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OTD: Ruth sets single-season HR record

On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season, breaking the record of 59 homers he set in 1921. Ruth's home run off Tom Zachary proved to be the difference in the Yankees' 4-2 in over the Washington Senators. '27 Yankees on Twitter

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You want Puig's bat? Here's the price

Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig offers his bat to a young fan, but only after the fan does 50 pushups.

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Big Papi's counsel and friendship impacted many MLB careers. Here are the stories from those who know him best: es.pn/2cGb9oJ

Cards walk off in controversial fashion

Reds manager Bryan Price's attempt to challenge whether Yadier Molina's game-winning double should have been a ground-rule double -- which would have kept the winning run at third -- is too late, as the Cardinals win a crucial game.

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Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

The odds may not be great but it's not over yet. The Mariners beat Oakland 3-2 to stay two games behind Baltimore and Toronto in the wild card race with three games to play. Jays and O's also playing tough opponents (Red Sox and Yankees) while Seattle playing Oakland.

David Ortiz's farewell to Yankee Stadium

Ortiz received numerous standing ovations from the Yankee Stadium crowd, including when he was removed from the game after drawing a walk in his final at-bat in the Bronx.

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Rain forces Cubs-Pirates into tie

After a lengthy rain delay, the Cubs-Pirates game is called in the middle of the sixth inning with the score tied 1-1, resulting in the first tie in MLB since 2005.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 9, Padres 4, Final. Dodgers remain two back of the Nationals for home field in the NLDS. Off to San Francisco for the final series of the regular season.

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The Cardinals beat the Reds in a controversial ending that could affect the NL wild-card race: es.pn/2dia2cU

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets and Cardinals fans need not worry. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said his club plans on playing the Giants hard this weekend with playoff implications present. At question, though, would be how long starters Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill are extended in their outings.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

With 10 strikeouts so far through six innings, Johnny Cueto becomes the third straight Giants starter to record 10+ K's -- the first time they've done that since 1975. More importantly, the game is 2-2. Win, and the Giants remain a game up on the Cardinals; lose and they're tied as the Dodgers come to San Fran for the final series.