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Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees, down 8-1 after 7 innings, fought back to bring the tying run to the plate in each of the last two innings, but PH Mark Teixeira grounded out to end the right hand Starlin Castro, who barely missed a three-run HR in the 8th, struck out to end the game with two men on. The Yankees lose, 8-5, to the Royals and more importantly, lose a chance to make up a game on three of the teams they were chasing in the AL wild card race.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Jorge Soler goes opposite field off Pirates closer Tony Watson and we are tied at 6.

Martin makes one outstanding catch

Mariners center fielder Leonys Martin makes an amazing catch to rob the Rangers' Ian Desmond of a home run.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis Shaw interrupted his second-half slump by getting three hits Monday night. But the biggest reason the slumping Red Sox third baseman likely will be in the lineup Tuesday night is that the Rays are starting another right-handed pitcher. Shaw has been sitting against lefties after playing every day for much of the season. "It's hard. You feel like you've got to get a hit to get back in the lineup the next day," Shaw said. "I've got to try to stop pressing."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes says he is fine from his plate collision. He adds that he's not surprised by his August success even though people wrote him off after he was released by the Rockies.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers CF Cameron Maybin will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, according to manager Brad Ausmus. He left Monday's game with an injury to his already-injured left thumb. The team is working under the assumption now that it is a "contusion" but will know more about the severity of the injury once the test results return. Said Ian Kinsler: "Hopefully we can get him back in the lineup soon; the sooner, the better."

Kipnis, Indians walk off with a win

Jason Kipnis' RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning broke a scoreless tie and gave the Indians a 1-0 win over the Twins.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera said he had trouble running pregame and would have needed to depart for a pinch runner had he reached base as a pinch hitter in the seventh Monday. He figures the flare-up of the strained patellar tendon in his left knee will linger for the remainder the season. Cabrera said the discomfort had subsided until Sunday's first-inning collision at first base.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Lots of concern for the Dodgers after star rookie SS Corey Seager was hit by a pitch twice in Monday's game at Colorado. Seager was hit in the left wrist in the 7th inning by Rockies pitcher Chris Rusin, but remained in the game.

Cespedes, Mets walk off with a win

Yoenis Cespedes' solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning powers the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Marlins.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes discusses his walk-off homer in the 10th that lifted the Mets to a 2-1 win against the Marlins on Monday.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Montero reacts after walking six batters in five scoreless innings in his first major league start in 16 months.

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Saltalamacchia's blast powers Tigers

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Detroit a 4-3 lead over Chicago. The Tigers went on to beat the White Sox.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals have rallied to beat the Brewers, so the Mets will remain 2.5 games behind St. Louis for the second wild-card spot. With Yoenis Cespdes' walk-off homer, the Mets did catch Miami in the standings.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals will have to wait another 10 days to try to do something about their struggles at home, but meanwhile they kept up their merry romp on the road. The Cardinals opened a nine-game road trip with a 6-5 comeback win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Carlos Martinez struck out a career-high 13 batters and Randal Grichuk had a tying two-run home run in the eighth inning. The Cardinals are 15 games over .500 away from Busch Stadium and seven games under at home.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Pineda settled down after his bad first inning, throwing five hitless innings before surrendering hits to the first two batters he faced in the seventh. Both wound up scoring when reliever Blake Parker gave up a 3-run HR to Alcides Escobar. Pineda's final line-- 6+ IP, 7H, 5ER -- raised his ERA to 5.12 and put him in a position to drop to 6-11 for the season.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers top White Sox 4-3, heading into a stretch of critical games this month against divisional opponents. That Cam Maybin injury may loom large, however, if he is forced to miss time. Key cog to their offense. Even when playing through injury, provides the lineup with a dynamic, energetic presence.