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Olney: Kershaw definitely in the mix for NL Cy Young

Clayton Kershaw's recent dominant performances complicate what will be an increasingly difficult decision for those who'll actually vote for the NL Cy Young Award.

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Grantland: A Dayton with destiny

Few thought the 2015 Royals could replicate last season's Cinderella run, but K.C. has made a mockery of the doubters on its way to the AL's best record.

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Schoenfield: Three future stars in AL rookie race

All the rookie buzz this season seems to have centered on the young sluggers in the National League. But Miguel Sano, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor are making noise, too.

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Saxon: Kershaw's gem completes Giant sweep

Clayton Kershaw carved up the rival Giants, striking out 15 in a complete-game victory that stretched the Dodgers' NL West lead to a stunning 6 1/2 games.

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Zimmerman's blasts drive Nats past Cards

Ryan Zimmerman clubbed two home runs and a go-ahead RBI double as the Nationals prevailed in St. Louis. Max Scherzer struck out 10 through six innings.

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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.

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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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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?

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Justin Turner pulls off ninja slide

Turner shouldn't have had a chance of being safe on this steal in Wednesday's game, but he was saved by his unique set of skills.

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Kershaw's most dominant start yet?

Clayton Kershaw induced 35 swings-and-misses, the most by any pitcher in a game in the past 10 seasons. Eleven of his 15 strikeouts were swinging, and his career-high 251 strikeouts on the season are the most by a Dodgers pitcher since Sandy Koufax in 1966.

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Brown flips over wall on inside-the-park HR

A for effort, Domonic Brown. But your flip over the fence allowed the Mets' Ruben Tejada score an inside-the-parker.

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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.

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Dodgers call up baseball's top prospect

Corey Seager, No. 1 on ESPN's Keith Law's prospect list, is being called up by Los Angeles, according to multiple reports. The move could be linked to 3B Justin Turner getting injured Wednesday. Seager, a SS/3B, was hitting .276 at Triple-A.

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ICYMI: Mets SS Ruben Tejada hit an inside-the-park home run ... because the Phillies RF toppled over the wall. WATCH: es.pn/1OcxZN2

Homer goes way over Pollock's head

Diamondbacks CF A.J. Pollock sets up to catch a fly ball in the outfield, only for it to go way past him for a home run. Hey, at least he tried, right?

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Kershaw strikes out 15, goes the distance

Clayton Kershaw fanned 15, notching a season career high with 251 K's, in a complete game to lead the Dodgers to a sweep of the Giants.

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Pearce hops on horse, robs homer

Orioles OF Steve Pearce sped his way to far left to deny Brandon Guyer of a potential homer during the top of the first inning vs. the Rays.

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Twins closer may miss start of road trip

Glen Perkins is dealing with stiffness in his back, though an MRI came back clean. Said manager Paul Molitor: "There's no serious issue that we have to look at, other than we gotta figure out how to keep this from continuing to flare up." Perkins is 2-4 with a 2.68 ERA and 32 saves this season.

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Kershaw's last 12 starts, dating back to June 27: 94 innings, 61 hits, 2 homers, 9 walks, 111 strikeouts, 0.96 ERA.

Moreland lifts Rangers past Padres in 10

Mitch Moreland drives in Elvis Andrus in the 10th inning, and the Rangers edged the Padres 4-3 to win the rubber match in San Diego.

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Rangers edge Padres in finale

Mitch Moreland hit the winning RBI double to deep right field in the 10th inning to lift the Rangers to a 4-3 win in the rubber match against Padres. Texas trails Houston by 2 games in the AL West. Box score