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The Whammys' Elite Eight: What is MLB's best walk-up song?

From Frank Sinata to Fetty Wap, and hip-hop to classic rock, the MLB walk-up music tourney's Elite Eight spans genres and decades. Sound off on which song is best in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.

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Bowden: Possible playoff race X factors

Marcus Stroman and Adam Wainwright are just two of the players that could be X factors for the teams over the finals weeks of the season. Who else makes the list?

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Stats & Info: Nats' Harper walks into history

The bat never left Bryce Harper's shoulder Thursday night, but he still scored four runs after walking four times in the Nationals' victory over the Braves.

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Saxon: Dodgers' Seager delivers in MLB debut

Corey Seager's stellar big-league debut for the Dodgers -- two hits, two RBIs, two runs scored -- was overshadowed by a frustrating loss to the Padres.

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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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Houston Astros @astros

#Astros officially activate OF George Springer from the 15-day DL and recall RHP Michael Feliz from Double A Corpus Christi.

OTD: LHP with no right hand tosses no-no

On Sept. 4, 1993, Yankees LHP Jim Abbott -- who was born without his right hand and played 10 seasons in the majors -- struck out three in a no-hitter vs. the Indians.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees made a procedural move today by placing first baseman Mark Teixeira on the DL. It is retroactive to Aug. 27 and will have no impact on when/if Teixeira returns from his bruised right shin. GM Brian Cashman said in a text the Yankees needed to put Teixeira on the DL in order to bring back reliever Nick Rumbelow. If Teixeira returns, it will be in the middle of September, at the earliest.

Kyle Schwarber out 3-5 days

The Cubs rookie will be sidelined after an MRI revealed a right rib cage strain. Schwarber initially felt the injury Wednesday and was a late scratch that night. He's hitting .270 with 13 HRs this season.

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Cain shows off muscle after homer

Royals OF Lorenzo Cain muscled a three-run HR Thursday night, then marveled at his bicep in the dugout.

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Dodgers’ Corey Seager (2-for-4): 2nd player this season with multiple hits, runs and RBI in his major league debut, joining Joey Gallo

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Crazy Stat of Day: Last night, Bryce Harper saw 20 pitches and didn't swing once. However…he scored 4 times.

Car-Go is Car-Gone vs. Giants

Carlos Gonzalez homered twice for the second straight night and added four RBIs as the Rockies beat the reeling Giants 11-3.

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Lincecum out for remainder of season

Giants GM Bobby Evans announced Thursday that pitcher Tim Lincecum would undergo hip surgery. "He won't be able to come back this season. That's evident," Evans told KNBR radio in San Francisco. Free agent next year

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Padres rally to outslug Dodgers

Jedd Gyorko's 2-run homer in the eighth inning put San Diego ahead for good in a wild 10-7 win over Los Angeles to open a four-game series. Dodgers prospect Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in his big league debut. Box score

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Padres retake lead from Dodgers

Jedd Gyorko's two-run shot in the eighth inning off Jim Johnson gave San Diego an 8-7 lead over visiting L.A. The Dodgers had earlier grabbed the lead with the help from top prospect Corey Seager, who is 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in his big league debut. Follow live

Royals power past Tigers

Lorenzo Cain hits a three-run homer, and Kendrys Morales drives in four runs as Kansas City beat Detroit 15-7.

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Royals score 15 runs en route to win

Royals DH Kendrys Morales went 4-for-5 with four RBIs, and the Royals put together a 20-hit showing in the 15-7 win over the Tigers, taking the series 2 games to 1. Box score

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Not only does Corey Seager pick up a hit in his MLB debut. He also gets the go-ahead RBI for the Dodgers. Not bad at all...