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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Chalk up another milestone for Max Scherzer. The Nats ace whiffed Marlins rookie Austin Dean for his 300th strikeout. Scherzer becomes the 17th pitcher since 1900 to rack up 300 K's in a season, and the fifth since 2000, joining Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, Clayton Kershaw, and Chris Sale. He's also a lock to lead his league in punchouts for a fourth straight season. In the divisional era, only Johnson and Nolan Ryan have done that.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Strop (hamstring) hasn't thrown off a mound yet but Joe Maddon says he's doing better: “He's trending in the right direction. I have not heard anything negative and he keeps telling me how great he feels.”

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Storm about to come through Wrigley Field. Flags picked up some steam.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

How great has the Houston pitching staff been? Here's a telling number, courtesy of @SlangsOnSports. The Astros have allowed 520 runs, on pace to allow 540. Since the AL instituted the DH in 1973, the fewest runs allowed in a non-strike season by an AL team is 551 by the '74 A's.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Didi Gregorius indeed took a few ground balls (without making throws) as the Yankees were coming out for batting practice.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward, on any angst that the Cubs lead is down to 1.5 in the division: "I just want to point out, we have the best record in the NL and we haven't clinched yet. That shows you how good our division is. That shows you how good this league is. It's time to pay respect to how good these other teams have been playing baseball."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone says the MRI revealed no strain in Aaron Hicks' left hamstring. There's some tightness, but the Yankees believe the news they got was good. Hicks is day-to-day. "We do feel like we dodged a bullet."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Didi Gregorius will visit doctors Wednesday morning for the re-evaluation of his wrist. He's planning to take grounders during batting practice today, but he won't be making any throws. He says the wrist continues feeling better.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tonight's Red Sox-Orioles game at Fenway Park has been postponed due to the rainy weather forecast. Red Sox announce it was rescheduled as the first game of a day-night doubleheader, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 1:05 p.m. Tomorrow's regularly scheduled game remains at 7:10 p.m.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Brewers hold on to beat the Cardinals 6-4 as Corey Knebel gets the save and has now pitched 12.1 scoreless innings this month (with 24 K's and two walks). Meanwhile, the Cubs lose to the Pirates and the Cubs' lead is down to 1.5 games.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cardinals are doing everything they can to lose this game. After Eric Thames triples with one out off Bud Norris and Mike Moustakas is intentionally walked, Norris throws wild on a pickoff attempt at first base and Thames trots in with the go-ahead run.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss the Cubs lack of offense on Monday despite pitcher Cole Hamels going deep in a 5-1 loss to the Pirates.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs extended their own record streak of scoring a single run — all via HR — against an opponent to five games as they lost 5-1 to the Pirates, This time their solo blast came from pitcher Cole Hamels who hit his second career long ball. The Cubs scored one run in all 4 games last time they played Pittsburgh and now open this series doing the same.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Ketel Marte crushes a 91-mph fastball from Clayton Kershaw for a 455-foot home run to give the Diamondbacks a 2-1 lead over the Dodgers. Marte also tripled in a run in the first inning.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Hicks says his left hamstring has been a little tight the past couple days, but he's been figuring out a way to play with it. He wanted to stay in tonight, but when coaches saw him stretching it in the field, they took him out. "Expect to be in the lineup in the next two days," Hicks said.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Wow, huge turn of events in St. Louis. Marcell Ozuna lines a two-run homer off Josh Hader to give the Cards a 4-3 lead. St. Louis had been 3-for-28 off Hader in 2018 entering the inning and went home run, walk, home run without Hader getting an out yet.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Not a good top of the sixth for Cardinals pitchers as they walk three batters and hit another and the Brewers score two runs without a hit to take a 3-1 lead. Jose Martinez, however, homers to center off Josh Hader and now it's 3-2.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The MVP race was crowded with guys having superstar seasons, but it feels like the race is down to one: Mookie Betts. He's now hitting an insane .345/.435/.642 and slugged his 32nd home run tonight. It's one of the great seasons in Red Sox history, alongside Yaz in '67 and Ted Williams in '41, '42 and '46.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper has finally hit the century mark. Harper collected his 100th RBI with a sacrifice fly against Miami Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara. It's the first time in his seven-year career that he's reached triple digits in ribbies. Harper's previous best RBI total came during his 2015 MVP season, when he drove in 99 runs in 153 games. Oddly enough, heading into Monday's game against Miami, Harper had driven in...99 runs in 153 games.