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It's going! It's going! It's -- off a catwalk

The Twins' Miguel Sano slugged a ball that was surely meant for the outfield stands -- but Tropicana Field's catwalk had other plans.

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What you didn't know about the LLWS

Only two players have appeared in the LLWS, College World Series and major league World Series. Ed Vosberg and Jason Varitek, take a bow. More fun facts

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Learning from a disappointing season

If baseball's four most disappointing teams -- Nationals, Padres, Mariners, Tigers -- were to take away one lesson from this season, what would it be? Dan Szymborski has the answers. Managers matter (Insider)

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A Little League homer in the bigs

Not often do you see a single to right field turn into a trip around the bases, but Jose Bautista made it possible Thursday with a huge flub in right field.

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Melvin Upton Jr. channels Willie Mays

The Padres CF did his version of a basket catch in the team's loss to the Nationals.

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That's the way to use your feet

A line drive ricocheted off Mets RHP Carlos Torres perfectly to 1B Daniel Murphy -- who flipped it back to Torres for the out. The good ol' 1-3-1.

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Adrian Gonzalez: I'm '100 percent'

The Dodgers 1B was removed from Thursday's game with a right knee bruise, a move manager Don Mattingly called "precautionary." Gonzalez is expected to return to the lineup tonight. He was originally hurt in the 3rd inning when he fouled a pitch off his leg.

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Quite a month for Madison Bumgarner

The reigning World Series MVP, who struck out 12 in 6 innings Thursday, improved to 5-0 this month. He joined Juan Marichal as the only Giants pitchers with three career months of 5-0 or better since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. (via Elias)

Reds owner: Manager's job safe for now

Despite losing 11 of 12 entering Thursday, Bob Castellini said he wouldn't fire Bryan Price before the season is over: "You look at everything after the season. But that's not something we're going to get into now. Bryan's our manager."

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Gordon gets two the hard way

Marlins 2B Dee Gordon turned a tough double play by tagging Josh Harrison out, then throwing to first on his knees to get Sean Rodriguez.

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Cards get out of jam to top D-backs

Seth Maness got out of a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the eighth, and the Cardinals held off the D-backs 5-3.

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Cardinals sweep D-backs, win 5th straight

Brandon Moss and Tony Cruz went deep in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks, who had a bases-loaded, no-outs opportunity in the eighth and failed to score. Box score

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Mets break out in 13th to sweep Phillies

The Mets scored four runs in the 13th -- including Daniel Murphy's game-winning two-run double -- to win 9-5, their seventh straight win.

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Mets outlast Phils in final game to sweep

After being deadlocked since the fifth, the Mets scored four runs in the 13th to beat the Phillies 9-5 to win their seventh straight -- the third such streak this season. The Mets hit 13 long balls this series, the most they've ever hit in a series of any length (via Elias). Box score

Mets plate 4 in top of 13th vs. Phillies

With men on first and second with one out, Daniel Murphy ripped a double down the third-base line to score Carlos Torres and Curtis Granderson to grab the Mets' first lead of the game. The Mets would make it 9-5 by the end of the inning. Follow live