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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers reach 100 wins for the first time since 1974. The Cubs are one win away from the NL Central title. The Rockies fail to increase their lead on the Brewers and Rockies. The magic number update: Cubs 1; Twins 2 (to clinch wild card); Red Sox 3 (to clinch AL East); Rockies 5 (to clinch wild card); Dodgers 2 (to clinch No. 1 seed in NL); Indians 5 (to clinch No. 1 seed in AL).

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Rockies fall short against the Marlins in a 5-4 loss. They got a leadoff walk in the ninth, but Carlos Gonzalez struck out and then Charlie Blackmon lined out to first for a game-ending double play. They went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and their lead in the wild-card race is 1.5 over the Brewers and 2.5 over the Cardinals.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester, on Nacho Man: "A guy (A.Russell) fell into him and got nacho cheese on his arm and now he's taking pictures and signing autographs so I guess that shows you where our society is at right now with all that stuff."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javier Baez discuss taking a foul ball off his knee. He says he thinks can play tomorrow.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his improved outing on Monday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Addison Russell discuss his encounter with "Nacho Man" during Monday's game.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Trout reaches 30 home runs for the fourth time in his career, which makes you wonder what his final total could have been without his DL stint. His 30 home runs in 109 games projects to 43 homers over 155 games. The injury also means Trout will likely finish out of the top two in the MVP voting for the first time in his career.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jose Altuve was hit on his left forearm in Monday's win for the Astros and left the game, but X-rays were negative and he has only a contusion. He's sitting on 199 hits as he tries to reach 200 for the fourth season in a row, but don't surprised if he sits a game or two with the postseason looming. If so, that gives Aaron Judge a couple games to hit some more home runs and gain ground in the MVP race.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Jon Lester's outing on Monday. It was better but there's still room for early improvement.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Rockies score two in the seventh to cut their deficit to one run, but missed another run earlier in the inning when Trevor Story hit a 108-mph rocket about 430 feet to the warning track in deep left-center and then Mark Reynolds popped out with the go-ahead runs in scoring position to end the inning. With the Cardinals having lost and the Brewers idle, you don't want to miss the chance to improve your lead in the wild-card race.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Cardinals 10-2 clinching at least a tie for the division as Jon Lester had a nice bounce back start giving up just a run and five hits over six innings. Kris Bryant and Javier Baez both homered while Jon Jay and Tommy La Stella added RBI hits late in the game as the Cubs pulled away. A win tomorrow OR a Milwaukee loss against Cincinnati will secure the Cubs a second consecutive division title.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

It's been a lost season for the Blue Jays, but one guy who has quietly had another great season is Josh Donaldson. He only played 13 games through the end of May and struggled in July, but he's up to .266/.387/.543 with 31 HRs in 109 games. Since the beginning of August he's hit .297 with 20 HRs and 44 RBIs in 46 games. He's still one of the best players in the game.

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Mike Trout now has four 30-HR seasons, 1 shy of the Angels record of 5 held by Tim Salmon.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

This is the most amazing box score line of the year: Rougned Odor is 0-for-0 with three walks. Can he draw a fourth walk? Please make it so, baseball gods.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Coming off several rough outings in a row, Jon Lester did his job on Monday, holding the Cardinals to a run over six innings on 5 hits and 4 strikeouts. He gave up some hard hit balls, including a HR, but he never gave in, proving himself playoff capable. Or as close to it as he can be this late in the year after some struggles.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Monday's game against the Cubs after taking two foul balls off his face mask on consecutive pitches in the seventh inning. Kris Bryant fouled both back causing Molina to go down to the ground twice. At that point he left the game.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton hasn't homered yet, but he did steal a run from the Rockies with a terrific running catch deep in right-center as he crashed into the wall and then Christian Yelich for the third out of the third with a runner on third. Tyler Chatwood has three scoreless frames for the Rockies as he continues to pitch well.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the situation with Jon Lester who has struggled most of the year.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Dusty Baker says Bryce Harper suffered a "minor setback" in his comeback from a knee injury Monday. He's out with the flu.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals' lineup tonight. The team says he's not feeling well and his absence is unrelated to his knee injury.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Jay leads off for the Cubs again while Ben Zobrist bats fifth and plays left field. Willson Contreras will catch Jon Lester who is coming off several rough outings in a row. The Cubs magic number is 2.

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With two home runs today (so far), Aaron Judge is now the first rookie in MLB history to hit 50 homers in a single season.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Opposite-field HR leaders, 2017: J.D. Martinez 18 Aaron Judge 16 Domingo Santana 12

Hector Cruz ESPN 

Aaron Judge empató con Mark McGwire con 49 jonrones, la marca para novatos en Grandes Ligas al conectar vuelacercas de dos carreras ante los Reales de Kansas City.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Besides tying Mark McGwire's rookie record for home runs (49) today, Aaron Judge is now a .301/.438/.863 hitter in September, his 12 homers in the month his best in any single month this year. He has also lowered his strikeout rate to 27.1 percent in September, which bodes well for him heading into the postseason (as well as 2018, for his fantasy owners).