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Hand enjoying All-Star experience amidst rumors (Monday, July 16)
By now, Brad Hand is used to the trade speculation. It's not going to stop him from enjoying All-Star week.

After setbacks, Snell, Ramos soak in ASG (Monday, July 16)
Wilson Ramos and Blake Snell weren't on the radar when last year's Midsummer Classic rolled around.

Abreu back on All-Star stage with veteran poise (Monday, July 16)
Jose Abreu's second All-Star Game appearance has a different feel for the White Sox first baseman.

Berrios already focused on '19 All-Star nod (Monday, July 16)
When Twins right-hander Jose Berrios met with the media for the first time in 2018 at TwinsFest in January, he was direct when asked about his personal goals for the season. Berrios wanted to reach 200 innings, win more games than last year and become an All-Star for the first time. The 24-year-old has already reached one of those milestones, getting named as an All-Star as the lone representative for the Twins in Washington D.C. at Nationals Park on Tuesday.

Choo takes break from streak for All-Star Game (Monday, July 16)
Shin-Soo Choo will become the third player from South Korea to play in an All-Star Game when he takes the field on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Freeman enjoying All-Star spotlight with mates (Monday, July 16)
As the Braves entered their rebuild at the start of the 2015 season, Freddie Freeman was attempting to grow comfortable with his status as the cornerstone of a franchise that had suddenly assumed a much different look and unabashedly punted a few seasons of success away.

Brewers look at All-Star break as time to reset (Monday, July 16)
The Brewers' contingent didn't exactly arrive at the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard as conquering heroes, having flown in after becoming the first team in a dozen years to be swept in a five-game series. It was a brutal week, especially since it came at the end of a stretch of 21 games in 20 days. But after arriving in the nation's capital for the All-Star festivities, Lorenzo Cain & Co. were determined to enjoy themselves.

Cubs' trio enjoying their All-Star experience (Monday, July 16)
During their cross-country flight from San Diego on Sunday night, Javier Baez began asking Jon Lester questions about what to expect during his first All-Star experience. Lester, Baez and Willson Contreras will represent the Cubs in the 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday night.

All-Star Crawford extends No. 35 Giants lore (Monday, July 16)
Brandon Crawford doesn't simply perpetuate the significance of wearing No. 35 for the San Francisco Giants. He deepens it, as he'll try to prove when he starts at shortstop for the National League in the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, which airs on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. PT on FOX.

Red Sox quintet shows unity at All-Star festivities (Monday, July 16)
The quintet of All-Stars the Red Sox brought to Washington was befitting a team that set a record for wins at the All-Star break. With a 68-30 record, the Sox hold a 4 1/2-game lead over the Yankees in the American League East -- their largest lead at the break since the World Series-winning season of 2007.

Dodgers All-Stars old and new savor experience (Monday, July 16)
The three Dodgers representing their team in Washington, D.C., this week have seven All-Star appearances among them -- but only one belongs to pitcher Ross Stripling. Assuming the first one is always the best one, it's likely Stripling will leave this experience with the same fond memories his teammates have of their past appearances at the Midsummer Classic.

Tribe's 6 All-Stars take center stage in DC (Monday, July 16)
There once was a big banner lionizing LeBron James on the Sherwin-Williams Global Headquarters Building on Ontario Street in Cleveland.

Defending champs ready to make All-Star splash (Monday, July 16)
The All-Star Game presented by MasterCard is special to the six Astros in Washington, D.C., for Tuesday's game for different reasons.

Group effort turned slumping Goldy into All-Star (Monday, July 16)
Right up until D-backs manager Torey Lovullo delivered the news, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt did not think he would be heading to his sixth straight All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, which will air on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. MST on FOX.

Phils remain in mix for Machado during break (Monday, July 16)
Phillies ace Aaron Nola could step onto the mound at Citizens Bank Park in the near future, look behind him and see superstar Manny Machado in a red cap and red pinstripes at shortstop.

O's reportedly 'very close' to moving Machado (Monday, July 16)
A source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi that, as of Saturday night, the Dodgers and Phillies are ahead of the pack. The Brewers also remain involved, according to multiple reports, with Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun writing that "the gap between those teams is currently too close to call."

Amid trade rumors, Machado focused on ASG (Monday, July 16)
New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Anaheim, Chicago. Manny Machado is used to drawing a crowd in nearly every city the Orioles visit this year. But even among a room full of All-Stars on Monday afternoon at Nationals Park, the 26-year-old shortstop caused a commotion.

An ASG veteran, Trout savors every minute (Monday, July 16)
Trout, the Angels' lone All-Star this season, enters his seventh All-Star Game on Tuesday simply trying to take in the moment.

Harper focused on winning, not free agency (Monday, July 16)
Bryce Harper's every move has been scrutinized and closely monitored since he arrived in Washington, so it is only natural that he is once again the center of attention with the 89th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX coming to Nationals Park. It is the halfway point of the much anticipated final year on his contract with the Nationals, one that so far has not lived up to the enormous expectations it carried.

Compton wins inaugural Finch All-Star Classic (Monday, July 16)
There was an unmistakable vibe prior to Monday afternoon's championship game of the Jennie Finch All-Star Classic. "We never sounded that loud in the dugout," said Jasmine Vasquez, an All-Star catcher for Major League Baseball's Compton Youth Academy. "It was cool to hear everyone come together. This morning, we were like, 'We have to put on our jams. We have to get ready.'"

Machado to Brewers? He's thought about it (Monday, July 16)
The Brewers don't play in a market the size of Manny Machado's other suitors, but thought of the Brewers swinging a trade with the Orioles ahead of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline has at least crossed the All-Star shortstop's mind.

Top seed Aguilar ousted in first round of Derby (Monday, July 16)
Jesus Aguilar hit 12 home runs in the opening round of Monday's T-Mobile Home Run Derby, falling to Philadelphia's Rhys Hoskins in the first upset of the night.

Rhys rocks 17 in 1st round, advances in HRD (Monday, July 16)
Just call him the bracket buster. Rhys Hoskins entered the T-Mobile Home Run Derby as the No. 8 seed in the field of eight, but he took down No. 1 seed Jesus Aguilar with a dizzying dinger display of 17 first-round homers to Aguilar's 12.

Dramatic ending to Schwarber-Bregman 1st round (Monday, July 16)
Alex Bregman needed one more dinger to force a 60-second swing-off with Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber in the first round of the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby, but Bregman's final bid hit off the left-field wall.

Live round-by-round HR Derby results (Monday, July 16)
You can watch every swing live of tonight's T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on ESPN or via a simulcast on MLB.com, which is also hosting a Spanish-language stream.

LIVE NOW: Home Run Derby tracker (Monday, July 16)
Hometown favorite Bryce Harper and a host of other sluggers take aim at the fences in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, live on ESPN from Nationals Park. Watch a live simulcast and track every home run in every round by clicking "Continue."

Source: Mikolas to miss ASG for birth of twins (Monday, July 16)
Miles Mikolas is expected to miss the entirely of this week's All-Star ceremonies at Nationals Park, a team source told MLB.com on Monday. He will instead spend the time with his wife, Lauren, who is pregnant with twins.

Judge returns to Classic as a face of the game (Monday, July 16)
Aaron Judge arguably became the main attraction at last year's All-Star Game, in the midst of a phenomenal rookie season that saw him pacing the Majors with 30 home runs at the time. The young standout capped a frenzied visit to Miami by hoisting the trophy after the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, then heard Commissioner Rob Manfred laud him as someone "who can become the face of the game."

Harper dedicates field bearing his name (Monday, July 16)
To the wide smiles and admiring faces of several dozen little leaguers on Monday morning, Bryce Harper left another imprint on the Washington, D.C. area with the dedication of the Bryce Harper All-Star Complex at Fred Crabtree Park.

Here's what scouts saw at the Futures Game (Monday, July 16)
Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game featured the most fun in the two-decade history of the prospect showcase. The United States beat the World 10-6 in a contest that featured eight home runs, 103-mph fastballs and phenoms doing phenomenal things. After the game, MLB Pipeline caught up with three scouts to get their impressions. Here's what they thought:

O's reportedly 'very close' to moving Machado (Monday, July 16)
A source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi that, as of Saturday night, the Dodgers and Phillies are ahead of the pack. The Brewers also remain involved, according to multiple reports, with Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun writing that "the gap between those teams is currently too close to call."

deGrom discusses future in advance of ASG (Monday, July 16)
A celebration of Jacob deGrom's present turned into an examination of his future on Monday, when deGrom's agent suggested that the Mets should either sign him to a long-term contract extension, or trade him.

MLB.com reporters make Derby predictions (Monday, July 16)
Ahead of tonight's T-Mobile Home Run Derby, we asked our reporters covering the event at Nationals Park to give their predictions.

Manfred tours Library of Congress with students (Monday, July 16)
The participants of the All-Star Commissioner's Cup and the Jennie Finch Classic aren't just receiving valuable baseball and softball experience during their time in Washington, D.C. Some of that time in the nation's capital has been a learning experience, too, such as their visit to the Library of Congress on Monday morning.

Story, Ramirez named Players of the Week (Monday, July 16)
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story and Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez were honored Monday as the National League and the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason.

Philly outslugs KC in Commissioner's Cup (Monday, July 16)
The Philadelphia Youth Academy players cheered throughout their fifth-inning rally during the Commissioner's Cup championship game Monday afternoon against the Kansas City Youth Academy at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.

Sale, Scherzer to rematch; ASG lineups revealed (Monday, July 16)
For the second year in a row, aces Chris Sale of the Red Sox and Max Scherzer of the Nationals face off in the All-Star Game, managers AJ Hinch and Dave Roberts announced on Monday.

LIVE: Commissioner holds Town Hall Chat (Monday, July 16)
Watch a live stream from PLAY BALL Park as Commissioner Rob Manfred hosts his annual Town Hall Chat, featuring questions from fans on a variety of topics.

How every team's players fared at Futures Game (Monday, July 16)
The 20th edition of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game had no shortage of big moments, with the two sides combining for eight home runs -- doubling the previous Futures Game record -- as Team USA outslugged the World, 10-6, on All-Star Sunday at Nationals Park. Here is a recap of each player's performance, with a breakdown of each club's representatives.

Vlad, Papi proud mentors to World's top stars (Sunday, July 15)
The conversation between Vladimir Guerrero and Mets top prospect Andres Gimenez began with some small talk in the World Team dugout during Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

All-Stars Lester, Baez end 1st half with aplomb (Sunday, July 15)
All-Stars Jon Lester and Javier Baez both closed the first half on high notes, as did the Cubs. Lester picked up his 12th win, striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings, and Baez raised his league-leading RBI total to 72 in a 7-4 victory on Sunday over the Padres at Petco Park to help the Cubs finish the first half with the best record in the National League at 55-38. Baez smacked an RBI single in a three-run first while Jason Heyward hit a two-run single in the second for the Cubs.

Manfred talks ball with Make-A-Wish kids in DC (Sunday, July 15)
Major League Baseball's partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation has resulted in hundreds of kids meeting their sports heroes in meaningful ways, creating memories that will stay with them forever.

Trammell wins Futures MVP; Greene brings heat (Sunday, July 15)
The was a day for the Reds to celebrate what they are building. Trammell, 20, homered and tripled, and Greene, 18, blew up the radar gun at Nationals Park as their Team USA beat the World, 10-6, in an eight-homer slugfest.

Kershaw fans 8 as LA heads into break in first (Sunday, July 15)
Behind a deep outing from Clayton Kershaw, and solo homers by Yasmani Grandal and Enrique Hernandez, the Dodgers beat the Angels, 5-3, at Dodger Stadium on Sunday to wrap up the first half a half-game ahead of the D-backs for first place in the National League West. Los Angeles was nine games back on May 1.

Nye, Foxx highlight Legends & Celebrity Softball (Sunday, July 15)

Full day of All-Star events set stage for Derby (Sunday, July 15)
All-Star Week continues Monday with the marquee event that is the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. But before the baseballs start flying, there will be plenty more going on at Nationals Park. Here's a quick rundown of all of today's remaining events leading up to the 89th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET, FOX).

Bullpen of the Week: A's (Sunday, July 15)
Led by closer Blake Treinen, the A's earned MLB Bullpen of the Week presented by The Hartford for the period of July 9-15.

Here's how Derby sluggers' stats stack up (Sunday, July 15)
Before they take their cuts, here is a look at some notable Statcast™ facts for each of the competitors in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby.

Here are the top 10 performers from the Futures Game (Sunday, July 15)
The offensive output -- 16 combined runs and 22 hits -- is obviously the focal point when discussing top performers. But it's not only about the long ball. There were some exciting pitchers on display to make a more robust top 10 performers list:

Braves return to form, close 1st half with win (Sunday, July 15)
The Braves closed out the first half with a statement win over the D-backs. Entering the game with a 2-8 record in their previous 10 games, Atlanta finally broke through against the Arizona pitching staff, which had allowed one run in the first two games of the series. Julio Teheran turned in a powerful performance, tossing 6 1/3 scoreless innings. The Braves attacked D-backs starter Patrick Corbin for four runs in the third inning. Jon Jay crushed a solo homer for Arizona's only run.

Matheny's tenure holds lessons for Cardinals (Sunday, July 15)
It is very easy now, nearly seven years later and in the wake of the Cardinals dismissing their manager for the first time in more than 23 years, to forget that Mike Matheny made a ton of sense for the team back in November 2011.

Basabe homers for World on 102.3-mph pitch (Sunday, July 15)
Basabe was the early star of Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park, turning on a 102.3-mph fastball from Reds top pitching prospect Hunter Greene for a two-run home run in the third inning.

Commissioner's Cup a thrill for Cincy teen (Sunday, July 15)
On May 31, Connor Curtin said he underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor of his leg bone that was supposed to sideline him for a month. Curtin said the tumor was larger than doctors expected, so his doctor told him he couldn't participate in contact sports for eight weeks, which Curtin expected to keep him out of the Commissioner's Cup.

These future stars impress on Statcast stage (Sunday, July 15)
The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game is often the most interesting part of All-Star weekend, and not just because we get to see the best talent in the Minor Leagues all in one spot. It's because for many of these players, it's the first time we get them in front of the Statcast tracking cameras, and therefore the first time we can see if the data matches the prodigious scouting reports. For a handful of the future stars we saw on Sunday, the answer is yes -- in some cases loudly so.

Story seals sweep of Seattle with walk-off blast (Sunday, July 15)
Story powered his first career walk-off homer over the center-field wall while leading off the ninth inning on Sunday against Nick Vincent to give the Rockies a 4-3 victory over the Mariners and a three-game sweep of the series at Coors Field.

Dozier hits walk-off slam in Twins' wild win (Sunday, July 15)
It took a wild game and an especially crazy final four innings, including the 10th and final frame, but the Twins are headed to the All-Star break with some momentum.

A's win again, trail M's by 3 games for WC (Sunday, July 15)
It was only appropriate that the A's capped their fruitful first half with a win Sunday. The American League Wild Card contenders put together a four-run fourth inning that fueled a 6-2 victory over the Giants behind Sean Manaea, taking two of three from their Bay rivals at AT&T Park.

Balance of power flocks to DC for Derby (Sunday, July 15)
Steps from the United States' seat of power, Major League Baseball will bring the power to Nationals Park on Monday in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Homer-hitting host Bryce Harper leads a fascinating -- and young -- field of Derby entrants who will look to beat the clock and each other in the sport's most swinging showcase at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

USA outslugs World in 8-homer Futures Game (Sunday, July 15)
Each team slugged four home runs, but it was Team USA who came out on top in a 10-6 victory at Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park.

Davis uncovering new tricks of trade (Sunday, July 15)
Since giving up four runs on two hits and four walks in a painful blown save and 13-12 loss at Texas on June 17, Davis has put up stingy and increasingly dominant numbers. In 11 games, he has posted a 1.64 ERA, held opponents to a .132 batting average and .412 OPS.

Bader exits with hyperextension of left knee (Sunday, July 15)
Cardinals center fielder Harrison Bader was removed from Sunday's series finale against the Reds in the second inning after sustaining a mild hyperextension of his left knee.

Servais excited by club's 'awesome first half' (Sunday, July 15)
The Mariners aren't rolling into the All-Star break at full steam, but for a club projected by most to be a .500 team coming out of Spring Training, it's hard to be upset with a 58-38 record, one which puts them in prime position to fight for a playoff berth in the second half.

Liriano exits early due to back tightness (Sunday, July 15)
Tigers starter Francisco Liriano left Sunday's series finale against the Astros after three innings with lower back tightness, the club announced.

Harrison leaves game with hamstring discomfort (Sunday, July 15)
Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison exited Sunday's first-half finale after five innings due to left hamstring discomfort.

Pillar out 4-6 weeks with sternoclavicular sprain (Sunday, July 15)
Kevin Pillar lays his body on the line as much as anyone in baseball and for the first time in his professional career that aggressive style has led to a severe injury.

Moncada leads charge in decisive win vs. Royals (Sunday, July 15)

Tigers tag Verlander for 4 HRs to close 1st half (Sunday, July 15)
The Tigers hit four home runs off their former ace, Justin Verlander, en route to a win in the series finale over the Astros. Francisco Liriano threw three innings of one-run ball for Detroit, but he exited with back tightness. John Hicks, Jeimer Candelario, Niko Goodrum and Jim Adduci homered off Verlander, who Detroit traded last Aug. 31. Verlander did strike out 12 over his six innings, but he dropped his third straight decision.

Carpenter ties Cards' mark with leadoff jack (Sunday, July 15)
Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter tied a franchise record for leadoff home runs in a season when he launched his fifth off Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani in Sunday's series finale at Busch Stadium.

Ohtani discusses first half of rookie season (Sunday, July 15)
Shohei Ohtani began his first MLB season as a two-way player for the Angels, but he'll head into his first All-Star break exclusively as a hitter due to a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Who did sluggers pick to pitch in Derby? (Sunday, July 15)
From family members to longtime instructors, find out who these star sluggers picked to pitch to them at Nationals Park in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, on Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Nats rally in 7th to end uneven first half with win (Sunday, July 15)
Daniel Murphy delivered a tie-breaking, pinch-hit, two-run single to give the Nats a lead they would not relinquish in a win to close out the first half of the season on Sunday at Citi Field. Jeremy Hellickson posted a strong quality start, allowing one run over six innings as he continues to prove his value to Washington's rotation. Corey Oswalt threw another terrific start, allowing just two hits over five scoreless innings, but the Mets' decision to pull the righty after just 59 pitches cost New York, as the bullpen coughed up five runs in the seventh.

Machado homers before exit as O's top Texas (Sunday, July 15)
Manny Machado homered before coming out of the game following a rain delay, and the O's scored five in the decisive third inning to take the series from Texas. Ronald Guzman hit a grand slam in the first and Shin-Soo Choo went deep in the seventh, but Mike Minor allowed six runs (five earned) in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss.

Brantley's HR in 8th sparks Tribe past Yanks (Sunday, July 15)
There's a reason Michael Brantley was selected to the All-Star Game. The Indians left fielder delivered a clutch leadoff home run in the bottom of the eighth in the first-half finale against the Yankees, opening the door for a three-run rally that secured a 5-2 win for the Tribe at Progressive Field on Sunday.

Sox roll into break, lead over Yanks at 4 1/2 (Sunday, July 15)
Jackie Bradley Jr., Brock Holt and Sandy Leon combined to go 5-for-9 with three RBIs, providing a much-needed boost from the bottom of Boston's lineup during a victory against the Blue Jays on Sunday at Fenway Park. Xander Bogaerts hit his second home run in as many at-bats in the win, and Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer to account for Toronto's lone runs.

Bucs sweep 5 from Crew on walk-off in downpour (Sunday, July 15)
In a driving rainstorm at PNC Park, Josh Bell delivered a game-winning, two-run double on Sunday to rally the Pirates to a 7-6 victory over the Brewers, capping a five-game sweep. Colin Moran -- who almost certainly would have been out -- slid home with the winning run after the throw home slipped past Milwaukee catcher Erik Kratz.

Villar goes on DL; Brewers recall Phillips (Sunday, July 15)
The Brewers on Sunday placed second baseman Jonathan Villar (right thumb) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Brett Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

E-Rod (sprained ankle) lands on 10-day DL (Sunday, July 15)
After spraining his right ankle in a collision at first base against the Blue Jays, Eduardo Rodriguez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, a decision manager Alex Cora said was not influenced by the upcoming All-Star break.

Hinch names rotation after All-Star break (Sunday, July 15)
On Sunday, Astros manager AJ Hinch set his pitching rotation out of the All-Star break.

Gurriel placed on 7-day concussion DL (Sunday, July 15)
Rookie infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was placed on the seven-day concussion DL Sunday morning following a violent collision at first base with Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

Yanks set rotation for after All-Star break (Sunday, July 15)
Luis Severino's stellar first half could secure a starting nod in the upcoming All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. It will also earn the right-hander a few extra days of rest when the Yankees resume play, as manager Aaron Boone outlined the club's pitching plans returning from the break.

Miller set to begin rehab assignment Tuesday (Sunday, July 15)
Indians relief ace Andrew Miller is one step closer to a return from the disabled list with the possibility of a comeback early in the second half, manager Terry Francona said Sunday. Miller, who's been on the 10-day DL since May 26 with right knee inflammation, is scheduled to begin a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.

Cards introduce Shildt, address skipper change (Sunday, July 15)
Cardinals principal owner Bill DeWitt Jr. and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak met with reporters Sunday in St. Louis to offer further details on the team's decision to dismiss manager Mike Matheny.

Guzman launches first career grand slam (Sunday, July 15)
Rangers rookie Ronald Guzman belted his first career grand slam in Sunday's series finale at Camden Yards to give the visitors an early 4-0 lead.

Samardzija on DL with shoulder inflammation (Sunday, July 15)
The Giants placed right-hander Jeff Samardzija on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and recalled infielder Kelby Tomlinson from Triple-A Sacramento prior to Sunday's game against the A's.

Xander's walk-off slam encore: A solo shot (Sunday, July 15)
After sealing the Red Sox's 6-2 win over the Blue Jays with a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning on Saturday, Xander Bogaerts crushed a solo home run in the first inning on Sunday.

Here are the Futures Game starting lineups (Sunday, July 15)
The starting lineups for the U.S. and World teams in the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Hosmer's 10th HR bright spot in Padres' loss (Sunday, July 15)
Eric Hosmer has spent the past month and a half mired in one of the worst slumps of his career. He broke out in a big way on Saturday evening.

Back in bigs, Gray dominates for Rox vs. M's (Sunday, July 15)
Jon Gray came back to the Major Leagues with a vengeance. The right-hander threw a season-high 7 1/3 innings in the Rockies' 4-1 win over the Mariners Saturday night. Carlos Gonzalez added a two-run home run in the second as Colorado defeated Seattle for the fourth time in five games this season.

Canha sorry (not sorry) after bat flip, emotion (Sunday, July 15)
Mark Canha's first career pinch-hit home run -- a go-ahead, two-run blast off lefty Tony Watson in the seventh inning -- catapulted the A's to a 4-3 victory over the Giants on Saturday night at AT&T Park. With a Mariners loss in Colorado, Oakland is positioned just four games back of the second American League Wild Card spot with one to play before the All-Star break. Brett Anderson was knocked around for eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings.

Cubs alone in 1st as Derby duo powers rout (Sunday, July 15)
Kyle Schwarber and All-Star Javier Baez look like they're ready for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Schwarber hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Baez drove in five runs, including three on a home run in the ninth, to power the Cubs to an 11-6 come-from-behind victory over the Padres at Petco Park on Saturday night and open a 1 1/2 game lead in the Central Division. Baez, who also hit a two-run double in the fifth, matched a season-high with five RBIs.

Guyer at center of Indians' highs, lows vs. NY (Saturday, July 14)
Though Brandon Guyer entered Saturday's game 2-for-26 all-time against Yankees starter CC Sabathia, the right-handed-hitting outfielder had an .854 OPS against lefties and delivered a game-tying, two-run single in the sixth inning to take Sabathia out of the game. Guyer, however, was charged with a key error in the seventh inning, allowing the Yankees to take the lead and sealing a 5-4 win over the Indians at Progressive Field.

17-year-old Rays phenom Franco hits for cycle (Saturday, July 14)
There might not be a more impressive prospect who's yet to reach full-season ball than 17-year-old Wander Franco.

Hosmer ends drought with 10th HR vs. Cubs (Saturday, July 14)
Eric Hosmer has spent the past month and a half mired in one of the worst slumps of his career. He broke out in a big way on Saturday evening.

O's shut out Rangers with Brooks in the house (Saturday, July 14)
Maybe it was the presence of Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, whose unveiling -- as the club's new special adviser -- caused quite the ovation at Camden Yards. The last-place O's didn't quite throw it back to their World Series glory days, but they did overcome a major obstacle Saturday night: finally coming up with the big hit.

Panda harbors dream of playing all 9 positions (Saturday, July 14)
If anyone is ever to play all nine positions in a game for the Giants, it would be Pablo Sandoval. He's already pitched and caught, and manager Bruce Bochy is sure he wouldn't mind playing the other positions. In fact, he has talked to Sandoval about it.

Calhoun's 10th-inning blast saves day for Halos (Saturday, July 14)
Kole Calhoun hammered a go-ahead home run off Kenley Jansen to lift the Angels to a 5-4 win in 10 innings over the Dodgers and even the Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.

Salvy replacing Ramos as AL's starting catcher (Saturday, July 14)
The Royals announced Saturday that Salvador Perez will replace Wilson Ramos as the American League's starting catcher in Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

Schwarber preps for Derby, launches 18th HR (Saturday, July 14)
About five hours before first pitch on Saturday, the Cubs' Kyle Schwarber was working on his home run swing to prepare for Monday's T-Mobile Home Run Derby. All the extra batting practice paid off in the fourth inning against the Padres.

2 teams take lead in Machado sweepstakes (Saturday, July 14)
As contenders continue to jockey for position, the leaderboard in the race for Orioles shortstop Manny Machado remains fluid. A source confirmed to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi that, as of Saturday night, the Dodgers and Phillies are the two leading teams. The Brewers and Yankees are also involved, but fading.

Yanks edge Tribe on go-ahead Little League HR (Saturday, July 14)
Austin Romine's wild Little League home run highlighted an unorthodox win for the Yankees, who notched early blasts from Didi Gregorius and Greg Bird, then reclaimed their lead upon the legs of their backup catcher to post a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Saturday evening at Progressive Field.

18 non-rental trade chips worthy of big haul (Sunday, July 15)
If you're looking for trade chips worthy of hefty prospect hauls leading up to the July 31 Trade Deadline, you've really got to look beyond the rental market. For many contending clubs, it's the preferable path, anyway, because this allows them to not only fill a present hole but to get a jump-start on offseason roster construction.

Cardinals dismiss manager Matheny (Sunday, July 15)
The Cardinals dismissed manager Mike Matheny and named bench coach Mike Shildt as interim manager on Saturday night.

Ramos will not play in his 2nd All-Star Game (Saturday, July 14)
Wilson Ramos will not be able to play in Tuesday's All-Star Game, he said following Saturday's game vs. the Twins. The Tampa Bay catcher was removed from Tampa Bay's 19-6 win with tightness in his left hamstring. He said the injury occured when he was running out a ground ball to third in the sixth inning.

DC plays host to forum for diversity, culture (Saturday, July 14)
Artists, entrepreneurs, athletes, experts and ready-to-learn attendants descended upon Washington D.C.'s Blind Whino Arts Club Saturday to celebrate culture in the nation's capital during MLB's inaugural "Culture + Code" event.

E-Rod sustains sprained ankle after collision (Saturday, July 14)
Eduardo Rodriguez exited the game against the Blue Jays during the sixth inning on Saturday after a collision with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. at first base.

5 HRs, Holmes seal Bucs' doubleheader sweep (Saturday, July 14)
Clay Holmes earned his first big league win with six scoreless innings, while the Pirates hit five solo home runs to seal a doubleheader sweep against the Brewers. Brent Suter allowed one run over five innings for Milwaukee, which has dropped five straight and scored one run between the two games on Saturday. Jordan Luplow homered twice for the Pirates, who have won five straight games and are within two games of .500.

Ohtani takes step forward vs. lefty pitching (Saturday, July 14)
The Angels have tended to sit Shohei Ohtani against tough left-handed starters this season, but he had an encouraging at-bat against a lefty in the ninth inning of Friday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Futures Game players predict biggest star (Saturday, July 14)
Who among those on the rosters of the 20th Futures Game will be the best Major League players? That question was posed to the players themselves as they arrived, and the responses were varied, to say the least.

Wheeler sharp for Mets, nets 1st win since April (Saturday, July 14)
Rarely this season has Zack Wheeler shown the Mets enough consistency for them to respond with a full measure of trust. Yet lately, that has begun changing, as the unpredictable right-hander has become a more reliable starting pitcher every five days.

After amazing catch, Pillar exits with injury (Saturday, July 14)
Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was forced to leave Saturday afternoon's game against to the Red Sox with a right sternoclavicular joint injury. He will undergo imaging and further evaluation.

Rays romp, tie for most runs (19) in club history (Saturday, July 14)
The Rays tied a franchise record with 19 runs on Saturday afternoon as the offense delivered a record-setting performance in the late innings to get their road trip back on track. The Rays racked up six runs off Twins All-Star ace Jose Berrios. The Twins took a four-run lead in the sixth, only to see it fall apart as the Rays punished the Minnesota bullpen.

Complete guide to the 2018 Futures Game (Saturday, July 14)
A collection of the best talent in the Minor Leagues has been assembled for the 20th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be broadcast live from Nationals Park on MLB Network on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. Below is everything you need to know, with a snapshot of each of the 50 players, with links to scouting reports, tools and grades, stats and video on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

Greinke concludes All-Star first half with gem (Saturday, July 14)
All-Star Zack Greinke went a season-high 7 2/3 innings as the D-backs clinched the weekend series against the Braves. Greinke scattered four hits in his final first-half start, while Sean Newcomb issued three walks in the first before rebounding to pitch 5 2/3 innings. Ketel Marte knocked his ninth homer for Arizona.

Manfred shares love of baseball with kids in DC (Saturday, July 14)
When visiting the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy on Saturday afternoon, Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to almost every team playing in the Commissioner's Cup and Jennie Finch Classic, tournaments for players ages 17 and under from MLB Youth Academies.

Duo goes back-to-back in both games of twin bill (Saturday, July 14)
Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back homers in both halves of the Pirates' doubleheader sweep on Saturday at PNC Park.

Didi clobbers another homer in Cleveland (Saturday, July 14)
Didi Gregorius continued to slug Saturday evening, belting a three-run homer off Mike Clevinger to pad CC Sabathia's back pocket with an early 3-0 lead as the Yankees and Indians played the third game of their four-game series.

Homers punctuate Astros' rout, Cole's 10th win (Saturday, July 14)
The Astros primarily played some small ball to open a five-run lead after three innings. Then, Josh Reddick and Evan Gattis swatted back-to-back homers to chase Tigers starter Michael Fulmer in the fifth, and Tyler White tacked on a two-run shot in the seventh to help finalize Houston's rout. Gerrit Cole left with a high pitch count in the sixth, allowing one run on three hits and fanning eight to earn his 10th victory.

Franco fields fair ball ... and flips it to fan? (Saturday, July 14)
It's safe to say Maikel Franco has no future in the umpiring business. In the sixth inning of Saturday afternoon's matchup between the Phillies and Marlins, Franco did something you rarely see -- he tossed a live ball into the seats.

Ramirez ties J.D. for MLB lead with 29th HR (Saturday, July 14)
Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez turned on a slider from Yankees starter CC Sabathia in the first inning at Progressive Field on Saturday for his 29th homer of the season, tying Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez for the Major League Lead.

Vizcaino to DL with right shoulder inflammation (Saturday, July 14)
Peter Moylan expected to spend next week making the preparations necessary to slowly return from the disabled list. But those plans abruptly changed late Saturday afternoon, when Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino was once again sidelined because of right shoulder inflammation.

Where will Altuve bat in ASG? Hinch reveals (Saturday, July 14)
Astros manager AJ Hinch, who will manage the American League in Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard (6:30 p.m. CT on FOX), doesn't have to reveal his starting lineup until Monday, though he offered a sneak peek Saturday by saying Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will bat second.

Bats, 'pen come up clutch in Bucs' Game 1 win (Saturday, July 14)
The Pirates' bullpen delivered 4 1/3 scoreless innings and Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back homers in the first inning to secure Pittsburgh's victory over Milwaukee in Game 1 of a doubleheader. After Bucs starter Ivan Nova exited with the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth, reliever Richard Rodriguez escaped the jam and tossed another blank frame. Closer Felipe Vazquez earned his 22nd save. Brewers starter Chase Anderson dealt 5 1/3 innings, supported only by Christian Yelich's RBI single.

MLB's Color Run 5K provides a fun view of DC (Saturday, July 14)
Saturday morning's Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike provided an enjoyable experience for participants. The route for the 8 a.m. ET event took runners -- many from in or around Washington, D.C. -- from the home-plate gate of Nationals Park over the bordering Anacostia River and back ... and throwing distance from the brand new stadium for Major League Soccer's D.C. United.

Tribe recalls Mejia, game's top catching prospect (Saturday, July 14)
Indians manager Terry Francona has raved about Shane Bieber's poise and composure on the mound, and the rookie right-hander will have a chance to keep impressing his club in the second half. In the meantime, Francisco Mejia -- the Tribe's top prospect and the No. 15 prospect in the game, according to MLB Pipeline -- is coming back to the Major Leagues.

All-Star Ramos exits with hamstring tightness (Saturday, July 14)
Rays catcher Wilson Ramos was removed from Saturday's game vs. the Twins with tightness in his left hamstring.

Iglesias on trade rumors: 'I want to stay here' (Saturday, July 14)
With a club-friendly contract and another strong season in progress, Reds closer Raisel Iglesias has the potential to be in demand in the final two-plus weeks before the Trade Deadline, but he said he wants to stay in Cincinnati if possible.

Once a castoff, J.D.'s star shining brightest (Saturday, July 14)
The most valuable player in baseball this season is J.D. Martinez, even if he might not be the best hitter on his team at the moment, because Mookie Betts holds that distinction. Still: The best hitter in baseball, from last year's All-Star Game to this year's Midsummer Classic is Martinez, a guy who didn't have a job in the middle of February.

Watch live: Home Run Derby VR championship (Friday, July 13)
The stakes are high as fans compete for the first Home Run Derby Virtual Reality championship. Watch a live stream of the event from All-Star FanFest in Washington, D.C.

Bogaerts' slam lifts Red Sox in 10th inning (Saturday, July 14)
In an extra-inning rally, the Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays, 6-2, on Saturday with a walk-off grand slam by Xander Bogaerts in the 10th.

Cervelli back on 7-day concussion DL (Saturday, July 14)
Only six days after his return from the disabled list, Francisco Cervelli is back on the shelf.

16 sluggers participate in Jr. Home Run Derby (Saturday, July 14)
One hundred and fifty-three home runs. No, this number is not associated with Major League sluggers like J.D. Martinez, Jose Ramirez or Aaron Judge. This was the total number of blasts 16 participants in the third annual Jr. Home Run Derby launched at Nationals Park on Saturday morning.

Thames, Guerra placed on disabled list (Saturday, July 14)
The Brewers made a series of roster moves on Saturday morning, starting with placing Eric Thames and Junior Guerra on the 10-day disabled list.

E-Rod exits in 6th after first-base collision (Saturday, July 14)
Eduardo Rodriguez exited the game against the Blue Jays during the sixth inning on Saturday after a home-plate collision with Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Pillar makes sensational diving grab, but exits (Saturday, July 14)
Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was forced to leave Saturday afternoon's game against the Red Sox with an apparent upper-body injury.

Yanks, Angels might be Deadline partners (Saturday, July 14)
The Yankees have scouted Angels games recently, to be prepared in case the Angels pivot and become sellers, sources told MLB.com.

Best tools among Futures Game prospects (Saturday, July 14)
Twenty-nine of MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects will take the field for the Futures Game at Nationals Park. These are the loudest tools that will be on display.

These All-Stars excelled at multiple positions (Saturday, July 14)
Quite a few great players were All-Stars at multiple spots, and some of their stories are worth highlighting in a year in which the switch was on.

How far will Phillies go to get Machado? (Saturday, July 14)
Multiple reports have Philadelphia stepping up its pursuit of Manny Machado -- one of the game's top talents -- who is set to become a free agent after the season. A couple of weeks ago, sources told MLB.com that the price for Machado had been too high, particularly for a rental. But the Phillies have changed their thinking as they have built a 1 1/2-game lead over the Braves and a 6 1/2 game lead over the Nationals in the National League East heading into play on Saturday.

Which teams have the most Deadline urgency? (Saturday, July 14)
Let's line up 16 contenders -- that is, the teams entering the weekend within five games of a postseason berth -- and rate their sense of urgency.

Javy hustles to capitalize on Padres' errors (Saturday, July 14)
Javier Baez did it again. With one out in the 10th inning, Baez stole second, then took advantage of two errors by the Padres to score the go-ahead run and lift the Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the Padres on Friday night at Petco Park. Anthony Rizzo had tied the game with an RBI double with two outs in the ninth for the Cubs. In the 10th, Baez reached on an infield single. The All-Star second baseman then stole second, ran to third on an errant throw by catcher Austin Hedges and scored on another errant throw by center fielder Manuel Margot.

Lowrie collides with Piscotty, later exits game (Saturday, July 14)
A's second baseman Jed Lowrie is considered day to day after suffering a bone bruise in his left lower leg during Friday night's 7-1 loss in San Francisco.

Duggar leads charge in Bay Bridge opener (Saturday, July 14)
The Giants beat the A's, 7-1, on Friday to capture the first installment of the Bay Bridge Series. Center fielder Steven Duggar had a hand in five of those runs. In just his fourth career game, the 24-year-old went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Madison Bumgarner threw six-plus innings of one-run ball to earn the win, while Edwin Jackson was left with the loss after allowing a pair of runs in six innings.

Story time: Trevor homers, drives in 4 in Rox win (Saturday, July 14)
Trevor Story slugged his 19th home run of the season in the Rockies' 10-7 win over the Mariners at Coors Field on Friday night. He collected four RBIs, giving him 67 on the year, a new record for National League shortstops prior to the All-Star break. Colorado pounded out 14 hits to win on a night when they needed an emergency start from right-hander Jeff Hoffman.

Muncy's 22nd HR, clutch hit lift Dodgers (Saturday, July 14)
If you didn't know the name Max Muncy at the beginning of the 2018 season, you should be well acquainted with the Dodgers infielder by now. On Friday night, Muncy added to his fairy-tale first half, ripping a solo home run and adding an RBI base knock that proved to be the game-winning sequence during the Dodgers' 3-2 win over the Angels at Dodger Stadium.

Skip: 'No beef with Bryce' after star jogs on DP (Saturday, July 14)
Sometime before the Nationals and Mets continue their four-game set on Saturday from Citi Field, Nationals manager Dave Martinez plans to call Bryce Harper into his office. There, the first-year skipper will have "a conversation" with his star player about one of the more notable plays from Friday's 4-2 loss to the Mets.

Suarez, Rodriguez full go for SF rotation (Friday, July 13)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy has yet to set the order of his starting rotation post-All-Star break, but 25-year old Andrew Suarez and 26-year old Dereck Rodriguez will be pitching with little restriction.

Kingham, Bucs roll past Crew for 3rd straight win (Friday, July 13)
Nick Kingham and Josh Bell shined as they helped the Pirates push past the Brewers for the club's third straight win. The rookie pitcher went 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs and tying a season high with nine strikeouts, while Bell went 4-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBIs. Junior Guerra had an uncharacteristic start for the Brewers, allowing six runs over five innings of work.

Hand not picky about when he pitches in ASG (Friday, July 13)
Brad Hand doesn't care when he pitches on Tuesday night. He just wants to pitch. The Padres closer is headed to Washington, D.C. for the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, his second consecutive Midsummer Classic.

Guerra endures rare struggles in Brewers' loss (Friday, July 13)
Junior Guerra's winning streak came to an abrupt end against the Pirates on Friday when he allowed a season-high six earned runs on nine hits in the Brewers' 7-3 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.

Turner (hip) day to day, available to pinch-hit (Friday, July 13)
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was out of the lineup against the Angels on Friday night and is considered day to day, according to manager Dave Roberts.

Yanks' late rally falls short in loss to Tribe (Friday, July 13)
Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez each drove home a pair of runs as Domingo German was thumped for six runs in four-plus innings, creating an early deficit that the Yankees were unable to slug out of. Cleveland held on for a 6-5 victory on Friday evening at Progressive Field for its first win over New York in five tries this year.

Nats can't overcome Roark's early stumbles (Saturday, July 14)
In the five days since his last start, Tanner Roark conferred with his manager, pitching coach and other members of the Nationals' field staff. They sifted through video and mined reams of data, searching for ways to rejigger Roark's sliding season.

Schwarber, Baez finalize Home Run Derby plans (Friday, July 13)
Both Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez will have familiar faces throwing to them in Monday's T-Mobile Home Run Derby.

Bats stay hot as Twins keep rolling vs. Rays (Friday, July 13)
It wasn't always pretty, as they nearly blew a seven-run lead, but the offense kept adding on and it led to yet another win for the suddenly rolling Twins, who have bounced back to win eight of nine at home after going 1-8 on their previous road trip.

Abreu, Leury power White Sox past Royals (Friday, July 13)
Jose Abreu launched his 13th homer and Leury Garcia logged three RBIs as the White Sox slugged past the Royals in the series opener. Chicago starter James Shields went 6 2/3 strong innings with seven strikeouts, while Omar Narvaez helped seal the win with a late two-run homer. Royals starter Brad Keller labored for the second straight start, logging just 2 2/3 innings.

Rua's 3-run pinch-hit HR lifts Rangers past O's (Friday, July 13)
Ryan Rua belted his first career pinch-hit home run, a three-run shot off reliever Tanner Scott during a decisive four-run seventh inning, and the Rangers held on to defeat the Orioles to open a three-game set on Friday night at Camden Yards. Scott, entering after starter Alex Cobb exited, was charged with two of Rua's runs and surrendered Nomar Mazara's double that made it 5-1. O's No. 9 hitter Caleb Joseph pulled Baltimore to within one with a three-run double in the seventh.

