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Watch live: Cabrera's blast puts Detroit ahead

After a 45-minute rain delay, the Tigers and Indians are back in action. Detroit is a game out of the second wild-card spot. Tune in to Indians-Tigers live on ESPN and streaming live in the ESPN App/WatchESPN.

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Free-agent RB Spiller signs with Seahawks

The Seahawks have suffered multiple injuries at running back this season and expect C.J. Spiller to compete immediately for playing time as a third-down back.

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2hBrett Okamoto

Aldo, upset over McGregor, wants out of UFC

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Marcotti: England's ineptness highlighted

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Pirates' John Jaso hits for cycle
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Jaso completed the cycle by tripling in a run -- his 5th RBI of the game -- in the bottom of the 7th. It was the first cycle at PNC Park and first for the Pirates since Daryle Ward in 2004. Pittsburgh leads the Cubs 8-4. Follow live

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After a generous call by the official scorer Pirates infielder John Jaso was credited with a triple and hence the cycle as the Pirates lead the Cubs 8-4. It looked like Jaso had stopped at second and then continued on to third base after an errant throw. It's the first cycle in PNC park history.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pick your poison. Yankees picked Betts over Ortiz, and Mookie delivers two-run double. Red Sox lead, 2-0, six outs from AL East crown.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets doing yoga. We think.

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Ian Kinsler breaks tie with 2-run homer
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Kinsler's home run in the bottom of the third inning gave the Tigers a 3-1 lead over the Indians. A Tigers win and an Orioles loss would move the teams into a tie for the second AL wild card spot.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

In his final regular season start Jake Arrieta has given up a season high 10 hits to the Pirates who lead 7-1.

Jays lead O's in wild card leaders matchup
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In what could be a preview of the AL wild-card game, Toronto leads Baltimore 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning. If the score holds, and the Tigers beat the Indians (game is currently delayed on ESPN), then Detroit would tie the O's for the second wild card. Follow live

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Coghlan left Wednesday's game with an apparent left leg injury after crashing into the wall in left field chasing down a fly ball. He walked off under his own power while Albert Almora Jr took his place in the game.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Line at least 100 deep for Dwight Gooden autograph signing tonight in New Jersey

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts won't say if Clayton Kershaw or Rich Hill will be used on short rest in the playoffs, but recent DL stints for both make it unlikely. Maybe Roberts is leaving the door open in case the Dodgers are facing elimination in Game 4 of the NLDS, at which point he might go to Kershaw.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams DT Aaron Donald, on JJ Watt potentially missing the year after re-injuring his back: "It's tough for him. You never want to hear about a guy being injured, missing a season. Definitely not a guy who plays at such a high level as that guy. Health is the most important thing. It's better to be out there a hundred percent than to be putting bad film out there. ... He's a playmaker. Any time a guy is flying around, making plays like that, he's going to be a fun player to watch. Definitely somebody you respect and you tune in to watch."

David Ching ESPN Staff Writer 

The Coke label printer people were quick on the draw. These bottles are on the desk where LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron and host Chris Blair will sit in when Orgeron's first call-in show starts in 20 minutes. Orgeron took over for fired coach Les Miles on Sunday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Lucas Duda was scratched from the game on Wednesday night. The Mets will provide more information later.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Hield and the Pelicans warming up ahead of tonight's open practice at the Big Blender.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Russell Wilson (sprained MCL) was a full practice participant Wednesday, another sign that the team expects him to start Sunday. The following players were limited: WR Tyler Lockett (knee), OL Germain Ifedi (ankle), TE Jimmy Graham (knee), TE Nick Vannett (ankle) and LB Mike Morgan (hip).

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

C.J. Spiller's most obvious fit with the Seahawks is as their third-down back. They initially drafted C.J. Prosise to have him fill that role, but Prosise has been dealing with a hand injury that will take three more weeks to fully heal, according to Pete Carroll. Alex Collins was the team's third-down back Sunday, but that role does not really fit his skill set.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers QB Philip Rivers said the biggest thing he learned from former teammate Drew Brees was how to be a pro. Rivers and Brees will meet for the first time at Qualcomm Stadium when the New Orleans Saints take on the Chargers in San Diego.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Michael Fulmer goes for the Tigers tonight and while helping Detroit win the wild card is obviously the top priority, he also has a chance to win the ERA title, but needs 6.1 innings to qualify. With a 2.95 ERA he could become just the fifth qualified rookie starter to finish with a sub-3.00 ERA since 2000 (Jose Fernandez, Brandon Webb, J.A. Happ, Jeremy Hellickson).

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Did Urban Meyer see Tim Tebow's home run? "I did," Meyer said with a big smile. "Don't bet against him."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall said improvement in the red zone starts with him and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Marshall noted that he still hasn't scored a TD: "Not a good start to the season if you have me on your fantasy team."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees said he can still close his eyes and visualize playing in San Diego 10 years later. He'll make his first trip there Sunday with the Saints and said he still has a lot of great memories. But he'll try to get all the feelings and emotions out of the way before kickoff.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Michael Fulmer starts for the Tigers against the Indians tonight (7 ET, ESPN). Fulmer leads the AL in ERA (2.95) and leads AL rookies in Wins Above Replacement (5.0). Fulmer and Justin Verlander are a combined 27-15 with a 3.04 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. All other Tigers starters are 28-38 with a 5.18 ERA.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' 30 victories from rookie pitchers are the franchise's most since 1952, when they had 51. Jose De Leon can make it 31 when he starts Wednesday night against the Padres. Dodgers rookies are 30-23 this season in 67 starts, with an impressive 3.61 ERA.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

In what was essentially a must-win game for both teams, the Mariners beat the Astros 12-4 behind a three-run homer in the first from Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager's late blast to ice it. Now the Mariners turn to the scoreboard, rooting for the Blue Jays and Indians to win tonight, and head home probably needing to sweep all four from the A's.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Theo Epstein discuss more of his extension with the Cubs and what was important to him.

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