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Can the Rangers sustain their success?

"They can," ESPN's Buster Olney told SportsCenter. Texas leads the 2nd wild card spot after going 25-14 since the All-Star break. They are "gathering momentum as we head down the stretch," Olney said.

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Terry Collins said Juan Uribe doesn't like to play first base, and wanted to get him at the lineup.

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Juan Uribe started one game with Atlanta this season at 2B. Otherwise, he had not played there since 2011. 193 career starts there.

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This week’s Top 10: 1. St. Louis 2. Kansas City 3. Pittsburgh 4. Toronto 5. Houston 6. Dodgers 7. Cubs 8. Mets 9. Yankees 10. TEX Fire away.

ICYMI: Fans celebrate HR hat trick

Edwin Encarnacion capped a 3-HR, 9-RBI afternoon with a grand slam in the seventh inning, and fans tossed their caps onto the field to celebrate.

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Cubs' to add another young bat

Cubs' manager Joe Maddon expects Javier Baez to get a Sept. 1 call-up. "There's a lot of things he can do to help you win now," Maddon said. Baez has hit .316 with 13 HRs at Triple-A this season

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Final: Dodgers 5, Cubs 2

Jose Peraza matched Chicago's run total himself and drove in a run in Los Angeles' fifth straight win. Box score

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Votto helps Reds snap 4-game slide

Joey Votto's go-ahead homer in the 9th sparked a 4-run inning that lifted Cincinnati to a 12-9 win.

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Lester's day done after allowing 3 in 7th

The first four Dodgers batters got a hit to start the 7th inning, with Jose Peraza and Andre Ethier tallying RBI knocks to give L.A. a 4-2 lead. Jon Lester, who was unable to get an out in the frame, surrendered eight hits and struck out seven on the night. Follow live

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Pirates: 21-4 vs NL West teams this season Mark Melancon: 43rd save. Only Pirates P with more in season- Mike Williams, 46 in 2002

Ramirez's three-run shot fuels Pirates

Aramis Ramirez homered at PNC Park as a member of the Pirates for the first time since July 2003 to help Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over Colorado. The Pirates are 14-3 over their last 17 games.

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Gomes slams Indians over Angels

Yan Gomes' grand slam in the 8th was part of a 5-run inning that sent Cleveland to its 4th win in a row.

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Vogt leads A's past Diamondbacks

Stephen Vogt splashed a homer into the Chase Field pool and drove in all three of Oakland’s runs to fuel a 3-2 win.

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Fiers follows no-hitter with another win

Mike Fiers surrendered three hits over six innings to guide the Astros past the Twins 4-1.

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Robinson Cano: 3rd game with at least 4 hits this season (had 2 such games all of last season) ... all 3 games have come in July/August

Rangers win third straight

Bobby Wilson's double in the 7th inning scored Elvis Andrus for the winning run in Texas' 4-3 win over Baltimore, giving the Rangers a 1.5-game lead for the second wild card.

Man who fell at Braves game has died

The fan who fell out of the upper deck of Turner Field in the 7th inning of the Yankees-Braves game has died, according to Atlanta police.

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