Harvey strong again as Reds stifle Cardinals (Friday, July 13)
Matt Harvey allowed one run on four hits in five innings, striking out five to help the Reds top the Cardinals, 9-1, in the series opener on Friday. All-Star Scooter Gennett homered in the third, and Billy Hamilton made a home run-saving catch in the seventh for the Reds, who blew the game open with a five-run seventh inning. Carlos Martinez allowed three runs on six hits in five innings for the Cardinals.

Air Force claims Armed Services Classic crown (Friday, July 13)
The inaugural All-Star Armed Services Classic presented by T-Mobile ended in a 9-2 win for the Air Force over the Army -- a total flip-flop from the walk-off Air Force win in the round robin tournament in June. While the winning pilots certainly cherished the moment and glory, the embraces in the handshake line solidified the comradery built in the months-long grind to the moment.

Mozeliak defends Cardinals' clubhouse culture (Friday, July 13)
Following a succession of stories that portrayed the Cardinals' clubhouse as contentious and disconnected, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak defended the clubhouse culture on Friday, saying that he believes players still find the organization as "a very desirable place to be."

Thor goes 5 strong, hits RBI 1B in winning return (Friday, July 13)
Noah Syndergaard was in the middle of it all in his winning return from the disabled list, holding the Nationals to one run over five innings and adding an RBI single. The Mets staked him to a three-run lead after stringing together four singles in the first inning off Washington starter Tanner Roark. Roark scored the Nats' first run after legging out a triple in the third, and Matt Adams launched a massive homer in the eighth.

Smoak HRs, big frames lead Blue Jays to win (Friday, July 13)
Justin Smoak homered twice and Dwight Smith Jr. added a solo shot, and Toronto chased right-hander Rick Porcello in the third inning of a victory over the Red Sox on Friday night at Fenway Park. Four errors -- three in the second inning alone -- meant the win wasn't exactly pretty, but Toronto gladly took it, snapping a two-game losing streak and ending Boston's winning run at 10 games. Mookie Betts tripled twice and had two RBIs for the Red Sox.

Bleich's 10-year journey finally reaches Majors (Friday, July 13)
Jeremy Bleich is finally a big leaguer. It only took 10 years. The A's promoted the 31-year-old pitcher from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Friday's series opener in San Francisco, swapping out Josh Lucas for a second lefty reliever.

Godley delivers victory with timely quality start (Friday, July 13)
Zack Godley struck out seven batters over six innings as the D-backs edged the Braves. Godley, who allowed one run, retired 16 of the final 19 batters he faced. Nick Ahmed, a former Atlanta Draft pick, hit the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh. Anibal Sanchez earned the no-decision after giving up one run over six frames.

Keuchel stays hot as Astros shut out Tigers (Friday, July 13)
Dallas Keuchel threw six innings and Alex Bregman set a career high with his 20th home run as the Astros took the opener from the visiting Tigers on Friday at Minute Maid Park. Keuchel won his third straight outing, while Tigers right-hander Mike Fiers delivered a quality start in his first start against his former club.

Lowrie collides with Piscotty, later exits game (Friday, July 13)
A's second baseman Jed Lowrie departed Friday night's game against the Giants in the middle of the fifth inning after a collision in the field.

Porcello stumbles as Red Sox streak ends at 10 (Friday, July 13)
Normally the ultimate innings-eater, Rick Porcello didn't live up to his reputation on Friday night at Fenway Park, not even when the Red Sox gave him a generous offensive cushion early on. Porcello was uncharacteristically off during a 13-7 loss to the Blue Jays that snapped Boston's winning streak at 10 games.

2 armed forces members earn trip to HR Derby (Friday, July 13)
The first- and second-place winners of the All-Star Armed Services Home Run Challenge presented by T-Mobile will swing for the fences at Nationals Park once again on Monday's Home Run Derby in between the breaks in action.

Arrieta shuts down Marlins in dominant win (Friday, July 13)
After a tumultuous June, Jake Arrieta confirmed that he has found his groove in the month of July. The veteran was stellar, allowing three hits in seven scoreless frames, keeping Miami's hitters off balance all night long and leading the Phillies to a shutout win at Marlins Park. Wei-Yin Chen nearly matched the former Cy Young Award winner -- his only mistake coming on a two-out RBI double by Aaron Altherr in the second inning. Maikel Franco added an insurance run with a solo homer in the ninth. The Marlins missed a scoring opportunity when Derek Dietrich crushed a pinch-hit double to deep right, but Cameron Maybin was thrown out at the plate.

Bieber earns W after Tribe 'pen fends off Yanks (Friday, July 13)
After Shane Bieber allowed three runs in the fifth inning on Friday night, Indians fans grew wary as Aaron Judge stepped to the plate looking to give New York its first lead of the night. With a runner on second, Judge sent a hanging slider 370 feet to center field, where it was tracked down by Greg Allen, shutting the door on New York's biggest scoring threat of the night and helping the Tribe secure a 6-5 win.

Hamilton climbs wall for unreal HR-robbing grab (Friday, July 13)
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton's road show has earned raves in hostile territory again. To end the bottom of the seventh inning vs. the Cardinals, Hamilton climbed the wall to rob Matt Carpenter of a home run.

Aroldis opts out of All-Star Game (Friday, July 13)
Aroldis Chapman has been battling tendinitis in his left knee since early May, and though he said the discomfort has not increased markedly, he has made the "tough decision" to bypass participating in the Midsummer Classic. He was replaced on the American League roster by the Astros' Charlie Morton.

Buxton injures hand on swing; X-rays negative (Friday, July 13)
Center fielder Byron Buxton suffered a left hand injury on a swing with Triple-A Rochester on Thursday night, but X-rays performed on Friday came back negative. He also underwent a precautionary MRI exam, but the Twins have yet to receive the results.

Gohara likely to rejoin Atlanta rotation after AS break (Friday, July 13)
When the Braves return from the All-Star break, their starting rotation may resemble how it was supposed to before Luiz Gohara's Spring Training injuries led to the mid-March signing of Anibal Sanchez.

Martin Perez ready to show he's overcome injury (Friday, July 13)
After spending more than two months recovering from soreness in his non-throwing elbow, lefty Martin Perez returns to the Rangers rotation Saturday aiming to prove himself worthy of the contract option the club holds on him after the season.

All-Star FanFest underway in Washington (Friday, July 13)
After saying a few words, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser grabbed a large pair of scissors and stepped up to the ribbon ready to declare FanFest officially open. Six other VIPs joined Bowser on stage, including Mark Lerner (Principal Owner of the Nationals), Tony Petitti (MLB Deputy Commissioner of Business and Media), Hall-of-Famer Juan Marichal, three-time Olympic softball gold medalist Lisa Fernandez and former Nationals Ryan Church and Justin Maxwell.

Kapler recalls Utley's 1st hit -- a grand slam (Friday, July 13)
Chase Utley announced Friday that he will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2018 season. In Miami, on Friday afternoon, Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler recalled the Phillies legend's first career home run over 15 years ago, which he watched fly over his head in right field.

Gennett: Reds 'want me here for the long term' (Friday, July 13)
Earlier this season, Scooter Gennett was poised to be one of the Reds' top trade chips this summer. The second baseman was prepared to be plugged in for rumors ahead of the July 31 non-waivers Trade Deadline. Gennett's situation now appears to be less tenuous, especially as he's contributed to the Reds becoming one of baseball's hottest teams. It appears doubtful that he will be traded by Cincinnati. It's also become possible that Gennett could receive a contract extension.

Moncada working toward successful 2nd half (Friday, July 13)
Yoan Moncada delivered an accurate assessment concerning the first half of his first full big league season with the White Sox. "It hasn't been as good as I wanted it to be," Moncada said through interpreter Billy Russo prior to Friday night's series opener with the Royals. "But it hasn't been as bad as you can think."

Standouts from Stockton's PDP event (Friday, July 13)
Thirty-six of the top high school prospects in Northern California showcased their skills at Banner Island Ballpark at the Prospect Development Pipeline Premier event on Friday in Stockton, an effort by MLB and USA Baseball to establish a pathway for amateur baseball players.

Brinson out several weeks with bone bruise (Friday, July 13)
Lewis Brinson's tenure on the disabled list is going to last longer than initially anticipated. The Marlins announced on Friday the rookie center field is dealing with a right hip bone bruise, and he will be out several more weeks.

Gray to rejoin Rockies to start on Saturday (Friday, July 13)
After two starts at Triple-A Albuquerque to, as he put it, "hit the reset button," Jon Gray will return to the Rockies to start Saturday night against the Mariners.

Is Utley a Hall of Famer? The case in numbers (Friday, July 13)
Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the 2018 season, signaling the close of an incredibly accomplished career in the Major Leagues. But is he a Hall of Fame player?

Futures prospects tour famed DC museum (Friday, July 13)
Dr. Damion Thomas spends his days as the curator of sports at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. On Friday, he took time to guide a group of 2018 Futures Game players through his place of work.

Buehler activated from DL; Venditte optioned (Friday, July 13)
The Dodgers reinstated Walker Buehler from the 10-day disabled list to start Friday night against the Angels and made room by optioning switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Miller, D-backs await official MRI diagnosis (Friday, July 13)
The D-backs will have to wait a little longer to get an official reading on Shelby Miller's results from Thursday's MRI.

Jennie Finch Classic highlights softball's rise (Friday, July 13)
The New Orleans Youth Academy is participating in the Jennie Finch Classic leading up to the the 89th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX. The tournament takes place in Washington D.C. and consists of eight teams of women ages 17 and under from MLB youth academies. The event is named after Olympic Gold Medal winner Jennie Finch, who is the MLB youth softball ambassador. Tournament participants will also attend All-Star Week events, including the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday night.

Utley says he'll retire after 2018 season (Friday, July 13)
For almost 13 seasons, Chase Utley was a vital part of the Phillies' family. For most of the past four, Utley has been part of the Dodgers family. After this year, he's going home to his family.

Verlander: Detroit has special place in my heart (Friday, July 13)
A lot has happened to former Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander in less than a year. Most notably, he's added two rings: one from his new marriage and the other from the World Series he won with the Astros last season.

Betts triples in first 2 at-bats to spark Red Sox (Friday, July 13)
Dynamic All-Star Mookie Betts got off to a flying start for the Red Sox on Friday night against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park, belting a pair of triples in his first two at-bats.

Brewers lose Thames to hamstring tightness (Friday, July 13)
Eric Thames left Friday night's game against the Pirates in the third inning with right hamstring tightness.

Blue Jays put power on display in 5-run third (Friday, July 13)
Justin Smoak and Dwight Smith Jr. each homered and Toronto scored five runs in the top of the third to chase Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello from the game. Kevin Pillar also chipped in with a two-run double as Toronto at least temporarily turned a 6-3 deficit into an 8-6 lead.

Thor tosses 5 sharp IP, hits RBI single in return (Friday, July 13)
The Mets' vision of having Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom start 40 percent of their games this season may not have come to fruition, but Syndergaard returned from the disabled list Friday with designs on salvaging the rest of his season.

Bregman sets HR career high ahead of Derby (Friday, July 13)
Alex Bregman continues to be in Home Run Derby form.

Kluber cedes All-Star spot after bumpy stretch (Friday, July 13)
Corey Kluber understands his importance to the Indians for the second half of the season. Should Cleveland capture its third straight American League Central crown, the ace will also want to log as many innings as possible on the October stage. With that in mind, Kluber has decided not to participate in the All-Star Game.

Blue Jays place Estrada on DL with glute strain (Friday, July 13)
The Blue Jays announced Friday that right-handed starter Marco Estrada has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left glute strain. Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to fill Estrada's place on the 25-man roster.

Paxton's back injury lands him on 10-day DL (Friday, July 13)
James Paxton knew as soon as he took the mound for his pregame bullpen work on Thursday that something wasn't quite right. His lower back was stiff and his normal fastball wasn't popping as he struggled to get extension on his delivery.

Albert Pujols goes on DL with knee inflammation (Friday, July 13)
A day after tying Ken Griffey Jr. on the all-time homer list with his 630th career blast, Albert Pujols went on the 10-day disabled list on Friday with left knee inflammation.

Latest on Machado: Phils increase their offer (Friday, July 13)
The Manny Machado sweepstakes have gained significant momentum in the recent days. MLB.com gets you up to date with the latest news and rumors surrounding the Orioles' star, who is expected to be moved ahead of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

DC Mayor pays visit to PLAY BALL Park (Friday, July 13)
Earlier this year, the United States Conference of Mayors renewed its pledge with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to continue "PLAY BALL Summer," aimed at growing youth baseball across all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Among the dozens of city leaders who supported extending the agreement through 2020 is Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who visited PLAY BALL Park near Nationals Park on Friday.

10 Futures stars who could make 2018 impact (Friday, July 13)
Find out which prospects have the best chance of helping fantasy owners in 2018 and grab MLB's future stars now.

Utley reportedly to announce retirement plans (Friday, July 13)
Dodgers infielder Chase Utley will hold a news conference today at Dodger Stadium, and reports surfaced that the topic will be his retirement.

Best tools among Futures Game prospects (Friday, July 13)
Twenty-eight of MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects will take the field for the Futures Game at Nationals Park. These are the loudest tools that will be on display.

Trade deGrom? Former Mets exec weighs in (Friday, July 13)
Plenty of virtual ink already has been spilled by writers, analysts and pundits over whether the New York Mets should trade Jacob deGrom this month. But what does a former Mets exec have to say on the matter?

Snell, Morton named to AL All-Star roster (Friday, July 13)
Blake Snell of the Rays will replace Corey Kluber and Charlie Morton of the Astros will replace Aroldis Chapman on the AL's active roster for Tuesday's All-Star Game at Natonals Park.

Benintendi out on bereavement; Travis called up (Friday, July 13)
The Red Sox placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the bereavement list in advance of Friday night's game against the Blue Jays in Boston, and recalled first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Catcher's market flying under Deadline radar? (Friday, July 13)
While much of the Trade Deadline chatter has focused on Manny Machado, the O's shortstop is far from the only All-Star who could be on the move in the coming weeks. Two All-Star catchers -- J.T. Realmuto and Wilson Ramos -- have drawn interest from a number of contenders looking to make improvements behind the plate before July 31.

