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Nationals in a runaway

Jordan Zimmermann took care of business on the mound for six innings, and Ryan Zimmerman is leading the offensive charge for the Nats, who have 18 hits ... and counting.

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Grantland: A Dayton with destiny

Few thought the 2015 Royals could replicate last season's Cinderella run, but K.C. has made a mockery of the doubters on its way to the AL's best record.

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Schoenfield: Three future stars in AL rookie race

All the rookie buzz this season seems to have centered on the young sluggers in the National League. But Miguel Sano, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor are making noise, too.

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Saxon: Kershaw's gem completes Giant sweep

Clayton Kershaw carved up the rival Giants, striking out 15 in a complete-game victory that stretched the Dodgers' NL West lead to a stunning 6 1/2 games.

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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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Ryan Vogelsong cuts own deficit in half

The Giants RHP hit a two-run homer off Rockies LHP Chris Rusin to cut into the Rockies' lead 4-2 in the third. It's the first HR hit by a Giants pitcher not named Madison since Matt Cain on July 21, 2012. Follow live

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Bryce Harper faced 20 pitches, didn’t swing at any of them. 2nd-most pitches seen w/o a swing in a game in last 10 seasons (Juan Uribe, 21)

An interesting night for Bryce Harper

The Nationals OF was pinch hit for in the sixth as they led the Braves 12-1. In his four PAs, he didn't swing once, was walked each time, scored four runs and drove in 1. The last player with 4-plus walks, 4-plus runs, and 1-plus RBIs in one game was Derrek Lee with the then-Florida Marlins in 2002. Follow live

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Carlos Gonzalez HR puts Rockies up

The Rockies RF launched his 34th home run of the season in the bottom of the first vs. the Giants to put the Rockies up 2-0. Thirty-four homers ties his career high set in 2010. Follow live

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Nationals rolling vs. Braves

After a two-run first inning and five-run second inning, the Nats are up 7-1 over the Braves -- who still haven't recorded a hit after a walk, balk, wild pitch and RBI groundout from Hector Olivera scored their only run. Follow live

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Corey Hart has been returned from his rehab assignment w/Indy but will not be activated at the Major League club.

Brown flips over wall on inside-the-park HR

A for effort, Domonic Brown. But your flip over the fence allowed the Mets' Ruben Tejada score an inside-the-parker.

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Bryce Harper back in lineup tonight

The Nationals OF left Wednesday's game vs. the Cardinals in the fourth inning with tight glutes, but he's back in the lineup and playing center in tonight's game vs. the Braves.

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After being no-hit by Cubs on Sunday, Dodgers' chances to win NL West "fell" to 91%. They are back up to 98% after 3-game sweep of Giants