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Olney: Why Giants' hopes ride on Tuesday's Bumgarner-Greinke duel

Last September, a Madison Bumgarner-Zack Greinke showdown served as the turning point in San Francisco's championship season. Tonight's matchup could be just as important for the Giants.

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Goins, Goins... gone!

It took extra innings, but the AL East-leading Blue Jays took down the Indians with a walk-off blast to add to their MLB lead in home runs.

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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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Cal Ripken Jr. honored before O's loss (0:38)
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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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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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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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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.


Sano homers for second straight night

Miguel Sano is 3-for-4 so far with an RBI and two runs scored. The rookie's 7th-inning home run made him the 4th player in the last 10 seasons to hit 14 home runs through his first 50 career games. Sano's power has helped the Twins to a 7-5 lead over the White Sox. Follow live

Goins, Blue Jays walk off at home

Toronto put an end to Cleveland's six-game win streak when Ryan Goins sent a two-run homer to right in the 10th to lift the Blue Jays to a 5-3 win over the Indians.


Phillies pound Mets for 14 runs to end skid

Darin Ruf hit a three-run homer and finished the night with a career-high six RBIs as Philadelphia rolled to 14-8 win, snapping its 10-game losing streak against New York.


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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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 very well ... for the Rockies, who ended the inning in an instant.


Cal Ripken Jr. honored before O's loss

Baltimore honored Cal Ripken Jr. on the 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 the Tampa Bay's 11-2 win.


Schwarber strikes to put Cubs up

Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber took a 3-2 pitch deep to center and gave Chicago a 5-4 lead over Cincinnati in the 7th. Schwarber has 38 RBIs and 41 runs scored in 47 games. Follow live

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 them have them in a fear-inducing one-game wild-card playoff. Picks


Final: Phillies 14, Mets 8

Darin Ruf homered and tallied six RBIs to fuel the Phillies to a 14-run night and a win over the NL East leaders. Box score


Marlins hand Braves 7th straight loss

Justin Bour's three-run home run was his third in four games and capped off the Marlins' 7-1 win over the Braves.


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INJURY REPORT: Mark Reynolds left the game with a right wrist contusion. X-rays were taken and were negative. Status is day-to-day.

Porcello strong, but Yankees prevail

Rick Porcello recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts, but the Red Sox stranded seven runners, allowing the Yankees to win 3-1 thanks in part to Brett Gardner's solo homer.


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Edwin Encarnacion's 26-game hitting streak ended tonight. He fell 2 games shy of tying Shawn Green's Blue Jays record set in 1999.

Goins sends Blue Jays to walk-off win

Ryan Goins slugged his first career walk-off homer -- and just his 5th HR of the season -- in the bottom of the 10th to lift Toronto to a 5-3 win over Cleveland. It's the fourth walk-off home run for the Jays this season. Follow live

Final: Yankees 3, Red Sox 1

Boston starter Rick Porcello fanned a career-high 13 batters, but Stephen Drew slapped a two-run double to give New York its third win in four games. Box score


Gomes evens it up in Toronto in 9th inning

With one out and Cleveland down 3-2, Yan Gomes bashed his 2nd solo homer of the game to pull the Indians level with the Blue Jays. Edwin Encarnacion will lead off the bottom of the inning for Toronto with a chance to extend his hit streak to 27 games. Follow live

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Rick Porcello tied Pedro Martinez for most strikeouts in a game against the Yankees in Fenway Park history (13). Pedro did this in 2001.