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Can Yanks keep pace in AL East race?

Touted rookie Luis Severino takes on the Braves as the Yankees try to keep up with the Blue Jays in the AL East after Toronto's blowout win.

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White Sox mum on a Carlos Rodon innings limit

The White Sox want lefty Carlos Rodon to get more experience this season, but not at the expense of putting a lot of mileage on his arm.

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Morales' home run hits catwalk (0:15)
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Kimmel announces Scully's return (0:22)
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Kurkjian: Kershaw's the best pitcher in baseball (1:00)
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Kershaw's gem speaks louder than words

The Dodgers have won four straight since ace Clayton Kershaw -- who fanned 14 in a victory over the Cubs on Friday -- told the media it was panic time for the underperforming NL West leaders.

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16hJesse Rogers

'School' is in session for Cubs hitters

The Cubs took their lumps in facing Clayton Kershaw, but hope the experience will pay dividends if they make the postseason.

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Hamels pitching well at key time for Rangers (0:57)
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Cameraman hit by home run (0:20)
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Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated

MLB is investigating how it might safeguard fans from flying balls and bats, but the solution is more difficult than just extending a net in every ballpark.

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Let's Do This: Mashing Mets (0:55)
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Best pitching duel in the NLCS? (0:52)

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Mets close to acquiring Addison Reed

The Mets will send two minor leaguers to the Diamondbacks for the veteran reliever, pending exchange of medical information, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin and multiple reports. Reed, 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA in 38 appearances this season, would help bolster the bullpen.

deGrom's 10 K's not enough to beat Red Sox

Jacob de Grom struck out 10, but Pablo Sandoval had a key RBI double and Mookie Betts homered in the Red Sox's 3-1 win over the Mets.

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Kelly isn't comfortable in the batter's box

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly throws a high leg kick on the first pitch of his at-bat, then bails out completely on the second pitch ... which is called a strike.

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Boston takes another from the Mets

New York entered its series with Boston on a seven-game winning streak, but the Mets have dropped two straight vs. the Red Sox after today's 3-1 loss. Mookie Betts slugged a solo shot for the Red Sox. Box score

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Cardinals winning, but they lose Lynn

The good news: St. Louis leads the Giants 4-0 in the 9th inning. The bad news: Lance Lynn, one of the Cards' top starters, left his start with an apparent ankle injury suffered while attempting to field a grounder. Follow live

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Highlight: Encarnacion crushes three HRs

Edwin Encarnacion had quite the day, racking up three HRs and nine RBIs, and extending his hit streak to 24 games in the Blue Jays' 15-1 victory over the Tigers.

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Mets gets one back, still trail Boston

New York finally found the scoreboard vs. Red Sox SP Joe Kelly when Juan Uribe drove in a run in the 7th inning with a double. However, the Mets still trail 3-1 entering the 8th. Follow live

Cardinals rough up Vogelsong in 5th

St. Louis broke through in the frame for four runs off Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong to take a 4-0 lead. Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina collected RBI singles for the Cards, who are looking to improve their MLB-best 82-46 record. Follow live

Red Sox get a couple off deGrom

Through five innings, Mets SP Jacob deGrom looked virtually unhittable. But a couple of well-placed sixth-inning hits led to a pair of runs for Boston, who lead 2-0. deGrom struck out 10 in six innings, but his night might be over as his pitch count is at 109. Follow live

Edwin Encarnacion @encadwin

This was an unreal feeling! Thanks so much for the love and support! Let's keep it going! Go Jays! @bluejays..esto fue algo increible solo Dios puede hacer que Esta cosa sucedan gracias por el apoyo!vamos a seguir pa encima!vamos jays!

Fans celebrate Encarnacion's HR hat trick

Edwin Encarnacion capped a 3-HR, 9-RBI afternoon with a grand slam in the seventh inning, and fans tossed their caps onto the field to celebrate.

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deGrom racking up K's vs. Red Sox

After five innings, Mets SP Jacob deGrom has allowed just one single and struck out nine. His dominance today comes only one start after, by far, his worst outing of the season (2.2 innings, 7 runs vs. Phillies). Follow live

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Vin Scully returning for 67th season

The legendary Dodgers broadcast made the announcement Friday, and got some help telling Dodgers fans from Jimmy Kimmel.

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Wait ... how many outs are there?

A mental error by Tigers CF Anthony Gose allowed the Blue Jays' Ryan Goins to score on a fly ball from second base.

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Encarnacion gets 3 HRs, 9 RBIs in win

The Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion was a solo home run shy of the home run cycle in today's 15-1 win over the Tigers. He's the second Blue Jay ever with a 9-RBI game (Roy Howell in 1977). Box score

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Encarnacion update: no at-bat in 8th

Edwin Encarnacion was due up fourth, but the Blue Jays were retired in order, meaning it's very unlikely he'll get a chance to hit his fourth HR of the game. Toronto leads Detroit 15-1 in the 9th.

Can Edwin Encarnacion get to 4 homers?

He's already 3-for-5 with three HRs and nine RBIs. Encarnacion could get a shot at becoming just the 17th player in MLB history to hit four HRs in a game as he's due up fourth in the eighth inning. Follow live

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Encarnacion with a 3-HR, 9-RBI day

Edwin Encarnacion slugged a grand slam in the seventh inning to put the Blue Jays up 13-1. Encarnacion had already hit three-run and two-run shots earlier today. His first HR stretched his hit streak to 24 games. Follow live