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Wood is holding down the mound

After giving up a HR to Cubs 3B Kris Bryant in the first, Dodgers LHP Alex Wood has settled down with his first perfect inning in the fourth, on 13 pitches. The Dodgers trail the Cubs 2-0 in the fifth inning. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Wade Miley with filthy grab on the mound

The Red Sox LHP made a behind-the-back, no-look grab vs. the Mets today for an out. We bet he practices that in his spare time.

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Kris Bryant drills home run to left field

The Cubs 3B smashed a line drive into the bleachers to put his team up 2-0 in the top of the first vs. the Dodgers -- a lead that still stands in the top of the second on ESPN.

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Jesse Chavez gets a hit, fails on basepath

The 32-year-old A's pitcher recorded his first career hit, but then it all went downhill after he tripped over second base.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Alex Wood has the shadows working him theoretically, but so far, just one swing-and-miss from the Cubs so far.

Kris Bryant gives Jake Arrieta early lead

The Cubs rookie took Dodgers LHP Alex Wood deep to left to put the Cubs up 2-0 in the first. Arrieta -- who's 5-0 in August -- takes the mound for Chicago in the bottom of the first. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Getting ready to start … Cubs at Dodgers… Kyle Schwarber just took out the lineup card for the Cubs. Can't remember seeing a rookie do that.

Cards take down Giants, take series

Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss and Mark Reynolds all homered in the Cardinals' 7-5 win over the Giants.

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Watch: Dodgers looking to sweep Cubs

Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (9-8, 3.70) is facing a Cubs team that's lost four straight, but he's up against Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta, who's won all five of his August starts while giving up just 2 ER. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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White Sox walk off against Mariners

Tyler Saladino's 11th-inning single scored Alexei Ramirez, giving Chicago the 6-5 win over Seattle as they split the four-game series.

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Cardinals win rubber match vs. Giants

Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in the Cards' 7-5 win as they hold a 4.5-game lead in the NL Central. With the Giants' loss, they fall to four games back of the first-place Dodgers in the NL West. Box score

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