Rangers roll past reeling Indians 5-3 (The Associated Press)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Adrian Beltre’s four hits for Texas was only one fewer than the entire Cleveland Indians team.

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Mets-Marlins Preview (The Associated Press)

Pitching has spurred the New York Mets’ recent surge.

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Dickey throws shutout for 17th win, Mets top Miami (The Associated Press)

MIAMI (AP) — R.A. Dickey insisted he couldn’t afford to think about 20 wins despite moving to within three victories of the milestone on Friday night.

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Dickey goes the distance, gets 17th win (The SportsXchange)

MIAMI — New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, who is now tied for the major-league lead with 17 wins, prides himself on being honest with his manager, Terry Collins.

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Cardinals Fade After Molina Hit: Fan’s Opinion (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The St. Louis Cardinals were drubbed yet again by the Washington Nationals Friday night. St. Louis lost 10-0, the latest embarrassing loss in what is fast becoming a disastrous road trip. The Cardinals have lost their last four games by scores of 9-0, 5-0, 8-1 and 10-0.

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Phillies’ Rollins returns to lineup after benching (The Associated Press)

ATLANTA (AP) — Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins apologized to manager Charlie Manuel and returned to the lineup Friday night, a day after the former NL MVP was benched in the middle of a game for failing to hustle.

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Top Five Second Place MLB Teams in History: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

In the current era of Major League Baseball, teams can finish second or even third and make the playoffs. It wasn’t always that way, of course. Before the wild card format was introduced when leagues went to three divisions prior to the 1994 season, second place teams were out of luck. Over the course of MLB history, that made for some very good, though unlucky, teams who were left out of the postseason. Here are the top five teams who never made it out of the regular season.

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Top Five MLB Stories of August: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

What do positive drug tests, blockbuster trades and perfect games have in common? At least one of each happened in Major League Baseball during August. In case you missed it, or just want a refresher, here’s a look back at last month’s top MLB headlines.

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Phillies-Braves Preview (The Associated Press)

The Atlanta Braves’ offense is struggling.

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Rollins’ Latest Hustling Problems Overshadow Phillies’ Win: A Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The Philadelphia Phillies were in need of a boost to avoid being swept by the New York Mets. Phillies fans like myself remember when we could count on Jimmy Rollins for such boosts, but those moments have been harder to come by. For someone who can put in such an effort on the field at his best, his lack of effort at his worst is often hard to sit through – as it was on Aug. 30.

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