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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Brewers 5-0 to inch closer to a division title as they took 3 out of 4 in a critical series. Jose Quintana was fantastic getting the three hit complete game shutout. Ben Zobrist homered and Anthony Rizzo had a 2 run double to reduce the Cubs magic number to 2.

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Aaron Judge is now just one HR shy of tying Mark McGwire for the rookie home run record after hitting his 2nd homer of the day.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jose Bautista comes off the field in the top of the ninth to a standing ovation and Blue Jays fans singing his name. In what was likely the final home game of his Blue Jays career, Bautista went 2-for-4, popping up to third base in his final at-bat. After a disappointing season where he's hit .203, Bautista could be playing his final week in the majors. He'll go down as one of the best and most popular players in Blue Jays history.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 5, Reds 4: Mookie Betts did it almost all by himself. Betts clocked a three-run double, then scored from second base on an infield single as the Red Sox scored four runs in the eighth inning to score a come-from-behind victory and close out an 8-1 road trip. With the Yankees losing in Toronto, the Red Sox's magic number to clinch the AL East will be shaved to 3. Boston has won six consecutive games, nine of 10 and 14 of 17. The Reds, meanwhile, have lost six in a row and 90 games overall.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell again knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality in the United States before Sunday's game against the Rangers. Outfield Mark Canha again had his hand on Maxwell's shoulder as he knelt. Both players have said they will continue to do that during the anthem for the rest of the season.

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Aaron Judge is now two home runs shy of tying Mark McGwire for most HR by a rookie after hitting another one out of the park today.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

A's OF Mark Canha explained why he chose not to join Bruce Maxwell kneeling and instead put his hand on Maxwell's shoulder during the national anthem. "I thought about it yesterday and I knew it wouldn't feel right to do it just because Bruce is doing it," Canha said. "I have thought about it in the past and I decided against it. It's not to say I'm against kneeling, it's not to say I am for kneeling, it's just to say I thought about doing it and I didn't want to do it. But I'm fully supportive of my teammate and it was coming of a place of agreeing that there has to be change in our social environment in this country and also, mainly from a point of supporting my teammate. We knew he was going to do this and man to man, I didn't want to leave my brother on that island by himself. I asked him if it was OK and he said, ‘Yeah, go for it.'"

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

This A's fan offering support for catcher Bruce Maxwell, who became the first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem on Saturday.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In what might be his last stand to win a postseason rotation spot, Doug Fister has struck out four batters in a row, five of the last six and seven through three innings here in Cincinnati. Fister is working quickly and making quick work of the Reds.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the full discussion between Joe Maddon and reporters regarding athletes protesting and the President's response.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the ongoing controversy between athletes and the President after he heard/saw the comments from both sides.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell says Red Sox would "fully support" any player who wants to join the protests of NFL, NBA players and A's catcher Bruce Maxwell. That said, Farrell is unaware of any Red Sox players who are planning to protest.

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Giancarlo Stanton hit his 57th home run of the season Saturday, tied for the fourth-most home runs in a season since 2000. He had 54 home runs total in 2015 and 2016.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Eduardo Rodriguez on what it would be like if he's part of the Red Sox's playoff starting rotation: "That's going to be the best feeling in the world. That's what everybody who's started a game in the playoffs has told me." E-Rod is making a strong case with a 1.78 ERA in his last four starts.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 5, Reds 0: Eduardo Rodriguez continued to make his case for a spot in the Red Sox's postseason rotation. Rodriguez scattered three hits in 7 2/3 innings to lift Boston to its fifth consecutive victory and 13th win in the last 16 games. Rodriguez was in complete command. He didn't give up a hit until the fourth inning and didn't allow a runner to reach scoring position until the eighth. Mitch Moreland's three-run homer in the sixth inning was the big blow for the Red Sox, whose magic number to clinch the AL East now stands at 5.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Scoreless inning for Reds' Luke Farrell against John Farrell's Red Sox. Last time a player faced a team managed by his father in major-league game: Moises Alou (Cubs) vs. Felipe Alou (Giants) in 2004.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs loss to Milwaukee on Saturday where closer Wade Davis blew his first save of the season.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Justin Wilson discuss his solid outing against the Brewers on Saturday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Wade Davis discuss his first blown save of the year.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Brewers win one of the most thrilling games of the year, tying the Cubs on Orlando Arcia's home run in the ninth and then winning 4-3 on Travis Shaw's two-run walk-off home run in the 10th. Both homers came off Cubs closer Wade Davis as the Brewers avoid what would have been a third straight loss to the Cubs in 10 innings. Catching the Cubs is still unlikely, but the win puts pressure on the Rockies in the wild-card race.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis Shaw hit a 2 run HR off Wade Davis to beat the Cubs 4-3 in 10 innings in yet another dramatic finish at Miller Park. Davis blew his first save of the season in the ninth inning when Orlando Arcia homered but Joe Maddon left him in the game after the Cubs took the lead in the 10th on a Jon Jay RBI single. Ryan Braun doubled with one out before Shaw homered. The outcome overshadowed a great game by Jay as well as Kyle Hendricks who went 6 innings allowing just a run. Ian Happ was on base 3 times.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Reds held a pregame retirement ceremony for pitcher Bronson Arroyo. Among the gifts: A ‘61' placard from Fenway Park scoreboard, presented to Arroyo by Dustin Pedroia. Arroyo pitched for Red Sox from 2003-05 and appeared in two games in 2004 World Series. He was 148-137 with a 4.28 ERA overall in a 16-year career with the Pirates, Red Sox, Reds and Diamondbacks.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The last time two teams played three extra inning games in a row in the same series was in May, 2015. The Pirates and Cardinals were the teams involved.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade Davis gave up a solo HR to Orlando Arcia for his first blown save of the year. Arcia hit an 0-1 fastball down the left field line to lead off the ninth inning ruining Davis' perfect season. He was 32 for 32 until that hit. Davis got the next three batters to keep the game alive for the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks has been getting better and better since a stint on the DL and Saturday was no different though he wasn't AS efficient with his pitches. Hendricks went 6 innings giving up 8 hits and one walk while allowing just one run. He threw 112 pitches, 75 of them strikes. He's near playoff ready.