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Machado doing Machado things

Manny Machado makes a diving stop on a scorcher down the third base line, then fires to first from his knees for the out.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

In his final reg season game at Dodgers stadium David Ross commits his career high ninth error on an errant pickoff throw advancing a runner from first to third base but Jon Lester struck out the side stranding him there. No score top 2.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz will actually pitch Thursday, not Wednesday, according to Terry Collins. That makes a ton of sense, since rosters expand Thursday and it will spare a roster move.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

That's 3 HR for Josh Donaldson today. Assuming the Blue Jays go on to win, they'll be 19-2 since May in games Donaldson homers. That'll work!

Ortiz: My mind is telling me it's time to go

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz explains why he's retiring and describes what his final major league season has been like.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said John Lackey (shoulder) will throw 2 bullpen sessions before being activated from the DL. The Cubs are mulling dates for his return. Mike Montgomery will fill in for him again making his next start on Wednesday vs Pittsburgh.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Blazing-hot Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss the Red Sox's Sunday Night Baseball matchup against the Royals for personal reasons, as the Boston Herald reported. Additional details, including how many games Pedroia will miss, are not yet known. Sox manager John Farrell will address the situation later today in his pregame press briefing. Pedroia has 11 hits in his last 12 at-bats.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss his sac bunt in the first inning on Saturday against the Dodgers. It was the first in MLB by a cleanup hitter in the first inning this season. Zobrist says he was actually given the "suggestion" from Joe Maddon to bunt for a hit and once he got down 0-1 he figured he had a better chance of getting one down then swinging away.

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