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KC dozen-'t quit; W in extras has streak at 6 (Today)
Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit back-to-back home runs in the 12th inning, powering the Royals to their sixth straight win with a 5-3 victory over the Tigers on Monday night at Comerica Park.

Bellinger gets curtain call amid MVP chants (Today)
Cody Bellinger lifted the Dodgers to a 6-4 win over the Twins with a three-run homer in the eighth inning on Monday, and the Dodger Stadium crowd demanded a curtain call as they serenaded the 22-year-old with "MVP" chants.

Paxton heating up with summer in 5-0 July (Today)
The Mariners have a tradition after wins where the game's top player is awarded a blue and gold helmet dubbed "The Swelmet."

Cutch, Mercer lead Pirates' offense vs. Giants (Today)
Nearly everyone played a part in the Pirates' 10-3 win over the Giants on Monday night at AT&T Park, but a pair of big swings by Andrew McCutchen and Jordy Mercer defined the current depth of Pittsburgh's lineup.

Colon staying in Twins' rotation (Today)
Bartolo Colon pitched well enough against the Dodgers in the Twins' 6-4 loss at Dodger Stadium to keep his spot in the rotation.

Matheny may soon have tough OF decisions (Today)
Randal Grichuk's homer on Monday gave the Cardinals an early four-run lead, and was followed by home runs by Jose Martinez and Tommy Pham. With Stephen Piscotty nearing a return from the disabled list and Dexter Fowler entrenched in center, Mike Matheny might soon have the right kind of problem to have: How will he find playing time for everyone?

Meyer lands on DL with shoulder inflammation (Today)
The Angels' injury-riddled rotation took another hit on Monday.

Astros promote No. 4 prospect Fisher (Today)
Outfielder Derek Fisher, the Astros' No. 4 prospect according to, was called up following Monday's win.

deGrom battles foot issue to extend streak (Today)
With that 10-pitch run of dominance in the first inning on Monday night, Jacob deGrom announced his presence as he has time and again throughout his active winning streak.

Pirates' surge backs Cole's solid start (Today)
Gerrit Cole worked six effective innings Monday night while the Pittsburgh Pirates put together big offensive outbursts early and late to emerge with their 10th victory in 13 games, a 10-3 decision over the San Francisco Giants.

deGrom pins down Padres for 8th straight win (Today)
Jacob deGrom fired eight innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts in leading the Mets to a 5-3 victory over the Padres on Monday night at Petco Park, while becoming the first Mets pitcher to win eight straight starts since 1997.

Paredes, 30, gets the win in big league debut (Today)
Edward Paredes made his Major League debut with a 1-2-3 eighth inning and, thanks to Cody Bellinger's dramatic three-run homer, earned his first Major League victory in the Dodgers' 6-4 win over the Twins. The 30-year-old Paredes is the first Dodgers left-handed reliever to win his MLB debut since Pete Richert April 12, 1962.

J.D. banks huge HR in loud introduction (Today)
It didn't take long for J.D. Martinez, the D-backs' recently acquired slugger, to endear himself to fans at Chase Field.

Trade target Gray starts for A's on MLB.TV (Today)
With the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline less than a week away, one name that has been consistently present in the rumor mill is A's starting pitcher Sonny Gray, who takes the mound tonight on the road in Toronto.

Road warrior: Altuve hitting at historic pace (Today)
Even Astros manager A.J. Hinch is running out of superlatives to describe the offensive performance of All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve.

Managers Postgame: Yost on Royals' roll (Today)
Kansas City manager Ned Yost discusses Jason Hammel's outing and the bullpen's performance in a 12-inning win in Detroit.

LA optimistic about Kershaw; timetable TBD (Today)
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts painted the most optimistic picture possible of the back injury that put ace Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day disabled list on Monday, hedging on a reported return of 4-6 weeks, saying any timetable would be "unfair to Clayton," but added that a return this year "is a very safe bet."

Paxton racks up 10 K's as Mariners sink Sox (Today)
James Paxton fired seven scoreless innings on Monday as Seattle handed the Red Sox their third straight loss, 4-0, in Monday's series opener at Safeco Field.

Deadline sticker shock? Try these alternatives (Today)
Everyone wants Yu Darvish or Sonny Gray, but not everyone can get them. Fortunately, there's a deep pitching market, and if you don't want to pay the sticker price for a name-brand ace, there's plenty of secondary options available.

LA tops Power Rankings, even without ace (Monday, July 24)
The Dodgers are bracing themselves for life without Clayton Kershaw for the next month or so, but the left-hander's absence isn't likely to change much in a division they're running away with.

Greinke wins 12th; JD hits first D-backs HR (Today)
D-backs right-hander Zack Greinke did a little bit of everything Monday night as he tossed eight quality innings and drove in a run, and J.D. Martinez introduced himself to Arizona with a massive home run in a 10-2 victory over the Braves at Chase Field.

Sources: Nats, A's have remained in contact (Today)
When Sonny Gray pitches Tuesday night in Toronto -- if he's not traded before then -- the Nationals will pay close attention.

Bellinger's blast in 8th saves the day for LA (Today)
The Dodgers on Monday night showed they haven't forgotten how to win after a Clayton Kershaw injury, as Cody Bellinger slugged a clutch three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 6-4 comeback win in their Interleague Series opener at Dodger Stadium.

Soak it in! Altuve at .507 in July, Astros erupt (Today)
Sparked by red-hot Jose Altuve's two-out, two-run single,, the Astros erupted for five runs with two outs in the fourth inning -- moments after a 1-hour, 52-minute rain delay ended -- and ran away from the Phillies, 13-4, on Monday night at soggy Citizens Bank Park to improve to 36-12 on the road this season and 8-0 against the National League.

Stanton adds to record-setting July with 2 HRs (Today)
Miss an at-bat and you risk missing Giancarlo Stanton's torrid march towards making home run history. On Monday, the four-time All-Star turned in his fourth multi-home run game of July

Mariners sign Espinosa, option Motter (Monday, July 24)
In an attempt to beef up their bench, the Mariners signed veteran infielder Danny Espinosa to a Major League deal on Monday and optioned rookie utility man Taylor Motter to Triple-A Tacoma.

Blair likely for first turn in open rotation spot (Monday, July 24)
Braves manager Brian Snitker was not ready to commit to who will fill the rotation spot opened when Jaime Garcia was traded to the Twins on Monday afternoon. But it appears Aaron Blair will get at least one chance to reintroduce himself to Atlanta's rotation.

LA adds Parades, Ravin, options Thompson (Monday, July 24)
The Dodgers on Monday recalled right-handed reliever Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City, selected the contract of OKC lefty Edward Paredes, activated lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 10-day disabled list, optioned Trayce Thompson to OKC and placed pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Brandon McCarthy on the DL.

Pirates open to possible trade for outfielder (Monday, July 24)
With right fielder Gregory Polanco sidelined by a strained left hamstring and the non-waiver Trade Deadline a week away, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he will monitor the market to determine if there is "something appropriate" to bolster their outfield.

Liriano: 'I concentrate on what I can control' (Monday, July 24)
Pretty much every player in baseball insists they aren't worried about the upcoming non-waiver Trade Deadline, but it's actually believable when it comes from Francisco Liriano. He has been there, done that.

Aybar may miss rest of season with broken foot (Monday, July 24)
Shortstop Erick Aybar, already on the disabled list with what was thought to be a right foot contusion, actually sustained a broken foot on Friday, manager Andy Green said on Monday.

Beede joins ranks of injured Giants prospects (Monday, July 24)
A strained groin sustained Monday by right-hander Tyler Beede lengthened the list of highly inconvenient injuries endured by several Giants prospects.

Bour exits with right oblique strain (Monday, July 24)
Marlins first baseman Justin Bour, being used as the designated hitter on Monday at Texas, exited in the fourth inning due to a right oblique strain. The club lists the 29-year-old as day to day.

Martin, Carrera, Goins power Jays over A's (Monday, July 24)
The Blue Jays returned home from a grueling three-city road trip desperately needing a victory, and Russell Martin made sure they got one.

Devers thrilled to join Red Sox, eager to learn (Monday, July 24)
As Rafael Devers flew from Boston to Seattle to start his Major League career, the 3,000-mile journey felt like it would never end.

O's shut out slumping Rays in series opener (Monday, July 24)
A funk continued to linger Monday night at Tropicana Field, where the Orioles handed the suddenly struggling Rays their fifth consecutive loss, 4-0.

Leake, Cards' bullpen stifle Rox in opener (Monday, July 24)
The energy and sharpness that had eluded Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake reappeared during an 8-2 victory over the previously hot Rockies at Busch Stadium on Monday night

Santana homers twice as Tribe rolls vs. Reds (Monday, July 24)
After sweeping the Blue Jays over the weekend, the Indians extended their winning streak to four games on Monday night, as Carlos Santana belted two homers to power the Indians over the in-state rival Reds, 6-2, at Progressive Field to retain the Ohio Cup.

Two more HRs from Stanton lift Marlins in Texas (Monday, July 24)
Left-hander Adam Conley pitched seven scoreless innings in his second start since returning from the Minor Leagues and the Marlins went on for a 4-0 victory over the Rangers on Monday night.

Salvy, Moose HRs push KC's streak to six (Monday, July 24)
Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit back-to-back home runs in the 12th inning, powering the Royals to their sixth straight win with a 5-3 victory over the Tigers on Monday night at Comerica Park.

Moncada, Rosario lead midseason Top 100 Prospects (Monday, July 24)
A year ago at this time, Alex Bregman ascended to the top spot on's Top 100 Prospects list. Fast forward to the official re-rank of the Top 100 in 2017. This time, it's a familiar face in the top spot: Yoan Moncada.

VerHagen's long-term role with Tigers not settled (Monday, July 24)
Throughout Drew VerHagen's five years in the Tigers' organization, his 133 pitching appearances have been split almost exactly in half between relief outings and starts. In his mind, he still has work to do to determine which way he'll go for his long-term role.

A's option Olson, bolster bullpen with J. Smith (Monday, July 24)
Frequent flier Matt Olson was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Monday, just three days after being summoned for National League play in New York, as the A's moved north of the border with an extra reliever in tow.

Diekman on track to return to Rangers next week (Monday, July 24)
The Rangers have said they're looking into left-handed relief help as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, but they're going to be getting some fairly soon without having to make a deal. Jake Diekman, who has been on the 60-day disabled list since Feb. 14 after having a pair of surgeries to correct his ulcerative colitis, is on track to return as early as next week.

Hendricks glad to be back, aims to keep building (Monday, July 24)
Kyle Hendricks was back on the mound on Monday, but it wasn't quite a return to normalcy.

Young trio enjoys 1st taste of rivalry with Cubs (Monday, July 24)
Kevan Smith joined third baseman Matt Davidson and center fielder Adam Engel as a trio of newcomers to the crosstown rivalry who helped the White Sox win for the first time in the second half.

DeSclafani makes rehab start in Rookie League (Monday, July 24)
Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani took his first big step towards a return to the Majors on Sunday, as he threw his first rehab start in the Arizona Rookie League.

Garcia deal brings Twins closer to postseason (Monday, July 24)
To understand why this long-awaited trade for veteran left-hander Jaime Garcia makes so much sense for the Twins, check out the standings. There's a postseason berth there to be won. It's beginning to be won.

Rays add Romo to roster, release Weeks (Monday, July 24)
Sergio Romo was acquired Saturday night from the Dodgers for cash considerations. The Rays added the right-hander to the active roster on Monday, prompting a couple of roster moves.

Chatwood may work from 'pen upon return (Monday, July 24)
Tyler Chatwood's solid one-inning simulated game on Monday may have been a precursor to a new assignment after he returns from the 10-day disabled list -- bullpen work.

At Deadline, Blue Jays looking ahead to 2018 (Monday, July 24)
The Blue Jays have been trending in the wrong direction since the All-Star break, and with the non-waiver Trade Deadline just one week away, their approach is changing to reflect that reality.

Braves acquire Huascar Ynoa in Garcia trade (Monday, July 24)
It took a little longer than desired and some restructuring, but the Braves eventually sent left-handed starting pitcher Jaime Garcia to the Twins.

Padres get Strahm, Wood, prospect from KC (Monday, July 24)
The Padres' first move ahead of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline came in the form of a three-for-three swap with Kansas City on Monday afternoon.

Swarzak notches long-awaited 1st career save (Monday, July 24)
Anthony Swarzak threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings against the Cubs on Monday at Wrigley Field to close out a 3-1 White Sox victory, ending the team's nine-game losing streak.

Cutch is Bucs' shining star once again (Monday, July 24)
As the face of the Pirates' franchise, the past nine months have seen Andrew McCutchen faced with media speculation about him being traded, an initial decision that he moved from center field to right field and a season-opening two months that produced very un-McCutchen results. Not once, however, did he give in to the temptations of self-pity.

Piscotty not yet ready to come off DL (Monday, July 24)
The Cardinals won't have to address their overcrowded outfield situation for a little while longer, as Stephen Piscotty continues to recover from a strained right groin. Although Piscotty is eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday, there are still steps to be taken before that happens, and there is no timeline for his return.

Black reflects on his part in 'Pine Tar Game' (Monday, July 24)
Monday marked an anniversary for Rockies manager Bud Black, who 34 years ago, as a left-hander for the Royals, started at Yankee Stadium and gave up four runs in six innings in a no-decision. It wasn't a memorable outing -- until George Brett and a bat covered with pine tar became involved.

Ichiro discusses Beltre's march to history (Monday, July 24)
Ichiro Suzuki is all too familiar with the pursuit. Last August, the fanfare and large Japanese-media following swarmed the Marlins' outfielder in his quest to reach 3,000 hits.

Davis out for Orioles with stomach bug (Monday, July 24)
Chris Davis had a stomach ailment Monday that kept him from the starting lineup against the Rays, but O's manager Buck Showalter didn't expect his starting first baseman to miss much time because of it.

Keuchel, McHugh likely to start this weekend (Monday, July 24)
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said left-hander Dallas Keuchel and right-hander Collin McHugh will both throw in the bullpen Tuesday in advance of likely making starts this weekend in Detroit. Keuchel has missed nearly eight weeks because of neck discomfort and McHugh made his first start of the season Friday in Baltimore.

Watch out, LA and DC: The Cubs are surging (Monday, July 24)
The Cubs bred optimism elsewhere by running in place in the first half. They're hitting stride now and believe they can return to familiar surroundings in October via a different route.

McCutchen playing like an MVP again (Monday, July 24)
Once mentioned in trade rumors, Andrew McCutchen may stick around to help Pittsburgh make a playoff push.

