MLB: Indians at Twins

Come on already Cleveland Indians, wrap this sucker up. Cleveland is a game up on the Texas Rangers for the American League’s second wild card and one behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the top spot. Will the Indians take full advantage of a weak schedule down the stretch to draw closer to a wild-card

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MLB: Dodgers at Giants

Earlier this year, much earlier, Barry Zito couldn’t lose at AT&T Park going 9-0 at one point. And while he couldn’t win anywhere else, you could take the good with the bad. But then he couldn’t win anywhere and got dropped from the rotation. Such has been his tenure with the Giants. Major success (2012:

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MLB: Rays at Yankees

Tampa Bay, which has won four straight, is 9-7 against the Yankees while leading Cleveland by one game and Texas by two for the top spot in American League wild-card race. The Rays take to the road for the final six games of the regular season after winning nine of their last 12 to put

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MLB: Tigers at Twins

Monday will give Tigers ace Justin Verlander another chance to revert to that ace-like form that he’s been searching to find consistently this year. He’ll take on fellow righty Mike Pelfrey in the series opener at Target Field.

And for Detroit, everything will feel like failure if they don’t get back to the World Series.

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MLB: Marlins at Nationals

Jordan Zimmermann can move one step closer to 20 victories when the Washington Nationals host the Miami Marlins in the second of a four-game series Friday night. Zimmermann (18-8, 3.33) leads the National League with 18 wins and cannot afford to stumble with the Nationals sitting five games behind Cincinnati for the second wild card

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MLB: Astros at Indians

The Astros are embarking on their final road trip of the season and Houston can impact the playoff chase one way or another, playing its final 13 games against contending teams. The Astros were out of the race months ago but have not stopped competing and took the Cincinnati Reds to extra innings on Wednesday

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MLB: Cardinals at Rockies

St. Louis carries a one-game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates into the third contest of a four-game series against the Rockies in Colorado on Wednesday. As St. Louis was unleashing a 15-hit attack in an 11-4 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday, it was getting a big assist in the standings by San Diego who

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MLB: Giants at Mets

If you are a Giants fan there is something to root for, cheer for and especially pray for — for the rest of the baseball season: The Giants are trying to avoid becoming only the second team in the World Series era (since 1903) to finish in last place as the defending champion. The 1998

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MLB: Rangers at Rays

A pair of struggling teams still holding down the American League’s two wild-card spots meet when the Texas Rangers visit the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday to begin a four-game series. The Rangers have dropped six in a row and gone 2-11 this month to fall into a tie with the Rays at 81-67, one-half

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MLB: Royals at Tigers

Kansas City holds a winning record over Detroit this year and it’s unlikely the Tigers don’t care as they have a near lock on winning their division. KC on the other hand is scratching a clawing it’s way to a wild-card spot.

Friday night they both through two of their best starters at each other

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