Make no mistake, Greinke will end up in Hall (Friday, July 13)
Zack Greinke has never had the most dominating stuff but his consistent excellence will eventually lead him to Cooperstown.

Catch All-Star savings with MLB.TV (Friday, July 13)
The second half promises to be full of drama, and MLB.TV has you covered. Watch every out-of-market game all season on your favorite supported device for just $39.99 the rest of the way.

10 starters likely to be dealt by Trade Deadline (Friday, July 13)
Find out which starting pitchers have the greatest chance of being moved before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

10 trade candidates who have boosted their value (Friday, July 13)
We're less than three weeks from the non-waiver Trade Deadline, and with rumors flying faster than a Jordan Hicks heater, the baseball world is eagerly awaiting the first big domino to fall. Here's a look at some players who have boosted their value this month.

Who says no? 5 potential blockbuster deals (Friday, July 13)
Who says no? Jim Duquette fields fans' trade proposals

Turner sidelined with left hip injury (Friday, July 13)
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said he doesn't know how badly he injured his left adductor (hip) trying to leg out an infield grounder in the ninth inning of Thursday night's 3-2 win over the Padres.

Red-hot J-Ram, Lindor make Indians history (Friday, July 13)
The Yankees have seen plenty of Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez -- MLB's home run leader heading into Thursday night. But New York ran up against another powerful slugger in the opener at Progressive Field, as Jose Ramirez belted his 28th blast of the season to tie Martinez for the Major League lead.

Thursday's top prospect performers (Friday, July 13)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.

Gibson's 8 strong frames lead 7th win in 8 games (Friday, July 13)
Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson continued his breakout season by tossing eight innings of one-run ball in a 5-1 win over the Rays on Thursday at Target Field. Gibson scattered five hits and struck out nine as the Twins won for the seventh time in eight games. Eddie Rosario led Minnesota's offense with a two-run homer. Rays starter Blake Snell had his shortest start of the season, allowing three runs over three innings.

Pujols moves up 2-homer games list (Friday, July 13)
Looking at the players who hit the most two-homer games in MLB history.

Weekend before ASG chock full of critical games (Friday, July 13)
From the Futures Game to the Yankees-Indians series, there won't be a lack of action heading into the All-Star break.

Pujols ties Griffey with 630th HR in Halos' rout (Friday, July 13)
Albert Pujols launched the 629th and 630th home runs of his career to lead the Angels to an 11-2 rout of the Mariners on Thursday night at Angel Stadium, tying Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth place on the all-time list. Pujols collected the milestone blast with a solo home run off Nick Rumbelow in the sixth inning. He pulled within one of Griffey with a two-run shot off left-hander James Paxton in the first inning. Pujols finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs, tying Rickey Henderson for 25th place on the all-time hits list (3,055).

Dodgers alone in first for first time this season (Friday, July 13)
The Dodgers took over sole possession of first place in the National League West for the first time this season with a 3-2 win over the Padres on Thursday night at Petco Park, as All-Stars Ross Stripling, Matt Kemp and Kenley Jansen played key roles.

Bergman gets start for M's; Cruz to sit vs. Rox (Thursday, July 12)
Christian Bergman will be on the mound Friday when the Mariners open a three-game set with the Rockies at Coors Field, but designated hitter Nelson Cruz will be on the bench and limited to pinch-hitting duties as Seattle deals with the first of three remaining Interleague road series on its schedule.

Dodgers' bullpen injuries complicate trade needs (Thursday, July 12)
Aside from daily rumors of interest in Manny Machado, the Dodgers also need to fix the bullpen by the Trade Deadline at the end of the month.

Rendon, Harper combine for 3 HRs vs. Mets (Thursday, July 12)
Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper continue to make Citi Field their home away from home.

Didi gets to Kluber again with solo blast (Thursday, July 12)
Didi Gregorius enjoyed what he called one of the best nights of his career last autumn at Progressive Field, keeping the Yankees' postseason dreams alive by homering twice off Indians ace Corey Kluber in the deciding Game 5 of the American League Division Series.

Taillon fans career-high 10 as Bucs wreck Crew (Thursday, July 12)
Jameson Taillon racked up a career-high 10 strikeouts over six strong innings, Jordy Mercer had three hits and four RBIs, and All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez stifled a bases-loaded rally in the ninth as the Pirates took the opener of this five-game series. The lone run against Taillon came on Jesus Aguilar's NL-leading 24th homer, a day after he was named an All-Star and the top seed in the Home Run Derby.

Pivetta rebounds, helps Phils stand alone in 1st (Thursday, July 12)
The Phillies ventured into Camden Yards for a make-up game Thursday and left with a 5-4 win over the Orioles. Backed by Jorge Alfaro's three RBIs, including a homer, Nick Pivetta tossed four no-hit innings and left after allowing three runs over 6 2/3 in a rebound start. Kevin Gausman was peppered for 12 hits, allowing five runs, before the O's made it a one-run game after back-to-back homers from Trey Mancini and Jace Peterson in the seventh.

Paxton exits in 1st inning with back stiffness (Thursday, July 12)
One of the biggest positives for the Mariners in their strong first-half run has been the health of James Paxton, but the big left-hander was pulled from Thursday's start against the Angels after just 17 pitches with stiffness in his lower back.

Pujols hits HR No. 629, one behind Griffey (Thursday, July 12)
The Angels' struggles against left-handed starters this season have been well documented, but their bats came alive against Mariners southpaw James Paxton in the first inning of Thursday's series finale at Angel Stadium.

Jeffress becomes 5th Brewer to make ASG (Thursday, July 12)
After the Brewers-Pirates game on Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that lights-out reliever Jeremy Jeffress was named to his first career All-Star team. The Brewers now have a franchise-record five All-Stars.

Hicks clutch late, propels Yanks past Kluber (Thursday, July 12)
The dominant pitching forecast for a meeting of two of the top finishers in last year's American League Cy Young Award chase may not have materialized, but Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius blasted big homers to set up Aaron Hicks' go-ahead RBI double in the eighth inning, leading the Yankees to a 7-4 victory over Corey Kluber and the Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field.

'Sandlot' cast kicks off All-Star Week festivities (Thursday, July 12)
The kids from the 1993 classic "The Sandlot" are all grown up now. They're also more visible than they've been since the movie hit theaters, and for good reason -- the film, and its cast, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of its release. With Major League Baseball incorporating more kid-friendly events than ever before during their annual All-Star Game festivities, it was only fitting that the cast from one of the most famous kid-friendly baseball movies would be present to welcome the start of All-Star Week in Washington, D.C.

Max wraps his first half with 12th win for Nats (Thursday, July 12)
Max Scherzer secured his 12th win of the season with seven quality innings against the Mets in the first game of a four-game set at Citi Field. Scherzer fanned five and walked two. He also yielded two of the Mets' three homers to Jose Bautista and Kevin Plawecki; Asdrubal Cabrera went deep in the eighth off Nats reliever Kelvin Herrera. New York starter Steven Matz nearly matched him, dealing 6 1/3 quality frames with four strikeouts. Anthony Rendon tagged him for two early homers, while Bryce Harper went deep off Mets reliever Jerry Blevins in the seventh inning for the eventual game-winner.

Sox ride Price, Mookie's slam to 10th straight (Thursday, July 12)
There are a lot of enjoyable things going on at Fenway Park these days, and the packed house was loving life on Thursday night while watching the sizzling Red Sox run their winning streak to a season-high 10 games by downing the Blue Jays, 6-4. Mookie Betts capped a 13-pitch at-bat with a grand slam, and David Price delivered a solid bounceback start, fanning 8 in 6 2/3 innings. Things didn't go as well for Toronto starter J.A. Happ, who let an early lead get away when he gave up the grand slam in a five-run fourth.

Morrison (hip) goes on DL, expects quick return (Thursday, July 12)
The Twins placed designated hitter/first-baseman Logan Morrison on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement on Thursday.

Hoskins excited for Derby, second-half push (Thursday, July 12)
When it was announced Wednesday that Rhys Hoskins was among the eight contestants for Monday's T-Mobile Home Run Derby (8 p.m. ET on ESPN), the outfielder got a text that made him feel nostalgic. It was from a member of his host family back during Rookie ball congratulating him on the honor.

Adames optioned to Triple-A to get more action (Thursday, July 12)
In order to get one of their top prospects more playing time, the Rays optioned shortstop Willy Adames to Triple-A Durham on Thursday. In a corresponding roster move, right-hander Chih-Wei Hu was recalled from Durham.

Starting Sunday, Bauer wants to pitch in ASG (Thursday, July 12)
When Trevor Bauer was dealing with a gash on the pinkie finger of his throwing hand two years ago, the Indians starter considered cauterizing the wound himself in order to keep pitching in the postseason. So, no, taking the mound this Sunday is not hindering Bauer's desire to pitch in the All-Star Game next week.

Most exciting prospects in Futures Game (Thursday, July 12)
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Tim McMaster discuss the Futures Game rosters and which prospects they are most excited to see on the Pipeline Podcast. They also discuss the Triple-A and Eastern League All-Star Games, Tim Tebow's season and Draft picks who didn't sign.

Counsell makes All-Star case for Jeffress (Thursday, July 12)
Brewers manager Craig Counsell put in a call this week to help lights-out reliever Jeremy Jeffress join the group of Milwaukee players headed to the MLB All-Star Game.

Zim, Stras eyeing returns after All-Star break (Thursday, July 12)
Forced to endure long stretches without several key contributors, the Nationals are mapping out returns for two of their most important players. Ryan Zimmerman and Stephen Strasburg both took significant steps forward in their recoveries on Thursday ahead of Washington's four-game series against the Mets at Citi Field. Both are expected back shortly after the All-Star break.

Mancini, Peterson go back to back in 7th inning (Thursday, July 12)
The Orioles homered on back-to-back pitches in the bottom of the seventh inning on Thursday night, with Trey Mancini and Jace Peterson combining to bring the O's within a run of the Phillies.

Lindor, Ramirez spark Indians' 2-run 1st vs. NY (Thursday, July 12)
Baseball's best offensive duo was at it again during the Indians' first inning against the Yankees on Thursday at Progressive Field. All-Stars Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez helped the Tribe get out to an early 2-0 lead against Luis Severino, picking up where they left off in Wednesday's 19-4 rout against the Reds.

Rendon homers in first two at-bats vs. Mets (Thursday, July 12)
Anthony Rendon continues to make Citi Field his home away from home.

Pearce day to day with contusion after HBP (Thursday, July 12)
A fastball struck Steve Pearce just below the left shin, leaving him in enormous pain in the bottom of the first inning on Thursday night at Fenway Park. Pearce initially stayed in the game, drawing a nice hand from the crowd, but was replaced on defense by Blake Swihart in the top of the third.

Is this All-Star the best third baseman in MLB? (Thursday, July 12)
Coming off a 19-run blowout win, the Rockies pieced together a more traditional victory over the D-backs on Thursday. Starter Kyle Freeland held Arizona to one run, giving his offense enough time to string together timely hits and build a three-run lead in the sixth inning. Trevor Story and Carlos Gonzalez extended the Rockies' lead with a solo homer and an RBI single, respectively, in the seventh. D-backs starter Robbie Ray looked sharp through 5 1/3 but left the game with two runners on, both of whom scored.

Richards opts to undergo Tommy John surgery (Thursday, July 12)
The Angels' seemingly ceaseless wave of injuries has struck again, as the club learned on Thursday that right-hander Garrett Richards has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery on the damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, costing him the rest of this season and likely the majority of next year as well. The news came a day after the club placed Richards on the 10-day disabled list.

Aguilar gears up for Derby with NL-best 24th HR (Thursday, July 12)
Jesus Aguilar launched his NL-leading 24th home run on Thursday, one day after being selected to the All-Star Game via Final Vote and earning the No. 1 seed in the Home Run Derby.

Betts' slam turns game around for Red Sox (Thursday, July 12)
In an at-bat that will be hard for anyone to top for the rest of the season, Mookie Betts battled Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ for 13 pitches before smashing an 3-2 offering over the Green Monster and onto Lansdowne Street for a grand slam that sent Fenway Park into a state of eruption.

Future on display at High School Home Run Derby (Thursday, July 12)
The sixth edition of the High School Home Run Derby, which takes place at Nationals Park and will be streamed live on MLB.com on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, does however have a pretty good track record of predicting early picks of future Drafts and highly-ranked prospects.

B.A.T. offering aid with new scholarship program (Thursday, July 12)
The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) -- a non-profit organization aiding baseball players with fiscal, physiological or physical burdens -- launched a new scholarship program awarding former Major League and Minor League athletes in financial need with monetary help pursuing collegiate degrees.

Mo'ne Davis honors 'Peanut' at mural unveiling (Thursday, July 12)
Mo'ne Davis still cherishes the signed ball Mamie "Peanut" Johnson gave to her, as well as a shirt with the latter's face on it. Davis first met Johnson on a 4,000 mile trip with her Little League team -- the Anderson Monarchs -- around the country on a 1947-style bus in 2012.

Why this elite reliever might not get traded (Thursday, July 12)
Brad Hand might be the most coveted reliever on the trade market, but the Padres' asking price could keep the left-hander in San Diego through the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

A's plate six unanswered runs to best Astros (Thursday, July 12)
The A's sealed a four-game series victory against the host Astros in familiar fashion Thursday afternoon, their late-inning antics sparking a 6-4 win at Minute Maid Park.

Hip injury sends Morrison to DL (Thursday, July 12)
The Twins placed designated hitter/first-baseman Logan Morrison on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement on Thursday.

All-Star Week to open with new military events (Wednesday, July 11)
As baseball's brightest stars ready to take center stage at the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday, the diamond at Nationals Park will be broken in for them on Friday by members of the armed forces at the inaugural All-Star Armed Services Classic presented by T-Mobile.

Indians duo shattering power standards (Thursday, July 12)
It shouldn't catch Ty Van Burkleo off-guard, but it does. The Indians' hitting coach is around Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor every day. And yet, when the scoreboard occasionally flashes a listing of the Major League home run leaders, Van Burkleo is still amazed.

