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1hDoug Padilla

How injury-filled season has left Dodgers' rotation fresh for postseason

Early injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill have turned into benefit for the Dodgers as their top two pitchers are healthy heading into October.

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1dDoug Mittler

Young pitchers proving helpful in speeding up pace of play

As commissioner Rob Manfred ponders bold measures for shortening game times, a nice trend has surfaced from within. Young pitchers are moving the game along quicker than their older counterparts.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka came through a bullpen session fine and could start Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. Tanaka missed his previous start with a slight forearm strain.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Hammel will miss his final start on Friday as his elbow has been bothering him a bit for the past couple weeks. He stressed that he's fine and it's just a precautionary measure. The Cubs will use a combo of relievers in his place. Hammel believes he'll be fine for the postseason if he's needed.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

In his second instructional league game in Port St. Lucie, Tim Tebow went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, one RBI, one walk and one strikeout on Thursday against Marlins farmhands. He again logged five innings in left field. Tebow went 1-for-6, with a homer on the first pitch, Wednesday against the Cardinals in his first formal game since his junior year of high school.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After hitting his walk-off grand slam on Wednesday, Mark Teixeira is on the bench for the Yankees. Tyler Austin will start at first base.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox will wear these David Ortiz patches on their hats for final series at Fenway starting tomorrow

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's what $2,700 buys you right now for Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field, according to ticketing app Gametime

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Nationals lead 4-1 over Arizona. Start the day with two more wins than the Dodgers in race for second-best record in NL.