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Cubs' Arrieta three outs away from no-hitter

Jake Arrieta hasn't allowed a hit through eight against the Dodgers, who were no-hit by Houston's Mike Fiers just nine days ago (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

Castro preserves Arrieta's no-no (0:09)
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Kahrl: Rangers' romp a sign of things to come

The takeaway from Texas' sweep of Baltimore, on the back of Derek Holland's Sunday gem? These are not April's Rangers, or July's. This is a team with the talent to beat anybody in a short series.

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Rubin: Cuddyer, surging since DL stint, boosts Mets

Michael Cuddyer, who went 3-for-3 with a walk, RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox, is healthy at last -- and finally making his mark on the Mets' offense.

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4hGordon Edes

David Ortiz leaves his mark on the Mets

David Ortiz's two-run home run off Noah Syndergaard ended an impressive display of power this weekend against the Mets.

Yankees, Braves observe moment of silence for deceased fan (0:43)
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Cardinals continue to fly high

The Cardinals still own baseball's best record as they padded their lead in the NL Central and finished off a successful 10-game road trip with a 7-5 win in San Francisco.

Rockies blank Pirates to avoid sweep (0:29)
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1hDoug Kern

Kernels: It was one grand week

Grand slams were in vogue the last seven days. Our weekly review of interesting and unusual stats focuses heavily on the four-run home run

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9hDoug Mittler

Mittler: Nothing wrong with the two-wild-card format

Doug Mittler takes aim at critics of MLB's current playoff format, determining that their primary argument -- that mediocre teams can qualify for it -- is really nothing new in MLB.

Matthews on fan falling: 'Horrible scene' (2:52)
Encarnacion staying hot (1:34)
Kurkjian: Kershaw's the best pitcher in baseball (1:00)


Jake Arrieta 3 outs away from no-hitter

The Cubs RHP has pitched eight complete innings of no-hit ball vs. the Dodgers as the Cubs lead 2-0. He's at 98 pitches and will face the 9-hole, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley in the bottom of the ninth. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Reports: Jays to announce Shapiro hiring

According to multiple reports, Indians president Mark Shapiro is leaving to take the same job with the Blue Jays, and the teams are expected to make the announcement Monday. Shapiro has been with Cleveland since 1992 and will replace Paul Beeston, who is retiring.

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Arrieta with a base hit. If you remember last yr there were like 2-3 times where he struggled after long innings/running bases. We'll see

Jake Arrieta with no-hit bid through 7

The Cubs RHP struck out one in the seventh, and 2B Starlin Castro made a leaping catch to rob Carl Crawford of a hit as the Cubs lead the Dodgers 2-0. Arrieta threw just 6 pitches in the seventh as he sits at 88 pitches. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Arrieta takes his no-hitter back to the mound for the bottom of the seventh; will face Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford.

Jake Arrieta with no-hit bid through 6

The Cubs RHP has walked one and struck out seven through six innings vs. the Dodgers. It's the fourth time in last two seasons he's taken a no-hit bid through six. He's at 82 pitches as the Cubs lead 2-0. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Jake Arrieta through five innings: No hits, 13 missed swings, 72 pitches. Season-high pitch count: 122, on June 21.

Arrieta, Wood holding down the mound

After giving up a HR to Cubs 3B Kris Bryant in the first, Dodgers LHP Alex Wood has settled down in the fifth, and Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta has walked none and given up no hits through five as the Cubs lead 2-0. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Wade Miley with filthy grab on the mound

The Red Sox LHP made a behind-the-back, no-look grab vs. the Mets today for an out. We bet he practices that in his spare time.


Kris Bryant drills home run to left field

The Cubs 3B smashed a line drive into the bleachers to put his team up 2-0 in the top of the first vs. the Dodgers -- a lead that still stands in the top of the second on ESPN.


Jesse Chavez gets a hit, fails on basepath

The 32-year-old A's pitcher recorded his first career hit, but then it all went downhill after he tripped over second base.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Alex Wood has the shadows working him theoretically, but so far, just one swing-and-miss from the Cubs so far.

Kris Bryant gives Jake Arrieta early lead

The Cubs rookie took Dodgers LHP Alex Wood deep to left to put the Cubs up 2-0 in the first. Arrieta -- who's 5-0 in August -- takes the mound for Chicago in the bottom of the first. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN