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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

Odor circles bases for inside-the-park homer

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Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor circled the bases with his first career inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning on Saturday night. The home run came off Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Hamels on Cubs: 'I feel lucky to be a part of it'

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There were boxes of new shoes stacked in his locker, a new uniform to try on, new teammates to meet and hugs from familiar faces like Jesse Chavez and Yu Darvish. Cole Hamels arrived at Busch Stadium on Saturday, and he wasn’t able to bring the Cubs luck in their 6-2 loss to the Cardinals, but the lefty was eager to pitch for the National League Central division leaders.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Soto's 13th HR ties Mantle for 6th among teens

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Nationals phenom Juan Soto continued his record-setting start to his career by swatting a solo home run into the upper deck of right field during the second inning at Marlins Park on Friday night. It was his 13th home run of the season, which matches Mickey Mantle for the sixth-most home runs by a teenager in MLB history.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Scherzer dominates Marlins on 34th birthday

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Max Scherzer turned 34 on Friday. By that point, most pitchers at least start to show signs of their age, and yet there Scherzer stood on the mound Friday night at Marlins Park, still at the top of his game and showing no signs of the effects of Father Time.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

D-backs acquire doubles machine Escobar

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The D-backs have aquired Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar, a source tells MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. Arizona is sending outfielder Gabriel Maciel, who is the team’s No. 11-ranked prospect, right-hander Jhoan Duran (No. 19) and right fielder Ernie De La Trinidad.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

From HS to MLB: Arenado, Chapman face off

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As the Matt Chapman stepped onto the field in Denver — the same day he stepped on Colorado soil for the first time in his life — it was the first time he took the same field in the same game as Rockies superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado since the two were teammates at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Schoop continues tear of HRs, but O's fall

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Five times in the past six games — including once in Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Rays — Jonathan Schoop has homered for the Orioles, continuing his torrent stretch to open the second half of the season.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Judge HBP, taken to hospital for MRI

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Aaron Judge is headed to the hospital for an MRI exam after getting hit by a pitch on his right wrist in the first inning against the Royals on Thursday night. He stayed in the game and singled in the third, but was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fourth.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Gibson stifles Red Sox over 8 strong innings

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Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson, who remains under contract through next year but has been linked to other clubs ahead of the Trading Deadline, threw eight strong innings on a career-high 120 pitches to lift the Twins to a 2-1 win on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Revamped 'pen backs up Gray in Yanks' win

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The acquisition of left-hander Zach Britton added depth to an already deep Yankees bullpen, giving the club reassurance if a starter would have to exit the game early. When right-hander Sonny Gray’s solid night was cut short after getting hit in the hand with a comebacker, the Yankees’ game plan was on full display. Gray tossed five stellar innings of three-hit ball, allowing just two walks and striking out five, and Britton worked a scoreless eighth inning in his Yankees debut to lead New York to a 7-2 victory over Kansas City on Thursday evening.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Garver's 5 RBIs back Santana's 2018 debut

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Mitch Garver posted a career high with five RBIs to help the Twins finish off a sweep of the Blue Jays. All four of Garver’s hits, including a home run in the sixth inning, produced at least one run. Ervin Santana allowed three runs with five strikeouts over five innings in his season debut after undergoing finger surgery. The Twins posted six runs with two outs in the 11th to run away from Toronto, including a go-ahead hit by pitch for Max Kepler.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Altuve exits game with right knee discomfort

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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve left during the fifth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Rockies with right knee discomfort.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

J.D. hits 30 and 31 to regain MLB HR lead

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J.D. Martinez watched Jose Ramirez of the Indians take the MLB home run lead away from him right out of the All-Star break. The Red Sox slugger — who entered Tuesday with just one hit since his participation in the All-Star festivities — finally responded. Not once, but twice.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Bucs win 11th straight as bats stay hot vs. Tribe

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The Pirates jumped out to an early lead on Tuesday night and rode Joe Musgrove’s strong seven-inning start to a 9-4 victory, their 11th straight win. Pittsburgh will return to Progressive Field on Wednesday afternoon carrying the club’s first 11-game winning streak since Sept. 12-22, 1996.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Alarm sounds, Cards' no-hitter vanishes in wild 7th

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A delay caused by a fire alarm created an awkward pause in Austin Gomber’s dazzling start on Wednesday, and the hopes of a no-hitter were dashed shortly after the sirens shut off.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Tanaka turns in three-hit shutout vs. Rays

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Starter Masahiro Tanaka was masterful and the New York offense was good enough to give the Yankees a 4-0 win over the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Padres jump on miscues to back solid Lucchesi

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Joey Lucchesi was sharp over 5 1/3 innings on Monday night, and the Padres manufactured just enough offense for a 3-2 victory over the Mets at Citi Field. Lucchesi allowed two runs and struck out six without surrendering a walk.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Salvy pulls off no-look flip for out at first base

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Salvador Perez made just his fifth career appearance at first base for the Royals on Monday night, but he looked like a natural in the fifth inning in the series opener against the Tigers.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog