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Saxon: Kershaw's gem completes a Giant sweep

Clayton Kershaw carved up the rival Giants, striking out 15 in a complete-game victory that stretched the Dodgers' NL West lead to a stunning 6 1/2 games.

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Schoenfield: Three future stars in AL rookie race

All the rookie buzz this season seems to have centered on the young sluggers in the National League. But Miguel Sano, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor are making noise, too.

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Zimmerman's blasts drive Nats past Cards

Ryan Zimmerman clubbed two home runs and a go-ahead RBI double as the Nationals prevailed in St. Louis. Max Scherzer struck out 10 through six innings.

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Mets to give Harvey, Syndergaard extra rest

Wary of rising innings counts, the New York Mets committed Wednesday to skipping right-handers Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard at least once apiece in September.

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Saxon: Dodgers pad lead behind Greinke, bullpen

Zack Greinke outdueled Madison Bumgarner in a battle of aces to help the Dodgers stretch their NL West lead to 5 1/2 games over the Giants. The unsung heroes on Tuesday? The surging L.A. bullpen.

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Greinke's historic season continues

Zack Greinke outdueled Madison Bumgarner in what could be a rare matchup of the prior season's World Series MVP and a current season's Cy Young.

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Top 5: Goins, Goins ... gone!

It took extra innings, but the AL East-leading Blue Jays took down the Indians with Ryan Goins' walk-off blast to continue his hot hitting and top Tuesday's list of top performances across MLB.

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10 things you have to know for September

Can the Indians make a comeback? Will the Cubs and Mets finish off Cinderella seasons? Those are just two things to watch in the season's final month.

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Schoenfield: Should Royals be worried about Cueto?

After coming to K.C. at the trade deadline, Johnny Cueto initially looked like the No. 1 starter the Royals needed. But are his recent struggles -- capped by Tuesday's loss to the Tigers -- cause for concern?

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Kershaw's most dominant start yet?

Clayton Kershaw induced 35 swings-and-misses, the most by any pitcher in a game in the past 10 seasons. Eleven of his 15 strikeouts were swinging, and his career-high 251 strikeouts on the season are the most by a Dodgers pitcher since Sandy Koufax in 1966.

Brown flips over wall on inside-the-park HR

The Mets' Ruben Tejada slapped a ball down the right-field line, leading Domonic Brown to topple over the fence trying to field it. That allowed Tejada to go around the bases for a homer.

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Man wins car prize, goes home with '98 Civic

That's right: The Charleston River Dogs set a season attendance record of 285K, so they gave Cadet Kyle Busbee a 1998 Honda Civic ... with 285K miles on it. Oh, and Bill Murray was involved.

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Moreland lifts Rangers past Padres in 10

Mitch Moreland drives in Elvis Andrus in the 10th inning, and the Rangers edged the Padres 4-3 to win the rubber match in San Diego.

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Rangers edge Padres in finale

Mitch Moreland hit the winning RBI double to deep right field in the 10th inning to lift the Rangers to a 4-3 win in the rubber match against Padres. Texas trails Houston by 2 games in the AL West. Box score

Kershaw strikes out 15, goes the distance

Clayton Kershaw fanned 15, notching a season career high with 251 K's, in a complete game to lead the Dodgers to a sweep of the Giants.

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Davis' walk-off homer lifts Orioles

Chris Davis hit two home runs, including a walk-off solo shot in the 11th inning, as the Orioles beat the Rays 7-6, snapping a six-game losing streak. Both of Davis' walk-off HRs this season were in multi-HR games.

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Pearce hops on horse, robs homer

Orioles OF Steve Pearce sped his way to far left to deny Brandon Guyer of a potential homer during the top of the first inning vs. the Rays.

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Free baseball at Petco Park

The Rangers left the bases loaded in the ninth, and the Padres couldn't get the offense going in the bottom of the inning. Does the first team to score win this series finale in San Diego? Box score

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Kershaw joins Chris Sale for rare feat

Clayton Kershaw is the 2nd pitcher this season with 14 or more strikeouts in consecutive starts.

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Homer goes way over Pollock's head

Diamondbacks CF A.J. Pollock sets up to catch a fly ball in the outfield, only for it to go way past him for a home run. Hey, at least he tried, right?

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Kershaw's pitch count ties high

Clayton Kershaw matched his career high with 132 pitches on Wednesday night (threw 132 against Nationals in 2013). 15 K's, one walk

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Clayton Kershaw got 35 swings-and-misses that game, most in MLB this year. No. 2: Kershaw (7/18) and Carlos Carrasco (7/1) had 30.

Kershaw a K machine in Dodgers' 2-1 win

Clayton Kershaw upped his season strikeout total to 251, a career high, during his complete-game, 15-K, 132-pitch performance vs. the Giants. Chase Utley's first homer as a Dodger was the difference in L.A's sweep. Box score

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CarGo propels Rockies in 9-4 win

Carlos Gonzalez blasted two HRs, including a grand slam, and had 7 RBIs to lift the Rockies to a split of the four-game series vs. the D-backs. Box score

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Zimmerman powers Nats past Cards

Ryan Zimmerman blasted two home runs and drove in three runs as the Nationals held on to beat the Cardinals 4-3 and avoid a sweep.