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Bryan Hoch

Judge slugs oppo homer in simulated game

The threat of rain pushed the start time for the Red Sox-Yankees series opener back six hours, so the batter's box at Yankee Stadium belonged to Aaron Judge on Tuesday morning.

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Richard Justice

No change in Cy races, but debate rages on

National League voters may end up having it easy compared to what's happening in the American League. At least in the NL, the issue is fairly straightforward.

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Mike Petriello

This is MLB's best team (it's not the Red Sox)

The Astros won't have home field advantage in the playoffs because they won't win as many games as the Red Sox, but that might not matter. Once again, the road to the World Series runs through Houston, where the defending champs are baseball's best team.

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Jack Baer

Joc, Dodgers rock Rox to retake first place

With first place in the National League West hanging in the balance, Joc Pederson brought the power early for the Dodgers in an 8-2 win over the Rockies on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. The lopsided victory put the Dodgers a half-game above the Rockies in the division, kicking off a vital three-game series in just about the best way possible.

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Carrie Muskat

Baez, Bryant HRs back Hendricks' gem in AZ

Javier Baez and Kris Bryant hit two-run homers to back Kyle Hendricks' 8 2/3-inning gem as the Cubs rolled to a 5-1 victory over the D-backs on Monday night at Chase Field.

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Brian McTaggart

Slam prevents Astros from eliminating Seattle

After watching Jake Marisnick make a pair of diving catches in the eighth inning, including a spectacular grab on a Robinson Cano sinking liner, the Mariners stunned the Astros when Daniel Vogelbach clubbed a pinch-hit grand slam off Hector Rondon to steal a 4-1 win Monday over the defending champs at Minute Maid Park.

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Joey Johnston

Braves fall, but magic number down to 7

The Braves' pitching spun out of control on Monday night, and the Cardinals made them pay in an 11-6 victory at SunTrust Park, the site of a growing home-field disadvantage. Despite the defeat, the Braves inched closer to clinching the National League East. Their magic number was reduced to seven when the Phillies lost, 9-4, to the Mets.

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Greg Johns

Vogelbach's slam keeps Mariners' hopes alive

Daniel Vogelbach hasn't gotten much playing time since being called up this September, but the big rookie came through again Monday with a pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning to lift the Mariners to a 4-1 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The grand slam was the first allowed by the Astros this season and kept them -- for a day at least -- from mathematically eliminating the Mariners in the American League West race.

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Katie Woo

Story exits during at-bat with apparent injury

Rockies shortstop Trevor Story left Monday night's game against the Dodgers in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.

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Jenifer Langosch

Four HRs keep Cards in thick of WC chase

The Cardinals reclaimed sole possession of the second National League Wild Card berth thanks to a solid start by Miles Mikolas -- who earned his 16th win -- and homers off the bats of Harrison Bader, Kolten Wong, Paul DeJong and Yadier Molina. And despite the loss, the news wasn't all bad for the Braves, whose magic number to clinch the NL East shrank to seven when the Phillies lost to the Mets.

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Carrie Muskat

Baez ignites Cubs with 32nd homer

The Cubs' offense has been scuffling lately. National League MVP Award candidate Javier Baez took care of that with one swing on Monday night against the D-backs.

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Jack Baer

Joc rocks Rox with 2 HRs, snow-cone grab

With first place in the National League West hanging in the balance, Joc Pederson brought the power early for the Dodgers against the Rockies on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

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Adam McCalvy

Yelich's historic 2nd cycle propels Crew

A day after the end of an on-base streak that spanned 30 games, Christian Yelich started a new one in historic fashion. Yelich, who has hit his way into the National League MVP debate with a torrid second half, became the fifth player in Major League history to hit for the cycle twice in the same season, and the first to do it twice against the same team when he paced an 8-0 Brewers win over the Reds on Monday night at Miller Park.

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Adam McCalvy

Yelich triples for 2nd cycle this season

A day after the Pirates snapped his on-base streak at 30 games, Christian Yelich started a new one in a big way against the Reds, making some history in the process. Yelich tripled in the bottom of the sixth inning on Monday night, completing his second cycle of the season -- both of which have come against Cincinnati.

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Wesley Dotson

Snell one win away from Rays' history books

Rays left-handed ace Blake Snell has a chance to tie club history when he faces the Rangers on Tuesday night, but he has yet to give that much thought. Snell entered the day with 19 wins, which led the Majors. With a win on Tuesday, Snell would tie David Price for the most single-season wins in Rays history. Price won 20 games in 2012, when he won the American League Cy Young Award.

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Maria Guardado

Could closer role be in Ohtani's future?

Would the Angels consider moving Shoehi Ohtani from starter to reliever to protect the two-way star? Beat reporter Maria Guardado answers those questions and more in the Inbox.

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Greg Johns

Paxton back, but return to Seattle rotation unclear

James Paxton is dealing with a flu and pneumonia combo that flattened him last week, leaving his return to the rotation still in flux as the season winds down. Paxton rejoined the Mariners on Monday in Houston, but needs to regain his energy and shake off the aftereffects of the illness before he'll be cleared to pitch in a game.

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Glenn Sattell

Robles crushes 427-foot jack for 1st career HR

Victor Robles has impressed with his glove and range in center field. Add a power bat to the list of tools for Washington's top prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

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Injury updates: Judge, Aroldis, Fulmer, Sano

Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors

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Jim Callis

Ranking the rookies by their long-term potential

Starting with Ronald Acuna and Juan Soto, who's in the midst of a historic season, Jim Callis ranks the top rookie players under 25.

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