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Kershaw seeks first win in three starts

Clayton Kershaw says there's a "sense of urgency" in the Dodgers clubhouse. Will that impact the left-hander's start tonight against the contending Cubs?

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Red Sox rally to end Mets' win streak

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s home run in the seventh helped bring Boston back to win in extras after Mets ace Matt Harvey had stymied them through six.

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Showdown weekend: Five big series to watch

Examining five series and some key things to look for in Royals-Rays, Orioles-Rangers, Astros-Twins, Dodgers-Cubs and Cardinals-Giants

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Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated

MLB is investigating how it might safeguard fans from flying balls and bats, but the solution is more difficult than just extending a net in every ballpark.

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Let's Do This: Mashing Mets (0:55)
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Best pitching duel in the NLCS? (0:52)
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Bumgarner hitting away competition (1:42)
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Torres' Messi-inspired flicker for the 1-3-1 putout (0:45)
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Adam Jones injured in Orioles' loss (1:02)
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Dodgers in trouble? (1:49)
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Bautista completely blows his assignment (0:36)

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Rizzo sends one deep off Kershaw

Anthony Rizzo's home run off Clayton Kershaw was calculated at 441 feet, tied for the longest homer the reigning MVP has allowed in his career (Ryan Spilborghs, May 27, 2009 at Coors Field). Follow live

Byrd hits 8th career grand slam

Marlon Byrd brought everyone home with a shot to center in the 3rd inning, giving the Giants their MLB-leading 8th grand slam of the year. The Cardinals fought back an inning later and cut the score to 4-3. Follow live

Brewers beat Reds, snap four-game skid

Adam Lind knocks in two runs and Jonathan Lucroy goes 2-for-4 with an RBI in Milwaukee's 5-0 win over Cincinnati.

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Final: Red Sox 6, Mets 4 (10)

Blake Swihart produced an inside-the-park homer against Carlos Torres in the 10th inning, and the Red Sox held on to beat the Mets, 6-4.

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Hamels shines against Orioles in 4-3 win

Rangers starter Cole Hamels struck out 10 and gave up two hits over eight innings to hand the Orioles their eighth loss in nine games.

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Royals move 30 games above .500

Kendrys Morales launched a two-run homer that hit the scaffolding at Tropicana Field, while Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 29th save as Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 4-3.

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Final: Yankees 15, Braves 4

New York over powered Atlanta with 14 hits for 15 runs (8 walks helped) in a dominating win. Box score

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Pirates win third straight

The Pirates topped the Rockies 5-3 for their 45th home victory of the season. Pittsburgh is currently in the first wild-card spot and 4 games behind the Cardinals for the division lead.

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Cameraman hit by home run

Rangers C Chris Gimenez crushed a home run to center field -- directly off the cameraman. No worries, he shrugged it off and kept right on filming.

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Final: Rangers 4, Orioles 1

Cole Hamels fanned 10 and allowed two hits over eight innings of work to shut down the Orioles and help the Rangers keep their hold on the AL's second wild-card spot. Box score

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Phillies snap four-game skid

Aaron Nola allowed just two hits over seven innings to improve to 5-1, Cameron Rupp homered and drove in four runs, and the Phillies cruised to a 7-1 win.

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Catwalk leaves Kiermaier hanging

Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier races back to the wall to catch a Kendrys Morales blast, goes to the wall, climbs the wall and the ball goes off a catwalk for a home run.

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Final: Pirates 5, Rockies 3

Pinch hitter Josh Harrison knocked in the go-ahead run in the 8th inning with a single to lift Pittsburgh. Jung Ho Kang drove in the first two runs for the Pirates. Box score

Long ball leads Blue Jays past Tigers

Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back homers in the 3rd, Jose Bautista added another in the 5th and the Blue Jays won for the 8th time in 10 games with a 5-3 victory over the Tigers.

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Final: Royals 3, Rays 2

Kendrys Morales launched a 2-run homer off the catwalk in the 3rd inning to power Kansas City to its 6th win in 7 games. Box score

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Dodgers go for 4th straight as Cubs visit

Chicago faces a Cy Young candidate for the 2nd straight game when they meet Clayton Kershaw, who has given up one earned run or fewer in nine of his past 10 starts. Follow live

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Scherzer loses 11th game of season

Max Scherzer gave up four runs over seven innings in Washington's 4-3 loss to Miami.

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Indians rally past Angels in 7th inning

Trevor Bauer struck out seven over eight innings, and Abraham Almonte and Jason Kipnis recorded back-to-back RBIs to power Cleveland to a 3-1 win.

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Jason Castro leaves Astros game early

The Houston catcher appeared to injure his right leg and left the game in the 5th. The Twins lead the Astros 3-0 in the 6th. Follow live