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Kershaw brings scoreless streak into reigning MVP showdown

Clayton Kershaw enters Saturday's start having not allowed a run in his past 29 innings. Will Mike Trout's Angels be the team that finally gets to him?

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MLB August trade candidates

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reminds you that Friday was the non-waiver trade deadline, meaning it's still possible to trade in August. At the top of Crasnick's candidate list: struggling Phillies 2B Chase Utley. Seven more possibilities

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MLB trade deadline winners and losers

With the deadline behind us, Dave Schoenfield has all the details. The Royals emerged favorably. The Yankees? Not so much. Winners & losers

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Baseball slide, the next dance craze?

Kansas City's Kendrys Morales should have been out by a mile. But he sidestepped Russell Martin -- literally -- to score on an unconventional "slide."

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Rays inching back against Red Sox

A 5-0 Red Sox lead is no more, as Tampa Bay has slowly closed the gap against Boston and now only trails by one run in the 6th inning. Follow live

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Terry Collins said Yoenis Cespedes told him he likes center field, so Collins said he will use him there on occasion.

Clayton Kershaw back on the mound

The Dodgers ace was scratched from Friday's start with a sore hip and hasn't pitched since he shut out the Mets on July 23. He opposes superb Angels rookie Andrew Heaney (5-0, 1.79 ERA). Follow live

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Angels tasked with stopping Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw holds a 29-inning scoreless streak entering today. His last three starts:

  • 7/8 (Phillies): 9 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 13 K's
  • 7/18 (Nationals): 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 14 K's
  • 7/23 (Mets): 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K's

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Cole Hamels & Chris Heston will be 1st pitchers to face off after both throwing no-hitters in season since Dallas Braden-Matt Garza, 8/22/10

The new guy guides Kansas City

Trade deadline acquisition Ben Zobrist hit his first two HRs with the Royals in their 7-6 win over the Blue Jays today. K.C. can salvage a split in tomorrow's finale. Box score

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New York Mets @Mets

"I really like playing in front of a big crowd. It makes me want to play better. It pushes me." - @ynscspds on playing in NY

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Based on what we've seen the last two days… Blue Jays-K.C. would be a great postseason series.

Yoenis Cespedes debuting for Mets

The former Tiger is batting third and playing left field for New York in its NL East showdown with the Nationals tonight (7:10 p.m. ET). The Mets acquired Cespedes Friday for a pair of minor leaguers.

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Padres steal spotlight -- with inactivity

Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets was the biggest trade deadline move Friday, while the Padres, widely expected to sell and sell a lot, flummoxed the baseball world by doing next to nothing. Deadline recap (Insider)

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Wade Davis' homer streak finally ends

Before today, the Royals reliever had not allowed a home run 125 2/3 innings, or since Aug. 24, 2013. Jose Bautista ended that streak -- easily the longest in MLB -- with a solo shot in the 8th. The Royals still lead 7-6. Follow live

Ben Zobrist goes deep ... again

The new Royal hit 6 HRs in 67 games for the A's this season. He's got 2 today in just his third game with the Blue Jays, including his first of the season batting righty. Follow live

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C.J. Wilson likely done for season

The Angels LHP, who went on the DL Friday, says he has been pitching with bone spurs in his left elbow since April and now needs surgery because it puts him at risk for other injuries. Wilson is 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA this year.

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