|Mariners ace Felix Hernandez tossed seven shutout innings vs. the Angels on Thursday but came away with a no-decision. It marked the eight time since 2005 he'd gone at least seven scoreless without a decision.
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|Facing the Reds on Tuesday, right-hander Jake Arrieta lost his no-hit bid with one out in the eighth inning and had to settle for a one-hit shutout with 13 K's and one walk. The dominating effort -- which produced a game score of 97 -- was the highlight of the Cubs' 7-0 victory.
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|With less than a month remaining in his seventh big league season, Clayton Kershaw carries a career 2.48 ERA. This mark -- built over 1,365 1/3 innings -- is the second lowest in the liveball era for all pitchers with at least 1,000 innings through their first seven years. It rests just ahead of Whitey Ford's 2.60 and just behind Tom Seaver's 2.38, and has more than a little something to do with how Kershaw has fared when facing the San Francisco Giants.
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|White Sox southpaw Chris Sale demonstrated the full range of his dominance Thursday with eight innings, two hits, no runs and nine strikeouts. With the effort, Sale improved to 12-3, lowered his ERA to 1.99 and polished some other pretty historic numbers.
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|The Tigers' 4-2 win over the Royals on Tuesday pulled them into a tie atop the American League Central standings. Detroit has gone 11-4 against Kansas City this year and 38-14 since 2012 against its top division competition.
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|O's slugger Nelson Cruz enjoyed a seven-RBI day on Sunday, the third time he achieved that feat. Yet he's still only has a third of the seven-RBI games that Lou Gehrig recorded during his Hall of Fame career.
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|Since 1960, there have only been 17 players who have posted an OPS+ of at least 160 and a strikeout rate below eight percent. The Tigers' Victor Martinez could be No. 18 this year -- and the first switch-hitter.
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|In the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Clayton Kershaw made Jayson Werth his 200th strikeout victim of the year, becoming the fourth pitcher since 1893 to have at least five straight 200-strikeout seasons through an age-26 season.
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|Alex Wood can smile extra wide at having Braves starting catcher Evan Gattis supply the lone run via the long ball in his scoreless effort.
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|Making his first start in more than a month, Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit retired the first eight Rockies hitters he faced to run his streak of consecutive batters retired to a Major League record 46.
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|On July 15, 1963, White Sox catcher J.C. Martin guided batterymate Gary Peters to a one-hit shutout and added a decisive home run -- influence that can be appreciated by the San Francisco Giants battery of Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey.
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|If Houston's Jose Altuve and Philadelphia's Ben Revere can keep doing what they've been doing, 2014 will be one of those rare seasons in which one player -- possibly two -- could win a batting crown and also have as many as 40 stolen bases.
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|Within a five-year stretch beginning in 2010, Clayton Kershaw has produced a three-year run of consecutive Major League ERA titles, and he's in a good position to win a fourth.
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|Hisashi Iwakuma fanned 11 in eight scoreless innings and picked up his 12th win on Tuesday. He and Felix Hernandez are on pace to become the third set of teammates in the live-ball era to each finish the year with a sub-1.00 WHIP.
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|With 14 strikeouts in eight innings against the Pirates on Thursday, Max Scherzer is on pace to have the top three highest season strikeout percentages in Tigers history.
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|Over the span of three days during the dog days of the 1972 season, the two eventual pennant winners of that year -- the Cincinnati Reds and the Oakland Athletics -- got tangled up in a pair of marathon contests. No season had been able to quite match up to that '72 campaign when it came to squeezing two into such a short window, until the Angels and Blue Jays produced 19-inning victories in back-to-back days this past weekend.
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|How do you top an extra-inning home run in your big league debut? If you are Cubs rookie Javier Baez you go deep twice with four RBIs in game No. 3.
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|The Mariners' Felix Hernandez and Reds' Johnny Cueto picked up wins Tuesday to improve upon their outstanding 2014 seasons. The right-handers are continuing a historical trend of top pitchers reaching the zenith of their skills in their age-28-seasons.
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|Throughout the Majors this season, leadoff hitters have been making their presence felt, with a handful of that crop coming up big on Sunday -- most notably Minnesota's Danny Santana.
More» Santana has outstanding offensive ballgame|
|White Sox slugger Jose Abreu needs just four doubles and 17 RBIs to join Hal Trosky, Ted Williams and Albert Pujols as the only rookies with 30 doubles, 30 homers and 100 RBIs in their rookie year.
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