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Joc Pederson gave Dodgers 2-1 lead with go-ahead HR in bottom of the 8th. It's his 1st career go-ahead HR in the 8th inning or later.

Pederson goes deep in Los Angeles

The Padres have allowed 60 home runs this season, the latest an offering to Joc Pederson that put the Dodgers up 2-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning. Follow live

Free baseball in Arizona

Neither the Diamondbacks nor Cubs have scored since the 5th inning, and we're headed to the 10th all tied up at 2-2. Addison Reed is on to pitch for Arizona. Follow live

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Escobar has the Royals flipping out

For most of us, lying flat on our stomachs means it's nap time. If you're Kansas City SS Alcides Escobar, however, that's the perfect position to throw a runner out at second.

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Morales blasts Royals to league lead

Kendrys Morales' 2-run blast gave Kansas City a 5-0 win over St. Louis. More importantly, this is the first time the Royals have had baseball's best record at least 40 games into a season since Sept. 9th, 1980. (via Elias)

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Giants split Rockies open in 9th

Brandon Belt's 3rd hit of the night was a double to center, then Hunter Pence followed with a double of his own. Brandon Crawford couldn't keep up, but his RBI single tacked one on all the same as the Giants topped off the 9th with a Matt Duffy 2-run blast to end a 4-run 9th. Follow live

Final: Angels 12, Red Sox 5

Chris Iannetta hit a 3-run blast in the 5th, part of a 9-run Angels inning, to help L.A. move within 4.5 of division-leading Houston. David Freese collected 2 RBIs to give him a team-leading 27 on the season. Box score

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D-backs grind back in the 5th

Nick Ahmed just collected his first career home run, a left field shot off an 87 mph Jon Lester fastball to tie the game at 2. Follow live

Final: Royals 5, Cardinals 0

Kendrys Morales collected 2 home runs off of Lance Lynn and racked up all 5 RBIs for the Royals to give Chris Young (6 scoreless innings) his fourth win of the season. Box score

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Orioles extend Marlins' skid

Jimmy Paredes went 3-for-5 to raise his average to .353, Manny Machado had a key 2-run double in the 8th, and the Orioles beat the Marlins 8-5. The loss was the 7th straight for Miami (16-26). Box score

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Samardzija dominates Twins

Jeff Samardzija gave up 2 runs over 8 innings while striking out 9 in the White Sox's 3-2 win over the Twins in Chicago.

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Final: White Sox 3, Twins 2

Jeff Samardzija struck out 9 and allowed just 3 hits over 8 innings of 2-run ball (and threw 118 pitches) in Chicago's win. The game was tied until J.B. Shuck's 8th-inning sac fly. Box score