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Bye-bye playoffs? Mets' futility at plate continues in loss to Rockies

The Mets slipped a little further back in the playoff chase Friday, going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position in a 6-1 home loss to the Rockies.

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Nats pull off historic triple play (0:52)
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Boston should trade for Ryan Braun (1:32)
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MLB Trade Deadline 2016

As the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline approaches, stay up to date on all the latest moves, rumors and expert analysis.

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Dee Gordon goes hitless in return to Marlins lineup

Dee Gordon didn't do anything at the plate Thursday in his return from suspension, but he remains focused and has the support of Marlins teammates.

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Cold Hard Facts: Trade deadline looming (0:56)
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How Chapman trade altered reliever market

The Cubs made the first big relief pitching splash has reset the reliever trade market, so what's next for other buyers looking to add bullpen talent?

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Nationals pull off historic triple play

The Nats turned the first 3-3-5 triple play in MLB history.

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Darwin Barney scoops, flicks for the out

It's like Barney has won a Gold Glove at second base before or something.

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Ichiro throws out Wong from deep left

Ichiro Suzuki had a quiet night at the plate by going 0-for-4, leaving him two hits shy of the 3,000-hit club, but he dazzled the home crowd by throwing out Kolten Wong at home.

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Move, Baez -- get out the way!

The umpire had no problem shoving Javier Baez out of the way to make a call.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenley Jansen is the hero. He finishes off the Diamondbacks in time for fireworks. Huge cheer. Dodgers earn a wild 9-7 victory.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers are giving closer Kenley Kansen 15 minutes to finish off the top of the ninth otherwise there will be no fireworks show as scheduled. The club has a local curfew of 10:55 p.m. for fireworks. There is over 50,000 at Dodger Stadium. No pressure.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The 7th inning in L.A.: The Dodgers and Diamondbacks combine for 12 runs and use eight pitchers.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

How do the Dodgers respond after giving up seven runs in one inning to the D-backs? Pederson and Utley hit two-run HRs and this wild game is tied 7-7, B7. The teams have combined for 11 runs this inning alone.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Call off the dogs: Don't think there are any immediate plans to promote T.J. Rivera to replace Jose Reyes -- although Reyes may be headed to the DL soon and Rivera could be next in line for a promotion.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Leave it to Rick Porcello to snap the Red Sox's four-game losing streak with his first complete game since 8/20/14. The 6-2 victory over the Angels marks sixth consecutive win for Porcello, who joins Chris Sale and Chris Tillman as AL's 14-game winners.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers used five pitchers in the seventh inning that managed to give up seven runs to the Diamondbacks. Arizona was scoreless heading into the inning.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Rivera has been pulled from Triple-A Las Vegas' game. I don't know yet if it's related, but Terry Collins dropped postgame that Jose Reyes may be headed to the DL.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Rangers are scouting Philadelphia's Vince Velasquez, but talks aren't at enough of an advanced stage to know whether the teams have enough common ground to do a deal. With Yu Darvish eligible for free agency after the 2017 season, the Rangers are focusing on young, controllable starting pitchers. They have several targets.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Why are the Dodgers hot after OF help at the trade deadline? They're 25th in OPS from their outfielders and have the fourth lowest OPS from their 3-4-5 hitters.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers reliever Adam Liberatore in his first outing since his scoreless outings streak ended at 28 on Sunday. Was nursing a sore knee.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda lasted just 6 1/3 innings Friday. He has made it to seven innings just two times in 21 starts. The Dodgers have a 3-1 lead on the Diamondbacks.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

It's sad seeing Tim Lincecum scuffle through this outing for the Angels. He already has six walks in the fourth inning, has allowed four hits and a couple more hard-hit outs. His ERA is 8.45 and I'm not sure there is much incentive for the Angels to keep running him out there.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Neil Walker discusses the Mets' futility with runners in scoring position.

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Kolten Wong goes into seats for a catch

Nothing would stop Wong from making this out.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins also noted that Jose Reyes may need to be placed on the disabled list. Reyes has been out since Game 1 of doubleheader on Tuesday with a strained intercostal muscle on his left side.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins addressed the players after the game, telling the team they needed to keep things light. He figures putting so much pressure on themselves is hurting their run production.