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Acuna goes deep in fifth straight game


Fans use teamwork to snag foul ball

Xander Bogaerts hits a bouncing ball foul where a pair of fans use the wheelbarrow technique to get a souvenir.


Ramirez crushes 36th homer to right

Jose Ramirez mashes a solo home run to right field in the sixth inning, his 36th of the year.


Goodrum has no regard for teammate on catch

Niko Goodrum travels a long way and finds his way past Jose Iglesias to make a catch while diving.


Porcello does work on the mound and at the plate

Rick Porcello strikes out 10 over seven innings and hits a double in the third inning, sliding into second base headfirst.


Braun belts two homers in Brewers' win


Cubs can't escape script of crushing losses after epic wins

Instead of kicking into high gear to end the NL Central race early, the Cubs are riding a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows.

Zobrist gets tossed after critiquing ump

Ben Zobrist gets ejected for the first time in his career after telling home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi that players would prefer "electronic" umpires.


Cain puts Brewers on board right away with leadoff HR

Lorenzo Cain gives Milwaukee a quick 1-0 advantage with a leadoff home run against Chicago.


Power Rankings

Power Rankings: New rivals boost AL's dominance

The Red Sox might be delivering a season for the ages, but they aren't the only hot team heading towards the stretch. Illustration

A's land in surprising spot in Perez's rankings




Bote spoils Scherzer's gem with walk-off slam

With two out in the bottom of the ninth and facing a two-strike count, Cubs pinch hitter David Bote delivered a walk-off grand slam to stun the Nationals on Sunday night.



A pitcher for MVP? It's rare, but this could be Max Scherzer's year

The Nats ace has a legitimate shot at joining Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander as the only hurlers in the past quarter century to win the award.

Martinez trying to right Nationals' ship in time to make the playoffs

The Nationals have one of the most injury-prone teams in baseball, but the pressure on their first-year manager to get them to October is real.

The Shift

How the shift has ruined Albert Pujols

As defensive shifting became a normal part of the game, is it possible we've witnessed it beat down one of baseball's greatest players?

MLB myth-buster: The shift isn't curbing runs; it's creating them

Banning the shift is a hot topic in baseball. Here's why the conventional wisdom on it is wrong.

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