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MVP battle: Kershaw 3, Trout 0

NL MVP Clayton Kershaw struck out AL MVP Mike Trout in the first, then forced him into a fielder's choice and a fly out in his next two at bats. Kershaw's through seven scoreless with a 3-0 lead. Follow live

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Dodgers break through in sixth

Angels rookie Andrew Heaney matched Clayton Kershaw pitch-for-pitch... until the 6th. A sac fly and Yasmani Grandal's 2-run HR put the Dodgers ahead 3-0 as Kershaw tries to keep his 35-inning scoreless streak going. Follow live

Poncho 1, Man 0

After this ordeal at Fenway Park, perhaps the gentleman will opt to bring a rain jacket to the park next time.

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Shaw homers twice in Red Sox win

In addition to collecting his first 2 MLB homers, rookie 3B Travis Shaw finished 4-for-4 in Boston's 11-7 win today. Xander Bogaerts picked up four hits as well vs. the Rays.

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Kershaw continues to amaze

With five shutout innings so far vs. the Angels, Clayton Kershaw last 5 starts now look like this: 38 innings, 21 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 49 K's. Follow live

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Yoenis Cespedes debuting for Mets

The former Tiger is batting third and playing left field for New York in its NL East showdown with the Nationals tonight (7:10 p.m. ET). The Mets acquired Cespedes Friday for a pair of minor leaguers.

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Trout vs. Kershaw. Round 2 winner: Kershaw Trout reaches on a fielder's choice but is stranded there after Kershaw K's Pujols & Aybar.

Rookie steals show in boston

Red Sox 3B Travis Shaw entered today with zero MLB home runs. He had two shots and his first 4-for-4 game in Boston's 11-7 victory over the Rays. Box score

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Baseball slide, the next dance craze?

Kansas City's Kendrys Morales should have been out by a mile. But he sidestepped Russell Martin -- literally -- to score on an unconventional "slide."

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Clayton Kershaw makes it 32 straight

With three shutout innings so far, the Dodgers ace kept his scoreless inning streak going. However, he did walk his first batter since July 3. No score in the battle of L.A. Follow live

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Jerry Seinfeld tweets on Cespedes trade

Joked the comedian: "Oh my god. @Mets I can't believe I can actually say this, but is it true that there is now 'A Cespedis for the rest of us'?" Cespedes wasn't spelled correctly, but the clever pun made up for it.

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Angels manager tossed in second

Mike Scioscia did not even get two innings deep into today's Angels-Dodgers game before getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes. No score yet, but the Dodgers are threatening. Follow live

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Highlight: New guy guides Kansas City

Trade deadline acquisition Ben Zobrist hit his first two HRs with the Royals in their 7-6 win over the Blue Jays today. K.C. can salvage a split in tomorrow's finale.

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MLB August trade candidates

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reminds you that Friday was the non-waiver trade deadline, meaning it's still possible to trade in August. At the top of Crasnick's candidate list: struggling Phillies 2B Chase Utley. Seven more possibilities

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MLB trade deadline winners and losers

With the deadline behind us, Dave Schoenfield has all the details. The Royals emerged favorably. The Yankees? Not so much. Winners & losers

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Rays inching back against Red Sox

A 5-0 Red Sox lead is no more, as Tampa Bay has slowly closed the gap against Boston and now only trails by one run in the 6th inning. Follow live

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Terry Collins said Yoenis Cespedes told him he likes center field, so Collins said he will use him there on occasion.