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From Elias: Lucas Duda is the first player to have 8 straight hits go for home runs since Marcus Thames of the Tigers in 2008.
Photo of the night: Fireworks in NYC
Lucas Duda brought the in-game excitement, homering twice to become the 1st player since 2008 to have 8 straight hits go for home runs. And the Mets had a lot to celebrate, moving within one game of the Nationals in the NL East.
Soler's sensational grab at the wall
The Brewers threatened to force extra innings, but Jorge Soler had other ideas.
Baseball movement not done yet
Yovani Gallardo. Ian Kennedy. And a certain Red Sox infielder. The Baseball Tonight crew discusses the top players who could be dealt before the waiver trade deadline on Aug. 31.
Grichuk takes away a home run
Cardinals CF Randal Grichuk's leaping catch wasn't enough to get St. Louis the win, but that doesn't mean it wasn't great.
Solarte's bare-handed grab and throw
Yangervis Solarte needed to rush on this soft grounder, so he skipped the glove.
Brooks wins in debut with Athletics
In his first start since being traded from the Royals, Aaron Brooks gave up one run over 7 1/3 innings in Oakland's 5-1 win over Cleveland.
Eaton stretches out for sliding catch
The landing wasn't exactly smooth, but this diving grab from White Sox CF Adam Eaton was still a thing of beauty.
Kershaw extends streak in dominant win
Clayton Kershaw tossed 8 scoreless innings of 2-hit ball to move his shutout streak to 37 consecutive innings as the Dodgers beat the Angels 3-1.
Giants spoil Hamels' Texas debut
Cole Hamels gave up 5 runs over 7 2/3 innings, as San Francisco rode a multi-HR night from Brandon Belt to a 9-7 win in 11 innings. Belt had just 1 HR in all of July.
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Brandon Belt had 2 home runs on Saturday. He had 1 home run in July.
Stanton recovery slower than expected
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hoping to return within 6 weeks of having surgery on his fractured left wrist, but the progress isn't going as expected. "Definitely slower," Stanton said. "That's the generation of your whole swing is that turnover [with] your hand and your wrist. I know what a sore wrist feels like, and now with a broken hand and the sore wrist, it takes a little longer."
Final: Giants 9, Rangers 7 (11)
San Francisco scored 3 times in the 8th inning to force extras before Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt each homered in the 11th to end the Rangers' 3-game win streak. Cole Hamels allowed 5 runs over 7 2/3 innings in his first start with Texas. Box score
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Players with a multi-HR game Saturday: Ben Zobrist Jose Bautista Travis Shaw Hank Conger Carlos Correa Lucas Duda Brandon Belt
Two solo homers have Giants in control
Hunter Pence led off the top of the 11th with a homer and Brandon Belt followed with his 2nd shot of the night to add some insurance against the Rangers in extras. Follow live
Final: Athletics 5, Indians 1
Aaron Brooks went 7 1/3 innings in his first start with the Athletics, allowing 5 hits and 1 run to help Oakland end its 3-game slide. Box score
Rockies snap skid at Busch Stadium
Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen combined for 5 RBIs in Colorado's 6-2 win over St. Louis, the Rockies' first win at the Cardinals since May 2013.
Longball fuels Astros' win
Carlos Correa (3 RBIs) and Hank Conger (5 RBIs) each smacked two home runs to snap the Diamondbacks' six-game win streak.
Reds hang on to edge Cole, Pirates
Cincinnati got to Gerrit Cole again as Eugenio Suarez knocked in three runs in the Reds' 4-3 win. Thee of Cole's 5 losses this season have come against the Reds.
Suzuki lifts Twins in the 9th
A couple of wild pitches by Seattle closer Carson Smith let Minnesota tie the score and Kurt Suzuki's single drove in the winning run in the Twins' 3-2 victory.