Satchel Paige's MLB debut was pitching magic (Thursday, July 12)
Satchel Paige's debut was different, very different, from the other baseball pioneers of his time. Paige pitched in his first Major League game 70 years ago this week, and it was an event unlike anything before or since.

Greinke to replace Lester on NL All-Star roster (Thursday, July 12)
Following a meeting with manager Torey Lovullo, Zack Greinke announced in the D-backs' clubhouse that he is replacing Cubs left-hander Jon Lester on the National League All-Star team.

Price on a title: 'That's the plan. That's the goal' (Thursday, July 12)
In a recent sit-down with MLB.com, Red Sox left-hander David Price answered questions on a wide range of topics, from the Red Sox to the video game "Fortnite."

Rafael Devers to DL with inflamed shoulder (Thursday, July 12)
The Red Sox placed third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with left shoulder inflammation and recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket ahead of Thursday's game against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston.

Bearish bullpens? Contenders who need relief (Thursday, July 12)
Few things are more unsettling for a contending club than a balky bullpen. Every other aspect of a team's performance -- hitting, fielding, baserunning, starting pitching -- can be clicking on all cylinders. But a bad relief outing can undo all of that in a flash.

Breaking down the race for Manny Machado (Thursday, July 12)
Contenders are lining up for the opportunity to add Machado, as MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reports the Orioles have at least seven -- and possibly as many as nine -- live offers for the All-Star shortstop. Find out how the race is shaping up.

How the AL Central is looking as Deadline nears (Thursday, July 12)
Here is a glance at how the AL Central's landscape looks as trade talks keep gathering steam.

Predicting Deadline strategies in NL Central (Thursday, July 12)
We spend a lot of time and effort at this time of year looking ahead to what teams might do as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. But perhaps a different approach is in order.

How the AL East is looking as Deadline nears (Thursday, July 12)
With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline less than three weeks away, the buzz is building all around the Major Leagues. From cell phone to cell phone, from batting cage to batting cage, everyone is talking trades.

Injury updates: Thor, Stras, Sanchez, Halos (Thursday, July 12)
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

DeShields exits game as precaution after fall (Thursday, July 12)
Center fielder Delino DeShields exited during the sixth inning of the Rangers' 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday night, but he appears to have avoided an injury to the neck and shoulder area.

Piscotty day to day with left wrist contusion (Thursday, July 12)
A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty exited Wednesday night's game with a left wrist contusion after taking a pitch to his left arm.

Wednesday's top prospect performers (Wednesday, July 11)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.

deGrom ties Gooden for Mets' best 1st-half ERA (Thursday, July 12)
Not in more than three decades has a Mets pitcher shined for half a season quite like Jacob deGrom. And at no point in team history has such dominance been so unjustly rewarded in the win column. Manager Mickey Callaway offered his ace something of an olive branch Wednesday night, after deGrom capped his stellar first half in a 3-0 win over the Phillies at Citi Field.

Top 10 performers from the Triple-A All-Star Game (Wednesday, July 11)
Here are the top 10 performers from the 31st edition of the Triple-A All-Star Game.

Rox's Rodgers ready for MLB youth movement (Thursday, July 12)
Brendan Rodgers will have a chance to show off his talents at Nationals Park as part of Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, but on Wednesday night, he was one of the top prospects featured in the Eastern League All-Star Game at Arm & Hammer Park.

Pinder's HR caps early outburst as A's top Astros (Thursday, July 12)
The A's jumped out to a six-run lead Wednesday en route to an 8-3 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. Chad Pinder's three-run homer in the fourth capped the assault against Houston righty Lance McCullers Jr., whose wild ways (5 walks, 2 HBPs) fueled the booming A's. Oakland rang up three runs before starter Chris Bassitt, who pitched five strong innings to get the win, even took the mound, with Khris Davis' two-run double highlighting a three-run first inning. A two-run single by Yuli Gurriel in the fourth and solo homer by Tyler White in the fifth cut the deficit to three runs, but the Astros would get no closer.

Maeda's 4th straight 9-K effort has LA eyeing 1st (Thursday, July 12)
Kenta Maeda held the Padres to four hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out nine for the fourth consecutive start and the Dodgers got RBI hits from Matt Kemp, Logan Forsythe and Chris Taylor to edge the Padres, 4-2, on Wednesday night at Petco Park, pulling within a half-game of the first-place D-backs.

Gonzales wins 10th in Mariners' 2-hit shutout (Thursday, July 12)
Marco Gonzales came into the season with major question marks and five Major League career wins attached to his name. But the 26-year-old southpaw became Seattle's first 10-game winner this season on Wednesday night with another seven-inning gem as the Mariners topped the Angels, 3-0. Gonzales has been one of the big reasons the Mariners are approaching the All-Star break as a growing Cinderella story in the American League West, as his latest win put Seattle at 58-35, just three games back of the defending World Series-champion Astros, with the fourth-best record in MLB.

D-backs make position-player history on mound (Thursday, July 12)
Coors Field is no stranger to fireworks. But in Wednesday's game between the Rockies and D-backs, there were so many that it caused some true craziness on the field.

Inciarte HBP in first inning, exits in fifth (Wednesday, July 11)
Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte exited Wednesday night's game against the Blue Jays a few innings after getting hit above the right elbow with a Sam Gaviglio pitch.

White Sox welcome community to 'Game Changers' (Wednesday, July 11)
Renee E. Tirado, Major League Baseball's chief diversity and inclusion officer, had a flight to Washington D.C., on Wednesday night to begin engaging in All-Star festivities.

Paxton to start in place of Felix, face Angels (Wednesday, July 11)
Mariners southpaw James Paxton has been bumped up a day to start Thursday against the Angels, taking the place of Felix Hernandez in the series finale at Angel Stadium.

DeShields exits after outfield catch attempt (Wednesday, July 11)
Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields exited the game in the sixth inning against the Red Sox on Wednesday night with an injury to the neck and shoulder area.

Rodon's brilliant start paces White Sox shutout (Wednesday, July 11)
Carlos Rodon pitched a brilliant 7 1/3 scoreless innings as the White Sox blanked the Cardinals, 4-0, at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday night. Rodon allowed three hits and struck out seven, while Juan Minaya and Joakim Soria helped preserve the shutout. Tim Anderson doubled and drove in a pair of runs. Cardinals starter Luke Weaver tossed six innings of one-run ball.

Piscotty exits with left wrist contusion after HBP (Wednesday, July 11)
A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty exited Wednesday night's game with a left wrist contusion after taking a pitch to his left arm.

Gray K's 8 Orioles in 6 scoreless IP (Wednesday, July 11)
Supported by Greg Bird's first career grand slam, Tyler Wade's first career home run and an Austin Romine blast, Sonny Gray rebounded from back-to-back clunkers to silence the Orioles over six scoreless frames, leading the Yankees to a 9-0 victory.

Nats open All-Star Pavilion at inspiring Academy (Wednesday, July 11)
DaShall House Speed often lives vicariously through her son, Langston Speed, because of his opportunities by way of the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. Langston, 12, spoke about his experiences over his four years with the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy during the reveal for an All-Star Pavilion at the Academy on Wednesday afternoon.

Miller, McFarland injured in loss to Rockies (Wednesday, July 11)
D-backs starter Shelby Miller was removed after one inning in Wednesday night's 19-2 loss to the Rockies with tightness in his right elbow. Reliever T.J. McFarland would later be removed with neck stiffness.

All you need to know as top sluggers bash in Derby (Wednesday, July 11)
For one night, on one stage, in an event that showcases one signature skill, the sport without a clock embraces the entertainment of a ticking timer and the buzz of the occasional buzzer beater. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby has featured many rules iterations in its 33 years of existence, but the decision in 2015 to do away with the "outs" and subject the sluggers to a time limit added a new -- and needed -- energy to the event.

Richards' UCL damaged again, MRI reveals (Wednesday, July 11)
The Angels' seemingly ceaseless wave of injuries continued Wednesday, as the club placed Garrett Richards on the 10-day disabled list with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Marlins walk off in 12th, take 2 of 3 from Crew (Wednesday, July 11)
Starlin Castro singled home Garrett Cooper in the bottom of the 12th as the Marlins top the Brewers 5-4 in the series finale on Wednesday. Dan Straily allowed one earned run in six innings, striking out seven for the Marlins, who won two of three. Jesus Aguilar, who won the Final Vote for the last spot on the NL All-Star roster, went 2-for-3 and drove in a run for the Brewers.

Pinder's HR caps early outburst as A's top Astros (Wednesday, July 11)
The A's jumped out to a six-run lead Wednesday en route to an 8-3 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. Chad Pinder's three-run homer in the fourth capped the assault against Houston righty Lance McCullers Jr., whose wild ways (5 walks, 2 HBPs) fueled the booming A's. Oakland rang up three runs before starter Chris Bassitt, who pitched five strong innings to get the win, even took the mound, with Khris Davis' two-run double highlighting a three-run first inning. A two-run single by Yuli Gurriel in the fourth and solo homer by Tyler White in the fifth cut the deficit to three runs, but the Astros would get no closer.

Albies' 2 HRs, 6-run second help bail out Folty (Wednesday, July 11)
Ozzie Albies notched his first career multi-homer game and contributed to the six-run second inning that prevented Mike Foltynewicz and the Braves from being sunk by the five-run seventh inning endured during a 9-5 win over the Blue Jays at SunTrust Park. Foltynewicz had allowed just one hit before Justin Smoak killed a shutout bid with his seventh-inning leadoff homer. The Braves' All-Star hurler struck out the next two batters, but then allowed four straight hits, including Devon Travis' grand slam.

Play the Home Run Derby Bracket Challenge (Wednesday, July 11)
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Mets walk off on Nimmo HR after deGrom gem (Wednesday, July 11)
The Mets walked off on Brandon Nimmo's pinch-hit three-run home run in the 10th inning. Mets starter Jacob deGrom tossed eight brilliant innings to lower his ERA to 1.68, tied with Dwight Gooden for the best first-half ERA in franchise history. Phillies starter Vince Velasquez was just as good through six innings, holding New York to two hits in his return from the disabled list.

Indians pound out 19 runs in rout of Reds (Wednesday, July 11)
Jose Ramirez got the Indians on the board with a two-run homer in the first inning and they never looked back, scoring 19 runs to take the Ohio Cup finale over the Reds on Wednesday at Progressive Field. Ramirez added a three-run homer as part of a nine-run third, and Francisco Lindor put the game fully out of reach with a three-run home run as part of a six-run fourth. The Reds got homers from Scooter Gennett and Jesse Winker, but starter Tyler Mahle and reliever Tanner Rainey were hit for a combined 13 runs in the loss.

Sale's 12-K gem sends Sox to 9th straight W (Thursday, July 12)
Chris Sale racked up 12 strikeouts over seven dominant innings, scattering six hits and one walk as the MLB-best Red Sox won their ninth straight game with a sweep of the Rangers at Fenway Park. The All-Star lefty, who is 5-1 with a 0.94 ERA over his past seven starts, was supported by a three-run fifth inning against Bartolo Colon that was fueled by J.D Martinez's two-RBI double.

Rockies stun D-backs with 19-run thrashing (Wednesday, July 11)
Ian Desmond set the tone for a loud evening at Coors Field on Wednesday night by capping a five-run first inning with a bang. Desmond swatted a three-run homer and had five RBIs in the first two innings en route to a 19-2 Rockies win over the National League West-leading D-backs. Charlie Blackmon homered and had three RBIs, while Carlos Gonzalez went yard twice and put up six RBIs

Hometown fave Harper joined by 7 in Derby (Wednesday, July 11)
Bryce Harper of the Nationals headlines the eight participants in this year's T-Mobile Home Run Derby in Washington, and he'll be joined by the Brewers' Jesus Aguilar, the Phillies' Rhys Hoskins, the Braves' Freddie Freeman, the Dodgers' Max Muncy, the Astros' Alex Bregman and two Cubs, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber.

Mets call up den Dekker, Rhame from Minors (Wednesday, July 11)
Matthew den Dekker has been brought up for a second stint with the Mets and started in center field on Wednesday night against the Phillies in the finale of the four-game series.

Greene activated; Alcantra optioned to Triple-A (Wednesday, July 11)
The Tigers will have Shane Greene back for their upcoming three-game series against the defending World Series Champion Astros. With the veteran closer's return, Detroit also has a potential trade piece back on the field ahead of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Choo sits amid on-base streak with Beltre at DH (Wednesday, July 11)
For the second time in this series against the Red Sox, Rangers All-Star Shin-Soo Choo was absent from the starting lineup. But it wasn't because left-hander Chris Sale was pitching, Texas manager Jeff Banister said. "It's been consistent of how we've done, as far as structure of the lineup with [Adrian Beltre] in the DH slot," Banister said.

These 10 All-Stars once played in the Futures Game (Wednesday, July 11)
Sunday marks the 20th year of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which features some of the best young talent baseball has to offer sharing the same playing field. The showcase is the first of several exciting festivities surrounding the 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

Tito holds team meeting to address 'pen mishap (Wednesday, July 11)
Indians manager Terry Francona did not get much sleep after the chain of events that led to a gut-punch of a loss to the Reds on Tuesday night. The manager tossed and turned, going over the missed communication that directly contributed to Cleveland's ninth-inning collapse.

Nate Jones optimistic as rehab work continues (Wednesday, July 11)
After Nate Jones threw a 15-pitch batting-practice session Wednesday, the right-hander seemed cautiously optimistic in regard to ongoing rehab work for a right arm pronator muscle strain, which put him on the disabled list June 13.

MRI on knee in 4-5 weeks to guide Pedroia (Wednesday, July 11)
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is adamant that he will make a full recovery from the left knee surgery that has kept him out of all but three games this season. What he won't do anymore is set timetables.

Dahl progressing in recovery from broken foot (Wednesday, July 11)
David Dahl might not be ready to play in the game, but his progression to running and swinging after breaking his right foot on June 1 is enough to get him excited.

Riggleman sympathetic to Indians' mistake (Wednesday, July 11)
Before Joey Votto's ninth-inning bases-clearing, go-ahead double in the Reds' eventual 7-4 win Tuesday night, a critical communication error was made which perhaps led to the All-Star first baseman's clutch knock.

