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    Rookie Walker Buehler, now the Dodgers' co-ace, isn't stopping


    The 24-year-old righty is pitching so well after Tommy John surgery, L.A. no longer needs to treat him with kid...

    The 24-year-old righty is pitching so well after Tommy John surgery, L.A. no longer needs to treat him with kid gloves.

    Puig homers again, declares L.A. will win West


    Yasiel Puig's pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning against the Rockies ignited the Dodgers to victory. It was Puig's sixth homer in his past 18 at-bats. "We're going to win the West," Puig declared, "and go to the...

    Yasiel Puig's pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning against the Rockies ignited the Dodgers to victory. It was Puig's sixth homer in his past 18 at-bats. "We're going to win the West," Puig declared, "and go to the playoffs."

    Real or not? The .300 hitter is becoming hard to come by


    It's looking like this season could have the fewest .300 hitters since 1969. Is this a one-year thing or a sign of the...

    It's looking like this season could have the fewest .300 hitters since 1969. Is this a one-year thing or a sign of the times?

    Kipnis' walk-off slam lifts Indians past White Sox


    Jason Kipnis made his 1,000th career hit count Wednesday night, as it came on a walk-off grand slam with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 4-1 win over the Chicago White...

    Jason Kipnis made his 1,000th career hit count Wednesday night, as it came on a walk-off grand slam with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 4-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.

    Can Maddon manage with Cubs' depleted bullpen?


    How Joe Maddon utilizes his relievers without a clear-cut closer figures to play a big role in how far Chicago goes in the...

    How Joe Maddon utilizes his relievers without a clear-cut closer figures to play a big role in how far Chicago goes in the playoffs.

    The Dodgers should own the NL. Here's why they don't


    They're rich. They're smart. They still might miss the playoffs. Here's why the Los Angeles Dodgers should be dominating the National League -- but...

    They're rich. They're smart. They still might miss the playoffs. Here's why the Los Angeles Dodgers should be dominating the National League -- but aren't.

    Rockies' Story getting elbow treatment in Arizona


    Rockies slugger Trevor Story is receiving treatment for right elbow inflammation in Arizona, and the team remains encouraged that he will return...

    Rockies slugger Trevor Story is receiving treatment for right elbow inflammation in Arizona, and the team remains encouraged that he will return soon.

    Playoff rotation the goal as Bauer's return set


    Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer will start against the Boston Red Sox on Friday when he comes off the disabled list, manager Terry Francona said Wednesday. Francona hopes Bauer will be able to join the team's playoff...

    Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer will start against the Boston Red Sox on Friday when he comes off the disabled list, manager Terry Francona said Wednesday. Francona hopes Bauer will be able to join the team's playoff rotation.

    Mets shutting down Wheeler after solid season


    New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday that Zack Wheeler is being shut down for precautionary reasons and won't make his final two starts this season. Wheeler has gone 12-7 with a 3.31 ERA in 29...

    New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday that Zack Wheeler is being shut down for precautionary reasons and won't make his final two starts this season. Wheeler has gone 12-7 with a 3.31 ERA in 29 starts.

    Who needs October? The best moment for each out-of-it MLB team


    Even when your playoff odds drop to absolute zero, there's still a chance to do something absolutely special on the...

    Even when your playoff odds drop to absolute zero, there's still a chance to do something absolutely special on the diamond.

    Fans find Red Sox title banner that fell off truck


    The Red Sox have not clinched this year's AL East, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally...

    The Red Sox have not clinched this year's AL East, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled.

    Real or Not? New pen problems could hurt Cubs, Braves


    Bullpen woes could handicap both contenders heading into October. Can they take a page from past pennant winners with similar...

    Bullpen woes could handicap both contenders heading into October. Can they take a page from past pennant winners with similar setbacks?

    Boston's 'Cora Four' has the stuff dynasties are made of


    A quartet of young stars is helping the Red Sox romp through the record books under their rookie skipper. Next up:...

    A quartet of young stars is helping the Red Sox romp through the record books under their rookie skipper. Next up: October.

    Inside the A's clubhouse for another shock run


    We spent two weeks with Oakland's latest band of fun-loving misfits to discover how the A's are once again defying the odds and streaking toward...

    We spent two weeks with Oakland's latest band of fun-loving misfits to discover how the A's are once again defying the odds and streaking toward October.

    The Nail Files: How pitchers crack the split-fingernail code


    Pickle juice? Superglue? Peeing on their digits? This is the gripping tale of how far pitchers go to get an upper...

    Pickle juice? Superglue? Peeing on their digits? This is the gripping tale of how far pitchers go to get an upper hand.