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13hMark Simon

Where has Buster Posey's power gone, and can he get it back?

Buster Posey is still one of the best defensive catchers in baseball. But the Giants need his power to return as they push for a wild-card spot.

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Red Sox get help clinching AL East

The Red Sox clinched the American League East crown Wednesday night despite a stunning late loss to the Yankees thanks to the Orioles beating the Blue Jays.

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6dWright Thompson

Inside Theo Epstein's master mind

Theo Epstein walks to and from Wrigley, eats lunch in the empty bleachers and wants Chicago to see the ivy turn red in October. The Cubs president may be nearing middle age, but his love of the game is shining through more than ever.

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Marlins players see Jose Fernandez off one final time (2:05)
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The healing power of sports (1:30)
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The legend of Tebow grows with first-pitch homer (0:53)
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Tim Tebow reacts to homering in first at-bat (2:04)
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Ortiz goes undercover driving Bostonians around (2:18)
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Andrus says 2015 season was an eye opener (1:12)
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14hDoug Mittler

Young pitchers proving helpful in speeding up pace of play

As commissioner Rob Manfred ponders bold measures for shortening game times, a nice trend has surfaced from within. Young pitchers are moving the game along quicker than their older counterparts.

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The Phillie Phanatic relives silliest encounters (1:59)
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Fernandez's joy reminds us why we love baseball (1:41)
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What's better than a grand slam? How about four? (0:49)
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The science behind Utley's amazing play (2:08)
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Pederson impresses with diving, rolling catch (0:32)

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The Red Sox clinched the AL East tonight ... but the Yankees beat them on this walk-off grand slam: es.pn/2dB9Yo1

Teixeira's grand slam gives Yankees walk-off win

Down 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded, Mark Teixeira hits a grand slam into the right field seats to lift the Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Nine hours after Jose Fernandez's hearse left Marlins Park, fans are still leaving messages on the wall. Their love knows no bounds.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Jake Arrieta's rough performance on Wednesday where he gave up 10 hits and 7 runs to the Pirates. Maddon was miffed at how easily he was hit.

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Tim Kurkjian @Kurkjian_ESPN

HR 409 for Teixeira. His first walk -off ever in regular season. He had the most HR all time w/o a walk-off. It might be the last HR ever.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss what he does moving forward heading into the playoffs after giving up 10 hits and 7 runs to the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Seth Lugo discusses Wednesday's start and the possibility of his next start coming in the postseason.

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Kim hits pinch-hit game-winning homer

Hyun Soo Kim pinch hits in the top of the ninth and belts a two-run home run to give the Orioles a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays and make the Red Sox American League East champions.

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Russillo @ryenarussillo

I think Sox lost to White Sox (?) in '99 reg season to clinch WC. Saberhagen started handing out beers getting on the guys to celebrate.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Teixeira making the most of his final week as a Yankee, just belted a walkoff grand slam homer to beat the Red Sox, 5-3, and keepYankees playoff hopes alive

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

And Mark Teixiera walks off the Red Sox with a three-run homer off Joe Kelly. This will be an awkward division-clinching celebration.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins praised his team's conduct during a difficult series in Miami. Collins also praised the Marlins.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Lucas Duda was just sore because of his heavy recent workload after missing four months, Terry Collins said. It was nothing related to his back. Duda had been in Wednesday's original starting lineup in Miami. James Loney replaced him and slugged a two-run homer in his first at-bat.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

28 pitches, no outs, one run in, bases still loaded, and that will be all for Craig Kimbrel. Joe Kelly will try to nail it down. Red Sox lead, 3-1, with Starlin Castro coming to the plate.