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Kershaw in control against Rockies -- so far

Reigning NL MVP Clayton Kershaw is keeping the hottest road team in baseball -- the Rockies -- in check.

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Tigers walk off, improve to 9-1

Jose Iglesias singles through a drawn-in infield to drive in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning as the Tigers beat the White Sox 2-1 to improve their major league-best record to 9-1.

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Royals fend off A's in AL wild-card game rematch (0:52)

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BBTN Spotlight: Mets win fifth straight (2:32)

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Tomas promotion hardly means he's ready

Eric Karabell dissects the strange timing of Arizona promoting Cuban Yasmany Tomas, and the fantasy implications from the move.

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Will Red Sox's wild ride continue?

Neil Paine from FiveThirtyEight takes a deep dive into the roller-coaster ride of wins that the Boston Red Sox have been on over the past several seasons.

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Kershaw lets one get away

Charlie Blackmon took a 95-mph Kershaw fastball and knocked it into the right bleachers, bringing Drew Stubbs home and bringing the Rockies within 1 after the top of the 5th. Follow live

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Twins walk off vs. Indians

Trevor Plouffe had been 0-for-4 before stepping to the plate to lead off the bottom of the 11th. He ended that skid -- and the game -- with a solo home run, giving Minnesota its third consecutive win. Box score

Peavy's short night

Giants' starter Jake Peavy lasted just 3.2 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 runs. The Diamondbacks have opened up a 5-0 lead in the 5th as San Francisco's post-World Series struggles continue. Follow live

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Twins, Indians play on

Bryan Shaw was in a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the 10th, but struck out Kennys Vargas on three pitches to send the game into another extra inning. Follow live

Chirinos sends one back

Robinson Chirinos smacked a J.A. Happ fastball to deep center, barely clearing the wall for his 2nd HR of the season. The Rangers lead 2-0 in the top of the 5th. Follow live

Mike Trout bashes Houston

The Angels star eclipsed the career 100-HR mark in the 6-3 win. His 2nd bomb of the night gave Los Angeles the lead for good. Box score

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Extra baseball in Minnesota

The Twins had two on in the bottom of the ninth but couldn't plate the winning run, and we head to the 10th tied at 2-2. Follow live

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Kershaw helping himself

He's no Adrian Gonzalez, but Clayton Kershaw smacked a 2B deep to right field. It's just his fifth double in 503 plate appearances. Sadly, the Dodgers ace was left stranded for his efforts. Follow live

Kansas City dispatches Oakland 6-4

Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain each collected 3 hits, but it was Paulo Orlando's 3B in the 8th that broke a 4-4 tie and gave the Royals the win. The Royals improved to 8-4. Box score

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Mike Trout does it again

He gave the Angels a 2-run lead with a HR in the 6th. The Astros clawed back only to have their hopes dashed by a 3-run jack by Trout in the 8th. L.A. leads 6-3. Follow live

Wacha stymies rival Reds

St. Louis beat Cincinnati 6-1 behind 7 strong innings from SP Michael Wacha. He got help from his catcher Yadier Molina (3-run 2B). Box score

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Dodgers slugging early

Not that Clayton Kershaw needs it, but the top of the Dodgers' order is giving him a hand. Howie Kendrick just went deep to left field, giving L.A. a 3-0 lead over Colorado after 1 inning. Follow live

Bogaerts ends bizarre Sox-Orioles game

The game featured Baltimore's Ubaldo Jimenez being ejected -- without warning -- while working on a no-hitter, and Caleb Joseph hitting the shortest HR (317 feet) of the season. Boston's Xander Bogaerts hit an RBI single in the 3-2 win. Box score

Braves hold off Blue Jays 8-7

Freddie Freeman hit a pivotal home run in the 8th, scoring Nick Markakis to give Atlanta just enough to get to the finish line. Box score

All A-Rod in Tampa Bay

Alex Rodriguez drove in 4 of the Yankees' 5 runs in the team's 5-4 win over the Rays. He cracked a pair of HRs to push within 2 of Willie Mays for 4th all-time. Box score

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Pirates hammer Brewers 6-3

Starling Marte broke the game open in the 8th with a 2-run shot to give the Pirates a lead that the Brew-crew couldn't overcome. Box score

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Report from the Royals clubhouse: Initial diagnosis on Alcides Escobar is a mild sprain of his left knee.