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Carpenter leads off with HR

A leadoff home run off the bat of Matt Carpenter initially put the Cardinals ahead of the Reds.

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Sport Science: Tripling Your Betts

Several individual plays were considered for Play of the Week, but instead the Sport Science team recognized a series of plays by Boston's Mookie Betts and called it our Performance of the Week.

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From Mark Simon: Cardinals were tied for last in NL in defensive shifts coming into this game, with 22.

Carpenter rejoins 400-foot HR club

Matt Carpenter's HR to give the Cards an early 1-0 lead over the Reds was calculated at 423 feet, marking only the second blast he's hit at least 420 feet since the beginning of the 2013 season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Dodgers blank Rockies, sweep series
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Howie Kendrick, Scott Van Slyke and Joc Pederson all smashed HRs in a 5-run sixth as the Dodgers toppled the Rockies for a series sweep.

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Mariners finally get to Feliz

Texas closer Neftali Feliz -- who blew the save after allowing 2 runs in the 9th inning of the M's 11-10 win -- entered today's game having tossed 27 scoreless innings against Seattle over 22 appearances.

Mariners rally past Rangers

Seattle scored 6 unanswered runs in the final three innings, capped by Nelson Cruz's walk-off single in the 9th inning.

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Well-deserved Cruz bath

Nelson Cruz crushed a walk-off single to right field to complete the Mariners' fourth come-from-behind win this season against his former team, the Rangers. Cruz, who was doused with Gatorade postgame, collected two more HRs (8) and 5 RBI on 3-for-6 hitting.

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Matt Carpenter is on fire: clubs a homer to straightaway CF off Mike Leake to open the bottom of the first.

Three-game sweep in the Cards?

Adam Wainwright (1-1, 2.08 ERA) takes the hill and looks to help the Cardinals (7-3) complete a sweep against the visiting Reds. Trending downward since a 4-0 start, Cincinnati (5-6) enters tonight's matchup having lost three in a row and six of seven. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Final: Mariners 11, Rangers 10
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Seattle overcame Texas' seven-run third inning to rally from 10-5 deficit and steal the three-game series from the visiting Rangers on Nelson Cruz's walk-off single in a thriller at Safeco Field. Cruz finished with two HRs and five RBI. Box score

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