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Even Anthony Rizzo's magic can't save these Cubs
The unexpected return of the heart and soul of Chicago's lineup could have provided a needed spark. But, once again, the Cubs fell flat as their playoff hopes begin to slip away.[read more]

Carpenter HRs off Kimbrel as Cards beat Cubs
Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer's return, and the St. Louis Cardinals regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday night.[read more]

Source: Marlins giving Mattingly 2-year extension
Don Mattingly has agreed to a contract extension with the rebuilding Miami Marlins, a source told ESPN, confirming an El Extrabase report. A source told ESPN's Jeff Passan the extension, which will be announced Friday, is for two years.[read more]

Dodgers add 2 businessmen to ownership group
The Dodgers' ownership group is expanding with the addition of businessmen Robert L. Plummer and Alan Smolinisky, described as lifelong fans of the team.[read more]

Yankees clinch 1st AL East title since 2012
The Yankees beat the Angels on Thursday to clinch their first AL East title since 2012. The win also clinched New York's second straight 100-win season.[read more]

Wait, the Indians went 18-1 against the Tigers? Inside the historic, season-long domination
No team in the division era had defeated a single opponent 18 times in one year until Cleveland finished its latest thumping of Detroit. Here's how the record-setting disparity unfolded.[read more]

The biggest surprises and disappointments of the 2019 season
We knew the Yankees would hit a lot of home runs, but not DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela. The Phillies spent big, but didn't cash in. Here are the top overachievers and the worst flops.[read more]

Playoff tracker: Who has clinched a postseason spot, and who could be next?
The Astros, Braves and Dodgers are in. Here's which other teams could punch their October tickets soon and how the playoff field looks right now.[read more]

Picking the five best possible 2019 World Series matchups
For some, Dodgers-Yankees would be too big, and Rays-Brewers would be too small. So what potential Fall Classic clashes would be just right?[read more]

Acuna 3rd player to hit 40 HRs at 21 or younger
Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season at 21 years old or younger.[read more]