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Can Dodgers help Granderson get off WS schneid?

After being traded from the New York Mets to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, OF Curtis Granderson finally has a chance to break his World Series drought.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Joc Pederson's playing time seems most logically in jeopardy following Curtis Granderson's acquisition by the Dodgers, as Pederson was struggling mightily, batting .156/.253/.312 in 28 games since the All-Star break. Pederson wasn't widely owned in ESPN leagues (16.9 percent), but I've often reminded how at-bats are precious in "only" leagues. NL-only owners could consider Brandon Nimmo, who should see a corresponding rise in playing time. Nimmo's year has been disappointing but it makes a lot of sense for the Mets to play him somewhat regularly to see what they've got for 2018.

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Granderson gives Dodgers more options (1:05)
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Granderson ready to switch mindset after trade (0:32)
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Machado's trio of homers fuels O's to win (0:33)

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The Dodgers have now won 5 straight games after defeating the Tigers on Friday. They are on pace for a run differential of +292, which would be a new franchise record.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Los Dodgers anuncian que adquirieron al jardinero Curtis Granderson y dinero en efectivo de los Mets a cambio de un jugador a ser nombrado más adelante o dinero en efectivo.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dodgers announce they've acquired Curtis Granderson and cash considerations from Mets in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

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The Orioles and Angels combined for 10 HR on Friday. Elias notes that it was the third time in MLB history that teams combined for 10 HR, which accounted for every run in the game.

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Machado caps 3-HR game with grand slam (1:22)

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The Angels are the second team in MLB history to give up three walk-off grand slams in a single season, joining the 1963 Cubs. All three grand slams have come since July 25.

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Dodgers top Tigers to move 52 games over .500 (1:01)
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Machado hits walk-off grand slam (0:37)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers win again, this time overcoming an early 2-0 deficit and rolling to a no-sweat 8-5 win over the Detroit Tigers. Chris Taylor had four hits, Corey Seager drove in three runs and Logan Forsythe scored three. The big news was the return of Adrian Gonzalez, who doubled in his first plate appearance since June 11. Gonzalez was activated on Friday from the 60-day DL, where he landed because of persistent back trouble.

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Albert Pujols hit his 609th career HR Friday, tying Sammy Sosa for 8th-most all time. He also ties Sosa for most HR by a player born outside the 50 states.

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Trout's 2-run HR extends Angels' lead (0:24)
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Pederson, Taylor extend Dodgers' lead (0:54)
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Pujols ties Sosa for 8th on all-time HR list (0:22)