Dyson's MRI reveals no structural damage (Wednesday, July 11)
D-backs outfielder Jarrod Dyson had the MRI of his lower core read by specialist Dr. Bill Meyers, and manager Torey Lovullo said the diagnosis was that there was scar tissue in that area.

Tebow's rise underscored by Double-A ASG nod (Wednesday, July 11)
It's not often that a member of the Eastern League All-Star team holds his own news conference prior to the game, but then again, Tim Tebow isn't your ordinary Minor League player.

Boone targeting post-break return for Sanchez (Wednesday, July 11)
The Yankees are expecting to open the second half of their season with Gary Sanchez back in the lineup, according to manager Aaron Boone.

Syndergaard to return, start Friday vs. Nats (Wednesday, July 11)
Right-handed ace Noah Syndergaard will return from the disabled list to start for the Mets on Friday night against the Nationals, manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday.

Quartet of Marlins relievers drawing interest (Wednesday, July 11)
Less than three weeks until the non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Marlins are fielding calls on a number of players, and the organization is more willing to deal players closer to free agency than those still under team control. The Marlins are receiving plenty of calls on reliever Brad Ziegler, a ground-ball specialist, and closer Kyle Barraclough. Lefty Adam Conley and to a lesser degree, rookie right-hander Drew Steckenrider are also attracting attention.

Report: Cespedes willing to play some 1B (Wednesday, July 11)
While at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Yoenis Cespedes has taken grounders at first base with an eye toward playing the position upon his return to the Mets, according to a report by the New York Post.

Chipper plans to rib Smoltz in HOF speech (Wednesday, July 11)
As the former Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has prepared to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 29, he has shared a few conversations with former teammate Greg Maddux, who predictably wants a portion of Jones' speech to create a laugh at the expense of John Smoltz.

Folty's RBI safety squeeze sparks 6-run second (Wednesday, July 11)
Mike Foltynewicz found his way on base with a successful safety squeeze and Freddie Freeman somehow managed to avoid Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile's tag as the Braves erupted for six runs during the second inning of Wednesday night's game against the Blue Jays at SunTrust Park.

Stripling added to NL All-Star team (Wednesday, July 11)
Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling has been added to the NL's active roster for the Midsummer Classic.

Giants walk off in 13th on Posey's single (Wednesday, July 11)
Buster Posey's single off the right-field wall scored Brandon Belt with the tiebreaking run in the 13th inning on Wednesday afternoon and gave the Giants a 5-4 triumph and a series win over the Cubs.

J-Ram's 2nd homer (No. 27) caps 9-run frame (Wednesday, July 11)
Jose Ramirez has been auditioning for the Home Run Derby ever since finding out he earned a spot in the American League's starting lineup for the upcoming All-Star Game.

Bird's slam gives Yanks' 1st-half homer record (Wednesday, July 11)
Greg Bird's first career slam on Wednesday was also a record-setting blast for the Yankees. It was the 152nd blast of the first half for the Bombers, breaking the 1999 Mariners' record.

Home Run Derby field revealed tonight (Wednesday, July 11)
The buildup toward next week's All-Star festivities in Washington continues, following the reveal that Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Mariners shortstop Jean Segura were named the winners of the 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote as the last members of the National League and American League squads for Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park in Washington. Up next: The contestants for Monday's T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be revealed this evening.

Yankees have made 'strong offer' for Machado (Wednesday, July 11)
The Yankees have made a "strong offer" to the Baltimore Orioles for star infielder Manny Machado. Though the Bronx Bombers may not be the favorite, they clearly are a player in this sweepstakes.

Segura, Aguilar win MLB Final Vote (Wednesday, July 11)
The results of the 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote are in: Jesus Aguilar and Jean Segura are going to the All-Star Game.

Total viewership favors MLB in primetime (Wednesday, July 11)
FOX Sports and YES Network are teaming up to make a case: The average Major League Baseball team delivers more viewing on its regional sports network than the top 10 primetime shows combined.

Tribe activates Olson; Miller throws off mound (Wednesday, July 11)
Andrew Miller took the mound at Progressive Field on Wednesday afternoon, firing pitch after pitch while Indians pitching coach Carl Willis monitored the session closely. It was another step forward in the lefty's progression to coming off the disabled list. In the meantime, Cleveland has left-hander Tyler Olson back in the fold.

Red-hot Dozier's HR leads way in Twins' win (Wednesday, July 11)
Right-hander Lance Lynn gave up four runs (three earned) over five-plus innings in the series finale on Wednesday, but the offense overcame an early three-run deficit, while Brian Dozier and Logan Morrison homered in the win over Kansas City. Dozier collected three RBIs in the game, playing a key role in the Twins' crucial three-run fourth inning. Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas accounted for the Royals' five runs -- Perez hit a three-run dinger in the first, and Moustakas added solo shots in the third and ninth.

Williams, 'pen blank Nats for 10th shutout (Wednesday, July 11)
Trevor Williams snapped out of a rough stretch to survive five scoreless innings, and Pittsburgh's bullpen kept Washington off the board in the Pirates' win on Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. It was the Bucs' 10th shutout of the season, tied with the Giants for second most in the Majors. Starling Marte hit his 11th homer, a two-run shot off Gio Gonzalez. Those were were the only runs allowed by the Nats starter, who pitched six solid innings.

Deadline lessons for rebuilding clubs (Wednesday, July 11)
Now about the other side of those Trade Deadline deals. Or to put it another way, "Where would the Atlanta Braves be without them?" Other 2018 contenders have benefited, too, including the Cubs, Athletics, D-backs, Indians, Phillies and Yankees. Here are some players acquired -- not all of them at the Trade Deadline -- in recent seasons who are having a major impact on this year's races.

Bryant returns, launches 2-run homer (Wednesday, July 11)
Kris Bryant returned to the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Park, playing third base and hitting third. He launched a two-run homer in the fifth inning off Giants starter Johnny Cueto.

Astros demote closer Giles to Triple-A (Wednesday, July 11)

Final Vote, HR Derby players revealed tonight (Wednesday, July 11)
The buildup toward next week's All-Star festivities in Washington continues, as the winners of the 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote and the contestants for Monday's T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be revealed this evening.

Outfield trade market offers depth (Wednesday, July 11)
What outfield lacks in big names on the trade market, the position more than makes up for with the sheer number of players who could be moved.

MLB to crown first Virtual Home Run Derby champ (Wednesday, July 11)
The winner of the upcoming T-Mobile Home Run Derby isn't the only person who will receive a trophy for belting baseballs over the fence on Monday in Washington, D.C. Prior to the festitivites at Nationals Park, MLB will crown its first Home Run Derby Virtual Reality (VR) champion.

Youth activities abound during All-Star Week (Wednesday, July 11)
Major League Baseball's ongoing commitment to youth baseball and softball will be on full display this week, when the baseball world descends upon the nation's capital for a week-long celebration of all things All-Star. The party starts Thursday at 6:15 p.m. ET with the opening ceremonies for three major kid-oriented initiatives: PLAY BALL Park, the All-Star Commissioner's Cup and the Jennie Finch Classic.

Nats encouraged by Strasburg's rehab outing (Wednesday, July 11)
The Nationals received positive reports from Stephen Strasburg's Minor League rehab assignment on Tuesday night, where he tossed 3 1/3 innings for Class A Advanced Potomac. Nats manager Dave Martinez was encouraged that Strasburg's fastball velocity reached the upper 90s, and his right shoulder felt strong.

Austin Jackson designated for assignment (Wednesday, July 11)
The Rangers designated outfielder Austin Jackson for assignment on Wednesday.

Reed placed on DL; Busenitz recalled (Wednesday, July 11)
The Twins placed reliever Addison Reed on the 10-day disabled list with right triceps tightness and recalled reliever Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester before Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Salvy breaks HR slump after ASG selection (Wednesday, July 11)
A month-long slump may be coming to an end for Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who was selected to his sixth straight All-Star Game on Sunday.

Fans invited to submit Q's for annual Town Hall (Wednesday, July 11)
A staple of All-Star Week for the last 18 years, the Town Hall Meeting with the Commissioner of Baseball will be held at PLAY BALL Park, at the intersection of First and M Streets SE near Nationals Park, and broadcast exclusively on MLB.com at 3 p.m. ET on Monday.

Bryant back for Cubs, batting third (Wednesday, July 11)
Before Tuesday's game, manager Joe Maddon said third baseman Kris Bryant was flying out to San Francisco. On Wednesday, BRyant was activated and in the Cubs lineup, batting third and playing third base. The 26-year-old had been sidelined since June 23 with a sore left shoulder.

Rays keep rolling after homers power sweep (Wednesday, July 11)
Tampa Bay's positive vibe continued on Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field after the Rays took a 4-2 win to earn a three-game sweep over the Tigers.

Latest Manny Machado rumors (Wednesday, July 11)
Can't keep up with all the Manny Machado speculation, can you? Don't worry, we've got you covered on the latest surrounding the star O's infielder, who is not only the biggest but also the hottest name on the market.

Nats phenom Soto vaults to top of NL ROY poll (Wednesday, July 11)
In the most recent Rookie of the Year Award poll, Nationals outfielder Juan Soto got 21 of 32 first-place votes to grab the top spot in the National League poll, with the Marlins' Brian Anderson at No. 2. In the American League, Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres got 23 of 34 first-place votes to outdistance teammate Miguel Andujar.

Peralta powers D-backs to 9th straight Coors win (Wednesday, July 11)
David Peralta smacked a three-run homer as part of a four-run seventh-inning rally that led the D-backs to a 5-3 win Tuesday night. The win was the ninth in a row for the D-backs at Coors Field. Nick Ahmed and A.J. Pollock added solo home runs in the victory, while Nolan Arenado tied for the National League lead with his 23rd homer of the year.

Starting lineups for tonight's games (Tuesday, July 10)
Check out every lineup every day, as they are made public by the clubs. A lineup is not official until it is handed to the umpire. Additional lineups will be added as they become available.

Final Vote hopeful Muncy to compete in Derby (Wednesday, July 11)
As Max Muncy's Final Vote candidacy hangs in the balance, the Dodgers' surprise slugger is the first to confirm he will participate in this year's T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday at Nationals Park.

Haniger's offensive show squandered vs. Halos (Wednesday, July 11)
It all started so promisingly, with a three-run Mitch Haniger homer before the Mariners recorded their first out. But Seattle's hot start on a warm Southern California night quickly became moot as the Angels rallied for a 9-3 victory despite losing standout starter Garrett Richards to a right forearm issue in the third inning.

The best plays and players in Futures Game history (Wednesday, July 11)
A look back at some of the top plays and players in the history of the Futures Game.

Bellinger shows off CF skills with HR robbery (Wednesday, July 11)
Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger robbed Eric Hosmer of a home run in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game with the Padres.

Arenado smacks HR, ties for NL lead (Wednesday, July 11)
Nolan Arenado jumped back into a tie for first place with Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar for the National League home run lead on Tuesday night with his 23rd home run of the season.

Latest Manny Machado rumors (Wednesday, July 11)
Can't keep up with all the Manny Machado speculation, can you? Don't worry, we've got you covered on the latest surrounding the star O's infielder, who is not only the biggest but also the hottest name on the market.

Injury updates: Bryant, Thor, Correa, Pham (Wednesday, July 11)
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Peralta powers D-backs to 9th straight Coors win (Wednesday, July 11)
David Peralta smacked a three-run homer as part of a four-run seventh-inning rally that led the D-backs to a 5-3 win Tuesday night. The win was the ninth in a row for the D-backs at Coors Field. Nick Ahmed and A.J. Pollock added solo home runs in the victory, while Nolan Arenado tied for the National League lead with his 23rd homer of the year.

Each team's finest All-Star Game performance (Wednesday, July 11)
This week, we look at the best individual performances in an All-Star Game for all 30 Major League Baseball franchises. Not every team can make the World Series. But every team can get a player in the All-Star Game. And every team, for one night, can have a player at the center of the baseball universe.

7th-inning rally backs Quintana's 6 scoreless (Wednesday, July 11)
In Tuesday's 2-0 Cubs win vs. the Giants, Jose Quintana pitched six scoreless innings, striking out three and walking two in what was undeniably his best outing since May 31. The Cubs' offense was finally able to pick up Quintana with a two-run rally in the seventh.

Myers launches 6th HR over 4-game streak (Wednesday, July 11)
After a sluggish return from the disabled list, Wil Myers is more than making up for lost time. He bashed his sixth home run in his last four games in a 4-1 Padres victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night at Petco Park.

The case for trading deGrom (Wednesday, July 11)
The Mets don't want to trade Jacob deGrom, because he's legitimately one of the best pitchers in baseball. Then again, they didn't want to have back-to-back 90-loss seasons either, as it seems they will, and the time is right to consider a deal.

Angels' offense heats up in win over Mariners (Wednesday, July 11)
Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun homered to help the Angels erase an early three-run deficit and emerge with a 9-3 win over the Mariners in Tuesday's series opener at Angel Stadium. Mitch Haniger launched a three-run shot off right-hander Garrett Richards to give the Mariners a 3-0 lead just three batters into the game, but the Angels tied it up in the second and took the lead for good in the fourth, when they scored four runs in the frame.

Lauer tames Dodgers with 8-K near-shutout (Wednesday, July 11)
Eric Lauer has been excellent since the start of June, but he's never been better than he was on Tuesday night at Petco Park. Only Max Muncy's homer with two outs in the ninth prevented Lauer from becoming the first Padres rookie to pitch a shutout in 12 years.

Bucs host Nats, only on Facebook today (Wednesday, July 11)
MLB's digital-only national broadcasts continue this week with today's Nationals-Pirates contest at PNC Park, which will stream live in the United States exclusively on Facebook at 12:35 p.m. ET.

Trade Talk: Happ, Machado, Britton, Merrifield (Wednesday, July 11)
As the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline nears, get the latest news and rumors.

