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Finally healthy, Yadier Molina helping fuel Cardinals' offense

After a sluggish start to his 2016 season, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina feels as healthy as he has all season, and he and the Cardinals are back in the thick of the postseason mix.

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Gary Sanchez giving Yankees postseason optimism

Powered by Gary Sanchez, who homered again in Saturday's win, the Yankees pulled to within 2 1/2 games of the Orioles for the second AL wild-card spot.

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Jay Bruce not bummed out by brief benching

New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce was out of the lineup Saturday after an 0-for-4, four-strikeout night, but he seemed confident he would rebound.

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Meet the 2016 Little Big Leaguers

Ever marvel at how young some major leaguers look? We celebrate them here with a look at those whose facial appearance most resemble Little Leaguers.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia grounds into a double play to end the eighth inning, ending his streak of hits at 11 consecutive at-bats, one short of tying the major-league record. Also, Pedroia's on-base streak is stopped at 12 straight plate appearances.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

There's more than a month to go in the regular season and the Mets have already broken their club record for home runs at Citi Field. Kelly Johnson hit the team's 86th, a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh inning against the Phillies. The previous mark of 85 was set last season.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Stellar play from OF Andrew Romine, who capitalizes on a gaffe by LAA's Mike Trout and cuts him down at first with an inning-ending double play. Amidst all the ejection uproar, still a two-run game and that mistake by one of the game's biggest stars may count as a huge break for DET.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Home plate umpire Mike Everitt has now ejected four people from tonight's game. The most recent to get tossed? Tigers RF J.D. Martinez, who did not seem particularly demonstrative. That's his first career ejection. Have not seen anything like this. DH Victor Martinez, hitting coach Wally Joyner, manager Brad Ausmus and Martinez all thrown out.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

11 consecutive at-bats with a hit for Dustin Pedroia, who is one shy of tying the major-league record.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Overshadowed in the Tigers ejection pandemonium: rookie pitcher Michael Fulmer struggles in abbreviated outing Saturday vs. Angels. Asked earlier today about whether extra rest could upset rhythm, but manager Brad Ausmus cited Fulmer's numbers as evidence against this theory. Fulmer entered tonight's game with an ERA of 1.61 when pitching on 5+ days rest.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tonight's home plate umpire Mike Everitt has very quickly become persona non grata at Comerica Park after first ejecting Tigers DH Victor Martinez in the third and then tossing both hitting coach Wally Joyner and Brad Ausmus in the fifth. Safe to say, his strike zone has not been well received within the Tigers dugout. Bench coach Gene Lamont is now serving as the manager for tonight's game. Crowd at Comerica Park letting Everitt have it.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Make it 10 straight at-bats with a hit and 11 consecutive plate appearances on base for Dustin Pedroia, who is locked in like it's 2008.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

More on Dustin Pedroia's on-base streak, up to 10 consecutive plate appearances: His career-high for reaching base safely is 11 plate appearances in 2008, his MVP season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The last Red Sox player to reach in 10 straight PAs: David Ortiz in 2013. Kevin Youkilis reached in 13 straight in 2009.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs pitcher Rob Zastryzny discuss his move to the bullpen after throwing 3.2 innings of one hit ball on Saturday against the Dodgers.

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Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Asdrubal Cabrera is valued at 0.9 Wins Above Replacement, but his recent production has been irreplaceable. Cabrera's third homer in two games gave the Mets a third-inning lead over the Phillies. The Mets are 57-48 when Cabrera starts this season, 8-15 when he doesn't. Cabrera's 16 home runs are his most in a season since he hit that many with the 2012 Indians.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia has tied his career-best streak with a hit in nine consecutive at-bats, according to the Elias Sports Bureau (h/t ESPN Stats & Info). He also did that in August 2008, his MVP season. Pedroia also has reached base safely in 10 consecutive plate appearances, including his fourth-inning walk Friday night.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday including his decision to bunt Ben Zobrist in the first inning with 2 on and no outs.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Wow. That was something. A very animated Victor Martinez practically dragged off field by manager Brad Ausmus after being tossed by home plate umpire Mike Everitt. Martinez just tossed his helmet onto the field from dugout, Everitt taking notes. Tyler Collins in as DH. That's Martinez' fourth career ejection and it is fair to to say he got his money's worth...