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ESPN Radio: Can Dodgers expand NL West lead?

The Dodgers aren't finding it easy to score against the Cubs' Jon Lester, but can they pick up a game on the Giants? Tune in to ESPN Radio and find out.

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White Sox mum on a Carlos Rodon innings limit

The White Sox want lefty Carlos Rodon to get more experience this season, but not at the expense of putting a lot of mileage on his arm.

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Kershaw's gem speaks louder than words

The Dodgers have won four straight since ace Clayton Kershaw -- who fanned 14 in a victory over the Cubs on Friday -- told the media it was panic time for the underperforming NL West leaders.

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'School' is in session for Cubs hitters

The Cubs took their lumps in facing Clayton Kershaw, but hope the experience will pay dividends if they make the postseason.

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Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated

MLB is investigating how it might safeguard fans from flying balls and bats, but the solution is more difficult than just extending a net in every ballpark.

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Gomes slams Indians over Angels

Yan Gomes' grand slam in the 8th was part of a 5-run inning that sent Cleveland to its 4th win in a row.


Vogt leads A's past Diamondbacks

Stephen Vogt splashed a homer into the Chase Field pool and drove in all three of Oakland’s runs to fuel a 3-2 win.


Fiers follows no-hitter with another win

Mike Fiers surrendered three hits over six innings to guide the Astros past the Twins 4-1.


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Robinson Cano: 3rd game with at least 4 hits this season (had 2 such games all of last season) ... all 3 games have come in July/August

Rangers win third straight

Bobby Wilson's double in the 7th inning scored Elvis Andrus for the winning run in Texas' 4-3 win over Baltimore, giving the Rangers a 1.5-game lead for the second wild card.


Man who fell at Braves game has died

The fan who fell out of the upper deck of Turner Field in the 7th inning of the Yankees-Braves game has died, according to Atlanta police.


Phillies edge Padres at home

Freddie Galvis drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning, Adam Morgan tossed six scoreless innings and knocked in the eventual winning run as Philadelphia handed San Diego its third straight loss.


Final: Indians 8, Angels 3

Carlos Santana drove in the go-ahead run in the 8th and Yan Gomes put the game out of reach with his first career grand slam to lift Cleveland to its 4th straight win. Box score

Final: Rangers 4, Orioles 3

Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer and Bobby Wilson knocked in the winning run with a double in the 6th to help Texas keep a hold on its wild-card spot. Box score


Final: Astros 4, Twins 1

Mike Fiers allowed three hits and one run in his first start since a no-hitter to knock the Twins back in the race for the AL's second wild card. Box score


Fans celebrate Encarnacion's HR hat trick

Edwin Encarnacion capped a 3-HR, 9-RBI afternoon with a grand slam in the seventh inning, and fans tossed their caps onto the field to celebrate.


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Luis Severino:2nd Yankees P 21 or younger to throw 6 scoreless IP in start since 1970 Other: Phil Hughes, 2007 (left no-hit bid due to inj)

Nationals slug past Marlins

Ryan Zimmerman, Clint Robinson and Ian Desmond all homered, and Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven strong innings in the 5-1 win.


Nationals beat Marlins on '80s Night

Bryce Harper may have been born after the 1980s, but he was still honored with his own movie poster on '80s Night at Nationals Park. Harper went 0-for-3 with a walk, but his teammates hit three homers in the 5-1 win. Box score