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Rubin: Scherzer joins rare company with second no-no of 2015

Nationals ace Max Scherzer took the NL East champion New York Mets down a peg by throwing his second no-hitter of the 2015 season while whiffing 17 batters in his 2-0 win.


Sunday preview: Five things to watch

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It happened in October ...

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Rogers: Jake Arrieta enjoying a season to remember

National League Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta had a regular season for the ages, particularly the second half, but the Cubs ace is focused on his biggest start yet: the NL wild-card game.

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Uni Watch: MLB turns ahead clock in 1999

In the debut of Uni Watch's Friday Flashback, a weekly feature devoted to uniforms from the past, Paul Lukas travels back to the future to remember baseball's "turn ahead the clock" gimmick.

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The 'What's next for ... ' team-by-team series

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Scherzer secures 2nd no-no of season

Max Scherzer got Curtis Granderson to fly out in the ninth to capture his second no-hitter of the season for the Nats. Yunel Escobar's error in the sixth was the only thing that prevented Scherzer from tossing a perfect game.


Sunday's play determines Astros' fate

    Will Houston win the division, be in the wild-card game or not make the playoffs at all? It's all still possible. Here's where the team stands:
  • Trail Rangers by 1 game for AL West title
  • Trail Yankees by 1 game for first AL wild card
  • Currently in second AL wild-card spot
  • Hold 1-game lead over Angels for second AL wild card

Max Scherzer @Max_Scherzer

Looks like my bullpens will be at the team hotel from now on. Thanks to my teammates for making this special day possible!

David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

Astros win! So tomorrow we could get a tie for the AL West title, we could get a tie for the second card, or we could get no game on Monday.

Astros keep up in playoff push, top D-backs

Colby Rasmus blasted a pair of HRs to lead the Astros over the Diamondbacks and hold on to the second AL wild-card spot heading into the final day of the season.


Zack Greinke, Dodgers edge Padres

The RHP struck out eight over eight innings to lead the Dodgers past the Padres 2-1. Greinke ends the regular season with a 1.66 ERA, best overall in the majors.


Greinke gets L.A. home-field advantage

Zack Greinke struck out eight and walked one over eight IP as the Dodgers beats the Padres 2-1 to solidify home-field advantage for the NLDS vs. the Mets that begins Friday. Box score


Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Justin Verlander taking home a souvenir to commemorate Miguel Cabrera's feat -- a pair of signed batting gloves from tonight's game

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks threw 6 shutout innings in the Cubs 1-0 win Sat. Over the last 7 games, all wins, Cubs starters have given up 1 run combined. Cubs still have a chance to host the NL WC game.


Kurkjian: Scherzer no-no is 'bittersweet'

Said Tim Kurkjian on Max Scherzer's second no-hitter of the season: "[The Nationals] are supposed to be going to the playoffs ... and they're not."


Reds take down Pirates

Adam Duvall hit his fifth home run of the season in the Reds' 3-1 win over the Pirates, who lead the Cubs by just one game for home-field advantage in Wednesday's NL wild-card game.


Cubs outlast Brewers 1-0

Kyle Hendricks outlasted Tyler Wagner in the pitcher's duel while striking out eight to lead the Cubs past the Brewers.


Wild pitch costs Yankees vs. Orioles

The O's completed a doubleheader sweep over the Yankees thanks to an eighth inning wild pitch in the second game that scored the winning run.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Max Scherzer reacting to Yunel Escobar's error, which ultimately cost the ace a perfect game. Escobar bounced a throw to first base on Kevin Plawecki's grounder.


Home-field for NL wild-card game up in air

With the Cubs winning and the Pirates losing, Chicago trails Pittsburgh by just one game for home-field advantage in the NL wild-card game. Chicago owns the tiebreaker, so if the Cubs win and Pirates lose Sunday, Wednesday's game will be played at Wrigley Field.

Scherzer strikes out 17 in no-no vs. Mets

Max Scherzer pitched his second no-hitter of the season in which he didn't walk a batter to lead the Nationals past the Mets 2-0.


Rays come from behind to walk off vs. Jays

Tim Beckham played the hero with the two-out, two-run walkoff hit to beat the Blue Jays 4-3.