Rumor has it: Trade targets on Deadline frenzy (Monday, July 24)
The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline consumes baseball's news cycle this time of year, and that means it consumes the people inside the game, as well. This year, in addition to giving you all the usual news and notes associated with the Deadline, we're taking you inside the event's effects on the players and personnel involved with a few short stories at a time.

TB's Ramos struck with broken bat, exits game (Monday, July 24)
Rays catcher Wilson Ramos had to leave Monday night's game against the Orioles after getting struck on his catching helmet with Ruben Tejada's broken bat in the fifth inning.

Springer exits with left quad discomfort (Monday, July 24)
Astros outfielder George Springer was removed from Monday's game against the Phillies in the third inning with left quad discomfort. Springer apparently suffered the injury while fielding a ball in the top of the third at Citizens Bank Park.

Royals deal for SD's Cahill, Maurer, Buchter (Monday, July 24)
Royals general manager Dayton Moore has said for weeks that he planned on remaining all-in with this group of Royals, opting to buy ahead of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rather than sell.

Roberts won't give timetable for Kershaw (Monday, July 24)
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts painted the most optimistic picture possible of the back injury that put ace Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day disabled list on Monday, hedging on a reported return of 4-6 weeks, saying any timetable would be "unfair to Clayton," but added that a return this year "is a very safe bet."

Sources: Rangers leaning toward keeping Yu (Monday, July 24)
There is a week to go before next Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline and the needle is swinging back toward Yu Darvish remaining with the Rangers.

Surging Schoop named AL Player of the Week (Monday, July 24)
Jonathan Schoop, who leads the Orioles in all three Triple Crown categories with a .307 batting average, 21 home runs and 70 RBIs, took home American League Player of the Week honors on Monday.

Red Sox call up top prospect Devers for 3B (Monday, July 24)
The Red Sox are about to introduce their top prospect to the Majors. Slugging third baseman Rafael Devers was officially called up on Monday to join the big league club.

Prospect Burdi to have Tommy John surgery (Monday, July 24)
Right-handed reliever Zack Burdi will have Tommy John surgery at some point this week, according to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn.

Monster week earns Arenado NL POW honors (Monday, July 24)
Fresh off his first career All-Star Game start, Nolan Arenado went on a weeklong tear that all but cemented his status as one of the best players in baseball.

Inbox: Will Yanks add a starter at Deadline? (Monday, July 24)
Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers fans' questions in a new edition of the Yankees Inbox.

Kopech, Astros duo lead Prospect Team of the Week (Monday, July 24)'s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous seven days. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

Crew in Deadline mix, but won't 'overcorrect' (Monday, July 24)
Two hours before the Brewers played their series finale in Philadelphia on Sunday, a reporter extended a notepad and pen to assistant general manager Matt Arnold and asked whether he was willing to share every proposal under consideration by the club with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline about a week away.

Wheeler to DL with stress reaction in right arm (Monday, July 24)
The New York Mets placed RHP Zack Wheeler on the 10-Day Disabled List on Monday, retroactive to July 23, with a stress reaction in his right arm.

Blister forces Rangers' Ross to DL (Monday, July 24)
The Rangers on Monday placed pitcher Tyson Ross on the disabled list with a blister on his right index finger and recalled catcher Brett Nicholas from Triple A Round Rock

Twins wrap deal with Braves for Garcia (Monday, July 24)
After nearly completing a trade for Braves left-hander Jaime Garcia late last week, the Twins got their man on Monday, acquiring Garcia, catcher Anthony Recker and cash for prospect Huascar Ynoa.

Sox ride Gonzalez, HRs to down Chi-Town rivals (Monday, July 24)
This year's Cubs vs. White Sox series means more than bragging rights for one side's fan base. The Cubs are trying to regain control of the National League Central, and they began the day tied for first place with the Brewers. But the White Sox spoiled their bid to open some ground in the division, posting a 3-1 Interleague win over their crosstown rivals on Monday afternoon.

Deadline countdown: 20 names, 20 predictions (Monday, July 24)
The 2017 Trade Deadline is looming, and that means it's time to make some predictions. Where will Yu Darvish go? Or Sonny Gray? Or Lance Lynn, or Justin Verlander? Let's make 20 predictions for 20 big names.

Sky's the limit? Scherzer meeting lofty goals (Monday, July 24)
There is no hitter who Max Scherzer speaks about in higher regard than Miguel Cabrera. Scherzer witnessed Cabrera, perhaps the greatest hitter of his generation, in the prime of his career while the two played together in Detroit from 2010-14.

Source: Kershaw expected to miss 4-6 weeks (Monday, July 24)
The Dodgers expect Clayton Kershaw to miss four to six weeks with the back injury that forced him early from Sunday's start, a baseball source said, confirming MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal's initial report, making it the second straight year Kershaw will miss significant time due to a back ailment. The club has not confirmed the information.

Players at EDI get expert instruction (Monday, July 24)
More than two dozen coaches with a combined 200-plus years of baseball experience were present here at the Elite Development Invitational at Historic Dodgertown.

Today's starting lineups: July 24 (Monday, July 24)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Mariners set to enter trade mix for Gray? (Monday, July 24)
The Sonny Gray sweepstakes could have a new entrant: the Seattle Mariners. A source with knowledge of the team's thinking suggested that Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto might be preparing to make a run for the A's right-hander, who stands as one of the controllable jewels of this year's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Carpenter (quad cramps) exits as precaution (Monday, July 24)
First baseman Matt Carpenter hopes to be back in the Cardinals' lineup on Monday after exiting Sunday night's game with cramping in his right quadriceps.

Bullpen of the Week: Yankees (Sunday, July 23)
The New York Yankees have a young, exciting core of position players, and they are proving that they are serious contenders in the American League East and in the Wild Card race. Their beefed-up bullpen is just part of the success.

Wrigley hosts Chi-Town rivalry on MLB.TV (Monday, July 24)
A week and a half after completing a blockbuster trade that sent left-handed starter Jose Quintana from the White Sox to the Cubs for prospects, the crosstown rivals open up a two-game series at Wrigley Field streaming live on MLB.TV.

Pitching in? LA, Nats may seek depth (Monday, July 24)
Clayton Kershaw is headed to the DL. Stephen Strasburg was forced to exit Sunday's start early. Will this lead the Dodgers and Nats to deal for a starter before the Trade Deadline?

Callis: What to expect from Devers in bigs (Sunday, July 23)
The Red Sox may have the best record in the American League East, but they also have the worst hot-corner situation in baseball. Boston's third basemen have combined for a .600 OPS, the worst mark in MLB, and have committed 18 errors, the second-highest total.

Justice: Kershaw, Stras injuries jolt SP market (Sunday, July 23)
At least the Dodgers and Nationals have a few days to sort through their options in the wake of injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg. That sentence will make fans of those two franchises shudder. On the other hand, there is a silver lining in all of this. Had these issues come up after the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, reasonable options might be slim to none.

Carpenter exits early with quad tightness (Sunday, July 23)
Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter exited Sunday's series finale against the Cubs in the second inning due to right quadriceps tightness. He was replaced by rookie Luke Voit.

Rogers: Cubs could find help at catcher, relief (Sunday, July 23)
Yu Darvish pitching alongside Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Jose Quintana and Kyle Hendricks? Well, yeah. Of course.

Padres' Hand strengthens case for top return (Sunday, July 23)
The Padres appear determined to move Brad Hand before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, and the lefty likely improved his stock with another effective performance Sunday.

Darvish would strengthen any contender (Sunday, July 23)
If the Rangers make Yu Darvish available, where might he end up? There's no shortage of potential suitors, given how dominant he's been over his career. From teams fighting to stay in the race to clubs that have it all wrapped up, every contender will be interested.

Managers Postgame: Yost on streaking Royals (Sunday, July 23)
Royals manager Ned Yost discusses the team's momentum after a walk-off double gave Kansas City its fifth straight win.

HRs lift Quintana to W; Cubs tied for 1st place (Sunday, July 23)
Kyle Schwarber smacked a game-tying solo home run and Willson Contreras hit a tiebreaking two-run shot to back Jose Quintana in his Cubs home debut, posting a 5-3 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night.

Tigers top Twins to end road trip on high note (Sunday, July 23)
Jose Iglesias homered late to support a solid showing by Matthew Boyd as the Tigers claimed the series finale over the Twins, 9-5, on Sunday at Target Field. The win was Detroit's third series victory over Minnesota in as many meetings, and the Tigers hold a 6-3 record against the Twins.

Hungry Conforto comes out of break fast (Sunday, July 23)
Michael Conforto played well enough in the first half of the season to earn a spot on this year's National League All-Star team. He was the only player to represent the Mets in Miami, and it was an honor bestowed unto him by his peers.

Padres ride 4-run 4th, Lamet to series win in SF (Sunday, July 23)
Continuing to show they have the Giants' number in 2017, the San Diego Padres rode starter Dinelson Lamet to a 5-2 win against San Francisco on Sunday at AT&T Park. The Padres have won seven of their last nine games against their National League West neighbors.

Dodgers get walk-off win after losing Kershaw (Sunday, July 23)
The Dodgers rallied for a wild 5-4 walk-off win over the Braves on Sunday with Logan Forsythe's one-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th, overcoming the loss of MLB wins leader Clayton Kershaw after two innings to another lower back injury and closer Kenley Jansen's first blown save of the year.

EDI part of MLB's grassroots diversity movement (Sunday, July 23)
Tony Reagins, Major League Baseball's senior vice president for youth programs, takes pride in the direction the game is headed.

3 HRs, solid Bridwell get Angels past Red Sox (Sunday, July 23)
The Angels launched three home runs, including a go-ahead shot by Luis Valbuena, to topple the Red Sox, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon, securing their second straight win and a series victory at Angel Stadium.

Hendricks excited for return from finger injury (Sunday, July 23)
Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks is eager to return to normal. "I'm excited," Hendricks said Sunday. "Finally, I can feel some normalcy. I'm excited to get back out there and hopefully contribute to the roll we're on now."

Didi, C. Frazier carry Yanks past Mariners (Sunday, July 23)
Clint Frazier hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth and four relievers combined for shutout relief to lift the Yankees to a 6-4 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field on Sunday.

Statcast of the Day: Myers' HR away from home (Sunday, July 23)
Wil Myers never enjoyed hitting at AT&T Park before 2017. In this certified pitchers' paradise, few hitters do. But with Myers locked in as a fixture in the National League West for years to come, something needed to change. In April, Myers -- who homered again in the Padres' 5-2 victory on Sunday -- made certain it would.

Rockies erupt for 13 runs to overpower Bucs (Sunday, July 23)
Riding another strong performance from rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland, and supplemented with an offensive outburst, the Rockies powered to a 13-3 on Sunday at Coors Field to clinch their first home series win over the Pirates since July 2014.

Britton sets AL mark with 55th straight save (Sunday, July 23)
In his first save opportunity since returning from a left forearm issue, Orioles closer Zach Britton set the American League record for consecutive saves with No. 55 in a 9-7 victory over the Astros on Sunday at Camden Yards.

GCL Nats throw back-to-back no-nos in DH (Sunday, July 23)
Tossing a no-hitter is an impressive feat on its own. Tossing two, in the same day, is almost unfathomable, but that's exactly what the Rookie-level GCL Nationals did on Sunday.

Red Sox calling up top prospect Devers for 3B (Sunday, July 23)
The Red Sox are about to introduce their top prospect to the Majors. Slugger Rafael Devers will be called up to join the big league club to play third base and will make his MLB debut on Tuesday, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced after Sunday's game against the Angels. Devers, 20, is the No. 12 prospect in the game, according to

Strasburg exits early for precautionary reasons (Sunday, July 23)
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg exited Sunday's game against the D-backs after two innings with an apparent injury. Strasburg, 10-3 with a 3.25 ERA and 141 strikeouts in 121 2/3 innings, walked three batters and threw 51 pitches before being replaced by Matt Grace in the bottom of the third.

A's edge Mets in finale with trio of solo shots (Sunday, July 23)
This time, there would be no comeback for the Mets, as the A's held them off for a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Citi Field to foil the New York's attempt at a sweep.

Reds bust out bats to overpower Marlins (Sunday, July 23)
It's been a rough 10-game homestand for the Reds, as starting pitching and offense both sputtered coming out of the All-Star break. But both came together with synergy to net a 6-3 victory over the Marlins that salvaged a game from their three-game series. Cincinnati finished the homestand with a 2-8 record.

Blue Jays get utility man Refsnyder from Yanks (Sunday, July 23)
The Blue Jays and Yankees pulled off a Minor League deal on Sunday afternoon, with Toronto acquiring utlity man Rob Refsnyder and sending first baseman Ryan McBroom the other way.

Williams backs Eickhoff with HR to top Crew (Sunday, July 23)
The Phillies may have the fewest wins in the Major Leagues, but they scored two big ones this weekend against the sagging Brewers.

In My Words: Moncada, White Sox perfect fit (Sunday, July 23)
This has been one of the best years of my life. This year, I have experienced a lot of emotions and happiness. This year, I've learned a ton, and I've developed as a person and as a professional.

Fan with cystic fibrosis gets VIP experience (Sunday, July 23)
From the day he was born, Jake Duffy has dealt with challenges. But you wouldn't know it, especially not Sunday, when the 7-year-old and his family stepped foot on the lush Citizens Bank Park grass.

Royals sweep White Sox on Moss' walk-off hit (Sunday, July 23)
Brandon Moss hit a go-ahead single in the ninth to give the Royals a 5-4 walk-off win and a three-game sweep of the White Sox on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

Odor, Gomez deliver to cap sweep of Rays (Sunday, July 23)
The Rangers erased a three-run deficit to take a 6-5 come-from-behind win over the Rays Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

O's outslug Astros in wild, seesaw finale (Sunday, July 23)
Manny Machado knocked in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, then Zach Britton picked up his 55th consecutive save to lift the Orioles to a thrilling 9-7 victory over the Astros on Sunday afternoon. The win snapped Baltimore's eight-game losing streak against Houston, including a five-game skid at Camden Yards.

Kluber's 14-K gem helps Indians sweep Jays (Sunday, July 23)
The Indians pounced for four runs in the first inning, and that would be more than enough for a dominant Corey Kluber in an 8-1 rout of the Blue Jays on Sunday as Cleveland finished a three-game sweep at Progressive Field.

Strasburg exits with apparent injury after 2 IP (Sunday, July 23)
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg exited Sunday's game against the D-backs after two innings with an apparent injury. Strasburg, 10-3 with a 3.25 ERA and 141 strikeouts in 121 2/3 innings, walked three batters and threw 51 pitches before being replaced by Matt Grace in the bottom of the third.

Kershaw exits start with lower back tightness (Sunday, July 23)
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw left Sunday's start in the bottom of the second inning with right lower back tightness.

Moran remains in hospital, may need surgery (Sunday, July 23)
Astros third baseman Colin Moran, who remained in a local hospital Sunday after suffering a facial fracture Saturday, is expected to miss several weeks and could be facing surgery for a facial fracture.

Moncada set for first taste of Sox-Cubs rivalry (Sunday, July 23)
Knowledge possessed by Yoan Moncada concerning the Cubs-White Sox rivalry seems to be fairly limited. The information possessed by the White Sox second baseman, making his series debut on Monday, also sounds to be spot-on accurate.

Moran lands on DL after foul ball to face (Sunday, July 23)
After hitting his first career home run in his first Major League game of the season Friday night, the Astros' Colin Moran was carted off the field in the sixth inning of Saturday's 8-4 win against the Orioles after taking a deflected pitch to his left cheek and eye. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday morning with a facial fracture and infielder Tyler White was recalled from Triple-A Fresno.

Today's starting lineups: July 23 (Sunday, July 23)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Simmons, Pujols power Halos past Price, Sox (Sunday, July 23)
Andrelton Simmons crushed a go-ahead home run and drove in three runs and Albert Pujols added a pair of RBIs to fuel the Angels' 7-3 comeback win over the Red Sox on Saturday night, evening their three-game series at Angel Stadium.

Healthy Braun makes impact on Crew's lineup (Sunday, July 23)
In his return to the Brewers lineup after a three-game absence, Ryan Braun showed the type of impact he can have when healthy.

Just days after return, Marte in midseason form (Sunday, July 23)
Starling Marte dribbled a ninth-inning fastball from Greg Holland just past the pitcher's mound. Using his signature speed, he sprinted down the line, earning the infield hit without a throw. With the bases loaded, Marte had himself his third hit of the night, driving in the Pirates' final run in a 7-3 loss.

With Deadline looming, Hellickson struggles (Sunday, July 23)
The clock is ticking for Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies.

Statcast of the Day: Blackmon's speed, range (Sunday, July 23)
While not considered to be among the fastest players in the Majors, during three plays in the Rockies' 7-3 victory over the Pirates on Saturday, Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon proved what's important: He's as fast as he needs to be.

Pipeline Preview: Alvarez making Double-A debut (Sunday, July 23)
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action.

Braves' Gohara, Sims impress in upper Minors (Sunday, July 23)
The Braves' farm system is loaded with talented young arms, and that was easily apparent on Saturday as Luiz Gohara and Lucas Sims led Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett to wins with dominating performances on the mound.

Price sees stellar streak end, but health intact (Sunday, July 23)
Though David Price's streak of allowing three earned runs or fewer in seven straight starts came to an end in Saturday night's 7-3 loss to the Angels, the left-hander continues to be an encouraging storyline for the Red Sox coming down the stretch.

Rays acquire Romo for cash considerations (Saturday, July 22)
Following Saturday night's 4-3 loss to the Rangers, the Rays announced they had acquired right-handed reliever Sergio Romo from the Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations.

Dodgers slug Braves as offense powers up (Sunday, July 23)
Corey Seager, Chase Utley and Chris Taylor homered Saturday night at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers returned to their slugging and winning ways with a 6-2 victory over the Braves, snapping their two-game losing streak.

Melky's 4-for-4 tops trade target performances (Sunday, July 23)
With the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline fast approaching, Major League clubs looking to bolster their rosters for the season's stretch run have their attentions focused on a select group of players who could provide the boost contenders need for a postseason push.

Kershaw can extend amazing run on MLB.TV (Sunday, July 23)
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw returns to the mound today as he puts his winning streak on the line versus the Braves as part of a full slate of games streaming live on MLB.TV.

Judge, Harper and history's most majestic HRs (Sunday, July 23)
Aaron Judge almost hit a ball out of Safeco Field on Friday. A night later, Bryce Harper launched a moonshot vs. the D-backs. Like many of the most jaw-dropping homers we can remember, both must be seen to be believed.

Yankees inquire about Stanton's availability (Sunday, July 23)
The Yankees have checked in with the Marlins regarding the availability of slugger Giancarlo Stanton, according to a report Saturday from MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman.

Managers Postgame: Black on win over Bucs (Sunday, July 23)
Rockies manager Bud Black shares his thoughts on German Marquez's impressive outing and Colorado's offensive production in Saturday's 7-3 win.

Cruz helps Mariners shrug off Yanks' late rally (Sunday, July 23)
Nelson Cruz singled home Ben Gamel in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Mariners pulled off a 6-5 walk-off win over the Yankees in a back-and-forth affair Saturday night at Safeco Field.

Bucs, Rox benches clear after pitch to CarGo (Saturday, July 22)
Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl apparently made his point. So did Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez. And evidently, there are some issue between the teams.

Flores' walk-off HR caps Mets' 6-run comeback (Saturday, July 22)
Wilmer Flores' line drive home run into the left-field stands with two outs in the ninth inning capped off a six-run comeback for the Mets, as they beat the A's 6-5 at Citi Field on Saturday.

Rangers score 3 unearned in edging Rays (Saturday, July 22)
After five innings Saturday night, the Rays appeared to be in grand shape to even their weekend series against the Rangers. Then came the nightmare inning that led to a 4-3 Texas win at Tropicana Field.

Gibson helps Twins keep pace in Central race (Saturday, July 22)
Early run support by the offense backed a solid showing from right-hander Kyle Gibson to ultimately help the Twins edge the Tigers, 6-5, on Saturday at Target Field. Minnesota staved off a late push by Detroit to snap its three-game losing streak to the American League Central rival.

Rox ride Marquez's gem, snap Bucs' win streak (Saturday, July 22)
Rookie right-hander German Marquez tied a career high with nine strikeouts -- and was hot under the collar, when necessary -- as the Rockies ended the Pirates' win streak at six games, 7-3, on Saturday night at Coors Field.

Dodgers trade righty reliever Romo to Rays (Saturday, July 22)
The Dodgers traded reliever Sergio Romo and cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Bryce tags D-backs prospect; Nats hold on (Saturday, July 22)
Bryce Harper hammered his 25th home run and added the go-ahead RBI double off D-backs prospect Anthony Banda in his MLB debut, and Sean Doolittle held off a ninth-inning rally for his second save with the Nationals.

Back at Tri-City, Keuchel has crisp rehab start (Saturday, July 22)
Dallas Keuchel will return to the Astros after going five innings for the Class A Short-Season Tri-City ValleyCats on Saturday night, allowing one run. He had five strikeouts, hit one batter and allowed three hits over 62 pitches.

Royals belt 5 HRs to power past White Sox (Saturday, July 22)
Salvador Perez hit a game-tying two-run homer, while Mike Moustakas and Brandon Moss also went deep in a five-run sixth inning that propelled the Royals to a 7-2 win over the White Sox on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Scrappy Crew ends skid with roller-coaster W (Saturday, July 22)
It didn't fall easily, but the Brewers' longest losing streak of the season did finally fall.

Fluke injury cues epic go-ahead HR by Astro (Saturday, July 22)
Marwin Gonzalez, taking the place of an injured Colin Moran, delivered a decisive three-run, pinch-hit homer in the top of the sixth inning Saturday to lift the Astros to an 8-4 series win over the Orioles.

Lindor walk-off HR sparks happiest trot ever (Saturday, July 22)
After missing seven weeks with a right shoulder strain, Danny Salazar came back pitching as well as he ever has, and Francisco Lindor belted his first career walk-off homer as the Indians topped the Blue Jays, 2-1, in 10 innings on Saturday night at Progressive Field.

Longtime fan Sister Frances passes away at 90 (Saturday, July 22)
Sister Frances Evans, who, along with Sister Maggie Hession, were the Rangers' two original fans and their biggest supporters through the years, passed away on Friday night. She was 90.

Rest not an option for slumping Votto (Saturday, July 22)
Reds All-Star first baseman Joey Votto has opened the second half extremely cold at the plate. Votto doesn't know exactly why his production has dipped, but he doesn't believe rest is the solution to the problem. His yearly goal, especially after missing time with injuries in 2012 and '14, is to play all 162 games.

Twins celebrate 30th anniversary of '87 team (Saturday, July 22)
The Twins celebrated the 30th anniversary of their 1987 World Series title with a special pregame ceremony before Saturday's game against the Tigers at Target Field.

Bettis' rehab assignment moves to Triple-A (Saturday, July 22)
Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis will join Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday for the first of two starts, after which he should be close to making his 2017 Major League debut.

Tribe's rotation to briefly use 6 starters (Saturday, July 22)
After missing a month and a half with right shoulder soreness, Danny Salazar is back. The Indians activated the right-hander from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday prior to his start against the Blue Jays, giving them six healthy starters. In a corresponding move, Cleveland optioned left-hander Ryan Merritt to Triple-A Columbus.

Sandoval on SF return: 'To be here, it's special' (Saturday, July 22)
The Giants hope to learn by early August if Pablo Sandoval deserves a second chance -- or if they have second thoughts about giving him one.

McCarthy tentative for next start due to blister (Saturday, July 22)
Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will test his blistered right index finger with a Sunday bullpen session to determine if he can make his tentatively scheduled Tuesday night start against Minnesota.

Lester's emotional day ends with wild win (Saturday, July 22)
Jon Lester's Saturday start came with a range of emotions. As he took the mound for the Cubs' 3-2 win over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field, Lester sported a cap with the letters "PLACT" etched on the front. He did so in remembrance of his uncle, who had passed away the day before.

Klentak expects 'a lot of activity' pre-Deadline (Saturday, July 22)
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak is expected to trade Pat Neshek before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but will there be others?

D-backs feel fortunate with rotation stability (Saturday, July 22)
For the most part this season, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo has had the luxury of rolling out the same starting rotation every week. Arizona entered Saturday boasting the second best team ERA (3.49) in the Majors and using just eight starting pitchers.

See them now:'s Top 100 Prospects (Saturday, July 22)
Check out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.

Prospect Lopez pushing to join White Sox (Saturday, July 22)
Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez soon might force the White Sox hand on a promotion to the Major League club just as second baseman Yoan Moncada did before him with Triple-A Charlotte.

Musgrove to 'pen makes Martes more versatile (Saturday, July 22)
With the Astros' starting rotation inching closer to full strength, the Astros moved Joe Musgrove to the bullpen, which manager A.J. Hinch believes will allow Francis Martes to be used more strategically.

O's seek to bolster club for run at postseason (Saturday, July 22)
The Orioles certainly didn't sound like sellers Saturday afternoon. Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, addressing the team's season-ticket holders in the annual "State of the Orioles" address, said he believes this year's club can still contend for a postseason spot.

Daniels keeping open mind as Deadline nears (Saturday, July 22)
The Rangers are not ready to commit to being buyers or sellers with the non-waiver Trade Deadline looming in nine days.

Managers Postgame: Maddon on comeback (Saturday, July 22)
Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses his club's 3-2 win over the division-rival Cardinals and the impact of Kris Bryant returning to the lineup.

Report: Brewers looking into Tigers' Kinsler (Saturday, July 22)
Just as Eric Sogard returned from the 10-day disabled list Saturday, the Brewers were linked to a new name on the trade market: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler.

Cubs sink Cards' 'pen after Waino-Lester duel (Saturday, July 22)
On Friday night, the Cardinals scored nine runs in the eighth inning to post a win over the Cubs. On Saturday, the Cubs got some payback. Kris Bryant hit a game-tying RBI single and scored on Anthony Rizzo's double, both with two outs in the eighth inning, to lift the Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

Starlin back on DL after aggravating hammy (Saturday, July 22)
Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro reinjured his right hamstring and will be placed on the 10-day disabled list, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday.

Rosales, Bruce team up for sandlot event (Saturday, July 22)
Adam Rosales' non-profit efforts expanded to Flushing, N.Y., on Saturday morning, as he teamed up with Mets outfielder Jay Bruce for an event less than a mile from Citi Field.

Royals recall right-hander Junis (Saturday, July 22)
The Royals on Saturday recalled right-hander Jake Junis and optioned outfielder Billy Burns to Triple-A Omaha.

Aybar placed on DL; Padres recall Baumann (Saturday, July 22)
The Padres won an 11-inning battle against the Giants on Friday night (and into Saturday morning). But they picked up their share of bumps and bruises along the way.

Blister forces Sanchez to DL for 4th time (Saturday, July 22)
Aaron Sanchez is back on the 10-day disabled list for the fourth time this season because of a blister on his right hand that just won't go away.

Fantasy411 Podcast: Bruce has done it before (Saturday, July 22)
The following is a transcript of a segment from this week's Fantasy411 podcast, hosted by lead fantasy writer Fred Zinkie and national editor Matthew Leach.

Returning from DL, Hendricks to start Monday (Saturday, July 22)
Kyle Hendricks, who has been on the disabled list since June 5, will return to the Cubs' rotation on Monday and open a home-and-home Interleague series against the crosstown White Sox.

Crew options scuffling Broxton to Triple-A (Saturday, July 22)
Keon Broxton found a fix in the Minor Leagues last season that propelled him to a strong finish. The Brewers are hoping history repeats itself.

Mozeliak, Lynn talk righty's future amid rumors (Saturday, July 22)
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak met with starter Lance Lynn on Saturday to offer some transparency about the organization's plans leading up to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline and the fluidity of Lynn's status. Lynn is due to be a free agent after the season, which is why the Cards are open to dealing him if the right return were to be offered this month.

Hamstring forces Polanco to DL; Brault recalled (Saturday, July 22)
The Pirates placed outfielder Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain on Saturday and recalled left-hander Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Rays host PLAY campaign event at the Trop (Saturday, July 22)
The National PLAY Campaign made a stop at Tropicana Field on Saturday morning, with current Rays players Kevin Kiermaier and Matt Duffy and former Major League pitcher Jason Johnson encouraging kids to be active in order to live a healthy lifestyle.

Wainwright, Lester to duel at Wrigley Field (Saturday, July 22)
Jon Lester (6-6, 4.07 ERA) will look to make the most of his encore performance as he faces off against Adam Wainwright (11-5, 5.08 ERA) and the Cardinals on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Sandoval signs with Giants, will start in Minors (Saturday, July 22)
The Giants made their reunion with third baseman Pablo Sandoval official on Saturday, announcing that they reached contractual agreement with him.

Today's starting lineups: July 22 (Saturday, July 22)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Bryant returns to lineup to face Cardinals (Saturday, July 22)
Kris Bryant is a fast healer. The Cubs' third baseman, who sprained his left pinkie finger sliding headfirst on Wednesday, was back in the lineup on Saturday against the rival Cardinals.

