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53mEddie Matz

Wade Miley surprisingly not to blame as Orioles fall behind in AL East

Baltimore's cold bats could not support a rare hot start from Wade Miley as the Orioles lost 5-1 to the division-leading Blue Jays.

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Don't worry Beltran, SC's got your back (0:48)
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Betts blasts 30th home run of season (0:25)
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16hEddie Matz

The 35 days of September: Race to the AL East title

The Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles should provide a supremely entertaining stretch run that will ultimately determine the division champion -- and possibly more.

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Kipnis gives Indians walk-off win in 10 innings (0:39)
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Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Will the stretch run bring any drama to Wrigley Field, or will the ride into -- and through -- October be a breezy one in the Windy City? Vote now!

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Maddon on loss to Dodgers: 'We blinked and they win' (0:57)
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2dMichael Bonzagni, ESPN Stats & Information

David Ortiz's best moments on Sunday Night Baseball

The Red Sox slugger could be playing his final game under the Sunday Night lights. Stats & Info looks at his success on that stage.

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Ortiz: My mind is telling me it's time to go (1:36)
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2dDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com

Gary Sanchez giving Yankees postseason optimism

Powered by Gary Sanchez, who homered again in Saturday's win, the Yankees pulled to within 2 1/2 games of the Orioles for the second AL wild-card spot.

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Adam Amin ESPN College Football 

NL Wild Card standings. #SFGiants + 2.0 #Cardinals - #Pirates - 1.5 #Marlins - 2.5 #Mets - 2.5

Adam Amin ESPN College Football 

Miguel Montero comes on for a pinch-hit, game-winning single. #Cubs come back to beat the #Pirates 8-7 in 13. That one will hurt Pittsburgh.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

X-rays negative on Dodgers rookie Corey Seager. He was hit by a pitch on the left wrist in the seventh inning.

Benintendi, Dyson flash some leather

Andrew Benintendi and Jarrod Dyson share ESPN Sport Science MLB Play of the Week honors with their amazing catches in the outfield.

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Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

The players seem to be as tired as I am. Baez lets a roller through, then Josh Harrison runs into a groundball for an inning-ending out.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockies 8, Dodgers 1, Final. Dodgers lead now 1.5 games on the Giants.

Martin makes one outstanding catch

Mariners center fielder Leonys Martin makes an amazing catch to rob the Rangers' Ian Desmond of a home run.

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Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

The Cubs-Pirates outcome hangs on the balance of a review call. Did Javier Baez sneak his hand in there? Crowd think so. Of course.

Don't worry Carlos, SC's got your back

While being interviewed live on SportsCenter, Carlos Beltran gets doused by his teammates. But don't worry, SportsCenter saw it coming and warned him.

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Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees, down 8-1 after 7 innings, fought back to bring the tying run to the plate in each of the last two innings, but PH Mark Teixeira grounded out to end the right hand Starlin Castro, who barely missed a three-run HR in the 8th, struck out to end the game with two men on. The Yankees lose, 8-5, to the Royals and more importantly, lose a chance to make up a game on three of the teams they were chasing in the AL wild card race.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Jorge Soler goes opposite field off Pirates closer Tony Watson and we are tied at 6.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis Shaw interrupted his second-half slump by getting three hits Monday night. But the biggest reason the slumping Red Sox third baseman likely will be in the lineup Tuesday night is that the Rays are starting another right-handed pitcher. Shaw has been sitting against lefties after playing every day for much of the season. "It's hard. You feel like you've got to get a hit to get back in the lineup the next day," Shaw said. "I've got to try to stop pressing."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes says he is fine from his plate collision. He adds that he's not surprised by his August success even though people wrote him off after he was released by the Rockies.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers CF Cameron Maybin will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, according to manager Brad Ausmus. He left Monday's game with an injury to his already-injured left thumb. The team is working under the assumption now that it is a "contusion" but will know more about the severity of the injury once the test results return. Said Ian Kinsler: "Hopefully we can get him back in the lineup soon; the sooner, the better."