MVP battle: Kershaw 3, Trout 0
NL MVP Clayton Kershaw struck out AL MVP Mike Trout in the first, then forced him into a fielder's choice and a fly out in his next two at bats. Kershaw's through seven scoreless with a 3-0 lead. Follow live
Dodgers break through in sixth
Angels rookie Andrew Heaney matched Clayton Kershaw pitch-for-pitch... until the 6th. A sac fly and Yasmani Grandal's 2-run HR put the Dodgers ahead 3-0 as Kershaw tries to keep his 35-inning scoreless streak going. Follow live
Poncho 1, Man 0
After this ordeal at Fenway Park, perhaps the gentleman will opt to bring a rain jacket to the park next time.
Shaw homers twice in Red Sox win
In addition to collecting his first 2 MLB homers, rookie 3B Travis Shaw finished 4-for-4 in Boston's 11-7 win today. Xander Bogaerts picked up four hits as well vs. the Rays.
Kershaw continues to amaze
With five shutout innings so far vs. the Angels, Clayton Kershaw last 5 starts now look like this: 38 innings, 21 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 49 K's. Follow live
Yoenis Cespedes debuting for Mets
The former Tiger is batting third and playing left field for New York in its NL East showdown with the Nationals tonight (7:10 p.m. ET). The Mets acquired Cespedes Friday for a pair of minor leaguers.
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Rookie steals show in boston
Red Sox 3B Travis Shaw entered today with zero MLB home runs. He had two shots and his first 4-for-4 game in Boston's 11-7 victory over the Rays. Box score
Baseball slide, the next dance craze?
Kansas City's Kendrys Morales should have been out by a mile. But he sidestepped Russell Martin -- literally -- to score on an unconventional "slide."
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Ryan Howard: 40 games of 4+ RBIs since 2006 (his first full season) Only Miguel Cabrera has more, with 44
Clayton Kershaw makes it 32 straight
With three shutout innings so far, the Dodgers ace kept his scoreless inning streak going. However, he did walk his first batter since July 3. No score in the battle of L.A. Follow live
Jerry Seinfeld tweets on Cespedes trade
Joked the comedian: "Oh my god. @Mets I can't believe I can actually say this, but is it true that there is now 'A Cespedis for the rest of us'?" Cespedes wasn't spelled correctly, but the clever pun made up for it.
Angels manager tossed in second
Mike Scioscia did not even get two innings deep into today's Angels-Dodgers game before getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes. No score yet, but the Dodgers are threatening. Follow live
Highlight: New guy guides Kansas City
Trade deadline acquisition Ben Zobrist hit his first two HRs with the Royals in their 7-6 win over the Blue Jays today. K.C. can salvage a split in tomorrow's finale.
MLB August trade candidates
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reminds you that Friday was the non-waiver trade deadline, meaning it's still possible to trade in August. At the top of Crasnick's candidate list: struggling Phillies 2B Chase Utley. Seven more possibilities
MLB trade deadline winners and losers
With the deadline behind us, Dave Schoenfield has all the details. The Royals emerged favorably. The Yankees? Not so much. Winners & losers
Battle of MVPs: Kershaw,1 Trout, 0 Clayton Kershaw strikes out Mike Trout looking in 1st inning.
Rays inching back against Red Sox
A 5-0 Red Sox lead is no more, as Tampa Bay has slowly closed the gap against Boston and now only trails by one run in the 6th inning. Follow live
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Terry Collins said Yoenis Cespedes told him he likes center field, so Collins said he will use him there on occasion.