Fiers' emergence a boon for Astros (Saturday, July 22)
No one could have imagined a couple of months ago that Mike Fiers would emerge as the Astros' most consistent starting pitcher entering the second half of the season, rescuing a Houston rotation besieged by injury.

'No panic' for LA after Wood's first setback (Saturday, July 22)
"You're not going to win them all," manager Dave Roberts said after a 12-3 loss to the Braves -- the second loss in a row for the Dodgers and first loss of the year for All-Star lefty Alex Wood.

Padres rebound from Giants' rally, win in 11 (Saturday, July 22)
Matt Szczur's fourth hit, an 11th-inning single, broke a tie Friday night and propelled the San Diego Padres to a 12-9 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

McHugh, Salazar back in action on MLB.TV (Saturday, July 22)
As good as the Astros are, they might get even better tonight with the return of Collin McHugh.

Darvish leads top trade target performances (Saturday, July 22)
With the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline around the corner, teams looking to upgrade their rosters for the season's stretch run have their eyes on a select group of players that could give them a boost for a postseason push.

Hosmer, Bonifacio welcome additions for KC (Saturday, July 22)
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, who left the team to attend to a family matter on Friday morning, returned in time to pinch-hit in the fourth inning for Ramon Torres in the series opener against the White Sox.

Urena, Marlins keep slumping Reds in check (Saturday, July 22)
Both the Reds and Marlins have been headed in the wrong direction while slumping coming out of the All-Star break. Miami, which had lost five of six games entering Friday, got a respite with its 3-1 victory at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati has now dropped seven of eight games since the second half began.

Encarnacion has banner day vs. former team (Saturday, July 22)
When Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion was announced as the leadoff hitter in the top of the second inning Friday against the Blue Jays at Progressive Field, fans of Cleveland and Toronto applauded the slugger. The former Blue Jay gave the sell-out crowd in attendance a show to remember, too, with four RBIs and three hits during the Indians' 13-1 win.

Friday's best: Toussaint fans 11 in gem for Fire Frogs (Saturday, July 22)
It's not a secret that when Touki Toussaint is right he can miss bats with the best of them. That was the case on Friday, as the Braves' No. 11 prospect matched his career highs with 11 strikeouts in eight innings as he recorded his second straight double-digit strikeout performance for Class A Advanced Florida.

Sale (9 K's) handles Halos; Sox score 5 in 1st (Saturday, July 22)
The night boded well for the Red Sox after they built a five-run lead before ace left-hander Chris Sale even took the mound.

Garcia slams the brakes on Dodgers' Wood (Saturday, July 22)
Rumored Atlanta trade chip Jaime Garcia pitched seven solid innings and slugged a grand slam Friday night as the Braves handed former teammate Alex Wood his first loss of the year and the Dodgers their second loss in a row, a 12-3 rout at Dodger Stadium.

Judge gives CC a huge b-day bash in Seattle (Saturday, July 22)
CC Sabathia celebrated his 37th birthday with a victory over the Mariners on Friday, with Aaron Judge delivering the biggest present -- a towering three-run home run that nearly exited Safeco Field -- as the Yankees won their second straight, 5-1.

Darvish (12 K's) blows away Rays with heater (Saturday, July 22)
Yu Darvish was pitching well enough as the All-Star break arrived -- he was named to the American League roster, after all. But the former Cy Young runner-up was still capable of better things and made some adjustments to get there.

Brewers remain calm in midst of losing streak (Saturday, July 22)
They have been in play for a number of starting pitchers, but as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline grows nearer, the Brewers' chief concern suddenly isn't their depth of pitching.

Cespedes reaffirms allegiance to Mets (Saturday, July 22)
Upon re-signing with the Mets last offseason, Yoenis Cespedes spent much of his press conference waxing poetic about New York. Cespedes fawned over the five boroughs, expressing his love for the Mets and their fans.

Managers Postgame: Yost on KC's comeback (Friday, July 21)
Skipper Ned Yost talks about the Royals' American League-leading 28th come-from-behind victory for the season.

Statcast of the Day: Moncada's 1st White Sox hit (Saturday, July 22)
White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada did a week's worth of work in three innings on Friday night against the Royals in only his second Major League game.

Lupica: Corner bat-tle -- Your move, Boston (Friday, July 21)
The Red Sox, under the management of Dave Dombrowski, are a team clearly built to win now. It is why he needs to make a trade now.

Bucs top Rox, go over .500 with 6th straight win (Saturday, July 22)
Pirates first baseman Josh Bell didn't waste time. His first two swings Friday night produced five runs.

D-backs open with 3 HRs, then walk off vs. Nats (Saturday, July 22)
The D-backs made a lot of noise early, but it was a ground-ball single by Brandon Drury that snuck through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the ninth that proved to be the difference, as the D-backs walked off against the Nationals, 6-5, on Friday night at Chase Field in what could be a playoff preview.

KC shares 2nd place with walk-off in 10th (Saturday, July 22)
Whit Merrifield hit a walk-off, sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give Royals a 7-6 win over the White Sox on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. The walk-off was the second of Merrifield's career.

Gar-see ya! 3rd P since '30 to swat 0-2 slam (Saturday, July 22)
One day after a proposed trade between the Twins and the Braves for Atlanta lefty Jaime Garcia didn't materialize, Garcia belted a two-out grand slam off Dodgers lefty Alex Wood, giving the Braves a 9-0 lead in the fifth inning.

Sale joins Pedro, Randy, Ryan in elite K crowd (Saturday, July 22)
Red Sox ace Chris Sale joined a small club on Friday night that is inhabited by legends only -- all of them first-ballot Hall of Famers.

Yank Aaron! Judge hammers HR into orbit (Saturday, July 22)
Aaron Judge entered Friday night's matchup with Mariners 4-for-29 since the All-Star break, but Judge showed with one fifth-inning swing he's the same player that lit up the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, depositing a three-run homer into the last row of the upper deck at Safeco Field.

Hudson, Watson settle into middle-relief roles (Friday, July 21)
When Felipe Rivero stepped into the closer's role, he didn't just solidify the back end of the Pirates' bullpen, but the front end, as well.

Kelley feels 100 percent after bullpen session (Friday, July 21)
A key piece to the Nationals bullpen is making encouraging steps forward on his way to returning from the disabled list. Shawn Kelley threw a bullpen session Friday afternoon in Arizona, his second since suffering a setback while rehabbing his strained right trapezius muscle.

Shoemaker (forearm) begins throwing program (Friday, July 21)
After a two-week shutdown, Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker received clearance to throw from 60 feet before the Halos' series opener against the Red Sox at Angel Stadium.

Rutherford, Clarkin happy to join White Sox (Friday, July 21)
Outfielder Blake Rutherford grew up a Yankees fan. Left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin spent parts of the past four years within the Yanks' system. So Tuesday's seven-player trade sending these two prospects to the White Sox originally was a bit of a shock for both.

Fister to 'pen as Sox shift to 5-man rotation (Friday, July 21)
After going with a six-man rotation for the first week coming out of the All-Star break, the Red Sox are going back to a traditional alignment that will lead to veteran starter Doug Fister moving to the bullpen.

Selig's HOF journey began with Brewers' birth (Friday, July 21)
Two and a half years after he retired and Rob Manfred became Commissioner, Bud Selig is preparing for the highest honor a baseball lifer can receive when he'll be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 30, his 83rd birthday.

GM Bridich believes in Rox's young starters (Friday, July 21)
Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich's confidence has reached the hearts of the team's young pitchers.

Focused on baseball, Nunez heating up (Friday, July 21)
Amid swirling trade speculation, Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez has hit his stride, rattling off a stretch of crisp offensive production.

Suzuki on bereavement list; Recker called up (Friday, July 21)
Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki was placed on the bereavement list and the contract of Anthony Recker was selected from Triple-A Gwinnett, the club announced on Friday.

Hosmer returns after dealing with family matter (Friday, July 21)
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, who left the team to attend to a family matter on Friday morning, returned in time to pinch-hit in the fourth inning for Ramon Torres in the series opener against the White Sox.

A-Gon, Ethier building up in pregame work (Friday, July 21)
Dodgers sluggers Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier, sidelined by herniated disks in their backs, inched closer on Friday to returning to game action.

Cobb deals into 9th, but done in by one mistake (Friday, July 21)
Alex Cobb looked primed to notch his fourth career complete game Friday night. But unfortunately for the Rays, the decision by Rays manager Kevin Cash to leave him in for the ninth backfired, as Cobb allowed the game-tying homer before the Rangers went on to a 4-3 win in extras

J.D. out of lineup for home debut with D-backs (Friday, July 21)
J.D. Martinez missed his home debut with his new club on Friday night. The slugger, acquired from the Tigers in a trade on Tuesday, left his first start with the D-backs on Wednesday with a contusion on his left hand after being hit by a pitch.

Robertson embraces setup role with Yanks (Friday, July 21)
Joining a bullpen with late-inning power arms such Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances means fewer save opportunities for Yankees reliever David Robertson. The newly acquired reliever, who notched 13 saves in 14 chances with the White Sox before being traded to New York, doesn't mind one bit.

Phelps eager to help Mariners reach playoffs (Friday, July 21)
David Phelps arrived at Safeco Field on Friday, ready to get to work. It's unclear in what role the Mariners will use their new reliever, but he's ready for anything and that suits his new team perfectly.

Polanco exits with left hamstring discomfort (Friday, July 21)
Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco exited Friday vs. the Rockies with an apparent leg injury.

Mariners deal Lowe, Machi to White Sox (Friday, July 21)
With neither veteran figuring in their plans this year, the Mariners traded Triple-A relievers Mark Lowe and Jean Machi to the White Sox on Friday in exchange for cash considerations.

Healy exits with head contusion, passes tests (Friday, July 21)
First baseman Ryon Healy took a sharp grounder to his face in the middle of an all-around ugly sixth inning for the A's in a 7-5 series-opening loss to the Mets on Friday evening at Citi Field.

Miggy leaves game after grounder off chest (Friday, July 21)
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera exited Friday's game in the fifth inning at Target Field.

Urena, Marlins keep slumping Reds in check (Friday, July 21)
Both the Reds and Marlins have been headed in the wrong direction while slumping coming out of the All-Star break. Miami, which had lost five of six games entering Friday, got a respite with its 3-1 victory at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati has now dropped seven of eight games since the second half began.

Conforto homers twice to lead Mets over A's (Friday, July 21)
Michael Conforto may have limped into the All-Star Game earlier this month, slumping and recovering from a hand injury. Since returning from Miami, however, he has proven that his first career selection was no fluke.

Choo ties it, Elvis wins it for Texas at The Trop (Friday, July 21)
Elvis Andrus is the bull that sees red whenever he plays against the Rays. Friday night, his RBI single in the 10th gave the Rangers a 4-3 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Young Red Sox fan Schultz passes away (Friday, July 21)
A young Red Sox fan who successfully survived a heart transplant and received the thrill of a lifetime by meeting two of his favorite players has passed away. The family of 5-year-old Ari Schultz announced his passing Friday via a post on Facebook. Schultz was taken to a Boston-area hospital and placed on life support early Thursday morning after suffering a seizure.

V-Mart's two homers lift Tigers past Twins (Friday, July 21)
Victor Martinez recorded his first multihomer game of the year to back right-hander Anibal Sanchez and lead the Tigers to a 6-3 win against the Twins on Friday night at Target Field.

Moncada triples, clears bases for first White Sox hit (Friday, July 21)
White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada did a week's worth of work in three innings on Friday night against the Royals in only his second Major League game.

First 3 D-backs go deep off Scherzer (Friday, July 21)
There were a lot of firsts when the D-backs hit back-to-back-to-back homers off Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer in the first inning Friday night.

Gurriel, Astros strike early, hold off O's charge (Friday, July 21)
Yuli Gurriel had a career-high four hits, including a two-run homer, and the Astros held off a furious ninth-inning rally by the Orioles in Friday's 8-7 series-opening win at Camden Yards. The Astros, winners of seven straight against Baltimore, improved their American League-best record to 64-32.

Galvis, Phils hand Crew 6th straight loss (Friday, July 21)
Aaron Nola found his groove and delivered a dominant performance to help the Phillies win their third consecutive game, defeating the Brewers, 6-1, on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

Indians stun Blue Jays with 8-run seventh (Saturday, July 22)
The Tribe won their series opener against the Blue Jays on Friday night at Progressive Field, scoring 12 unanswered runs to win, 13-3, behind a four-run fifth inning and an eight-run seventh.

Jackie soars in SoCal with wall-crashing grab (Friday, July 21)
The electric Jackie Bradley Jr. has taken his highlight-reel glove to the West Coast for the next six games, and it took him all of one batter to make his presence felt in Friday night's opener against the Angels.

Girls Who Code students visit MLBAM office (Friday, July 21)
Lessa Hayes is a Yankees fan who will be returning as a junior this fall to Curtis High School on Staten Island, and while her favorite team was preparing for a night game across the country in Seattle, she saw another side of Major League Baseball on Friday afternoon that may have opened up vital future opportunities.

Lat strain sends Logan to disabled list (Friday, July 21)
Prior to Friday's game against the Blue Jays at Progressive Field, the Indians placed left-hander Boone Logan on the 10-day disabled list with a left latissimus dorsi strain.

J. Martinez 'fine' after being hit by foul ball (Friday, July 21)
Early in a nine-run inning that eventually lifted the Cardinals to an 11-4 win over the Cubs on Friday afternoon, St. Louis endured a bit of a scare when outfielder Jose Martinez was struck near his left temple by a foul ball into the visitors' dugout.

Arrieta displays vintage form in tough loss (Friday, July 21)
Joe Maddon was pleased with the production. Hours before Jake Arrieta's solid six-inning start and even longer before a humbling eighth inning that led to an 11-4 loss on Friday, the Cubs' manager spoke to the media about how he felt the All-Star break had "revitalized" the starters.

Olson, Montas provide depth for A's bench, 'pen (Friday, July 21)
The A's added two players to their roster ahead of Friday's series opener at Citi Field, bringing in first baseman/outfielder Matt Olson and reliever Frankie Montas for Interleague play against the Mets.

Stephenson rejoining Reds, will start Saturday (Friday, July 21)
The Reds want to see what their future rotation looks like, and they want Robert Stephenson to be part of that future. But during his stint at Triple-A Louisville, Stephenson had to do his part by cutting down walks, showing more command in the strike zone and improving his third pitch.

Cashner reflects on '16 deal as Deadline nears (Friday, July 21)
As trade rumors begin to pick up around a suddenly slumping Rangers team, Andrew Cashner reflected on the Deadline swap that sent him to Miami last year.

