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Dodgers still see Seager as SS despite injuries

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Manager Dave Roberts said the Dodgers are not planning to move Corey Seager to a different infield position, even though the 24-year-old shortstop has undergone surgeries for major tears in his right elbow and left hip over the past three months.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Fiers starts for A's Wed.; Kelley joins bullpen

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Newly acquired pitchers Mike Fiers and Shawn Kelley joined the A’s in Oakland on Tuesday. Fiers will make his A’s debut with a start against the Dodgers on Wednesday. Kelley was available in the bullpen on Tuesday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Braves nip Nats behind Inciarte's late heroics

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Tuesday’s doubleheader began inauspiciously for the Braves. But when given a chance to test their mettle against Max Scherzer in the nightcap, they hung tough behind Sean Newcomb’s strong start and claimed a 3-1 win courtesy of Ender Inciarte’s two-run triple in the ninth.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Rangers tee off, hit three homers vs. Felix

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The Rangers launched three home runs against Felix Hernandez to build a commanding lead in Tuesday’s game against the Mariners at Globe Life Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Check out the hang time on this HR robbery

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Adam Engel kept a 2-0 deficit from turning into a 5-0 game when the White Sox center fielder robbed the Yankees’ Greg Bird of a three-run homer with a spectacular catch with one out in the fourth inning on Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

McNeil stays hot as Mets, Thor hold off Reds

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Speaking about his young second baseman a few hours before Monday’s 6-4 win over the Reds, Mets manager Mickey Callaway noted, in rather stark terms, that Jeff McNeil’s performance down the stretch may determine whether the team looks to replace him during the offseason.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Springer to DL with thumb sprain

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The Astros placed All-Star outfielder George Springer on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb, an injury he suffered Sunday at Dodger Stadium. To take Springer’s spot on the 25-man active roster, they recalled outfielder Derek Fisher from Triple-A Fresno on Monday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Baez makes diving play at 3B, hits 25th HR

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Javier Baez made his 11th start at third base on Monday night for the Cubs, subbing for Kris Bryant, who is sidelined with a sore left shoulder, and he made a diving stop of Jorge Bonifacio’s hard-hit grounder in the Royals’ half of the second inning. Baez then scrambled to his feet in time to throw out Bonifacio at first.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Chen stays dominant at home as Fish snap skid

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Wei-Yin Chen went 5 2/3 scoreless innings as the Marlins edged the Cardinals in the series opener. Chen lowered his home ERA to 1.94 after limiting the Cardinals to one hit. Starlin Castro homered off Luke Weaver, who was the tough-luck loser despite going six innings. Closer Kyle Barraclough’s struggles continued in the ninth, but Javy Guerra got a double play with the bases loaded to end the game. Marcell Ozuna collected three hits in his return to Miami.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Arenado's HR in 11th takes down Brewers

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Nolan Arenado hit his 29th home run in the 11th inning to help the Rockies beat the Brewers and tie Matt Carpenter for the National League lead. Adam Ottavino allowed three runs in the ninth inning as Milwaukee rallied to tie the game. Jon Gray threw eight innings of one-run ball, while Trevor Story hit a three-run home run for Colorado. Wade Miley allowed three runs over five innings for Milwaukee, which got home runs from Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Longoria leads Giants to finish winning trip

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Evan Longoria’s bases-empty homer with one out in the eighth inning Sunday broke a tie and helped the Giants salvage a split of the four-game series against the D-backs with a 3-2 victory at Chase Field.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Gordon not in lineup for finale with Blue Jays

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Dee Gordon will be out of the lineup again on Sunday as he continued to feel soreness after twisting his ankle in Thursday’s 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

A's land reliever Kelley from Nationals

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The A’s acquired right-handed reliever Shawn Kelley and cash considerations from the Nationals for international slot money on Sunday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

He's a keeper: Wheeler fans 9, stifles Braves

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Zack Wheeler delivered seven excellent innings with nine strikeouts and held Atlanta to three hits after the Mets decided to keep the ascendant right-hander at the non-waiver Trade Deadline. Rookie infielder Jeff McNeil paced New York’s offense with four hits, and the Mets handed Deadline acquisition Kevin Gausman — who allowed three runs over five-plus innings — a loss in his Braves debut.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Kluber tosses Maddux, blanks Halos on 3 hits

