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Cardinals walk off with win over Cubs

Randal Grichuck sealed the victory with a home run in the ninth after Matt Adams tied the game with a two-run homer in the seventh, and the Cardinals knocked off the Cubs.

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As crucial as Daniel Murphy has been to the Nationals' early success, it's easy to forget that a guy hitting .387 wasn't their first choice at second.

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Albert Pujols homered to lift the Angels to a win. Although the numbers don't look great in 2016, there are some positive indicators moving forward.

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Despite an up-and-down week, the Cubs remain firmly on top of the Power Rankings for the eighth straight week. But there's a new team behind them at No. 2.

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The Braves' 2016 to-do list

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Giants starter Madison Bumgarner made an impact on the mound and at the plate. However, the Cubs say they are not worried after losing consecutive series.

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Eric Longenhagen takes a comprehensive look at each NL West organization's strengths/weaknesses heading into the 2016 draft and possible draft fits.

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Yankees surge toward mediocrity

The Yankees capped a successful road trip with a four-game sweep of the A's and now find themselves climbing back up the AL East standings.

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Clayton Kershaw & Johnny Cueto are the 1st pitchers to both toss 1-0 shutouts on the same day since Greg Maddux & Kerry Wood in '01. (via Elias Sports Bureau)

Grichuk beats Cubs with walk-off homer

Randal Grichuk broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the ninth when he took reliever Adam Warren deep for a walk-off win in St. Louis.


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Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the third inning to tie Rafael Palmeiro for 12th on the all-time list with 569 home runs.


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Video: Joe Maddon is ok with how his team is playing despite a losing record lately. The Cubs lost 4-3 to the Cardinals on Monday after leading 3-1 late in the game.


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Randal Grichuk talks about his first career walk-off home run, in a pretty big game, too, to keep the Cardinals in the hunt:


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Video: John Lackey laments one pitch he threw on Monday night. The result was a game tying home run by pinch hitter Matt Adams. The Cubs would go on to lose 4-3 to the Cardinals.


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Phillies manager Pete Mackanin told reporters he benched Odubel Herrera for not running hard on grounder in 7th inning: "It's more important for me to set that tone than to take our best hitter out of the lineup."

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Here's what Victor Martinez had to say about anyone that has been doubting Tigers teammate Miguel Cabrera in recent weeks: "You know, I bet you there was a lot of people talking, 'Oh, Miggy's done,' this and that.I really want to hear what they say now. With all due respect to other players around the league, for me he's the best hitter in the game. That just shows you he's human. He's allowed to struggle once in a while!"

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs suddenly don't look so all-time super after the Cardinals tied it in the seventh and won Randal Grichuk's walk-off home run. The Cubs have gone 4-8 in their past 12 games, hitting .222 in that span, and have dropped from a 130-win pace to a mere 109-win pace.

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BALLGAME! Cardinals walk-off vs the Cubs thanks to a 9th inning HR from Randal Grichuk!