Activated by Phils, Kendrick keeps focus on field (Friday, July 21)
Howie Kendrick has a little more than one week to show contenders he is healthy and capable of helping them make the postseason.

Tigers befuddled by A. Wilson's recent woes (Friday, July 21)
The Tigers are trying everything they can to get right-handed relieiver Alex Wilson out of his recent funk.

Rays expect Souza back over the weekend (Friday, July 21)
Steven Souza Jr. underwent an MRI on Thursday in St. Petersburg that showed no damage to his left hip. He is day-to-day, but the prognosis is good.

Ramos focused in face of trade rumors (Friday, July 21)
The Marlins dealt reliever David Phelps to the Mariners on Thursday for four prospects, but they are by no means done moving bullpen pieces ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31. Closer AJ Ramos has been among the players other teams have looked into, and Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday the market for Ramos is similar to what it was for Phelps.

O's Deadline approach TBD over next week (Friday, July 21)
The Orioles' fate -- as sellers or not -- as the organization sees it will be revealed soon, and the three-game set against the AL-best Astros could go a long way in determining that.

Hosmer out on Friday due to family matter (Friday, July 21)
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and right fielder Jorge Bonifacio were both out of the starting lineup on Friday night as the team opened a three-game series with the White Sox.

White Sox craft plan for sustained success (Friday, July 21)
The White Sox have chosen a definitive path toward future success, even if it means a step back in 2017 and probably '18 to get there.

Braun has cortisone shot for sore wrist (Friday, July 21)
Add his right wrist to the list of body parts that have cost Ryan Braun playing time this season. Before missing a third straight start on Friday, the Brewers outfielder revealed that he had a cortisone shot before the All-Star break for pain in his wrist, which has bothered him in addition to previously-disclosed left calf and right elbow injuries.

Twins unveil Kelly statue outside Target Field (Friday, July 21)
With the Twins celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first World Series title this weekend, the organization officially unveiled a statue outside of Target Field honoring long-time manager Tom Kelly, who guided them to World Series championships in '87 and '91.

Padres defend Hand's hefty price tag (Friday, July 21)
Reports from around the baseball world have claimed the Padres are asking a steep price for lefty reliever Brad Hand. Steep, but fair, say the Padres.

Jays' Sanchez may go back on DL with blister (Friday, July 21)
Aaron Sanchez was scheduled to visit a hand specialist on Friday afternoon and it seems another stint on the disabled list will be required because of a blister.

White Sox vs. Royals: Watch live on Facebook (Friday, July 21)
Watch on MLB.TV and blackout-free on Facebook as the White Sox and Royals open a three-game divisional set at Kauffman Stadium.

Pudge looking forward to induction into HOF (Friday, July 21)
Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez is just nine days away from the crowning moment of his Major League Baseball career.

Lat strain sends Logan to disabled list (Friday, July 21)
Prior to Friday's game against the Blue Jays at Progressive Field, the Indians placed left-hander Boone Logan on the 10-day disabled list with a left latissimus dorsi strain.

Bryant sits to rest injured pinkie finger (Friday, July 21)
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant did not start Friday because of a sprained left pinkie finger, and he may miss the entire weekend series against the Cardinals.

Lupica: Corner bat-tle -- Your move, Boston (Friday, July 21)
The Red Sox, under the management of Dave Dombrowski, are a team clearly built to win now. It is why he needs to make a trade now.

Inbox: What would other Quintana deals have looked like? (Friday, July 21)
This week's Inbox looks ahead to the upcoming re-rankings of the Top 100 Prospects and organization Top 30 lists, as well as what other teams would have had to have traded to acquire Jose Quintana.

Griffey gives back to develop Invitational (Friday, July 21)
It's been seven years since his final home run, but "The Kid's" grins remain omnipresent.

No shortage of fits for resurgent Gray (Friday, July 21)
Having allowed only six earned runs over his past five starts and with two more years of team control remaining, Sonny Gray is an extremely valuable trade chip. Which teams have both the need and the talent to get him? Let's run down the list.

Nine-run 8th powers Cards over Cubs in opener (Friday, July 21)
The Cardinals stunned the red-hot Cubs, scoring a season-high nine runs in the eighth inning to post an 11-4 come-from-behind victory on Friday afternoon to snap Chicago's winning streak at six.

Kelly promoted, Grichuk back for Cards-Cubs (Friday, July 21)
Carson Kelly, the top catching prospect in baseball as ranked by, has been called up by the Cardinals for the first time in 2017 as part of a series of roster moves the club made Friday prior to its series opener against the rival Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Cards get No. 29 prospect from Mariners (Friday, July 21)
The Cardinals and Mariners exchanged a pair of young talents on Friday, with outfield prospect Tyler O'Neill heading to St. Louis and Seattle getting left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales.

Today's starting lineups: July 21 (Friday, July 21)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Severino throws fastest pitch of '17; Yanks win (Friday, July 21)
Brett Gardner hit a home run in the sixth inning as the Yankees edged the Mariners in the first game of a four-game series behind the pitching of Luis Severino, who tossed seven scoreless innings. Felix Hernandez struck out nine and allowed only three hits in seven innings for Seattle. The Mariners committed two errors late in the game that led to three unearned runs. Robinson Cano knocked in Seattle's lone run.

After root canal, Grandal catches, hits homer (Friday, July 21)
Yasmani Grandal didn't go home for the day after having a root canal. Instead, he homered and caught nine innings for the Dodgers in a 6-3 loss to the Braves on Thursday night, which snapped the team's 11-game win streak.

Freeman returns from virus, hits 2 RBI singles (Friday, July 21)
With a mask over his face and a blanket wrapped around his body, Braves third baseman Freddie Freeman tried to sleep away his pain on a cross-country flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles.

Vintage Felix a promising sign for Mariners (Friday, July 21)
If the Mariners are going to make a run in the second half, this was the Felix Hernandez they'll need to lead the way. Unfortunately for Seattle, however, a return of the old Felix yielded a familiar fate as lack of run support resulted in a 4-1 loss to the Yankees in Thursday's series opener at Safeco Field.

Thursday's best: White Sox prospects impress across Minors (Friday, July 21)
No organization currently features more high-end talent in its farm system than the White Sox. That was evident on Thursday, as a host of the South Siders' top prospects turned in big performances across three different levels.

Judge showing signs of pulling out of slump (Friday, July 21)
Aaron Judge was just 3-for-26 in the second half entering Thursday's game against the Mariners. But the talented rookie had a big RBI single and a walk in a 4-1 win over the Mariners.

Spangy shows monster power vs. Bumgarner (Friday, July 21)
In the seventh inning of Thursday's 5-2 Padres victory, Cory Spangenberg came to the plate against Madison Bumgarner with the game tied at 2. In no uncertain terms, it was a brutal matchup for Spangenberg, but he hit a 428-foot homer, the longest Statcast has projected by a left-handed hitter against Bumgarner.

Statcast of the Day: D-backs solve 99-mph heat (Thursday, July 20)
The two most electric homers in Cincinnati came when Thursday's game was well in hand, as the D-backs' Ketel Marte and Jake Lamb each took Reds reliever Ariel Hernandez deep in the ninth on two of the fastest pitches thrown across the Major League slate all day.

Managers Postgame: Collins on wild walk-off (Friday, July 21)
Mets manager Terry Collins discusses Jose Reyes' hustle to first, resulting in a game-winning infield single when the Cardinals' pitcher was late covering the bag.

Source: Garcia deal to Twins not done yet (Friday, July 21)
The Braves and Twins have had extensive discussions about a trade that would send left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia to Minnesota. But a Major League source said the two sides had not reached an agreement as of early Friday morning.

Cubs show interest in dealing for Darvish (Friday, July 21)
The Cubs have inquired to the Rangers on the availability of ace Yu Darvish, according to sources, and a trade match between the teams is more plausible than it would've been entering the All-Star break.

Cahill's revival makes him intriguing trade chip (Thursday, July 20)
Ahead of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, the likeliest Padre to be dealt probably isn't Brad Hand (or any other team-controlled reliever, for that matter). It's Trevor Cahill, the resurgent right-hander who has re-established himself as an effective starting pitcher this season.

At long last, Britton back in 9th-inning role (Friday, July 21)
The Orioles have had a long wait for their lights-out closer to return to his role. But after a 60-day stint on the disabled list and six relief appearances, Zach Britton returned to the ninth inning, where he belongs, on Thursday.

Phillips exits with right hamstring tightness (Friday, July 21)
Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips exited Thursday night's game against the Dodgers, with right hamstring tightness after the top of the sixth inning. He is day to day.

Fulmer chased early after defense's miscues (Friday, July 21)
Detroit's defense didn't do Michael Fulmer any favors in a loss to the Royals on Thursday night. He allowed eight runs, including three in the first inning that were unearned, and his 2 2/3 innings marked his shortest start in the Majors.

Goldschmidt underrated talk makes no sense (Friday, July 21)
Suddenly, we have a new baseball cliché, and it's the one that says Paul Goldschmidt is the most overlooked superstar in the game. Folks also have used ignored, underappreciated and forgotten to describe the career of this Gold Glove first baseman with the potent bat and the efficient legs in his seventh year with the D-backs.

Padres back Chacin with homers vs. Giants (Friday, July 21)
San Diego right-hander Jhoulys Chacin improved to 3-0 against San Francisco this season, helped by ample offensive support, as the Padres ended a three-game losing streak Thursday by outlasting Madison Bumgarner and the Giants, 5-2.

Perez fires up KC with wheels, rare steal (Friday, July 21)
As Salvador Perez rose out of a slide on his first stolen base of the season, he turned toward the Royals' dugout, smiled wide and waved his arms. The Royals went berserk. So did the fans in Kauffman Stadium watching the Royals' 16-4 victory over the Tigers on Thursday night.

Royals, O's, Rangers head trade bubble list (Thursday, July 20)
The Dodgers, Astros and Nationals are in. The Red Sox are also buyers. Brother, can you spare a third baseman? The Tigers, Athletics and Marlins are in sell mode, all looking to retool and get younger.

Will rest of NL Central react to surging Cubs? (Thursday, July 20)
Don't ask Jose Quintana about the Cubs' first-half problems. All they've done since acquiring him from the White Sox is win. This 6-0 run for the Cubs since the Quintana trade is exactly what a president of baseball operations or a general manager hopes will happen when they make a trade.

Scherzer faces former team, live on MLB.TV (Friday, July 21)
Some of the Major Leagues' top pitchers will take the mound today, with Max Scherzer's return to Chase Field leading the group as part of a full slate of games, streaming live on MLB.TV.

It's Sonny at the top of Deadline Power Rankings (Friday, July 21)
There's been quite a bit of action on the trade front already, but with 10 days remaining until the Deadline, things are just heating up. Here's the latest look at who could be on the move next.

Severino brings heat to sink Mariners (Friday, July 21)
Brett Gardner hit a home run in the sixth inning as the Yankees edged the Mariners in the first game of a four-game series behind the pitching of Luis Severino, who tossed seven scoreless innings. Felix Hernandez struck out nine and allowed only three hits in seven innings for Seattle. The Mariners committed two errors late in the game that led to three unearned runs. Robinson Cano knocked in Seattle's lone run.

Suzuki, Braves stop Dodgers' win streak at 11 (Friday, July 21)
The Braves crashed the party at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night with a 6-3 victory, snapping the Dodgers' 11-game win streak. It was just Los Angeles' fifth loss in its last 36 games.

Vision training helping Hedges recover (Thursday, July 20)
Austin Hedges rejoined the Padres in San Francisco on Thursday with a bit more clarity regarding his concussion symptoms.After undergoing tests in San Diego, Hedges was diagnosed with a minor concussion that affected his vision -- more specifically, his depth perception.

Tigers open-minded to pitchers in trade talk (Thursday, July 20)
The Tigers have a burgeoning market for Justin Wilson, believed to be up to 14 teams. If they were to make the unlikely decision to entertain trade interest in Michael Fulmer, that market would be greater. Their incoming interest in Justin Verlander is more tepid, thanks to the remaining years and dollars on his contract.

Inbox: Will Nats still look to add to bullpen? (Thursday, July 20)
After months of speculation about how the Nationals would go about upgrading their bullpen, they finally made their move this week by acquiring left-hander Sean Doolittle and right-hander Ryan Madson from the A's. But are the Nationals done making trades with the non-waiver Trade Deadline still about a week and a half away? Beat reporter Jamal Collier tackles fans' questions in the Inbox.

Giants players have no issues with Sandoval (Thursday, July 20)
A handful of Giants sounded poised to welcome Pablo Sandoval back to the organization, assuming the third baseman's anticipated agreement with the club becomes official.

Yankees' Headley ready to tackle first base (Thursday, July 20)
Chase Headley, who has spent nearly his entire Major League career at third base, will see more time at first base since the team acquired Todd Frazier from the White Sox.

Dipoto still in the market for starting pitching (Thursday, July 20)
After making a move to bolster the Mariners bullpen with the acquisition of right-hander David Phelps from the Marlins, general manager Jerry Dipoto will continue searching for help for Seattle's starting rotation between now and the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Qualifying offers for 2017 set at $18.1 million (Thursday, July 20)
The qualifying offer for 2017 free agents has been set at $18.1 million, a source has confirmed to's Jon Paul Morosi. That represents a $900,000 increase from the 2016 figure of $17.2 million. Each year's qualifying offer amount is set at the mean salary of the highest-paid 125 players in the game.

Statcast scouting: A look at top trade targets (Thursday, July 20)
The scouts are out in full force this time of year, their presence at a particular ballgame purposefully reported as a potential tie-in to a non-waiver Trade Deadline deal. But there's another, newer element of scouting taking place right here at this very website. At any point in the season, the Statcast™ data available at provides an interesting way to put what we see with our eyes into proper context.

He played where? Majors' best 'irony jerseys' (Thursday, July 20)
Maybe it's the jersey of a player who was not a star. Maybe it's the jersey of a player who had a troubled time with the team. Or maybe -- and these are my favorite kinds -- it's the jersey of a really good player who is known for playing on other teams, a player nobody remembers played for your team. Here are the best "irony jerseys" for each Major League ballclub.

Turtle power: Dusty's namesake takes big step (Thursday, July 20)
Dusty the turtle had just been rescued when Dusty Baker came across the center after an impromptu visit during the Nationals manager's drive home from the club's Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, Fla. Baker left such an impression on the staff at the center that they decided to name the turtle after him. And after a five-month rehabilitation period, Dusty the turtle has fully recovered and was released into the ocean on Tuesday.

