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Rubin: Streaking Mets aided by lucky bounce

Carlos Torres made an amazing kick save to trigger a 1-3-1 putout to end the 11th, then scored the decisive run in the 13th as the Mets won their seventh straight.

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Torres' Messi-inspired flicker for the 1-3-1 putout (0:45)
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Adam Jones injured in Orioles' loss (1:02)
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Dodgers in trouble? (1:49)
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Bautista completely blows his assignment (0:36)
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Looking at the Nationals' disappointing season (2:12)
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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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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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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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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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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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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

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Twins are hanging in the wild-card race, although their six-game win streak was snapped tonight. If they ARE going to win that second wild card they have to get better production from the outfield. Byron Buxton struck out four times and looks overmatched right now with 27 K's and three walks. And Torii Hunter is looking like he's 40, hitting .168 since July 1.

Nationals double up Padres

Ryan Zimmerman's two RBIs and Jayson Werth's solo homer helped the Nationals top the Padres 4-2.

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Mets miss big chance in 11th vs. Phillies

With men on first and second with no outs, Daniel Murphy hit into a double play. And with men at the corners with two outs, Kelly Johnson struck out swinging to leave them stranded. We head to the bottom of the 11th tied 5-5. Follow live

Painful win for Nationals

CF Michael Taylor injured his knee chasing this Melvin Upton Jr. triple. Plus, Yunel Escobar left the game after getting hit on the hand, and after the game, the team said Denard Span would go back on the DL with left hip inflammation.

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Rays end Twins' winning ways

The Twins' six-game winning streak came to an end with a 5-4 loss to the Rays, who ended a three-game losing skid. Logan Forsythe hit his 15th HR in the win.

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