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4hJesse Rogers

Jake Arrieta stakes his claim for Cy Young

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta won his NL-leading 16th game on Tuesday, but manager Joe Maddon kept October in mind and held his ace to just 99 pitches.

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Griffey doesn't get the HOF treatment anymore (1:44)
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Ruggiano destroys baseball for Tuesday's longest homer (0:21)
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7hMark Saxon

Cardinals' home woes persist

The St. Louis Cardinals remain at just 28 home wins after dropping a game to the wild-card contending New York Mets.

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Should another team take a chance on Hamilton? (2:14)
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Betts' power arm shocks Kiermaier at third (0:37)
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Gooden hurt by Strawberry's junkie comments (1:56)
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Polanco bashes two home runs in win over Astros (0:26)
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20hJayson Stark

Trivia Tuesday: Don'tcha know Robinson Cano?

This week, in a shocking format change, Robinson Cano himself is now one of the possible choices in all of Jayson Stark's questions. So take the quiz!

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Pudge breaks down wild LLWS double play (1:43)
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Benintendi's catch the latest in a line of recent web gems (1:25)
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ESPN reacts to Tebow's baseball transition (1:48)
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Addiction's power over athletes (4:06)
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Royals must cure road woes (0:53)
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Doc & Daryl reunite in Queens to share their side of the story (1:01)
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21hTony Blengino

Why the Mariners will reach the playoffs

ESPN Insider Tony Blengino looks at the Seattle Mariners and explains why -- better metrics on the mound and at the plate, plus a soft schedule -- this team will find itself in the postseason.

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Hamilton amazingly tracks down gapper

If any other center fielder had been patrolling Great American Ball Park, Adrian Beltre probably would have had extra bases. But Billy Hamilton isn't most center fielders.

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Cubs fans thrilled to catch KB homer

Kris Bryant took a pitch over the wall in left for a solo home run -- and straight into a pack of excited Cubs fans in San Diego.

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Dinosaurs run amok in Oakland

Athletics fans are known to be a rowdy bunch, and that includes some fans dating back 65 million years.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss his hot series in front of his college coaches and friends as he homered for an NL leading 33rd time in the Cubs 5-3 win over San Diego on Tuesday.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 9, Giants 5, Final. The Dodgers lead the NL West by two games and have won the last five times Madison Bumgarner has started against them.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs 5-3 win over the Padres and the decision to save some pitches for Jake Arrieta who pitched 8 innings.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss getting taken out after throwing 8 innings while giving up just two hits in the Cubs 5-3 win over the Padres. The organization has had a year long plan of saving arms for the playoffs.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Cubs starter Jake Arrieta doesn't just excel at pitching. He's a pretty good hitter too. His triple on Tuesday night was the third of his career. That's the most among active pitchers. Arrieta also has four home runs since the start of last season. Only Madison Bumgarner of the Giants has more (8).

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Erik Goeddel is returning to the Mets from Triple-A Las Vegas. Jon Niese is headed to the disabled list with the left knee injury.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Niese is headed to the doctor in New York on Wednesday. He is expected to land on the DL. He felt a pop in his knee and shooting pain down his left leg. He originally suffered the injury in June with Pittsburgh. Niese is unsure whether surgery will be required until Wednesday's exam.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the best developments for the Cardinals this month has been the emergence of 21-year old Alex Reyes, the team's top pitching prospect, who has worked 9 2/3 scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts. He discussed his recent success.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Gsellman reacts after earning the win in relief in his major league debut after Jon Niese abruptly departed with a knee injury.

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Ellsbury's homer gives Yankees the lead

Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury launches a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning to give New York a 3-1 lead over Seattle. (Live on ESPN)

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he is unaware of any new discomfort with Yoenis Cespedes' right leg despite the appearance on TV of Cespedes having some difficulty.