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The best run differentials in MLB: 1. Toronto +112 2. St. Louis +109 3. Houston +82 4. Yankees +70 5. Dodgers, Royals +63.

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The Padres are 3-2 since the trade deadline, and are 7 games back in the race for the second wildcard; 55 games to play.

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HR in 5 straight games 2x in season via ELIAS Harmon Killebrew (1970) Frank Thomas (1994) Barry Bonds (2001) Chase Utley (2008) Nelson Cruz

Goofy play leads to Franco grand slam

After Dodgers LHP Alex Wood appeared to forget how to throw a baseball -- it was called a balk -- he walked Odubel Herrera to load the bases. And then Maikel Franco's grand slam happened.


Wilmer Flores, master of slides

We're not sure how the Mets 2B avoided this tag at the plate, but he made it look easy. So sneaky.


Hamilton scales great heights for grab

Reds CF Billy Hamilton might want to try out for the Bengals, as he did his best wide receiver imitation in leaping way up in the air to rob Jason Heyward of a hit.


Some interesting family dynamics

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is engaged -- to Amy Crawford, sister of Giants SS Brandon Crawford. Cole explains how Amy decides whom to root for.


Baseball's rain delay shenanigans

Human bowling. Giant slip and slides. Bill Murray running across the tarp. If you can dream it, it can be done during a rain delay.


Urshela plays hero vs. Halos

Giovanny Urshela's fourth career HR and first career go-ahead long ball lifted the Indians to a 2-0 win in 12 innings. Carlos Carrasco allowed 1 hit over 9 scoreless innings and became the first AL starter since Bobby Witt in 1994 to allow two or fewer hits in consecutive starts.


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Carlos Carrasco is the first AL starter to throw 9 innings and allow 2 or fewer hits in consecutive starts since Bobby Witt in 1994.

Mets top Marlins for fifth straight win

Jonathon Niese gave up just four hits and struck out six through seven innings of one-run ball in the Mets' 5-1 win over Miami.


A's get another shutout

Marcus Semien hit his 10th HR, as Oakland beat Baltimore 5-0 for its 14th shutout of the season.