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Rockies sweep Diamondbacks, who are eliminated

Kyle Freeland extended his unbeaten streak to 10 starts, and Colorado beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 for a three-game sweep than kept the Rockies 1½ games behind St. Louis for the NL's second wild card with one week remaining in the regular season.

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Dodgers take care of business to take series against Padres

The final home game of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 2018 regular season began Sunday afternoon with Orel Hershiser, the ace of the last Dodgers club to win a championship, throwing out the first pitch on his bobblehead day. It was a reminder of the opportunity these Dodgers, a deep and talented iteration with World Series aspirations, have in front of them again, 30 years after Hershiser's right arm helped capture a title.

New York Mets draft Harrison Central pitcher Hardy

Harrison Central right-handed pitcher Brendan Hardy was drafted in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball draft. Hardy is one of several South Mississippi players drafted in the 2018 draft.