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Mets roar back from five-run deficit

The Phillies jumped ahead early with a five-run outburst in the third, but the Mets have rallied behind homers by Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes and Kelly Johnson.

Adam Jones injured in Orioles' loss (1:02)
Bautista completely blows his assignment (0:36)
Goldschmidt smashes a 482-foot homer (0:10)
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Chris Sale finds a way, but White Sox can't

Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale's junkyard-dog approach only fell flat because he got no offensive support in a 3-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Astros pitching leading playoff push (2:32)
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Kurkjian: Baseball's unwritten rules

Baseball's rollicking code of conduct, from the players who live by self-regulated standards that don't exist in print: The Unwritten Rules.

Mike Trout no longer top player in fantasy baseball this season (1:49)


David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Twins are hanging in the wild-card race, although their six-game win streak was snapped tonight. If they ARE going to win that second wild card they have to get better production from the outfield. Byron Buxton struck out four times and looks overmatched right now with 27 K's and three walks. And Torii Hunter is looking like he's 40, hitting .168 since July 1.

Nationals double up Padres

Ryan Zimmerman's two RBIs and Jayson Werth's solo homer helped the Nationals top the Padres 4-2.


Mets miss big chance in 11th vs. Phillies

With men on first and second with no outs, Daniel Murphy hit into a double play. And with men at the corners with two outs, Kelly Johnson struck out swinging to leave them stranded. We head to the bottom of the 11th tied 5-5. Follow live

Painful win for Nationals

CF Michael Taylor injured his knee chasing this Melvin Upton Jr. triple. Plus, Yunel Escobar left the game after getting hit on the hand, and after the game, the team said Denard Span would go back on the DL with left hip inflammation.


Rays end Twins' winning ways

The Twins' six-game winning streak came to an end with a 5-4 loss to the Rays, who ended a three-game losing skid. Logan Forsythe hit his 15th HR in the win.


Gerrit Cole leads Pirates past Marlins

Cole picked up his 15th victory, and Pedro Alvarez hit a long homer in the Pirates' 2-1 win.


Washington Nationals @Nationals

Yunel Escobar left tonight's game with a right hand contusion. Michael A. Taylor left tonight's game with a right knee contusion.

Melvin Upton Jr. channels Willie Mays

The Padres CF did his version of a basket catch in the the team's loss to the Nationals.


Jayson Stark @jaysonst

I know this is kind of a quirky category. But the #Mets just turned the greatest 1-3-1 out at first base I've ever seen.

Nationals take 2 of 3 over Padres

Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman both homered, and Joe Ross got the win with 7 K's and 0 ER in the Nats' 4-2 victory. Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with with two singles. Box score


CAtwalk denies Sano of home run

The Twins' Miguel Sano slugged a high fly ball that hit the Tropicana Field catwalk and bounced back onto the field for a double.


Gordon gets two the hard way

Marlins 2B Dee Gordon turned a tough double play by tagging Josh Harrison out, then throwing to first on his knees to get Sean Rodriguez.


Arbitrator: No collusion against Bonds

An arbitrator has ruled against Barry Bonds in his case against MLB, in which he alleged collusion kept him out of baseball following his final season in 2007. Story

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David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Did Zack Greinke all but lock up the Cy Young Award today? He's 14-3 with a 1.61 ERA, has allowed one run or fewer in 18 of 26 starts and he's had six no-decisions when he allowed zero runs or one run. If he makes seven more starts and averages just five innings per start while allowing a 5.00 ERA, his season ERA would shoot all the way up to ... 2.18.

Eddie Matz @ESPNeddiematz

Following Taylor injury, Harper moves to CF. Werth to RF. Espinosa to LF. Turner in at 2B. According to BBRef, Espi's 1st time ever in OF.

Eddie Matz @ESPNeddiematz

Michael Taylor out of game after crashing into wall on Upton Jr. 3B. Second time today a Mid-Atlantic CF exits after wall hit (A. Jones).

Pirates lead Marlins on Alvarez's HR

Pedro Alvarez's 4th-inning HR is the difference right now in Pittsburgh's 2-1 lead over Miami. Alvarez's shot was calculated at 445 feet, the 5th-longest HR at Marlins Park, but the longest by anyone besides Giancarlo Stanton. Follow live