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Dodgers hang on against Giants

Zack Greinke outdueled Madison Bumgarner, getting an RBI single by Adrian Gonzalez and solo homer by Joc Pederson to help the Dodgers stretch their NL West lead to 5 1/2 games.

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10hDavid Schoenfield

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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Goins, Goins... gone!

It took extra innings, but the AL East-leading Blue Jays took down the Indians with a walk-off blast to add to their MLB lead in home runs.

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Goins: 'I kind of blacked out running the bases' (1:09)
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Mets begin September with a stinker

This is supposed to be a different kind of September for the New York Mets, but they certainly didn't start it off on the right foot.

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History sizes up September playoff race (1:27)
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Sound off: What is baseball's best walk-up song?

We've paired off 32 of the top tunes currently used by MLB players -- from Taylor Swift to Ted Nugent. Now you get to choose who has the best walk-up song in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.

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Daniel Norris, Anibel Sanchez on the mend

While Daniel Norris and Anibel Sanchez are unlikely to make a dramatic effect on this season, their return could have big implications for the future.

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Bowden's September call-ups (1:27)
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Cubs make good depth pickup in Austin Jackson

The Cubs acquired center fielder Austin Jackson from Seattle on Monday in one of those deals that has the chance to pay dividends in October.

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How bad baserunning has hurt the Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored far fewer runs that their batting statistics suggest they should, and bad baserunning is a big reason why.

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Power Rankings: Cards, Jays all about quality

While the beat goes on for the Cardinals as they own the top spot in our rankings for the 14th consecutive week, the red-hot Blue Jays have quickly become a force.

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Goins makes dazzling catch on the run

The Blue Jays' Ryan Goins ran more than 124 feet to track down a ball in foul territory, where he made an over-the-shoulder grab.

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Final: Dodgers 2, Giants 1

Zack Greinke allowed five hits and one run over 7 1/3 innings, and Joc Pederson joined Bryce Harper as the only lefties to homer off of Madison Bumgarner this season. Box score

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Rockies turn triple play in 9th

With Paul Goldschmidt at the plate, the Diamondbacks sent the runners on 1st and 2nd on the pitch. That worked out very well ... for the Rockies, who ended the inning in an instant.

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Baseball Tonight @BBTN

What a wild day in baseball! We witnessed the Rockies turn a triple play AND Elvis Andrus steal home.

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Derek Norris has left the game after a play at the plate. Austin Hedges takes over at catcher in the 7th.

Diamondbacks sweep doubleheader

A.J. Pollock broke a tie with his two-run homer as Arizona rallied for a 5-3 win and its second sweep of a doubleheader from Colorado this season.

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Spieth throws out first pitch at Fenway

Golfer Jordan Spieth tossed some high heat before the Yankees-Red Sox game.

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A-Rod is probably not wild about wild card

All 14 of ESPN's experts have the Blue Jays winning the AL East. But the good news for Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees is that all of them have them in a fear-inducing one-game wild-card playoff. Picks

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Moss ends game with three-run homer

With two outs in the 9th, Brandon Moss smacked a walk-off HR to down the Nationals 8-5 and push the Cardinals 40 games over .500 for the first time since 2005.

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Grienke gets out of a jam, Dodgers still up

San Francisco looked poised to score with runners on second and third with one out, but Zack Greinke had other ideas. The Dodgers' right-hander got a strikeout and a lineout to maintain L.A.'s lead. Follow live

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Morrison's pinch-hit homer propels M's

Logan Morrison's two-run dinger in the 8th lifted the Mariners to a 7-5 win over the Astros.

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Twins rally for ninth win in 11 games

Miguel Sano launched a soaring home run in the 7th inning to tie the game, and the Twins added three runs in the next frame to beat the White Sox 8-6.

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Tigers fend off Royals

Ian Kinsler homed and drove in three runs as the Tigers beat the Royals 6-5 to drop Johnny Cueto to 2-4 with his new team.

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Cardinals walk it off against Nationals

St. Louis improved to 40 games above .500 with Brandon Moss' three-run blast in the 9th -- the fifth career walk-off homer of his career. Box score

Rookies power Cubs to victory

Kyle Schwarber's two-run homer in the 7th was the difference in the Cubs' 5-4 victory over the Reds. Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as Chicago kept a grip on its wild-card spot.

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Brewers get to Cole early, beat Bucs

Milwaukee tagged Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole for five early runs on the way to a 7-4 win.

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Some tense moments, but Tigers hold on for a 6-5 win against the Kansas City Royals. Detroit snaps four-game losing streak

Final: Twins 8, White Sox 6

Chris Sale had another double-digit strikeout game, but Chicago's ace gave up four runs in the 2nd inning and Minnesota tagged the White Sox's bullpen for three more in the 8th to come out on top. Box score

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Pirates now have a losing record vs every other NL Central team this year after losing to MIL. They are 58-21 against the rest of baseball.

Final: Brewers 7, Pirates 4

Jimmy Nelson allowed four hits and one run over seven innings to shut down the Pirates, and Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole gave up five earned runs for just the second time this season. Box score

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