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Scherzer, Nats hanging on against Cards

Ryan Zimmerman has blasted two home runs to put Max Scherzer and the Nationals up in St. Louis.

Moss hammers a home run (0:28)
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Kershaw, Dodgers eye a Giant sweep

With Clayton Kershaw on the hill tonight, the Dodgers have to like their chances of completing a three-game sweep against their NL West rival Giants.

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5hAdam Rubin

Mets to give Harvey, Syndergaard extra rest

Wary of rising innings counts, the New York Mets committed Wednesday to skipping right-handers Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard at least once apiece in September.

SweetSpot TV: Five things to know (4:11)
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Saxon: Dodgers pad lead behind Greinke, bullpen

Zack Greinke outdueled Madison Bumgarner in a battle of aces to help the Dodgers stretch their NL West lead to 5 1/2 games over the Giants. The unsung heroes on Tuesday? The surging L.A. bullpen.

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Greinke's historic season continues

Zack Greinke outdueled Madison Bumgarner in what could be a rare matchup of the prior season's World Series MVP and a current season's Cy Young.

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Top 5: Goins, Goins ... gone!

It took extra innings, but the AL East-leading Blue Jays took down the Indians with Ryan Goins' walk-off blast to continue his hot hitting and top Tuesday's list of top performances across MLB.

Goins: 'I kind of blacked out running the bases' (1:09)
1dDavid Schoenfield

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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Schoenfield: Should Royals be worried about Cueto?

After coming to K.C. at the trade deadline, Johnny Cueto initially looked like the No. 1 starter the Royals needed. But are his recent struggles -- capped by Tuesday's loss to the Tigers -- cause for concern?

21hKieran Darcy

Mets begin September with a stinker

This is supposed to be a different kind of September for the New York Mets, but they certainly didn't start it off on the right foot.

History sizes up September playoff race (1:27)


Fan at Fenway injured reaching for ball

A fan who was taken away on a stretcher at Fenway Park after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball is expected to be released from a hospital Wednesday night, according to the Red Sox.

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Late fireworks force extras in Baltimore

Evan Longoria's second homer of the game put the Rays up 6-4 in the ninth, but Jonathan Schoop answered in the bottom of the inning with a two-run homer of his own. The ballgame is tied 6-6 in the 10th at Camden Yards. Follow live


Donaldson's big night powers Blue Jays

Josh Donaldson's three hits, including an RBI single and an RBI double, sparked the Jays to a 5-1 win over the Indians to take the series


Brown flips over wall on inside-the-park HR

The Mets' Ruben Tejada slapped a ball down the right-field line, leading Domonic Brown to topple over the fence trying to field it. That allowed Tejada to go around the bases for a homer.


Zimmerman notches HR No. 200

Ryan Zimmerman hit his second homer of the game to give the Nationals a 3-2 lead and quiet the Cardinals crowd in St. Louis. He has 16 HRs this season and seven in his past nine games. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Cards making contact vs. Scherzer

The Cardinals have put 14 balls in play against Max Scherzer tonight, and nine have resulted in hits. St. Louis' last hit by Thomas Pham tied the score at 2 in the fifth inning. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Man wins car prize, goes home with '98 Civic

That's right: The Charleston River Dogs set a season attendance record of 285K so they gave Cadet Kyle Busbee a 1998 Honda Civic... with 285K miles on it. Oh, and Bill Murray was involved.


Rizzo hands out orange slices

Cubs first baseman/healthy snack distributor Anthony Rizzo takes the time to distribute orange slices to teammates in the dugout.


Final: Mets 9, Phillies 4

Ruben Tejada smacked an inside-the-park home run, Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes hit traditional homers, and the Mets won for the 10th time in 13 games. Box score


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Tonight's Citi Field attendance: 32,464, including Ed Shearen and Chris Mullin (assuming they paid). The Mets and Phillies thank you.

Nolan Arenado makes it three straight

With his 1st-inning solo shot, Arenado has now homered in three games in a row which ties the longest streak of his career. The home run also pushed the Rockies' 3B to 100 RBIs for the season. Follow live

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Nolan Arenado has homered in 3 straight games, tying the longest streak of his career (a mark he set in late May/early June of this year)

Ventura dealing in Kansas City

Coming off an 11-strikeout game, Yordano Ventura has seven K's through four innings with just two hits allowed against Detroit. And he won't have to face Miguel Cabrera for the rest of the night after the Tigers' slugger got tossed. Kansas City leads 4-0 in the 4th. Follow live

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Miguel Cabrera was clearly displeased w/ called strike. Argued w/home plate umpire, who did not toss him. Ended up being 3rd base crew chief

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Miguel Cabrera has been ejected from the game. Going to argue with third base umpire now. Brad Ausmus there to accompany him

Werth evens things up with solo homer

Nats right fielder Jayson Werth went yard in the third inning to tie the game against the Cardinals at 1-1. They are still even in the 3rd on ESPN/WatchESPN.