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Leonys Martin’s 6th-inning homer was Cleveland’s first hit, and Corey Kluber didn’t need more help, throwing a dominant complete-game shutout. The Tribe tacked on anyway after breaking through against Angels starter Felix Pena, who allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings after a tough outing last time. But Kluber, the two-time Cy Young Award winner, was back at his best after subpar starts in his past two turns at home, finishing off a “Maddux” in 98 pitches, with seven strikeouts.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Harper exits inning after HBP on right leg

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Bryce Harper was removed in the seventh inning of the nightcap of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Reds, a half-inning after he was hit just below the right kneecap with an errant pitch.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Ohtani's career night (4 hits, 2 HRs) sparks win

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It’s no secret Shohei Ohtani has been struggling to generate consistent offense as of late, but the rookie phenom has continued to hit well against the Indians with his first career multihomer game.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Dealing Velasquez stymies Marlins in victory

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Vince Velasquez went 6 1/3 scoreless innings and scored a run, as the Phillies have taken the first two games in the series. Seranthony Dominguez recorded a four-out save. Trevor Richards allowed just one run over five innings for the Marlins.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Porcello hurls 86-pitch, 1-hit gem vs. Yanks

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In what was certainly Rick Porcello’s best game in his four seasons with the Red Sox and arguably the top performance of his career, the sinkerballer mowed through the powerful Yankees in a 4-1 victory Friday night at Fenway Park that put his team even more in the driver’s seat in the American League East. Porcello fired a complete-game one-hitter, striking out nine and walking none while throwing just 86 pitches. His only blemish was the solo homer he allowed to Miguel Andujar to open the top of the third.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Braves win 5th in a row, thwart deGrom again

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Anibal Sanchez held the Mets to two hits over six innings, while a solo homer by Johan Camargo and back-to-back doubles from Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies sent the Braves to a season-best fifth consecutive win. The lone run Sanchez allowed was on an RBI single by ace Jacob deGrom, who delivered eight innings of two-run ball but saw the Mets go 0-5 in games he’s started against Atlanta this season.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Rangers strong, Odor grand in big 4th frame

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The Rangers went on a home-run binge in a seven-run fourth inning to open up an 8-0 lead against the Orioles on Friday night. Texas hit three out, and they were all crushed off the bat.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Folty regains form as Braves bolt past Mets

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Mike Foltynewicz’s return to form was the highlight of a 4-2 win over the Mets, the righty’s first quality start in two months. Provided four early runs of support, Foltynewicz cruised for the better part of six innings, striking out five and walking one.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Pearce crushes 3rd HR over Green Monster

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The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is clearly something that Steve Pearce is embracing. The right-handed hitter led Boston’s furious surge back from an early 4-0 deficit by belting three home runs, the second of which was a three-run rocket that sparked an eight-run bottom of the fourth inning.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Sabathia given quick hook vs. Red Sox

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Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia exited after three innings and 77 pitches against the Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Sandoval out for season; Cueto has TJ surgery

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy received surprising news prior to Thursday’s series opener against the D-backs at Chase Field, and it provided a big blow to his club.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Gausman's club debut pushed back by rainout

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When rain forced the postponement of Wednesday night’s game against the Marlins at SunTrust Park, Braves manager Brian Snitker found himself staring at the challenge of playing two doubleheaders within the next two weeks. But with Tuesday’s acquisition of Kevin Gausman from the Orioles, Snitker believes he now has enough starting pitching depth to get through those twin bills.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Given wings, Adames helps Rays soar

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Freshly anointed as the Rays’ starting shortstop, Willy Adames responded with a solid performance, driving home the Rays’ second run, then hitting a solo home run in the sixth that put the Rays up, 4-2.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Cubs add Kintzler to roster, option Rosario

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New Cubs reliever Brandon Kintzler arrived at PNC Park on Wednesday, and manager Joe Maddon couldn’t wait to get the right-hander in a game.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Five hitters who might have deserved better

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Were you to look at Jackie Bradley Jr.’s traditional stat line, you’d probably say he’s having a poor year. He’s hitting just .215, with a .300 on-base percentage and a .363 slugging percentage, and every single one of those numbers are below the Major League non-pitcher averages of .252/.323/.417. Put that all together, and it says that 93 percent of qualified hitters this year are having better batting seasons than Bradley.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Marlins may explore trades during waivers period

