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"They can," ESPN's Buster Olney told SportsCenter. Texas leads the 2nd wild card spot after going 25-14 since the All-Star break. They are "gathering momentum as we head down the stretch," Olney said.
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.
Cubs' manager Joe Maddon expects Javier Baez to get a Sept. 1 call-up. "There's a lot of things he can do to help you win now," Maddon said. Baez has hit .316 with 13 HRs at Triple-A this season
Jose Peraza matched Chicago's run total himself and drove in a run in Los Angeles' fifth straight win. Box score
Joey Votto's go-ahead homer in the 9th sparked a 4-run inning that lifted Cincinnati to a 12-9 win.
The first four Dodgers batters got a hit to start the 7th inning, with Jose Peraza and Andre Ethier tallying RBI knocks to give L.A. a 4-2 lead. Jon Lester, who was unable to get an out in the frame, surrendered eight hits and struck out seven on the night. Follow live
Pirates: 21-4 vs NL West teams this season Mark Melancon: 43rd save. Only Pirates P with more in season- Mike Williams, 46 in 2002
Aramis Ramirez homered at PNC Park as a member of the Pirates for the first time since July 2003 to help Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over Colorado. The Pirates are 14-3 over their last 17 games.
Yan Gomes' grand slam in the 8th was part of a 5-run inning that sent Cleveland to its 4th win in a row.
Stephen Vogt splashed a homer into the Chase Field pool and drove in all three of Oakland’s runs to fuel a 3-2 win.
Mike Fiers surrendered three hits over six innings to guide the Astros past the Twins 4-1.
Lester rolling now. Another 1-2-3 inning. 4 H, 0 BB, 7 K's. Just 77 pitches through 6
Robinson Cano: 3rd game with at least 4 hits this season (had 2 such games all of last season) ... all 3 games have come in July/August
Bobby Wilson's double in the 7th inning scored Elvis Andrus for the winning run in Texas' 4-3 win over Baltimore, giving the Rangers a 1.5-game lead for the second wild card.