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LEADING OFF: Mets need innings, Lester makes Cy pitch
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A look at what's happening all around the majors today:...

Giants blow 6-run lead before beating Padres 9-6 in 10
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- As much as the San Francisco Giants have been through since the All-Star break, with all the blown leads and the offensive struggles, it would have been gut-wrenching if they hadn't pulled out a victory the way they did Saturday night against the lowly San Diego Padres....

Kershaw dominates, Dodgers win; NL West magic number to 1
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Keep the champagne on ice and the ski goggles on the shelf. The Dodgers were left waiting to clinch their fourth consecutive NL West title....

Mets rally from 10 down, come up short in 10-8 loss to Phils
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets manager Terry Collins thought about Jim Leyland when New York was trailing by 10 runs Saturday night....

Cardinals solve Wrigley again, crush Hammel, Cubs 10-4
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CHICAGO (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have a lot to accomplish if they want to return to Chicago in two weeks for a rematch of last year's NL Division Series. They would have to qualify for one of the wild-card spots, then win the single-elimination playoff game....

Nats clinch NL East, beat Pirates 6-1 behind Lopez, Drew
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jayson Werth's wide grin belied the fact that the Washington Nationals right fielder is an old hand at clubhouse celebrations, having played on eight division-winning teams during his 14-year big league career....

Angels score 9 runs in last 2 frames to beat Astros 10-4
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HOUSTON (AP) -- At the end of a disappointing season, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are having a little fun this weekend in Houston....

Sano, Duffey lead Twins to 3-2 win over Mariners
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Nelson Cruz's towering two-run home run seemed to give the Seattle Mariners the jolt they needed Saturday night, tying the score with the second-longest homer in the majors this season....

Mancini, Trumbo power Orioles over Diamondbacks 6-1
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BALTIMORE (AP) -- If the Baltimore Orioles can take care of business, they no longer have to worry about watching the scoreboard....

Dietrich homers, Marlins end Braves' streak at 7 wins
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MIAMI (AP) -- Derek Dietrich hit a two-run homer to help the Miami Marlins end the Atlanta Braves' winning streak at seven games, winning 6-4 on Saturday night....



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