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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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3hJim Caple

How MLB walk-up music became a designated hit

The batter's box has become a jukebox, as each player strides to the plate accompanied by his own anthem. How did walk-up tunes become baseball's soundtrack? And does the music make a difference?

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Top stats to know: Yankees-Red Sox

Ivan Nova and the Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox fresh off a 20-run performance and three game sweep of the Braves.

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19mDavid Schoenfield

What do the Rockies do with Jose Reyes?

Jose Reyes is a liability defensively at shortstop, so the Colorado Rockies probably will look to deal him in the offseason if they can find a taker.

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Rogers: Arrieta's first no-hitter just the start

Sunday was a night to let loose, celebrating a no-hitter against the Dodgers then a postgame pajama party for the flight home. But no one works harder than Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, and if you've watched him pitch, you know there are more special games ahead.

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Saxon: Giants-Dodgers series looks like a classic

Jake Peavy faces Brett Anderson on Monday night in the opener of a three-game set between bitter NL West rivals that will also see Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner take the Dodger Stadium mound. It is on!

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10mTommy Rancel

Rancel: Twins' Berrios top prospect

With Major League Baseball rosters expanding to 40 players Sept. 1., Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher Jose Berrios headlines this week's list of top 10 prospects.

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Kahrl: Whose pen is mightier?

Which contending team's bullpen is the best? We break down the relief corps of the 10 clubs -- five in each league -- currently leading in this season's hunt for October.

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Rubin: Cuddyer, surging since DL stint, boosts Mets

Michael Cuddyer, who went 3-for-3 with a walk, RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox, is healthy at last -- and finally making his mark on the Mets' offense.

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21hGordon Edes

David Ortiz leaves his mark on the Mets

David Ortiz's two-run home run off Noah Syndergaard ended an impressive display of power this weekend against the Mets.

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Kahrl: Rangers' romp a sign of things to come

The takeaway from Texas' sweep of Baltimore, on the back of Derek Holland's Sunday gem? These are not April's Rangers, or July's. This is a team with the talent to beat anybody in a short series.

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16hDoug Kern

Kernels: It was one grand week

Grand slams were in vogue the last seven days. Our weekly review of interesting and unusual stats focuses heavily on the four-run home run

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3hDoug Mittler

Mittler: Nothing wrong with the two-wild-card format

Doug Mittler takes aim at critics of MLB's current playoff format, determining that their primary argument -- that mediocre teams can qualify for it -- is really nothing new in MLB.

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Shelby Miller's start moved up

Miller will pitch tonight instead of Tuesday because Mike Foltynewicz (illness) was scratched from the 7:10 p.m. start vs. Miami. Miller is 0-10 in his last 18 starts despite a 3.24 ERA.

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The unluckiest MLB players of 2015

Atlanta's Shelby Miller has a 3.24 ERA in his last 18 starts -- but he's 0-10 thanks to atrocious run support. But he's not the only one in baseball who's down on his luck. Bad breaks

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Braves fan's death ruled accident

Gregory Murrey fell during the 7th inning of Saturday's game. The medical examiner ruled the death was caused by blunt force injuries to Murrey's head and torso. Murrey's family released a statement today, which read in part: "The night Greg passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things -- watching the Braves."

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Reed just spoke to New York media for first time, sounds very happy to be with Mets. Hoping to get in game tonight.

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Jerry brought us some luck yesterday as we picked up the W! Nice chatting with you before the game. #jerryspringer

Jake Arrieta on no-hitter: 'It was fun, man'

Arrieta talked to Buster Olney after throwing the first no-hitter of his career and the 14th in Cubs franchise history -- and he's interrupted only briefly by the congratulatory Powerade shower.

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Caple: Walk-up music sets the tone in MLB

The batter's box has become a jukebox, as each player strides to the plate accompanied by his own anthem. Can it affect players' performances? A's OF Sam Fuld believes it has as much effect on play "as any other superstition would." From Drake to Taylor Swift

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Like father, like son. Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. became the first father-son duo to play on the same team (Mariners), 25 years ago today. They both singled in the first inning. [Credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images]

Jesse Chavez gets a hit, fails on basepath

The 32-year-old A's pitcher recorded his first career hit today vs. the D-backs, but then it all went downhill after he tripped over second base.

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Wade Miley with filthy grab on the mound

The Red Sox LHP made a behind-the-back, no-look grab in Sunday's loss to the Mets for an out. We bet he practices that in his spare time.

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#PhotoOfTheNight: Adeiny Hechavarria jumps over Ian Desmond after completing a double play at Nationals Park.

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Jake Arrieta in August: 6-0, 0.43 ERA Last starting pitcher w/ 6 wins, ERA that low in calendar month Jim Kaat, Sept 1974, 6-0, 0.35 ERA

Kurkjian impressed with Arrieta's no-no

Tim Kurkjian explains how Jake Arrieta showed up on the big stage: "Just look at the scope of the game. It's a national TV game ... Kershaw and Greinke are in the other dugout and this guy goes out and throws a no-hitter."

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Highlight: Jake Arrieta's no-hitter

The Cubs RHP struck out 12 and walked just one in the 2-0 win over the Dodgers. It's Arrieta's first career no-hitter and the second time L.A. has been no-hit in the past 10 days.

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A shocker in the BBTN power rankings

For much of the season, the Cardinals and Royals have held the top two spots in Baseball Tonight's power rankings. However, Aaron Boone went off the cuff this week and put one of MLB's hottest teams at No. 2.

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Best drenching of Jake Arrieta's life?

His Cubs teammates showered him with ice and Powerade in celebration of his no-hitter. They got him good.

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