O's 4 HRs secure 4-game sweep of Rangers (Thursday, July 20)
The Orioles completed a four-game sweep by overcoming the Rangers' four-run lead and rallying for a 9-7 victory on Thursday night at Camden Yards. The Orioles hit four home runs, including three off losing pitcher Cole Hamels.

Fantastic fours: Royals roll with 4 big innings (Friday, July 21)
Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Brandon Moss drove in a season-high four runs, and every Royals starter had at least one hit as Kansas City cruised to a 16-4 victory over the Tigers on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

In breakout year, Smoak sets another mark (Thursday, July 20)
Justin Smoak's breakthrough season seems to be getting better and better with each passing day. In June, it was a new a career high in home runs and in July, it's a career high in RBIs.

Orioles set pitching plan for prospect Harvey (Thursday, July 20)
The Orioles' No. 3 prospect, right-hander Hunter Harvey, is making strides in his rehab process, and has been scheduled to pitch once a week through at least the end of August.

Romine starts in RF as Tigers mix, match (Thursday, July 20)
Andrew Romine has played every position but catcher in his Tigers career. He had never started in right field, until Thursday.

Crew confident amid skid as rivals gain steam (Thursday, July 20)
Brewers manager Craig Counsell believes his squad is playing good baseball, even if the scoreboard suggests otherwise.

Karns aiming for spring after TOS surgery (Thursday, July 20)
Royals right-hander Nate Karns underwent successful surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome on Wednesday in Dallas, manager Ned Yost said Thursday.

Pedroia's bat sizzling since before break (Thursday, July 20)
As a 12-year Major League veteran, Dustin Pedroia understands that you only get about 650 at-bats a season, so you better make them count.

Dodgers activate Dayton, designate Romo (Thursday, July 20)
The Dodgers activated left-handed reliever Grant Dayton from the 10-day disabled list before Thursday's game against the Braves, and designated right-handed reliever Sergio Romo for assignment.

Source: Twins nearing deal for Braves' Garcia (Thursday, July 20)
Looking to bolster their beleaguered rotation, the Twins are in the final stages of trading for Braves left-hander Jaime Garcia, according to a Major League source on Thursday. The Twins are expected to send a Minor League prospect in return as part of a one-for-one swap.

Prospect Szapucki has Tommy John surgery (Thursday, July 20)
One of the brightest young arms in the Mets' next wave of prospects will not pitch for at least another year. The team announced that left-hander Thomas Szapucki, its fourth-ranked prospect, underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday in New York City. The operation typically requires a 12-18-month recovery.

Inbox: What is Astros' plan for Deadline? (Thursday, July 20)
With the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline bearing down and the Astros still possessing a big league in the American League West, Brian McTaggart opens the Inbox to see what's on fans' minds from questions submitted through Twitter.

Amid 'noise,' Duda climbs Mets' all-time HR list (Thursday, July 20)
Like the 124 instances that had come before it, Lucas Duda trotted around the bases after hitting a home run. This time, though, there existed the small possibility that it would be his last time doing so in a Mets uniform, the same one he has worn while hitting all of his Major League homers.

Rosenthal's lapse costs Cards chance at win (Thursday, July 20)
A staple of pitchers' fielding practice during the early weeks of Spring Training now haunts the Cardinals in July after an opportunity to push their series finale against the Mets into extra innings Thursday was abruptly thwarted by yet another lapse in fundamentals.

Gray getting comfortable, learning to be great (Thursday, July 20)
Rockies right-hander Jon Gray is driven to be great. He talks about becoming for the Rockies what Clayton Kershaw is for the Dodgers -- that No. 1 starter who takes the mound, and his teammates take a deep breath and relax.

Central, hark! Here come red-hot Pirates (Thursday, July 20)
The Pirates woke up on July 4 nine games under .500, seven games out of first place in the National League Central. Since then, they've won 11 of 13 games, including Thursday's 4-2 victory over the Brewers at PNC Park, vaulting back to the break-even point and into a wide-open NL Central race.

At Baez's camp, fun, games and fundamentals (Thursday, July 20)
Lost in the crowd of more than 450 youngsters at the Baseball ProCamp sharing his name, Javier Baez bounced around from station to station until one small child finally grabbed his attention.

Inbox: Would Stanton waive no-trade clause? (Thursday, July 20)
Would Giancarlo Stanton be willing to OK a trade out of Miami? Will Don Mattingly still be around if the Marlins rebuild? Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

Smoak swats pair as Jays fend off Red Sox (Thursday, July 20)
A stout Blue Jays bullpen was up to the task for seven-plus innings Thursday afternoon, helping Toronto escape Fenway Park with an 8-6 win over the Red Sox and a split of the four-game series.

Reyes' hustle gives Mets walk-off win vs. Cards (Thursday, July 20)
The Cardinals' inability to find consistency in the ninth inning continued to haunt them Thursday at Citi Field, when Jose Reyes hit a walk-off infield single in a 3-2 Mets win over the Cards, dropping them to their third walk-off loss in seven games this road trip.

Lamb (2 HRs) backs Corbin's gem in Cincy (Thursday, July 20)
Three batters into Thursday's game at Great American Ball Park, the D-backs set the tone. After the first two batters reached, Jake Lamb slugged a three-run home run that sent Arizona on its way to a 12-2 victory over the Reds. That claimed two of three games in the series.

Shopping Yu not out of question for Rangers (Thursday, July 20)
If the Rangers continue to slip in the standings, it could mean considering some major trades for the future -- and Yu Darvish could possibly be included in the list.

Bucs wreck Crew, sweep to win 5th straight (Thursday, July 20)
While the Brewers came out of the All-Star break holding a solid lead in the National League Central, the Pirates faced a steep uphill climb. Less than a week later, the division's balance of power has shifted. Pittsburgh finished off a four-game sweep of Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon, crawling back to .500 with a 4-2 win at PNC Park.

Lupica: All in? Deadline is make or break (Thursday, July 20)
The Trade Deadline remains an essential, unchanging pageant of the game, in-season drama unlike any other we have in professional sports, all tied up in risk and reward.

Arenado thrives with unconventional technique (Thursday, July 20)
Give it a few years, some in the Rockies' organization believe, and the Major Leagues could be a league littered with players like Nolan Arenado. Not in terms of production -- not everyone woke up Thursday fresh off a three-homer game and eyeing a third straight RBI title -- but in hitting approach and style.

Morosi: Astros, A's talks heat up over Gray (Thursday, July 20)
The Astros and White Sox have spoken about trade possibilities since last offseason, if not before. But when the White Sox made two major deals this month, they sent pitchers to other teams: Jose Quintana to the Cubs; David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to the Yankees.

Today's starting lineups: July 20 (Thursday, July 20)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Walker on paternity list; Corbin steps in (Thursday, July 20)
D-backs starter Taijuan Walker will not make his scheduled start Thursday after flying back to Phoenix to be with his wife Heather for the birth of their first child. Patrick Corbin has been tasked with starting in his place.

Dodgers open four-game set vs. Braves (Thursday, July 20)
Los Angeles' Brandon McCarthy will oppose Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz during the opener of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium.

Source: Mariners acquire Phelps from Marlins (Thursday, July 20)
The Mariners have reached a deal to acquire veteran reliever David Phelps from the Marlins, a source has confirmed to's Joe Frisaro.

Meyer has career night vs. former club (Thursday, July 20)
Alex Meyer treated former teammate Brian Goodwin to breakfast on Wednesday morning. Hours later, Goodwin returned the favor by breaking up Meyer's no-hitter with a two-out double in the sixth inning of the Angels' 7-0 win over the Nationals at Angel Stadium.

Turner rehabbing in Florida (Thursday, July 20)
Trea Turner has begun rehabbing at the team's Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, the Nationals revealed Wednesday, more than a week after Turner was scheduled to receive a second opinion on his fractured right wrist.

Statcast of the Day: Robinson robs Murphy (Thursday, July 20)
In the same right field normally occupied by 2015 Gold Glove Award winner Kole Calhoun, it was Shane Robinson who made a show-stopping defensive play during the Angels' series finale against the Nationals at Angel Stadium Wednesday night.

Severino, King Felix square off on MLB.TV (Thursday, July 20)
A pair of American League clubs in the thick of the Wild Card race go head-to-head when the Yankees and Mariners open up a four-game series at Safeco Field as part of an abbreviated slate of Thursday games, streaming live on MLB.TV.

Meyer leads 1-hit shutout as Halos stall Nats (Thursday, July 20)
On Wednesday night, Alex Meyer reminded his former organization of his tantalizing potential, allowing one hit in seven dominant innings as the Angels shut out the Nationals, 7-0. The win secured a split of the two-game Interleague series for the Halos and handed the Nats their first loss in seven games.

Managers Postgame: Black on big win (Wednesday, July 19)
Bud Black discusses the recent success of the offense and Jon Gray's solid outing in the Rockies' 18-4 win over the Padres.

Deadline diamonds in the rough (Thursday, July 20)
Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery for a former top prospect to reach his potential. Here are a few candidates for new homes.

Duvall's walk-off hit lifts Reds over D-backs in 11 (Wednesday, July 19)
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning, Adam Duvall ended the Reds' five-game losing streak. Duvall's RBI single scored the winning run for a 4-3, walk-off victory over the D-backs. Arizona lost for the sixth time in seven games.

A's reportedly reunite with slugger Carter (Wednesday, July 19)
Free agent first baseman Chris Carter has reportedly signed a deal to rejoin the A's, whom he played for from 2010-12, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. The club has not yet confirmed the signing.

Nolan, Nolan, Nolan: 3 HRs power Rox rout (Wednesday, July 19)
Nolan Arenado was already an All-Star, but now he can stake claim to another accomplishment -- leading the Rockies to their best offensive game in five years.

Robinson called up as Maybin lands on DL (Wednesday, July 19)
The Angels placed outfielder Cameron Maybin on the 10-day disabled list and selected the contract of outfielder Shane Robinson from Triple-A Salt Lake before their series finale against the Nationals on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

Gausman, offense guide O's past Rangers (Wednesday, July 19)
Right-hander Kevin Gausman delivered the Orioles' third straight strong start, helping guide his team to a three-game winning streak with a 10-2 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night at Camden Yards. The Rangers have now lost four consecutive games, including three to the Orioles.

Mets score early and often, then fend off Cards (Wednesday, July 19)
Offensively dormant for most of the second half, Yoenis Cespedes woke up on Wednesday -- and displayed every side of who he is in a 7-3 win over the Cardinals.

Statcast of the Day: Robinson robs Murphy (Wednesday, July 19)
In the same right field normally occupied by 2015 Gold Glove Award winner Kole Calhoun, it was Shane Robinson who made a show-stopping defensive play during the Angels' series finale against the Nationals at Angel Stadium Wednesday night.

Royals lose lead in 9th, then walk off vs. Tigers (Wednesday, July 19)
Alex Gordon drove in Brandon Moss with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth off Tigers closer Justin Wilson as the Royals rallied for a wild 4-3 victory on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Pedroia, Pomeranz propel Red Sox past Jays (Wednesday, July 19)
Finally, the Red Sox could relax a little. After a string of tension-filled games coming out of the All-Star break, the bats strung together some early offense and Drew Pomeranz made it stand up, lifting Boston to a 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Bucs stay hot: Moroff's walk-off beats Brewers (Thursday, July 20)
Throughout this critical homestand at PNC Park, the Pirates have proved they can't be counted out.

Dodgers run win streak to 11, top White Sox (Thursday, July 20)
Kiké Hernandez hit two solo home runs and Corey Seager and Chris Taylor also went deep to spoil Yoan Moncada's first game with the White Sox in a game that called in the eighth inning because of rain. Kenta Maeda got the win, allowing one run in five innings. Moncada, baseball's top prospect, went 0-for-2 with a walk. Melky Cabrera hit a home run for Chicago in the first inning.

Walker joins Triple-A in 1st step toward return (Wednesday, July 19)
Neil Walker, who suffered a partial tear in his left hamstring running to first base on June 14, will join Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday in Memphis to begin a rehab assignment that could see him return to the Majors as early as next week.

Cashman to 'stay engaged' after blockbuster (Wednesday, July 19)
The Yankees are better equipped to make a push for the postseason as a result of Tuesday's trade with the White Sox, general manager Brian Cashman said, but there is still hope that more upgrades can be made in advance of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Posey comes off bench, caps SF rally vs. Tribe (Wednesday, July 19)
Buster Posey entered in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday with one objective. After an Indians error opened the door, the Giants called on their All-Star with two outs to erase a one-run deficit. Posey did just that, roping a two-run double off the bottom of the left-field wall, giving the Giants a 5-4 win over the Tribe. It was San Francisco's first Interleague series victory of the season.

A's secure finale behind Gray, 11-hit attack (Wednesday, July 19)
The A's knocked around Rays rookie starter Jacob Faria in a four-run fifth inning and got another quality start from Sonny Gray to avoid a sweep with a 7-2 win Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum.

Pedro to pitch in Boston charity game Aug. 17 (Wednesday, July 19)
Red Sox fans who have thirsted to see Pedro Martinez pitch one more time will get that chance when the Hall of Famer makes a one-day comeback in a charity game Aug. 17 in Cambridge, Mass.

Moncada embracing excitement of callup (Wednesday, July 19)
Yoan Moncada, the top prospect in baseball, according to, made his White Sox debut in Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

Source: Sandoval returning to Giants (Wednesday, July 19)
Pablo Sandoval is coming back to San Francisco. A source told's Jesse Sanchez on Wednesday that Sandoval, recently released by the Red Sox, will sign a Minor League contract with the Giants. The club has not confirmed.

Martinez hit by pitch, exits in D-backs debut (Wednesday, July 19)
When the D-backs announced their lineup for Wednesday night's game against the Reds, it was hard not to notice the new name in the middle. Penciled in at the No. 5 hole was J.D. Martinez, who joined the team Wednesday after being traded from the Tigers a day prior.

Phils' offense comes alive with 20 hits in win (Wednesday, July 19)
Solo home runs, they say, don't usually beat you. Nick Pivetta was reminded of that on Wednesday afternoon, as the right-hander surrendered a pair of homers, and little else over 5 1/3 innings and the Phillies' did the rest, rolling to a 10-3 win over the Marlins at Marlins Park.

Souza exits with left hip strain (Wednesday, July 19)
Rays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. exited in the first inning of Wednesday afternoon's game in Oakland with an apparent left leg injury.

Correa has successful surgery on left thumb (Wednesday, July 19)
Astros All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa underwent surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Correa posted a picture on his Instagram page Wednesday, writing: "Successful Surgery, now ready for what's next."