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As one trade window closes, another opens. Through Aug. 31, Major League clubs can continue to make trades, but only after the player first clears waivers. Wednesday started the revocable waivers trade period. What this means for the Marlins is they can continue to explore trade options even after the non-waiver Trade Deadline passed.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Correa likely to start rehab Thursday

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Astros shortstop Carlos Correa’s long-awaited Minor League rehab assignment could begin as early as Thursday for Double-A Corpus Christi, which will be playing at Frisco, manager AJ Hinch said Tuesday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

After trades, O's focus on international market

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Fresh off a pair of trades on Tuesday, the rebuilding Orioles are moving quickly to reinvest, with the club finally making a foray into the international market.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Felix's next start pivotal for rotation status

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Despite his struggles this season and what he felt was an “embarrassing” outing his last time out, Felix Hernandez will start Thursday against the Blue Jays as scheduled, manager Scott Servais said on Tuesday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Ziegler, Diekman boost D-backs' bullpen

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When the D-backs honor their 20th Anniversary Team on Saturday, one of the two relievers on that roster will again be wearing an Arizona uniform, as the team reacquired Brad Ziegler on Tuesday from the Marlins in exchange for Minor League right-hander Tommy Eveld, the club announced. The D-backs added a left-hander to go with Ziegler and another newcomer, righty Matt Andriese, with less than an hour before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, acquiring Jake Diekman from Texas.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Trout hits 30th HR, joins Mays in record books

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Mike Trout collected his 30th home run of the season in the seventh inning of the Angels’ series opener against the Rays on Tuesday, launching a towering solo shot off the C-ring catwalk at Tropicana Field.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Yanks acquire Lance Lynn from Twins

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The Yankees have acquired right-hander Lance Lynn from the Twins for infielder/outfielder Tyler Austin and Class A right-hander Luis Rijo, a source tells MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Arenado mashes slam to extend NL HR lead

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Nolan Arenado parked a grand slam to center field off reliever Daniel Poncedeleon for a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

C-Mart exits in 5th with right shoulder strain

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Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez exited the game in the top of the fifth inning Monday night against the Rockies with a right shoulder strain. Martinez was in the midst of his first start since returning from the DL due to a right oblique strain. The game was scoreless when Martinez was removed.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Astros trade for Osuna, deal Giles to Jays

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The Astros have agreed to a trade that could fortify their bullpen for October. Houston has struck a deal for Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna in exchange for fellow closer Ken Giles on Monday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Jones unlikely to be dealt before Deadline

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Adam Jones will remain an Oriole past Tuesday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette told reporters after Baltimore’s 11-5 win against Tampa Bay.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Happ gets the W after 6 strong IP in debut

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J.A. Happ tossed six sparkling innings in his pinstripes debut, permitting just one run on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts in the Yankees’ 6-3 victory over the Royals in the series finale. He was handed an early lead on Aaron Hicks’ 2-run homer in the 1st, and though the Royals connected for three long balls, New York held on for the win.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Hall of Fame: Full speeches and top moments

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Hall of Fame induction day arrived Sunday for Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Jack Morris and Alan Trammell. One of the largest classes in Hall history generated, appropriately enough, one of the largest crowds in Hall history. An estimated 53,000 fans and family members packed the grass field outside the Clark Sports Center — the second-largest attendance on record. And the 57 Hall of Famers in attendance were the most ever.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Phils can't add after Hoskins' 7th HR in 8 games

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The Phillies managed just four hits Saturday night in a 6-2 loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Rhys Hoskins ripped a two-run home run to center field in the fourth inning to hand the Phillies a 2-1 lead, but they managed just three hits the rest of the way.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Hardy delivers 5 strong innings in spot-start win

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It’s rare that Blaine Hardy makes a start if everything is going as it should for the Tigers’ rotation. He was handed the ball on Saturday night against the Indians at Comerica Park with the Tigers needing him to plug another leak, and he did so in the win, tossing five strong innings of one-run ball, while JaCoby Jones provided the offense with a two-run homer. Mike Clevinger was sick throughout Friday night and Cleveland was strongly considering scratching him on Saturday. Clevinger gave the club an admirable effort with eight strikeouts and one walk in five innings.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog