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Matz: Williams' wizardry fuels Nats' walk-off

Matt Williams has been heavily criticized for his managerial decisions lately, but his shrewd moves on Friday helped the Nationals gain precious ground on the NL East-leading Mets.

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Top 5: Chris Davis dials tater tally to 40

"Crush" Davis became 2015's first player to reach 40 homers with two blasts in Baltimore's 10-2 win on Friday, setting the stage for an interesting foray into free agency this winter.

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Possible playoff race X factors

Jim Bowden identifies a player on each contender who could make an impact in the final weeks, including a few big-name starting pitchers.

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Most notable September call-ups

Keith Law has updated scouting reports and expectations for 10 players to watch in the coming weeks, including top Dodgers prospect Corey Seager.

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The Whammys' Elite Eight: What is MLB's best walk-up song?

From Frank Sinata to Fetty Wap, and hip-hop to classic rock, the MLB walk-up music tourney's Elite Eight spans genres and decades. Sound off on which song is best in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.

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Stats & Info: Nats' Harper walks into history

The bat never left Bryce Harper's shoulder Thursday night, but he still scored four runs after walking four times in the Nationals' victory over the Braves.

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Saxon: Dodgers' Seager delivers in MLB debut

Corey Seager's stellar big-league debut for the Dodgers -- two hits, two RBIs, two runs scored -- was overshadowed by a frustrating loss to the Padres.

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Grantland: A Dayton with destiny

Few thought the 2015 Royals could replicate last season's Cinderella run, but K.C. has made a mockery of the doubters on its way to the AL's best record.


Tulowitzki leaps over O's catcher at 1st

Troy Tulowitzki reached first on an error but when he rounded the base on the overthrow, he had to jump over the Orioles' Matt Wieters, the catcher that was backing up first, to make it back to the base safely.


Angels looking at Yankees exec for GM job

Bill Eppler, the Yankees assistant GM, was also on the Angels' shortlist four years ago. The Angels haven't yet asked New York for permission to speak with Eppler, but they plan to do so. Former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto resigned July 1 and interim GM Bill Stoneman won't be retained in that role. (via ESPN and multiple reports)

Mike Moustakas could return Sunday

The Royals 3B has been out for over a week with a sore right hamstring, but felt he was 90 percent on Friday. Said manager Ned Yost of starting inserting Moustakas on Sunday: "He'll be ready to go by then. He should be close to 100 [percent Saturday], then we'll give him that day [off], and he'll be ready to roll."

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M's win slugfest over A's

Seattle overcomes a first-inning grand slam from Oakland's Danny Valencia to come back and win 11-8.


Taylor powers Nats to walk-off win

Michael Taylor slugged a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to send Washington to a 5-2 win over Atlanta.


Dodgers double up Padres

Adrian Gonzalez hits his 26th home run of the season in Los Angeles' 8-4 win over San Diego.


Cron powers Angels' win

C.J. Cron knocked in all five of the runs for Los Angeles and fell a homer shy of the cycle to fuel a 5-2 win over the Rangers.


Houston shuts out visiting Minnesota

Hank Conger hit a grand slam and Colby Rasmus crushed a homer into the upper deck in the Astros' 8-0 win over the Twins.


Rockies send Giants to 7th straight loss

Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, which would be all Colorado would need in a 2-1 win.


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C.J. Cron has 5 RBI as Angels lead Rangers, 5-2. C.J. Cron is looking pretty important to the Angels right about now...

Martin Prado lifts Marlins in extras

Prado's fifth hit of the game was a two-out, RBI double in the 11th inning that sunk the Mets 6-5.


White Sox crush Royals

Jose Abreu hits his 25th home run of the season in Chicago's 12-1 win over Kansas City.


Pirates snap four-game losing streak

Starling Marte drove in three runs and J.A. Happ allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 9-3.


Red Sox fend off Phillies 7-5

Jackie Bradley launched a solo home run and David Ortiz added an RBI double during a four-run 7th inning as the Red Sox helped Joe Kelly win his seventh straight start.


Tomlin throws gem, Sands provides power

Josh Tomlin tossed a four-hitter, Jerry Sands homered and tripled, and the Indians eased past the Tigers 8-1.


Houston gets past Twins, 8-0

Astros Hank Conger hit a grand slam as they soared pass the Twins. Collin McHugh gave up seven hits and struck out six in picking up his second straight win. He has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last six starts. Box score