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A first for Kershaw at the plate

SP Clayton Kershaw recorded his first career 3-hit game with an RBI single to push the Dodgers lead to 4-2 in the sixth inning, ending Rockies SP Kyle Kendrick's night after 5 1/3 IP. RHP Christian Friedrich relieved Kendrick and gave up a 3-run HR to Joc Penderson on his fifth pitch. Follow live

Pitchers duel in St. Louis

The Cardinals' Jaime Garcia just completed his 7th inning with only one run allowed. But Mike Fiers' 6 shutout innings have the Brewers up 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Dodgers retake lead vs. Rockies

Andre Ethier, who hit a solo HR in the second inning, led off the sixth inning with a triple. Enrique Hernandez brought him home a batter later with an RBI single to give L.A. a 3-2 lead, although Hernandez was subsequently picked off at second. Follow live

Wood brings the wood to help own cause

The Diamondbacks intentionally walked Braves CF Todd Cunningham to face SP Alex Wood, who made them pay with a 2-RBI single in the second inning to break a scoreless tie in Arizona. Andrelton Simmons followed with an RBI single, and Atlanta leads 3-0. Follow live

Arenado , Rockies knot score at Coors

Clayton Kershaw surrendered his seventh homer this season -- a two-run shot to Nolan Arenado in the fourth inning -- to relinquish the Dodgers' 2-0 lead. Arenado has 13 HRs and 37 RBIs this season. Follow live

Cubs' Hammel shuts down Marlins

Jason Hammel struck out a career-high 11 over 6 2/3 innings to earn his first win since May 8. Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler each had an RBI in the first inning to put Chicago on its way to a 5-1 win.

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Nats rained out today, so Mets win tonight in San Diego will pull Amazin's even in standings atop NL East (albeit percentage points behind).

Houston Astros @astros

It's been a strange 5th inning with some controversy and lots of action. #Astros have first and second, two outs for Altuve. Tied 1-1.

Castro slips on defense, brings offense

Starlin Castro committed his 12th error of the season in the bottom of the 7th in Miami, after having just 15 errors in 133 games last season. But in the top of the 8th, Castro crushed a homer to left for his 4th HR of the year. Follow live

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