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Rogers: Arrieta's first no-hitter just the start

Sunday was a night to let loose, celebrating a no-hitter against the Dodgers then a postgame pajama party for the flight home. But no one works harder than Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, and if you've watched him pitch, you know there are more special games ahead.

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Kahrl: Whose pen is mightier?

Which contending team's bullpen is the best? We break down the relief corps of the 10 clubs -- five in each league -- currently leading in this season's hunt for October.

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Rubin: Cuddyer, surging since DL stint, boosts Mets

Michael Cuddyer, who went 3-for-3 with a walk, RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox, is healthy at last -- and finally making his mark on the Mets' offense.

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David Ortiz leaves his mark on the Mets

David Ortiz's two-run home run off Noah Syndergaard ended an impressive display of power this weekend against the Mets.

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Kahrl: Rangers' romp a sign of things to come

The takeaway from Texas' sweep of Baltimore, on the back of Derek Holland's Sunday gem? These are not April's Rangers, or July's. This is a team with the talent to beat anybody in a short series.

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Cardinals continue to fly high

The Cardinals still own baseball's best record as they padded their lead in the NL Central and finished off a successful 10-game road trip with a 7-5 win in San Francisco.

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Kernels: It was one grand week

Grand slams were in vogue the last seven days. Our weekly review of interesting and unusual stats focuses heavily on the four-run home run

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Mittler: Nothing wrong with the two-wild-card format

Doug Mittler takes aim at critics of MLB's current playoff format, determining that their primary argument -- that mediocre teams can qualify for it -- is really nothing new in MLB.

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Kurkjian impressed with Arrieta's no-no

Tim Kurkjian explains how Jake Arrieta showed up on the big stage: "Just look at the scope of the game. It's a national TV game ... Kershaw and Greinke are in the other dugout and this guy goes out and throws a no-hitter."

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Highlight: Jake Arrieta's no-hitter

The Cubs RHP struck out 12 and walked just one in the 2-0 win over the Dodgers. It's Arrieta's first career no-hitter and the second time L.A. has been no-hit in the past 10 days.

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A shocker in the BBTN power rankings

For much of the season, the Cardinals and Royals have held the top two spots in Baseball Tonight's power rankings. However, Aaron Boone went off the cuff this week and put one of MLB's hottest teams at No. 2.

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Best drenching of Jake Arrieta's life?

His Cubs teammates showered him with ice and Powerade in celebration of his no-hitter. They got him good.

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Jake Arrieta in August: 6-0, 0.43 ERA Last starting pitcher with 6 wins, ERA that low in calendar month Jim Kaat, Sept 1974, 6-0, 0.35 ERA

Wade Miley with filthy grab on the mound

The Red Sox LHP made a behind-the-back, no-look grab in the loss to the Mets on Sunday for an out. We bet he practices that in his spare time.

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Jesse Chavez gets a hit, fails on basepath

The 32-year-old A's pitcher recorded his first career hit today vs. the D-backs, but then it all went downhill after he tripped over second base.

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Quirky stat of the night Dodgers: 1st team in MLB history to throw 2 no-hitters in one season and be no-hit twice the following season.

Jake Arrieta completes no-hitter with K

The Cubs RHP struck out Chase Utley for the final out of the game as the Cubs won 2-0 in the 14th no-no in Cubs history.

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Jake Arrieta on no-hitter: 'It was fun, man'

Arrieta talked to Buster Olney after throwing the first no-hitter of his career and the 14th in Cubs franchise history -- and he's interrupted only briefly by the congratulatory Powerade shower.

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Maddon, dead serious about this: Reliever Justin Grimm had no idea Arrieta had a no-hitter "even after the game."

The look of no-hit success

Jake Arrieta struck out the side to complete his first career no-hitter. Excited is probably an understatement.

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With Kershaw and Greinke looking on, along w the whole league on Sunday night baseball he throws a no-hitter. How's that for poetry?

Jake Arrieta's no-no: Cubs 2, Dodgers 0

For the second time in 10 days, the no-hit watch was positioned directly on the Dodgers. And for the second time in 10 days, the Dodgers were on the no-good end of it. Rapid reaction

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