Cubs beat White Sox 8-3, inch closer to NL…

Javier Baez helps Cubs beat White Sox 8-3, inch closer to NL Central title

Dodgers hit 3 home runs in 7-2 win over Padres

Manny Machado hit a three-run homer on his bobblehead night to highlight a five-run third inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 7-2

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Brewers blanked by Williams, bullpen in 3-0 loss to Pirates

Milwaukee's offense was stymied when Trevor Williams combined with three relievers on a five-hitter that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory, slowing the Brewers' playoff push

Astros top Angels 11-3, clinch a postseason berth

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Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top…

The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies

LEADING OFF: Braves try to clinch, Bosox aim for…

LEADING OFF: Braves try to clinch NL East, Red Sox aim for team wins record, Victor Martinez calls it a career

Rookie Dean's homer and 3 RBIs help Marlins beat Reds 5-1

Austin Dean homered and drove in three runs, and five Miami Marlins pitchers combined on a six-hitter to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1

Mahtook's homer leads Tigers to win in Martinez's finale

Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 in Victor Martinez's final major league game

Gurriel homers twice as Astros punch playoff…

Gurriel homers twice, drives in 7 as Astros clinch playoff berth by beating Angels 11-3

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Brewers use home run barrage to gain ground in NL…

Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a six-run sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and gained ground in the NL Central race

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The MLB had plenty of breakout stars, but here are the best breakout players of 2018.

Nationals, eliminated from playoff contention, beat Mets 6-0

Rookie Austin Voth and four relievers combined on a one-hitter and the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 6-0, hours after they were officially eliminated from playoff contention

O'Neill's homer in 10th lifts Cardinals over Giants 5-4

Tyler O'Neill hit a solo home run with two outs in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals held their playoff position, rallying past the San Francisco Giants 5-4

Red Sox tie team record with 105th win; Indians…

Sam Travis and Tzu-Wei Lin hit their first major league home runs and the Boston Red Sox tied a team record more than a century old with their 105th win, beating the Cleveland Indians 7-5

Helping Cy shot, deGrom drops ERA to 1.77; Mets…

Jacob deGrom turned in a record 23rd consecutive quality start, lowered his ERA to 1.77 and boosted his record to .500 as he bids to earn the NL Cy Young Award, allowing one run in seven innings to help the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 4-2

Last-place Padres beat NL West-leading Dodgers 5-3

Hunter Renfroe hits 2-run homer as San Diego Padres beat Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3

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Marquez strikes out 11, Rockies beat Diamondbacks 6-2

German Marquez strikes out 11, Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2

Busy day lands Angels' Arcia in baseball record books

Angels catcher Francisco Arcia began the day behind the plate, did a brief stint on the mound and ended up in the record books.

Cubs' Russell placed on leave after domestic…

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims