Video: Justin Turner pulls off a slick slide at second base HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Justin Turner was going to be out by a mile on this ill-advised stolen base attempt in the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, but he got a little creative ...
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Kyle Schwarber undergoing MRI for right side injury HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — There's expected to be an update coming Thursday.
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Donaldson Stays Hot in AL MVP Race, Trout Still in Hunt

NY Times: Bats (REUTERS) — The American League MVP race continued to heat up on Wednesday as joint-favorites Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout each strengthened their case for the award.
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Mets 9, Phillies 4: Matt Harvey Lifts Mets as Their Gaze Shifts to October

NY Times: Bats (SETH BERKMAN) — While shouldering the burden for the Mets’ postseason push, Harvey’s output will still be tamped down.
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Video: Ruben Tejada hits inside-the-park home run as Mets rout the Phillies at Citi Field HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Ruben Tejada scored an inside-the-park home run Wednesday at Citi Field when Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown flipped over the wall down the right field line in the bottom of the second inning ...
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Stephen Strasburg ruled out Friday with upper back issue HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was pulled after four rough innings Sunday against the Marlins with discomfort in his upper back, and now the injury is going to cost him his next rotation turn.
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Foul ball comes to eat, destroys Rangers' fan's nachos Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Your browser does not support iframes. Spending a few hours at a major-league ballpark brings many layers of excitement and anticipation. There's the baseball game itself, the players, the atmosphere and the scenery, just to name a few of the more appealing attractions. Of course, there's also the delicious ballpark food. It doesn't matter if you're going for the biggest and best item on...
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Twins will not call up Jose Berrios HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — It shows very poor planning on the part of the Twins' decision-makers, who let Berrios throw 161 1/3 innings this season between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester ...
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Ruben Tejada gets inside-the-park homer after Domonic Brown tumbles over wall Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The New York Mets season has been filled with memorable moments, both thrilling and unique. On Wednesday, they added one that fits under both categories when Ruben Tejada raced around the bases for an inside-the-park home run. Of course, inside-the-park home runs are always thrilling because of the drama involved. There's a race going on as the runner flies around the bases and the fielders...
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Carlos Martinez to return to Cardinals’ rotation on Friday HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Nationals with what was described as a minor back issue.
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Aroldis Chapman gets Javy Baez to swing so hard he falls to the ground Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Light a candle and pray to the baseball gods, because Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman claimed another victim Wednesday.  This time, it was Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez. With two men, Baez was called upon to hit against Chapman. He represented the possible tying run. After spending most of this season in the minors, this was Baez's first big opportunity to prove himself in the...
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Paul Goldschmidt excused from Diamondbacks to be present for the birth of his first child HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Arizona has a scheduled team off day Thursday, so Goldschmidt is only going to miss a game or two.
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Yankees 13, Red Sox 8: Yankees’ Offense Explodes Again in a Rout of the Red Sox

NY Times: Bats (BILLY WITZ) — The Yankees continued to pound substandard pitching, this time ripping the Red Sox rookie Henry Owens.
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Doctors suggest limiting Matt Harvey to 180 innings: Will it impact Mets postseason push? Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — As The Stew's Chis Cwik wrote earlier on Wednesday , the New York Mets are being very cautious when it comes to handling their young pitchers. They've already skipped Matt Harvey once in August. They have designs on skipping rookie right-hander Noah Syndergaard this weekend. And they also fully intend on returning to a six-man rotation with the return of Steven Matz.  Those are all...
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Video: Albert Pujols cranks his 35th home run of the season, 555th home run of his career HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Pujols is now just one of four players in the history of Major League Baseball to reach the 35-homer plateau in 10 of his first 15 major league seasons.
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