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Should the Yankees concede the AL East? Weighing the pros and cons

Aaron Judge says the goal is to beat Boston. It's not impossible, but resting up for the wild-card game and (hopefully) beyond could be wiser.

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Dazzling Didi a steady presence at short for Yankees

Performances like he had Sunday have almost become routine for Didi Gregorius as he has eased the transition from Derek Jeter the past few years.

Nimmo, Conforto go back to back in Mets' HR parade

Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto homer in consecutive at-bats, increasing the Mets' homer total to five on the game.

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Syndergaard jokes about his hand, foot and mouth disease

Noah Syndergaard makes light of his hand, foot and mouth disease as well as a photo of him from his little league days.

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DeGrom's great season continues with quality start vs. Yanks

Jacob deGrom fans 12 Yankees and only allows two earned runs in his 6.2 innings of work.

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Frazier homers at his old stomping grounds

Todd Frazier burns his former team with a solo homer to left field.

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Slumping Bautista goes yard off Severino

Jose Bautista, mired in a 2-for-30 August, smacks an opposite-field two-run homer to put the Mets back in front.

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Rosario leads off game with homer

Yankees right-hander Luis Severino leaves the ball up in the zone, and the Mets' Amed Rosario goes the other way for a solo homer.

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Monday's top dingers

Cardinals walk off on DeJong's homer

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Acuna homers again to make MLB history

At 20 years old, Ronald Acuna Jr. is the youngest player to homer in four straight games in the live-ball era.

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Power Rankings

Power Rankings: New rivals boost AL's dominance

The Red Sox might be delivering a season for the ages, but they aren't the only hot team heading towards the stretch.

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A's land in surprising spot in Perez's rankings

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Cubs

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Bote spoils Scherzer's gem with walk-off slam

With two out in the bottom of the ninth and facing a two-strike count, Cubs pinch hitter David Bote delivered a walk-off grand slam to stun the Nationals on Sunday night.

Bote shocks Nats with walk-off grand slam

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Nationals

MLB

A pitcher for MVP? It's rare, but this could be Max Scherzer's year

The Nats ace has a legitimate shot at joining Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander as the only hurlers in the past quarter century to win the award.

Martinez trying to right Nationals' ship in time to make the playoffs

The Nationals have one of the most injury-prone teams in baseball, but the pressure on their first-year manager to get them to October is real.

The Shift

How the shift has ruined Albert Pujols

As defensive shifting became a normal part of the game, is it possible we've witnessed it beat down one of baseball's greatest players?

MLB myth-buster: The shift isn't curbing runs; it's creating them

Banning the shift is a hot topic in baseball. Here's why the conventional wisdom on it is wrong.

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