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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.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says Robert Gsellman would be the logical choice to start Sunday against the Phillies, especially if Jon Niese lands on the disabled list because of his left knee discomfort.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles' playoff chances just took a hit. Following the team's 8-1 win over the Nationals, manager Buck Showalter said that ace Chris Tillman will be going on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. The O's, who are clinging to the second AL wild card slot, have played ,770 ball when Tillman starts (20-6), and .495 ball when anyone else starts (49-50).

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie utility man Rob Segedin is scheduled to welcome the birth of his first child at any minute. As he waits, he found something to do Tuesday as he hit a home run against the Giants' Madison Bumgarner. It's was his second career HR.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catchers picked off their league leading 8th runner of the season on Tuesday as rookie Willson Contreras caught Travis Jankowski of the Padres sleeping at first base. Contreras already ranks third among catchers with 3 pickoffs despite starting just his 26th game behind the plate. David Ross ranks first with 5 pick offs. (ESPN Stats and Info)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers veteran Adrian Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a first-inning single against the Giants.