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Greinke vs. Bumgarner in key NL West matchup

Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner are battling in a marquee pitching matchup at Dodger Stadium. The difference so far? A solo home run by Joc Pederson.

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Goins, Goins... gone!

It took extra innings, but the AL East-leading Blue Jays took down the Indians with a walk-off blast to add to their MLB lead in home runs.

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10 things you have to know for September

Can the Indians make a comeback? Will the Cubs and Mets finish off Cinderella seasons? Those are just two things to watch in the season's final month.

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Mets begin September with a stinker

This is supposed to be a different kind of September for the New York Mets, but they certainly didn't start it off on the right foot.

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Sound off: What is baseball's best walk-up song?

We've paired off 32 of the top tunes currently used by MLB players -- from Taylor Swift to Ted Nugent. Now you get to choose who has the best walk-up song in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.

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Daniel Norris, Anibel Sanchez on the mend

While Daniel Norris and Anibel Sanchez are unlikely to make a dramatic effect on this season, their return could have big implications for the future.

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Gonzalez's walk-off puts Dodgers in driver's seat

If Monday night's 14-inning game between the Dodgers and Giants was an omen for the pennant race to come, this thing could get wild. Give Round 1 to L.A., thanks to Adrian Gonzalez's walk-off heroics.

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Cubs make good depth pickup in Austin Jackson

The Cubs acquired center fielder Austin Jackson from Seattle on Monday in one of those deals that has the chance to pay dividends in October.

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How bad baserunning has hurt the Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored far fewer runs that their batting statistics suggest they should, and bad baserunning is a big reason why.

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Power Rankings: Cards, Jays all about quality

While the beat goes on for the Cardinals as they own the top spot in our rankings for the 14th consecutive week, the red-hot Blue Jays have quickly become a force.

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Moss ends game with three-run homer

With two outs in the 9th, Brandon Moss smacked a walk-off HR to down the Nationals 8-5 and push the Cardinals 40 games over .500 for the first time since 2005.

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Grienke gets out of a jam, Dodgers still up

San Francisco looked poised to score with runners on second and third with one out, but Zack Greinke had other ideas. The Dodgers' right-hander got a strikeout and a lineout to maintain L.A.'s lead. Follow live

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Morrison's pinch-hit homer propels M's

Logan Morrison's two-run dinger in the 8th lifted the Mariners to a 7-5 win over the Astros.

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Twins rally for ninth win in 11 games

Miguel Sano launched a soaring home run in the 7th inning to tie the game, and the Twins added three runs in the next frame to beat the White Sox 8-6.

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Tigers fend off Royals

Ian Kinsler homed and drove in three runs as the Tigers beat the Royals 6-5 to drop Johnny Cueto to 2-4 with his new team.

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Goins makes dazzling catch on the run

The Blue Jays' Ryan Goins ran more than 124 feet to track down a ball in foul territory, where he made an over-the-shoulder grab.

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Cardinals walk it off against Nationals

St. Louis improved to 40 games above .500 with Brandon Moss' three-run blast in the 9th -- the fifth career walk-off homer of his career. Box score

Rookies power Cubs to victory

Kyle Schwarber's two-run homer in the 7th was the difference in the Cubs' 5-4 victory over the Reds. Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as Chicago kept a grip on its wild-card spot.

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Brewers get to Cole early, beat Bucs

Milwaukee tagged Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole for five early runs on the way to a 7-4 win.

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Some tense moments, but Tigers hold on for a 6-5 win against the Kansas City Royals. Detroit snaps four-game losing streak

Final: Twins 8, White Sox 6

Chris Sale had another double-digit strikeout game, but Chicago's ace gave up four runs in the 2nd inning and Minnesota tagged the White Sox's bullpen for three more in the 8th to come out on top. Box score

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Pirates now have a losing record vs every other NL Central team this year after losing to MIL. They are 58-21 against the rest of baseball.

Final: Brewers 7, Pirates 4

Jimmy Nelson allowed four hits and one run over seven innings to shut down the Pirates, and Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole gave up five earned runs for just the second time this season. Box score

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Spieth throws out first pitch at Fenway

Golfer Jordan Spieth tossed some high heat before the Yankees-Red Sox game.

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Final: Cubs 5, Reds 4

Kyle Schwarber tagged a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 7th to push Chicago to its second win in seven games. Box score

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Sano homers for second straight night

Miguel Sano is 3-for-4 so far with an RBI and two runs scored. The rookie's 7th-inning home run made him the 4th player in the last 10 seasons to hit 14 home runs through his first 50 career games. Sano's power has helped the Twins to a 7-5 lead over the White Sox. Follow live

Goins, Blue Jays walk off at home

Toronto put an end to Cleveland's six-game win streak when Ryan Goins sent a two-run homer to right in the 10th to lift the Blue Jays to a 5-3 win over the Indians.

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Phillies pound Mets for 14 runs to end skid

Darin Ruf hit a three-run homer and finished the night with a career-high six RBIs as Philadelphia rolled to 14-8 win, snapping its 10-game losing streak against New York.

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The 73-year-old fighting for Shoeless Joe

Arlene Marcley isn't a baseball fan. She doesn't know or care about the statistical benchmarks of a Hall of Fame player. She fell asleep the first time she watched "Field of Dreams." But no one has done more to clear the name of Joe Jackson, who remains banned from baseball and ineligible for the Hall of Fame. Story

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Rockies turn triple play in 9th

With Paul Goldschmidt at the plate, the Diamondbacks sent the runners on 1st and 2nd on the pitch. That worked out very well ... for the Rockies, who ended the inning in an instant.

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