Nats' 4-3 win

The Nationals avoided a sweep vs. the Cardinals behind Ryan Zimmerman's 3-for-4, 3-RBI night. The 1B collected a career-high three go-ahead hits, with two coming on home runs. Box score

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Man wins car prize, goes home with '98 Civic

That's right: The Charleston River Dogs set a season attendance record of 285K so they gave Cadet Kyle Busbee a 1998 Honda Civic... with 285K miles on it. Oh, and Bill Murray was involved.

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Royals crush Tigers, Ventura tosses gem

Cheslor Cuthbert launched his first career HR, and Yordano Ventura struck out 11 for his second straight outing as Kansas City cruised 12-1.

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Pearce hops on horse, robs homer

Orioles OF Steve Pearce sped his way to far left to deny Brandon Guyer of a potential homer during the top of the first inning vs. the Rays.

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Davis' walk-off homer lifts Orioles

Chris Davis hit two home runs, including a walk-off solo shot in the 11th inning, as the Orioles beat the Rays 7-6, snapping a six-game losing streak. Both of Davis's walk-off HRs this season were in multi-HR games.

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Final: Brewers 9, Pirates 4

Jonathan Lucroy, Adam Lind and Scooter Gennett combined for seven RBIs as they helped Milwaukee to its third straight win. Box score

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Sano homers to continue tear

Miguel Sano hit his 15th home run and went yard for the third game in a row to fuel the Twins' offense in a 3-0 victory over the White Sox.

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Washington takes 4-3 lead in St. Louis

Ryan Zimmerman recorded his third go-ahead hit of the night on an RBI double. This is his first career game with 3 go-ahead hits. Watch on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Clayton Kershaw is carving up the #Giants right now. He picked off the only batter who reached base, Buster Posey. 1-0 Dodgers B4.