Bartolo mulling future, focused on contributing (Wednesday, July 19)
Despite an ESPN report that Twins right-hander Bartolo Colon is mulling retirement, sources close to the 20-year veteran told's Jesse Sanchez that Colon is focused on contributing to the Twins.

Paxton stifles Astros as Mariners win series (Wednesday, July 19)
James Paxton continued his mastery of the Astros, allowing six hits and one run with seven strikeouts in seven innings, as the Mariners took a series at Minute Maid Park with a 4-1 victory Wednesday afternoon. Ben Gamel's two-run homer in the fourth inning put the Mariners ahead, 2-1, and was all the offense needed for Paxton, who improved to 2-0 in three starts this year against Houston, allowing one run in 20 innings.

Twins ride 6-run 2nd, Berrios to win vs. Yanks (Wednesday, July 19)
ose Berrios threw 6 2/3 strong innings and Miguel Sano crushed a three-run homer as part of a six-run second inning to lift the Twins to a 6-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday, marking their first series victory over New York in Minnesota since 2008. It was also the first series win for the Twins over the Yankees since '14.

Cubs secure sweep with sixth straight win (Wednesday, July 19)
As the early portion of the season's second half has unfolded, the Cubs have altered the National League's playoff picture and began the surge many have long anticipated they would make. The defending World Series champions captured their sixth straight victory and completed a three-game sweep with Wednesday afternoon's 8-2 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Arenado blasts homers in 3 straight innings (Wednesday, July 19)
The Rockies jumped all over the Padres in the first few innings of Wednesday's series finale, largely thanks to Nolan Arenado.

Trade to Yankees 'surreal' for Frazier (Wednesday, July 19)
Todd Frazier will get a chance to build on his numbers with the New York Yankees -- his favorite childhood team -- playing at Yankee Stadium just about a 75-minute drive north on the New Jersey Turnpike from where he was once a Little League World Series winner.

Freeman falls ill, exits finale early (Wednesday, July 19)
Freddie Freeman exited Wednesday afternoon's game against the Cubs because he was feeling sick and dehydrated.

Moncada joins White Sox to face white-hot LA (Wednesday, July 19)
Carlos Rodon (1-2, 4.32 ERA) will start for the first time in 10 days on Wednesday, as Chicago hosts the Dodgers and right-hander Kenta Maeda (7-4, 4.38) in the finale of a brief, two-game Interleague series at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Girardi thrilled to add trio from White Sox trade (Wednesday, July 19)
There were lockers awaiting the arrivals of Todd Frazier, Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson in the visiting clubhouse at Target Field on Wednesday, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he expected all three players to be available for the afternoon game against the Twins, one day after they were acquired from the White Sox in a blockbuster trade.

Bryant day-to-day with left pinkie sprain (Wednesday, July 19)
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant exited Wednesday's game against the Braves at SunTrust Park after spraining his left pinky finger.

Stanton on fire, slugs 30th HR in 1st inning (Wednesday, July 19)
Another first inning, another impressive home run for Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.

MLB vets, sons enjoying EDI experience (Wednesday, July 19)
Cameron Collier is one of several attendees of the Elite Developmental Invitational at Dodgertown who has a father -- and an ex-Major Leaguer at that -- participating as one of the coaches.

Today's starting lineups: July 19 (Wednesday, July 19)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Justice: Furious trade market building (Wednesday, July 19)
Trade Deadline? What does a Trade Deadline even mean in a season like this one? Lineup holes to fill, playoff berths to grab. That means now. At this rate, July 31 might be an afterthought.

Lackey validates spot in revitalized rotation (Wednesday, July 19)
As the Cubs are evaluating how to move forward with a revamped starting rotation, John Lackey knew he had to prove his value as a key contributor to the staff. Lackey pitched with confidence in his return from plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He also left a good impression as he went five innings, allowing just one run in the Cubs' 5-1 victory against the Braves on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.

With Frazier a Yank, what will Red Sox do? (Wednesday, July 19)
For days, the rumor mill swirled and Todd Frazier seemed like an increasingly inevitable acquisition for the Red Sox given their glaring need at third base. So when the news came out of Chicago on Tuesday night that Frazier was a healthy scratch and on the verge of being traded, all signs pointed toward Boston. And then the trade winds blew in another direction.

Afternoon matchups rule full slate on MLB.TV (Wednesday, July 19)
Day baseball rules Wednesday's full slate of games as a number of matinees feature enticing pitching matchups, streaming live on MLB.TV.

Managers Postgame: Girardi talks about trade (Wednesday, July 19)
Joe Girardi discusses the Yankees' trade with the White Sox for Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle and how they'll impact the club.

7 starters who will deal -- and may be dealt (Wednesday, July 19)
The Wednesday docket just happens to be loaded with starting arms that have been tied to the trade rumor mill. So here is a list of today's starters who could conceivably be on tomorrow's transaction wire.

Madson, Doolittle, Jackson join Nats (Wednesday, July 19)
The answers to the Nationals' season-long bullpen issues arrived Tuesday afternoon in Anaheim, when right-hander Ryan Madson and left-hander Sean Doolittle joined the team for the first time since being traded from the A's on Sunday.

Werth likely out a few more weeks (Tuesday, July 18)
Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth provided some clarity on the left foot injury that has sidelined him since he a pitch off the foot June 5. Although the Nationals have said X-rays were negative, Werth revealed he is dealing with a first metatarsal fracture.

Maybin out 2-4 weeks with sprained knee (Wednesday, July 19)
Left fielder Cameron Maybin departed the Angels' series opener against the Nationals on Tuesday after suffering an apparent right knee injury in the bottom of the first inning at Angel Stadium.

D-backs excited to have Martinez's righty bat (Wednesday, July 19)
The D-backs snapped a five-game skid with a 11-2 win over the Reds on Tuesday, but they already had cause for celebration before the first pitch, as the news broke that they acquired outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Tigers in exchange for three infield prospects.

O's starters trending up, Bundy the latest star (Wednesday, July 19)
After closing a disappointing first half of the season, the O's rotation watched its ERA creep above 6 following Sunday's loss. But the starters have gotten consecutive quality starts since, with Dylan Bundy's effort in Tuesday's 12-1 win over the Rangers the latest encouraging sign.

Promising early on, Colon falters in Twins debut (Wednesday, July 19)
For three innings, Bartolo Colon looked like the All-Star he was with the Mets last season when he located his two-seamers on the corners and finished with the lowest walks-per-nine-innings rate in the National League. But it began to unravel for him in the fourth and fifth innings en route to a 6-3 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday night at Target Field.

Seager joins big Seattle names with 200th 2B (Wednesday, July 19)
Kyle Seager became the eighth player in franchise history to hit 200 doubles with the Mariners. The first one the list is his hitting coach, Edgar Martinez (541).

Shutout another reminder of Wacha's potential (Wednesday, July 19)
The Cardinals have never forgotten what they saw of Michael Wacha when he burst onto the Major League scene in 2013. It's why they've stuck by him through recurring shoulder issues and provided a longer leash than others might have when things started to veer off track earlier this season.

Pitchers' duel ends with Giants' walk-off win (Wednesday, July 19)
Eduardo Nunez shot a pitch into right field, delivering a walk-off win against Indians closer Cody Allen on Tuesday night. San Francisco's 2-1 victory in 10 innings over the Tribe culminated in a mob of celebrating Giants players on the infield.

Marte appreciates fans' response in return (Wednesday, July 19)
Back from an 80-game suspension for using a banned substance, Starling Marte did not know how he would be received.

Harper's 4 hits lead Nats past Trout's Angels (Wednesday, July 19)
Bryce Harper and Mike Trout traded first-inning solo shots, but Harper ultimately topped his American League rival by going 4-for-4 and scoring the go-ahead run in the Nationals' 4-3 win over the Angels in Tuesday night's series opener at Angel Stadium.

Rox overcome miscue, turn crucial double play (Wednesday, July 19)
The seventh inning of the Rockies 9-7 win over the Padres on Tuesday night was quite an adventure for reliever Jordan Lyles.

Bolsinger 2nd Blue Jay to post 4-K inning (Wednesday, July 19)
Mike Bolsinger became the second Blue Jays pitcher in franchise history to strike out four batters in the same inning during Tuesday night's 5-4, 15-inning loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Down to final out, Rays score 2 to stun A's (Wednesday, July 19)
Down to their final out, the Rays scored twice off A's closer Santiago Casilla to take a 4-3 win Tuesday night at the Coliseum.

White Sox net 4 in big Frazier deal with Yanks (Wednesday, July 19)
The White Sox traded third baseman Todd Frazier, closer David Robertson and right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle to the Yankees on Tuesday night in exchange for a four-player package headlined by outfielder Blake Rutherford, the Majors' No. 30 prospect per

With blockbuster deal, Yanks show they're all in (Wednesday, July 19)
This is how you do it. On both ends of a trade. Look at the Yankees. Those fellows are in it to win it. They may be ahead of schedule in their quote-unquote "rebuild,'' but they're going for it, and who knows how it will end?

Back from layoff, Kershaw wins MLB-high 15th (Wednesday, July 19)
Seven scoreless innings, and Clayton Kershaw sounded almost apologetic after pitching the Dodgers to a 1-0 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night.

5 questions after Yanks-White Sox blockbuster (Wednesday, July 19)
The Yankees and White Sox stunned the baseball world with their seven-player blockbuster Tuesday night, capping a day that felt more like July 31 than July 18.

Bats erupt as Rockies hold off Padres (Wednesday, July 19)
Mark Reynolds and Carlos Gonzalez ended long droughts, and Antonio Senzatela won in his first start in nearly four weeks, as the Rockies won their third straight, 9-7, over the Padres at Coors Field on Tuesday night.

Cubs power past Braves for 5th straight win (Wednesday, July 19)
Though this season's first half did not evolve as well as the Cubs had hoped, their perfect start to the second half has provided indication they could once again have some fun in October. The defending World Series champs matched a season-best five-game winning streak with Tuesday night's 5-1 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Han the Man! HR lifts Sox over Jays in 15 (Wednesday, July 19)
Hanley Ramirez sent everyone home early Wednesday morning with a walk-off homer that soared over the Green Monster, giving the Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays in 15 innings at Fenway Park.

Harper, Trout trade first-inning homers (Wednesday, July 19)
A pair of generational talents and two of the biggest stars in baseball matched up for a rare meeting Tuesday night when the Nationals opened a two-game set against the Angels, and both Bryce Harper and Mike Trout made an impact on the game right away.

White Sox stacked for future; Moncada up (Wednesday, July 19)
The Chicago White Sox will recall second baseman Yoán Moncada, the No. 1 ranked prospect in baseball according to, and right-handed pitcher Brad Goldberg from Class AAA Charlotte prior to Wednesday's game vs. the Dodgers.

Yanks get Frazier's power, extra relief in blockbuster (Wednesday, July 19)
The Yankees firmly committed to their chase of a postseason berth on Tuesday, agreeing to a trade with the White Sox that addresses two significant areas of need by importing infielder Todd Frazier and right-handers Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson.

Ramos (hamstring) returns to Rays' lineup (Tuesday, July 18)
After three days out of the lineup, catcher Wilson Ramos was back behind the plate Tuesday night for the Rays as they faced the A's at the Coliseum.

Salazar returning to Indians' rotation (Tuesday, July 18)
Danny Salazar received some good news when he heard from Indians manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Mickey Callaway on Tuesday. The sidelined pitcher will come off the disabled list and take the mound for Cleveland in his next scheduled start.

Velasquez flashes velocity in return from DL (Tuesday, July 18)
Back on the same mound he sustained a right elbow flexor strain two months ago, Vince Velasquez made a statement in the Phillies' 5-2 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.

Cash ejected for arguing after Souza strikeout (Tuesday, July 18)
Rays manager Kevin Cash was ejected in the fifth inning Tuesday night in Oakland.

Tigers get jump on Deadline with J.D. trade (Tuesday, July 18)
This time, it was real. A day after J.D. Martinez spent Monday evening assuring friends and family, including his mother, that he had left the Tigers game against the Royals because of a tight back and not a trade, Martinez really was dealt.

Late homers by Franco, Williams power Phils (Tuesday, July 18)
The return of Vince Velasquez provided a boost to Philadelphia on Tuesday night, but it was a homer by Maikel Franco in the eighth inning that pushed the Phillies to a 5-2 win over Miami at Marlins Park.

Bettis fires 2 2/3 innings in 2nd rehab outing (Tuesday, July 18)
Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis continued his road to recovery from testicular cancer Tuesday with his second Minor League rehab appearance.

Maybin exits after apparent knee injury (Tuesday, July 18)
Left fielder Cameron Maybin departed the Angels' series opener against the Nationals on Tuesday after suffering an apparent right knee injury in the bottom of the first inning at Angel Stadium.

Gattis the 9th Astro to reach double-digit HRs (Tuesday, July 18)
In the first game after the Astros revealed they will be without their RBI leader Carlos Correa until September because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, Houston's search for offense to replace Correa wasn't tough to find.

Ichiro passes Henderson on all-time hits list (Tuesday, July 18)
Passing Rickey Henderson in any career statistical category is a difficult accomplishment, but Ichiro Suzuki was able to do so on Tuesday night in the Marlins' 5-2 loss to the Phillies at Marlins Park.

Castellanos logs 2 HRs, 5 RBIs in rout of KC (Tuesday, July 18)
Nicholas Castellanos had four hits, including two home runs and a triple, and drove in five runs, and the Tigers erased an early three-run deficit in cruising to a 9-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

D-backs send message with deal for J.D. (Tuesday, July 18)
The D-backs' front office sent its players and fans this message on Tuesday: We believe in this team. That's what the acquisition of outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Tigers represents on several levels.

Big 5th inning helps D-backs snap 5-game skid (Tuesday, July 18)
Winless since the All-Star break, both the D-backs and Reds were desperate to create some second-half traction with a victory on Tuesday. Arizona got what it wanted with an 11-2 victory to snap a five-game losing streak, while Cincinnati is still searching while immersed in its own five-game losing streak.

Wacha's 1st career CG a 3-hit shutout of Mets (Tuesday, July 18)
Still trailing multiple teams in both the National League Central and NL Wild Card races, the Cardinals must play exemplary baseball throughout the season's second half to claw back into the postseason picture. Michael Wacha did more than his share Tuesday night, and the Mets gave him plenty of help, committing three errors in a 5-0 St. Louis win at Citi Field.

Davis has grand night in O's win vs. Rangers (Wednesday, July 19)
Chris Davis homered twice, including a grand slam on a career-high six-RBI game as the Orioles' offense overwhelmed the Rangers during a 12-1 win on Tuesday night.

