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Matthews: Severino shines on dark night in Atlanta

In a game marred by tragedy, Luis Severino shut down the Braves in the Yankees' 3-1 win as New York kept pace with Toronto in the AL East race.

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Top 5: Rising Rangers ready for stretch run?

Who's hot in August? Texas, because by beating Baltimore thanks to some unlikely heroes, the Rangers could have the late-game assets to win more tight games down the stretch.

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Encarnacion staying hot (1:34)
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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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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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Final: Dodgers 5, Cubs 2

Jose Peraza matched Chicago's run total himself and drove in a run in Los Angeles' fifth straight win. Box score

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Votto helps Reds snap 4-game slide

Joey Votto's go-ahead homer in the 9th sparked a 4-run inning that lifted Cincinnati to a 12-9 win.

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Lester's day done after allowing 3 in 7th

The first four Dodgers batters got a hit to start the 7th inning, with Jose Peraza and Andre Ethier tallying RBI knocks to give L.A. a 4-2 lead. Jon Lester, who was unable to get an out in the frame, surrendered eight hits and struck out seven on the night. Follow live

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Pirates: 21-4 vs NL West teams this season Mark Melancon: 43rd save. Only Pirates P with more in season- Mike Williams, 46 in 2002

Ramirez's three-run shot fuels Pirates

Aramis Ramirez homered at PNC Park as a member of the Pirates for the first time since July 2003 to help Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over Colorado. The Pirates are 14-3 over their last 17 games.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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)