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Experts: Donaldson or Trout for AL MVP?

ESPN's baseball analysts weigh in with their predictions for who will win the major season-ending awards.

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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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20hDavid Schoenfield

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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10hKieran Darcy

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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Sound off: What is baseball's best walk-up song?

We've paired off 32 of the top tunes currently used by MLB players -- from Taylor Swift to Ted Nugent. Now you get to choose who has the best walk-up song in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.

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16hKatie Strang

Daniel Norris, Anibel Sanchez on the mend

While Daniel Norris and Anibel Sanchez are unlikely to make a dramatic effect on this season, their return could have big implications for the future.

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Elvis Andrus steals home -- straight up

The Rangers SS pulled off perhaps the riskiest and most exciting play in baseball Tuesday night.

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Donaldson or Trout for AL MVP?

Another year, another Mike Trout MVP debate. This time he's battling Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson -- and Donaldson's leading among ESPN experts. All MLB awards

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De La Rosa forgets how to pitch

It's really unclear what Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa was thinking here. But his chucking of the ball at the backstop resulted in a balk.

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ICYMI: Rockies turn triple play in 9th

With Paul Goldschmidt at the plate, the Diamondbacks sent the runners on 1st and 2nd on the pitch. That worked out well ... for the Rockies, who ended the inning in an instant.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Pirates now have a losing record vs every other NL Central team this year after loss to MIL. They are 58-21 against the rest of baseball.

Picking MLB's award winners

ESPN's Keith Law lays out his choices for all of MLB's awards, highlighted by a surprise AL Cy Young winner and Josh Donaldson over Mike Trout for AL MVP. Hypothetical ballot (Insider)

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Spieth throws out first pitch at Fenway

Golfer Jordan Spieth tossed some high heat before the Yankees-Red Sox game.

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What makes the Cardinals so dominant?

Tim Kurkjian on the 86-46 Cardinals: "They have great, great pitching. ... Their overall ERA is 2.66 which is by far the best [in MLB]."

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'I kind of blacked out running the bases'

Blue Jays 2B Ryan Goins after his first career walk-off home run: "I didn’t even feel the water get dumped on me at home plate."

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The 73-year-old fighting for Shoeless Joe

Arlene Marcley isn't a baseball fan. She doesn't know or care about the statistical benchmarks of a Hall of Fame player. She fell asleep the first time she watched "Field of Dreams." But no one has done more to clear the name of Joe Jackson, who remains banned from baseball and ineligible for the Hall of Fame. Story

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Miami to ask skipper Jennings to step down

In May, the Marlins made GM Dan Jennings manager, but they'll ask him to return to his previous role after the season, per Fox Sports. Jennings had no managerial experience when hired. Miami is 54-79.

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Stanton just 'OK' in first rehab game

Playing in Class A, Marlins' slugger Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-2 with a walk in his first game of any kind since breaking a bone in his wrist June 26. Stanton told MLB's website he "just felt OK" and was "not 100 percent."

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Andrus steals home in Rangers' win

Elvis Andrus stole home in the 7th, part of a four-run inning, and -- despite Matt Kemp’s best efforts -- the Rangers held on to win 8-6 over the Padres.

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Final: Rangers 8, Padres 6

Elvis Andrus stole home and knocked in two runs to help Texas double up Matt Kemp (3-for 4, 4 RBI) and the Padres despite a late San Diego rally. Box score

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Angels end four-game losing streak

Kole Calhoun hit his 21st home run of the season and brought home two runs in the Angels' 6-2 win over the A's.

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Goins makes dazzling catch on the run

The Blue Jays' Ryan Goins ran more than 124 feet to track down a ball in foul territory, where he made an over-the-shoulder grab. Oh, and he hit a walk-off HR in a 5-3 win in extra innings.

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A-Rod is probably not wild about wild card

All 14 of ESPN's experts have the Blue Jays winning the AL East. But the good news for Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees is that all of the pundits have them in a fear-inducing one-game wild-card playoff. Picks

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Cal Ripken Jr. honored before O's loss

Baltimore honored Cal Ripken Jr. on his 20th anniversary of breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak, but it was the Rays that celebrated all night as J.P. Arencibia drove in six runs in Tampa Bay's 11-2 win.

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Greinke outduels Bumgarner

Zack Greinke surrendered one run over 7 1/3 innings and got enough support as Joc Pederson homered off Madison Bumgarner (7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER) in the Dodgers' 2-1 win over the Giants.

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Final: Angels 6, Athletics 2

Kole Calhoun went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs, Matt Shoemaker tossed 7 innings of one-run ball and Los Angeles ended its four-game losing streak. Box score

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Final: Dodgers 2, Giants 1

Zack Greinke allowed five hits and one run over 7 1/3 innings, and Joc Pederson joined Bryce Harper as the only lefties to homer off of Madison Bumgarner this season. Box score

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Baseball Tonight @BBTN

What a wild day in baseball! We witnessed the Rockies turn a triple play AND Elvis Andrus steal home.