With 5-run 5th, Yanks tie up series with Twins (Tuesday, July 18)
Didi Gregorius homered as part of a five-run fifth inning, pushing the Yankees past the Twins, 6-3, on Tuesday at Target Field. New York evened the series with the victory and is now 11-3 in its last 14 meetings with Minnesota.

HRs spark 4-run 6th as Bucs beat Brewers (Tuesday, July 18)
The Pirates broke out in the sixth Tuesday night at PNC Park.

Astros bounce back behind Peacock, Gattis (Wednesday, July 19)
Evan Gattis hit a pair of home runs and Brad Peacock struck out nine over seven innings as the Astros topped the Mariners on the same day they learned they'd be without Carlos Correa for 6-8 weeks. Jarrod Dyson stole his 22nd base and knocked in a run for the Mariners, who saw their five-game win streak end.

Harper, Trout trade first-inning homers (Tuesday, July 18)
A pair of generational talents and two of the biggest stars in baseball matched up for a rare meeting Tuesday night when the Nationals opened a two-game set against the Angels, and both Bryce Harper and Mike Trout made an impact on the game right away.

10 again! Dodgers extend streak, on 30-4 run (Tuesday, July 18)
The Dodgers juggernaut jumped leagues Tuesday night and kept on winning, as Clayton Kershaw pitched seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 Interleague shutout of the depleted White Sox for Los Angeles' second 10-game win streak of the season.

Yanks acquire Frazier from Sox in 7-player deal (Wednesday, July 19)
The White Sox are nearing a trade with the Yankees to send third baseman Todd Frazier, closer David Robertson and hard-throwing reliever Tommy Kahnle for outfield prospect Blake Rutherford, pitching prospect Ian Clarkin and right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.

Madson, Doolittle activated; Jackson called up (Tuesday, July 18)
The Nationals added three pitchers to their active roster on Tuesday, the team announced, highlighted by their newly acquired relievers, Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle.

Adjustment helps Siegrist's pitching, health (Tuesday, July 18)
As Kevin Siegrist showcased in his return to the mound on Monday, the Cardinals reliever utilized his time on the disabled list not only to eradicate the neck pain that had been plaguing him for much of the season, but also to correct his eroding mechanics.

Braves inclined to ride 5-man bench, for now (Tuesday, July 18)
Able to mix and match as his team staged a ninth-inning rally during Monday night's 4-3 loss to the Cubs, Braves manager Brian Snitker decided it would currently be more beneficial to stick with a five-man bench than it would be to revert back to carrying an extra relief pitcher.

Rojas returns from DL; Prado undergoes MRI (Tuesday, July 18)
One of the most versatile players in the organization is back with the Marlins. Miami reinstated Miguel Rojas, on the 60-day disabled list since May 9 with a fractured right thumb, on Tuesday to replace Martin Prado on the roster.

Slumping Odor aims to rechannel first-half bat (Tuesday, July 18)
The All-Star break was not kind to Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor. Odor appeared to be finally heating up in his final 11 games before the All-Star break, hitting .333 with five home runs. But that didn't carry over into the second half.

Bandy recalled as Vogt lands on disabled list (Tuesday, July 18)
Stephen Vogt still hasn't watched a replay of his collision with Pirates starter Chad Kuhl on Monday.

With Bartolo up, Hughes to 60-day DL (Tuesday, July 18)
In order to make room on the 40- and 25-man rosters for Bartolo Colon and Craig Breslow, Minnesota placed Phil Hughes on the 60-day DL with a recurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms. Hughes may or may not have surgery, but his season is most likely over.

After 'disbelief,' Cease settles in with new team (Tuesday, July 18)
The word "disbelief" came to mind for Dylan Cease when he was part of a four-prospect package going to the White Sox in a trade sending Jose Quintana to the Cubs last Thursday.

Tapia optioned to make room for Senzatela (Tuesday, July 18)
Antonio Senzatela was called up Tuesday to start the second game in a three-game set vs. the Padres, and the Rockies optioned Tapia to Albuquerque to make room on the roster, again giving them four bench players and eight relievers.

Hedges placed on 7-day concussion list (Tuesday, July 18)
The Padres placed catcher Austin Hedges on the seven-day concussion disabled list Tuesday, recalling righty reliever Jose Valdez in his place.

Escobar feels lucky to avoid injury after HBP (Tuesday, July 18)
When Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann hit Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar in the left wrist with a 90-mph fastball on Monday night, Escobar for a moment thought his season was over.

Ryu set to return from DL early next week (Tuesday, July 18)
The Dodgers will keep ace Clayton Kershaw on normal rest and activate Hyun-Jin Ryu on the upcoming homestand, temporarily creating a six-man rotation, manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday.

5 buy-low fantasy options with Deadline near (Tuesday, July 18)
With less than two weeks remaining until the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, wise owners will be looking for discounted players who could benefit from a late-July swap. With the Deadline in mind, the following five players could get a significant boost in fantasy value by Aug. 1.

Smart aggressiveness Frazier's goal with Yanks (Tuesday, July 18)
Clint Frazier immediately thinks about getting to second base as soon as his bat makes contact, and that exciting brand of play is quickly establishing him as a valued piece of the Yankees' lineup.

Alonso gets breather as trade rumors swirl (Tuesday, July 18)
Amid rampant speculation that he could soon be on the move, Yonder Alonso's name was curiously missing from the A's lineup Tuesday night. Rest assured, it was for only rest purposes.

Marte returns to Pirates in LF, hitting leadoff (Tuesday, July 18)
The Pirates reinstated Starling Marte from the restricted list and slotted him back into their lineup Tuesday night against the Brewers.

Bogaerts scratched, has MRI on right hand (Tuesday, July 18)
Shortstop Xander Bogaerts was scratched from the Red Sox's lineup Tuesday night against the Blue Jays due to a right hand injury. He went for an MRI on the hand before Tuesday's game

Trade bait? Lucroy behind dish for 4th straight game (Tuesday, July 18)
Jonathan Lucroy was the Rangers' starting catcher for the fourth consecutive game Tuesday.The Rangers may be trying to showcase him in the next couple of weeks as a way to reinflate his trade value, although such an ulterior motive in determining the daily lineup would seem inconsistent with their stated goal of trying to win every game and compete for the Wild Card spot.

Griffey passes on lessons from iconic career (Tuesday, July 18)
Dozens of hands shot into the air when Ken Griffey Jr. opened the floor for questions Tuesday at The Elite Development Invitational in Historic Dodgertown.

D-backs get J.D. from Tigers in 4-player deal (Tuesday, July 18)
The D-backs have acquired Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez, the teams announced Tuesday. Arizona will send prospects Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King to Detroit.

Dahl happy with progress in rehab (Tuesday, July 18)
Rockies outfielder David Dahl, on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque for a rib injury that has kept him out of the Majors all season, feels like he is on a faster-than-expected track back to Denver.

Sox recall Johnson, option prospect Travis (Tuesday, July 18)
The Red Sox announced a series of roster moves on Tuesday, recalling left-hander Brian Johnson and right-hander Hector Velazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket. Johnson will start Tuesday's game vs. the Blue Jays.

Gaviglio returns as Mariners option Powell (Tuesday, July 18)
With the Mariners needing to keep all arms available for their overused bullpen, outfielder Boog Powell was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday to open a roster spot for the return of starting pitcher Sam Gaviglio.

Twins call up Bartolo amid roster moves (Tuesday, July 18)
Before Tuesday's tilt with the Yankees at Target Field, the Twins announced that they selected the contract of 44-year-old righty Bartolo Colon from Triple-A Rochester and reinstated left-handed reliever Craig Breslow from the 10-day disabled list. Colon will start against New York on Tuesday, marking his 10th organization in his 20-year career.

Today's starting lineups: July 18 (Tuesday, July 18)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Duda, Reed on Yankees' radar (Tuesday, July 18)
The Yankees are in the market for a first baseman, and while A's All-Star Yonder Alonso remains on their radar, the answer to their problems might be just a few miles away. According to a source, the Yankees have reached out to the Mets to discuss Lucas Duda.

Correa out 6-8 weeks with torn thumb ligament (Tuesday, July 18)
The Astros lost All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa to the disabled list on Tuesday after he left Monday's 9-7 loss to Seattle in the fourth inning with what turned out to be a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Marlins call up Conley, option Steckenrider (Tuesday, July 18)
The Marlins recalled left-hander Adam Conley from Triple-A New Orleans and optioned right-hander Drew Steckenrider to New Orleans in a corresponding move, the club announced Tuesday.

Leitch: Last Chance For Bartolo? (Tuesday, July 18)
This is sort of impossible to believe, but there have been eight pitchers older than the age that Bartolo Colon currently is to appear in a Major League Baseball game in the past 50 years.

Four possible trade packages for Britton (Tuesday, July 18)
If the Orioles traded Zach Britton, what kind of return could they expect? Based on the framework set up by last year's deals for Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, Baltimore could expect to make a big splash. But who, specifically? Let's take a look.

Double trouble: Sanchez a force with bat, arm (Tuesday, July 18)
Gary Sanchez's power looms behind a placid expression, behind the gently ticking bat that comes to rest on his right shoulder as he sets, behind the navy and gray mask, relaxed squat and right arm draped across his shinguarded knee. Only in the last instant of the ball's arrival or the runner's churning acceleration into the basepath does he unleash it, the potential energy turned kinetic.

Hendricks near return after strong rehab start (Tuesday, July 18)
Kyle Hendricks, on the disabled list since June 5 with inflammation in his right hand, struck out three and didn't walk a batter over five hitless and scoreless innings for Double-A Tennessee on Monday night in his second rehab start.

Porter offers advice to youth at Invitational (Tuesday, July 18)
While some motivational speeches tend to repeat the same cliches, former Astros manager and current Braves executive Bo Porter took a different route when speaking to players at the Elite Development Invitational at historic Dodgertown.

Heart and Hustle winners named by MLBPAA (Tuesday, July 18)
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association revealed the 30 preliminary winners of the 2017 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. The honor is the only one voted on by former players, and is bestowed each year upon the active player who most represents a passion for the game of baseball, and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game.

Morosi: Yankees, A's talking trade (Tuesday, July 18)
The Yankees and Athletics have had recent trade discussions, sources confirmed to, although it remains unclear whether the Yankees have greater interest in Oakland right-hander Sonny Gray or first baseman Yonder Alonso.

Brewers crack top 5 in latest Power Rankings (Tuesday, July 18)
Maybe it shouldn't have taken this long for the Milwaukee Brewers to appear as one of the top five teams in our weekly Power Rankings. After all, they've been one of the most consistent teams in a National League that, as a whole, has struggled all year. Heading into Tuesday, only six of the 15 teams have a record above .500.

M's dazzling D in 9th, HRs in 10th top Astros (Tuesday, July 18)
After five ties and six lead changes, Seattle's Kyle Seager and Danny Valencia secured the Mariners' 9-7 win at Minute Maid Park with a pair of solo homers in the 10th inning.

Vogt day to day after collision with Bucs' Kuhl (Tuesday, July 18)
Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt exited Monday's series opener against the Pirates in the fifth inning following a collision at the plate with pitcher Chad Kuhl.

Pearce heating up, but may be trade chip (Tuesday, July 18)
It took longer than initially expected, but the Blue Jays are starting to see a strong return on one of their key offseason additions. Since his return in late June from a calf injury, Steve Pearce has been everything the Blue Jays could have hoped for, with the latest example coming during a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Monday night at Fenway Park.

Rockies' early charge holds up vs. Padres (Tuesday, July 18)
Charlie Blackmon opened the bottom of the first with a homer off the face of the third deck and right-hander German Marquez tied a career high with nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings as the Rockies defeated the Padres, 9-6, Monday night at Coors Field to pull to a half-game behind the D-backs for the first National League Wild Card.

Souza, Longo homer as Odorizzi stymies A's (Tuesday, July 18)
Home runs by Steven Souza Jr. and Evan Longoria helped the Rays secure a series-opening victory over the A's behind a stellar Jake Odorizzi, who spun seven one-run innings in a 3-2 win at the Coliseum on Monday night.

Correa's jammed left thumb to be re-evaluated (Tuesday, July 18)
Carlos Correa left Monday's game against the Mariners in the fourth inning with a jammed left thumb following a swing.

Pirates beat 1st-place Crew behind Polanco (Tuesday, July 18)
This week is full of opportunity for the Pirates, who are scratching and clawing their way into contention in the National League Central.

Errors help Indians edge past Giants (Tuesday, July 18)
The Indians' trying trip to the West Coast finally took a fortunate turn. On Monday night, Cleveland capitalized on a pair of ill-timed errors by the Giants, pulling off a 5-3 victory in the opener of a three-game set at AT&T Park.

Five teams who'd benefit from J.D. Martinez (Tuesday, July 18)
As the Trade Deadline approaches, J.D. Ramirez stands out in a crowd. Just a rental, the reigning American League Player of the Week is a 29-year-old slugger in his statistical prime who is making a laughingstock out of left-handed pitching (1.738 OPS) and entered the week with the sixth-highest overall wRC+ (164) in the game among those with 200 plate appearances (trailing only Mike Trout, Freddie Freeman, Aaron Judge, Justin Turner and Jose Altuve).

CBA compensation FAQ: Deadline edition (Tuesday, July 18)
This can be a confusing time of year in the world of baseball transactions -- and not just because some of us are sure to be duped by the occasional phony Twitter account dispensing "fake news" on the trade front.

Morosi: Yankees, A's discussing Alonso (Tuesday, July 18)
Yonder Alonso is the subject of ongoing trade discussions between the Yankees and Athletics, sources confirmed to on Monday.

Harper, Trout to slug it out on MLB.TV (Tuesday, July 18)
Two of baseball's brightest stars take center stage when Bryce Harper and the Nationals head west to take on Mike Trout and the Angels, highlighting a full slate of games streaming live on MLB.TV.

M's top Astros on back-to-back HRs in 10th (Tuesday, July 18)
After five ties and six lead changes, Seattle's Kyle Seager and Danny Valencia secured the Mariners' 9-7 win at Minute Maid Park with a pair of solo homers in the 10th inning.

6 in the Citi: Big inning powers Cards in NY (Tuesday, July 18)
The Cardinals may be struggling to claw their way back into the National League playoff picture, but it hasn't prevented them from keeping the Mets out of it. St. Louis broke out for six runs in the sixth inning Monday, scoring a 6-3 win at Citi Field to further dim New York's postseason hopes.

Pirates beat 1st-place Crew behind Polanco (Tuesday, July 18)
This week is full of opportunity for the Pirates, who are scratching and clawing their way into contention in the National League Central.

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