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Blue Jays win in singular style

The Cleveland Indians are trying to push their way back into the postseason picture, but the Blue Jays' overpowering offense has other ideas.

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10 things you have to know for September

Can the Indians make a comeback? Will the Cubs and Mets finish off Cinderella seasons? Those are just two things to watch in the season's final month.

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History sizes up September playoff race (1:27)
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Sound off: What is baseball's best walk-up song?

We've paired off 32 of the top tunes currently used by MLB players -- from Taylor Swift to Ted Nugent. Now you get to choose who has the best walk-up song in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.

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Daniel Norris, Anibel Sanchez on the mend

While Daniel Norris and Anibel Sanchez are unlikely to make a dramatic effect on this season, their return could have big implications for the future.

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Gonzalez's walk-off puts Dodgers in driver's seat

If Monday night's 14-inning game between the Dodgers and Giants was an omen for the pennant race to come, this thing could get wild. Give Round 1 to L.A., thanks to Adrian Gonzalez's walk-off heroics.

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Jean Machi: Red Sox closer? Hold onto your hats

The experiment of using journeyman reliever Jean Machi as the Boston Red Sox's closer is going to be an interesting one if Monday's nail-biter against the Yankees is any indication.

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Cubs make good depth pickup in Austin Jackson

The Cubs acquired center fielder Austin Jackson from Seattle on Monday in one of those deals that has the chance to pay dividends in October.

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How bad baserunning has hurt the Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored far fewer runs that their batting statistics suggest they should, and bad baserunning is a big reason why.

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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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Marlins hand Braves 7th straight loss

Justin Bour's three-run home run was his third in four games and capped off the Marlins' 7-1 win over the Braves.

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INJURY REPORT: Mark Reynolds left the game with a right wrist contusion. X-rays were taken and were negative. Status is day-to-day.

Porcello strong, but Yankees prevail

Rick Porcello recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts, but the Red Sox stranded seven runners, allowing the Yankees to win 3-1 thanks in part to Brett Gardner's solo homer.

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Edwin Encarnacion's 26-game hitting streak ended tonight. He fell 2 games shy of tying Shawn Green's Blue Jays record set in 1999.

Goins sends Blue Jays to walk-off win

Ryan Goins slugged his first career walk-off homer -- and just his 5th HR of the season -- in the bottom of the 10th to lift Toronto to a 5-3 win over Cleveland. It's the fourth walk-off home run for the Jays this season. Follow live

Final: Yankees 3, Red Sox 1

Boston starter Rick Porcello fanned a career-high 13 batters, but Stephen Drew slapped a two-run double to give New York its third win in four games. Box score

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Gomes evens it up in Toronto in 9th inning

With one out and Cleveland down 3-2, Yan Gomes bashed his 2nd solo homer of the game to pull the Indians level with the Blue Jays. Edwin Encarnacion will lead off the bottom of the inning for Toronto with a chance to extend his hit streak to 27 games. Follow live

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Rick Porcello tied Pedro Martinez for most strikeouts in a game against the Yankees in Fenway Park history (13). Pedro did this in 2001.

Arencibia bringing runs home in Baltimore

With a 7th-inning homer, J.P. Arencibia is up to 6 RBIs on the night and the Rays have a 10-0 advantage over the Orioles. Arencibia is the 8th catcher in MLB history with a 6-RBI game while batting 9th in the lineup, and first since Ryan Hanigan did so last season.

The 73-year-old fighting for Shoeless Joe

Arlene Marcley isn't a baseball fan. She doesn't know or care about the statistical benchmarks of a Hall of Fame player. She fell asleep the first time she watched "Field of Dreams." But no one has done more to clear the name of Joe Jackson, who remains banned from baseball and ineligible for the Hall of Fame. Story

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Dalton Pompey's speed generates a run

Pompey was recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday four months after his last appearance with Toronto and was called upon to pinch run for Justin Smoak. The 22-year-old didn't disappoint. Pompey stole second and third before crossing the plate on a sacrifice fly to put the Blue Jays on top of the Indians 3-2. Follow live

Zimmerman tops off 4-run inning with HR

Ryan Zimmerman hit a solo shot to center, the first time since September 2013 he has homered in back-to-back games, to follow RBIs from Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper. Washington leads St. Louis 4-0 in the 3rd inning. Follow live

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The Phillies have scored 14 runs at Citi Field tonight through 6. They scored 14 runs in their first 7 games at Citi Field this season

Ripken: 2,632 consecutive can be broken

"People say it's an unbreakable record, but because I did it, somebody else can do it," Cal Ripken Jr. said of his record of 2,632 consecutive games. "To me, if one person figures it out that they can play 162 and they can finish really strong in September, then they've answered the question. Then it's just a matter of doing it over and over again until you get to that point. So yes, I think it can be broken. I don't know who, though."

Orioles honor Ripken on anniversary

Cal Ripken Jr. threw out the first pitch at Camden Yards to mark the 20th anniversary of his breaking of Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak. Ripken would go on to play 2,632 straight games. The longest current streak in MLB is 131 in a row.

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