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Gonzalez's walk-off puts Dodgers in driver's seat

If Monday night's 14-inning game between the Dodgers and Giants was an omen for the pennant race to come, this thing could get wild. Give Round 1 to L.A., thanks to Adrian Gonzalez's walk-off heroics.

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Jean Machi: Red Sox closer? Hold onto your hats

The experiment of using journeyman reliever Jean Machi as the Boston Red Sox's closer is going to be an interesting one if Monday's nail-biter against the Yankees is any indication.

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Cubs make good depth pickup in Austin Jackson

The Cubs acquired center fielder Austin Jackson from Seattle on Monday in one of those deals that has the chance to pay dividends in October.

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How bad baserunning has hurt the Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored far fewer runs that their batting statistics suggest they should, and bad baserunning is a big reason why.

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20hJim Caple

How MLB walk-up music became a designated hit

The batter's box has become a jukebox, as each player strides to the plate accompanied by his own anthem. How did walk-up tunes become baseball's soundtrack? And does the music make a difference?

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Power Rankings: Cards, Jays all about quality

While the beat goes on for the Cardinals as they own the top spot in our rankings for the 14th consecutive week, the red-hot Blue Jays have quickly become a force.

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17hDavid Schoenfield

What do the Rockies do with Jose Reyes?

Jose Reyes is a liability defensively at shortstop, so the Colorado Rockies probably will look to deal him in the offseason if they can find a taker.

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Rogers: Arrieta's first no-hitter just the start

Sunday was a night to let loose, celebrating a no-hitter against the Dodgers then a postgame pajama party for the flight home. But no one works harder than Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, and if you've watched him pitch, you know there are more special games ahead.

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17hTommy Rancel

Rancel: Twins' Berrios top prospect

With Major League Baseball rosters expanding to 40 players Sept. 1., Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher Jose Berrios headlines this week's list of top 10 prospects.

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Kahrl: Whose pen is mightier?

Which contending team's bullpen is the best? We break down the relief corps of the 10 clubs -- five in each league -- currently leading in this season's hunt for October.

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David Ortiz leaves his mark on the Mets

David Ortiz's two-run home run off Noah Syndergaard ended an impressive display of power this weekend against the Mets.

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Kahrl: Rangers' romp a sign of things to come

The takeaway from Texas' sweep of Baltimore, on the back of Derek Holland's Sunday gem? These are not April's Rangers, or July's. This is a team with the talent to beat anybody in a short series.

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Josh Hamilton to be limited rest of season

The Rangers OF has been fighting a left knee injury, and will be relegated to pinch hit duty for the remainder of the year. Said GM Jon Daniels: "With the number of outfield options we have and with the number of runners we can have, we can run for him and then play somebody in the outfield. We will take whatever he can contribute."

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The good and ugly slides of the Rockies

The Rockies experienced the highs and lows of stealing second base in their walk-off win vs. the D-backs. Charlie Blackmon collected the style points on his tricky steal, while teammate Brandon Barnes collected a face full of dirt on his attempt. Hey, at least Blackmon was safe.

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Who caught it better: Kiermaier or Trout?

Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier made a leaping grab at the wall, reminiscent of Angels CF Mike Trout's catch from the same area at Camden Yards in 2012.

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Giants tie it up

RF Marlon Byrd doubled to right to score Matt Duffy and give him 15 RBIs in 10 games with the Giants. The late rally put the Giants in a position to compete neck-to-neck with the Dodgers. The two are tied 4-4 at the bottom of the ninth. Follow live

Bartolo Colon makes Mets history

With the 3-1 win over the Phillies, Colon is now the oldest pitcher in Mets history to have an outing of 8-plus IP and 0 runs allowed. 40-year-old Miguel Batista threw a two-hit shutout vs. the Reds in the last game of 2011.

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Rockies score four in ninth to walk it off

Ben Paulsen hit a two-run, pinch-hit single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Rockies past the Diamondbacks 5-4 in the series opener.

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Giants grab OF De Aza from Red Sox

The Giants acquired OF Alejandro De Aza and cash considerations from the Red Sox in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla. De Aza is batting .261 with seven homers and 32 RBIs.

Dodgers aquire OF Ruggiano from M's

The Dodgers trade to get OF Justin Ruggiano from the Mariners in exchange for cash considerations. Ruggiano played 36 games for the Mariners this season and 49 games for AAA Tacoma.

Dodgers take the lead over Giants

A busy sixth inning helped the Dodgers catch up. Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier homered to give them a 4-3 lead. The HR marked Ethier's 18th hit by the Dodgers in 13 games vs. the Giants this season. Follow live

Machado makes shortstop look easy

The Orioles' Manny Machado, in his first career game at shortstop, shows excellent range as he throws out a runner at first from the outfield grass.

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Cards rally past Nats, win third straight

Jason Heyward's two-run double in a five-run seventh inning gave St. Louis the lead to good in an 8-5 win over Washington.

Hole in the wall halts A's-Angels game

Angels LF Shane Victorino hit the wall in pursuit of a Danny Valencia double and knocked a portion of the wall out. After a slight stadium delay at O.co Coliseum, play has resumed in the fifth. The A's lead 6-3. Follow live

Reds rough up Cubs in first game of series

Already in the lead, the Reds scored six unearned runs in the ninth and rolled past the Cubs 13-6. Starlin Castro had three errors in the loss for his 14th career multi-error game.

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Dallas Keuchel improves to 12-0 at home

The Astros LHP gave up one run over seven innings with eight strikeouts in Houston's 8-3 win over Seattle.

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Reds plate 6 late, beat Cubs 13-6

Cincinnati put together a 6-run ninth, but with Starlin Castro's second and third errors of the game, all six runs were unearned. Since the start of 2009, the Cubs have had four games where a player commits three errors -- three of them came from Castro. Box score

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Wasted opportunities doom Yankees

David Ortiz hit his 495th home run of his career as the Red Sox held on to beat the Yankees -- who ended an inning with the bags loaded multiple times -- 4-3.

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