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The Juice: Mark Ellis beats Yankees with walkoff single, sending Dodgers to 27th win in 33 games

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As the Associated Press reported, Mark Ellis and the Los Angeles Dodgers have been sizzling lately. Ellis is batting .415 since the All-Star break, getting hits in 11 straight games including a walkoff single Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium that sent his team to a 3-2 victory against the New York Yankees.

The Dodgers have been hot for even longer, going 27-6 since June 22, their best stretch since going 29-5 from Aug. 7-Sept. 9 1953. It's been a fun run, Ellis said:

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'We like where we're at,'' said Ellis, who went 2 for 4 while helping the Dodgers win their eighth consecutive one-run game.

Andre Ethier singled against Shawn Kelley and stole second with two outs — he came in 24-of-47 for his career stealing bases — to set up Ellis. Yasiel Puig went 1 for 4 with a run scored, because you were wondering.

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Indians 7, White Sox 4: Cleveland rallies in the eighth to ruin Chicago's new Brazilian.

Orioles 4, Astros 3: Home run No. 38 for Chris Davis, who hadn't gone deep since just before the All-Star game.

Pirates 2-6, Cardinals 1-0: One day left in July and the Bucs are 22 games over .500 and in first place.

Brewers 6-3, Cubs 5-2: An injured hamstring makes Yovani Gallardo tough to trade.

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Roger Clemens, back at Fenway to honor the 1988 team managed by Joe Morgan, waves to the crowd. (Getty)

Red Sox 8, Mariners 2: Even with the pending arrival of Jake Peavy, rookie Brandon Workman might keep a spot in Boston's rotation because of Clay Buchholz's injury.

Rangers 14, Angels 11 (10 inn): The difference was a three-run homer field goal by Leonys Martin, so it was a good thing Jerry Layne had ejected Mike Scioscia by that point.

Phillies 7, Giants 3: San Francisco's losing streak reaches five, but Philly's eight-gamer ends.

Mets 4, Marlins 2 (10 inn.): New York won the game, but Miami pitcher Chad Qualls won the hearts of the uncoordinated everywhere with the Fist Pump Of Doom.

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Tigers 5, Nationals 1: Alex Avila hit a grand slam off Stephen Strasburg, who never had allowed even a three-run homer before.

Braves 11, Rockies 3: Freddie Freeman goes deep twice for the Braves, who've won five straight and lead the Nationals by 10 games in the NL East.

Padres 4, Reds 2: With two outs in the eighth, Nick Hundley drilled a two-run, go-ahead double against Sam LeCure, demonstrating that flipping a lead then is nearly as demoralizing as doing it in the ninth.

Rays 5, Diamondbacks 2: What if the Rays traded a starting pitcher for some hitting?

Royals 7, Twins 2: The Royals are over .500, and the Twins unveiled their All-Star logofor 2014, which sadly is not Joe Mauer falling asleep while holding his twin baby girls.

Blue Jays 5, Athletics 0: Call it cynicism, but Mark Buehrle appears to be trying to pitch his way into a trade so he can work for a place that allows his pet dog.

''Oh, I'm so happy. I can go home and sleep tonight. Just eat food again. I don't have to wake up every three hours and cry.''

— A very sarcastic Chris Davis, after hitting his first home run in 10 games.

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This is former major league All-Star Frank Tanana checking the oil in a car. Do you really need to know any more?

• The Tigers have won eight of nine to move 15 games over .500 for the first time this season.

• The Rangers have won consecutive games for the first time in three weeks.

• The Braves own a league-best 36-15 home record.

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