Pitching-change mixup costs Tribe in loss to Reds (Wednesday, July 11)
When the bullpen door swung open in the ninth inning on Tuesday night, Indians manager Terry Francona was not expecting to see Dan Otero enter the field. With every step Otero took on his jog to the mound, Francona realized there had been a critical communication breakdown. With the bases loaded, the game on the line and Reds star Joey Votto looming, Francona wanted lefty Oliver Perez for the two-out situation. This was a case of nicknames gone wrong, and the mixup did considerable damage in a 7-4 loss. All seven Cincinnati runs came in the ninth -- three on a three-run double by Votto -- to wash away a brilliant eight-inning performance by Trevor Bauer.

Bregman delivers 5-foot walk-off after 2 HRs (Wednesday, July 11)
Alex Bregman padded his Astros home run lead with Nos. 18 and 19 on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park, but his most noteworthy contribution traveled just a few feet. After the A's rallied to tie the game with four runs in the ninth and Stephen Piscotty gave them the lead with a home run in the 11th, Houston responded to tie the game in the bottom half. Then Bregman hit a ball that started in foul territory but spun fair. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy fumbled the ball as he tried to tag Bregman, and his throw to first base went down the right-field line, allowing the winning run to score.

Yates OK with missing out on All-Star Game (Tuesday, July 10)
Kirby Yates is not an All-Star, but the alternative isn't so bad. Yates would've loved to be in Washington, D.C., for the Midsummer Classic next Tuesday. But last week his wife gave birth to their second child, a boy named Kove, and Yates is content to spend time being a dad.

Ramos ties a Rays record with 14th homer (Tuesday, July 10)
Wilson Ramos went deep for the second consecutive night, helping the Rays jump out to a 5-0 lead over the Tigers for a second straight game at Tropicana Field.

Buehler's return may lead to 6-man rotation (Tuesday, July 10)
With Walker Buehler coming off the disabled list to start on Friday night, the Dodgers are considering using a six-man starting rotation coming out of the All-Star break, manager Dave Roberts said on Tuesday.

Skaggs on track to start vs. Seattle on Thursday (Tuesday, July 10)
A right adductor strain forced left-hander Tyler Skaggs to miss his scheduled start in Seattle last week, but he is on track to get another shot against the Mariners.

Bochy clarifies: Holland always slated for Tuesday (Tuesday, July 10)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Derek Holland always had been intended to start Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs. Bochy explained that a simple misunderstanding between him and the Giants' media relations staff created the impression that Holland might have been a late substitute for Johnny Cueto, who has made only one start since returning from an elbow ailment that sidelined him for two months.

Cabrera shouldn't miss time after tweaking elbow (Tuesday, July 10)
Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera was removed from Tuesday night's 7-3 loss to the Phillies after aggravating his hyperextended left elbow.

Mondesi shows star potential in Royals' win (Tuesday, July 10)
Adalberto Mondesi hit a three-run homer and logged an RBI single for a career-high four RBIs as the Royals evened the series against the Twins at one game apiece. Ian Kennedy, who came off the DL earlier on Tuesday, left his start early due to left-side tightness and Brian Flynn went four strong innings to get the win for Kansas City, which scored more than five runs for the first time in 31 games. Brian Dozier belted his 14th homer for the Twins.

Kennedy exits early due to left-side tightness (Tuesday, July 10)
Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy, activated off the disabled list earlier on Tuesday, came out of the game against the Twins after throwing three innings and 67 pitches. The club announced that Kennedy, who had been recovering from a left oblique strain, left the game early because of "recurrence of left-side tightness."

Bird's 4 RBIs not enough in Yanks' walk-off loss (Tuesday, July 10)
The Yankees pitched to Manny Machado at least one too many times, watching the All-Star shortstop crack a pair of game-tying blasts to set up Jonathan Schoop's game-winning single off Greg Bird's glove at first base, helping the Orioles rally for a 6-5 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday at Camden Yards.

Phils alone in 1st as De Los Santos wins debut (Tuesday, July 10)
Enyel De Los Santos turned in 6 1/3 quality innings to earn the win over the Mets in his MLB debut. Maikel Franco got the Phillies started with a three-run home run in the second off New York rookie Drew Gagnon -- who was also making his MLB debut -- and Nick Williams increased the lead with a two-run single in the third. Odubel Herrera also homered for the Phils. Amed Rosario led the Mets' offense with two triples among three hits and two runs scored.

Bryant rejoining Cubs; activation imminent (Tuesday, July 10)
Before Tuesday's game, manager Joe Maddon said third baseman Kris Bryant is flying out to San Francisco in hopeful anticipation of returning to the lineup Wednesday. The 26-year-old has been sidelined since June 23 with a sore left shoulder.

White Sox GM discusses trade interest in pitchers (Tuesday, July 10)
There were no specific names put forth when White Sox general manager Rick Hahn mentioned definite outside trade interest "in numerous guys on our roster" who could help other teams win.

Stroman has dominant start in win over Braves (Tuesday, July 10)
Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman ended his rough first half on a high note, and Toronto's lineup came through with a five-run eighth inning against the Braves' bullpen en route to a win at SunTrust Park. Stroman allowed one run on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks as he matched a season-high seven innings. A.J. Minter took the loss as the Braves lost for the sixth time in their past seven games and fell out of first place for the first time since June 11.

A perfect debut: Burnes caps Brewers' victory (Tuesday, July 10)
Corbin Burnes pitched two perfect frames to earn a save in his Major League debut, finishing off a win for the Brewers over the Marlins. Travis Shaw launched his 16th home run of the season in the 8th inning, and Christian Yelich knocked in four runners, going 3-for-5 in his former home ballpark. Jhoulys Chacin earned the win, allowing four runs over 5 2/3 innings while striking out three. Pablo Lopez, making his third career start for Miami, struck out six in his six innings of work but was charged with five runs.

Back in Chicago, Fowler's grand slam fuels win (Tuesday, July 10)
Back in Chicago, where he won a World Series championship with the Cubs two years ago, Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam to cap a seven-run sixth inning in the Cardinals' 14-2 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. It was Fowler's first home run since May 6. Kolten Wong went 4-for-5 with a homer, while All-Star Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas tossed six innings of two-run ball. Charlie Tilson's two-run single accounted for the White Sox offense.

Newly minted All-Star Haniger hits 3-run HR (Tuesday, July 10)
Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger wasted no time celebrating his first game as an impending American League All-Star, knocking a three-run homer in his first at-bat in Tuesday's contest against Angels standout right-hander Garrett Richards.

McCutchen supports Belt with help from Drake (Tuesday, July 10)
Sporting a "Belt the Ballot" T-shirt for Brandon Belt's Final Vote push, Andrew McCutchen delivered a 37-second rendition of the dance routine which accompanies Drake's "In My Feelings."

Bellinger shows off CF skills with HR robbery (Tuesday, July 10)
Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger robbed Eric Hosmer of a home run in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game with the Padres.

Trade Talk: Happ, Machado, Britton, Merrifield (Tuesday, July 10)
As the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline nears, get the latest news and rumors.

Rendon's HR helps lift Nats back above .500 (Tuesday, July 10)
The Nationals needed a night like Tuesday where everything falls into place smoothly. Their starting pitcher, Jeremy Hellickson, tossed five scoreless innings. Anthony Rendon put them on the scoreboard first with a two-run home run in the fifth. With help from an aggressive move from manager Dave Martinez, they tacked on three runs to that lead.

Richards leaves in third with apparent injury (Tuesday, July 10)
Angels right-hander Garrett Richards departed his start against the Mariners on Tuesday in the third inning with an apparent injury.

Swihart propels red-hot Sox to 8th straight win (Tuesday, July 10)
In game No. 93 of the season for the Red Sox, Blake Swihart finally had the night he'd been searching for.

O's walk off after Manny's 2 game-tying HRs (Tuesday, July 10)
There will be a time, sooner rather than later, when Manny Machado is not in an Orioles uniform. But for now, he is still theirs and on Tuesday, Machado, along with best buddy Jonathan Schoop, carried Baltimore to a 6-5 walk-off win over the Yankees at Camden Yards. Machado homered twice and drove in three runs, while Schoop singled off of first baseman Greg Bird's glove with two outs in the ninth to put the Orioles in the win column.

Bregman maintains All-Star form with 2 HRs (Tuesday, July 10)
Alex Bregman leads the Astros in home runs. Just as expected, right?

Votto, Reds stun Tribe with 7-run 9th (Tuesday, July 10)
Joey Votto notched a three-run double for the go-ahead hit in the Reds' seven-run ninth inning en route to a victory over the Indians in the Ohio Cup. Adam Duvall also recorded a two-run double, and Jose Peraza and Eugenio Suarez each tallied RBI singles in the big frame. Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer racked up 12 strikeouts in an eight-inning scoreless effort, and Cincinnati starter Sal Romano held his own over 7 1/3 strong after yielding four runs (three earned) in the first two frames. Francisco Lindor drove in two, including a leadoff homer, and Jose Ramirez added a solo homer in the first inning, two batters after Lindor.

Report: Red Sox in contact with O's for Machado (Tuesday, July 10)
With the Yankees reportedly having "increased interest" in trading for Orioles All-Star Manny Machado as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline nears, the Red Sox have also been in contact with Baltimore about the slugging shortstop, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Carpenter needs push in bid to win Final Vote (Tuesday, July 10)
Seeking a spot on his fourth National League All-Star team, Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter will need a frenzied final push in order to earn that invitation through the 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote.

Rosario needs fans' help in Final Vote push (Tuesday, July 10)
The Twins continued their push for left fielder Eddie Rosario to win the MLB Final Vote, including bringing Rebecca Kufrin from ABC's "The Bachelorette," to Target Field on Tuesday, but Rosario still needs some help, according to the latest ballot update.

Phillies call up Plouffe to bolster bench (Tuesday, July 10)
The Phillies showed Monday that they need another hitter or two on the 25-man roster if they want to give themselves the best possible chance to make the postseason. They took a small step on Tuesday, when they selected the contract of Triple-A Lehigh Valley infielder Trevor Plouffe.

Nationals lose Doolittle to DL with foot injury (Tuesday, July 10)
The Nationals are going to be without All-Star closer Sean Doolittle for the time being after a pinched nerve in his left foot forced the team to place him on the disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to Saturday.

Pedroia to continue rehab program in Arizona (Tuesday, July 10)
Ailing Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will take his rehab to Arizona for the foreseeable future.

Thor to throw 'pen Wednesday, may start Friday (Tuesday, July 10)
The Mets announced on Tuesday that right-handed ace Noah Syndergaard will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, and if all goes well, he will make the start Friday night against the Nationals.

Aguilar reacts to leading the NL Final Vote race (Tuesday, July 10)
The Brewers slugger led the way in fan balloting in the Final Vote for the last spot on the National League All-Star team with about a day to go

Standouts from Cape Cod PDP event (Tuesday, July 10)
The MLB Prospect Development Pipeline over the weekend was the latest piece in a summer-long showcase for the nation's top college players, where scouts have studied players over weeks of continuous competitions.

Injuries to Atlanta rotation could give Gohara opening (Tuesday, July 10)
Luiz Gohara has the capability to fortify the Braves' bullpen because he can consistently provide multiple-inning appearances in high-leverage situations. But it looks like the talented young southpaw may best fit within Atlanta's rotation coming out of the All-Star break.

Arenado finds joy in Children's Hospital visit (Tuesday, July 10)
A day after learning he was invited to his fourth straight All-Star Game, and would be making his second straight fan-voted start, Nolan Arenado visited patients at Children's Hospital Colorado and heard news so good that the All-Star Game paled in comparison.

Tommy John for White Sox' Adolfo; Avisail to DL (Tuesday, July 10)
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn had more to talk about than an Avisail Garcia hamstring update when addressing the organization's injury situation during a pregame media session prior to Tuesday's series opener against the Cardinals.

Schoop has home run overturned to double (Tuesday, July 10)
Leading off the second inning of Tuesday's game against the Yankees, it appeared Jonathan Schoop notched his third homer in nine starts since being benched, but a crew-chief review determined the ball had not quite left the yard, and Schoop was placed on second base with the overturned call.

Franco keeps raking out of 8-hole with 3-run HR (Tuesday, July 10)
Maikel Franco is making his case since Phillies manager Gabe Kapler dropped him to the No. 8 spot in the lineup and as the front office considers upgrades on the left side of the infield.

Ramos ties a Rays record with 14th homer (Tuesday, July 10)
Wilson Ramos went deep for the second consecutive night, helping the Rays jump out to a 5-0 lead over the Tigers for a second straight game at Tropicana Field.

Despite Sunday start, Corbin good to go for ASG (Tuesday, July 10)
D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin is scheduled to start Sunday against the Braves in Atlanta, but has told Major League Baseball that he would still be available to pitch in Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.

Andujar not worrying about Machado rumors (Tuesday, July 10)
As the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, the rumors around the league are beginning to heat up, with one of the latest reports by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal -- writing for The Athletic -- saying that the Yankees may have some interest in Orioles shortstop Manny Machado.

Pham scratched from Cardinals' lineup (Tuesday, July 10)
Shortly before the start of the Cardinals' series opener against the White Sox on Tuesday, outfielder Tommy Pham was scratched from the lineup, two days after fouling a ball of his left ankle and leaving during the seventh inning of a game against the Giants with a bone bruise.

Holland replacing Cueto as tonight's starter (Tuesday, July 10)
The Giants made a pitching change hours before their Tuesday matchup against the Cubs in San Francisco, replacing starter Johnny Cueto with left-hander Derek Holland.

AL shortstops on historic hitting tear (Tuesday, July 10)
From Lindor to Machado to Simmons to Segura to Correa to Bogaerts and on and on, American League shortstops are having a fantastic hitting season. How good? Turns out, it may be historically good.

Counsell responds to Machado trade talk (Tuesday, July 10)
The Brewers are still in the discussion for a trade with the Orioles for All-Star shortstop Manny Machado, and Brewers manager Craig Counsell addressed the rumors swirling around the trade talk.

Tuesday's Manny Machado rumors (Tuesday, July 10)
Can't keep up with all the Manny Machado speculation, can you? Don't worry, we've got you covered on the latest surrounding the star O's infielder, who is not only the biggest but also the hottest name on the market.

All-Stars Lindor, Ramirez rake in first frame (Tuesday, July 10)
Francisco Lindor led off the bottom of the first inning with a shot deep into the right-field stands against Reds righty Sal Romano, pulling into a tie with Jose Ramirez with 24 home runs on the season. They only shared the team lead for a few minutes, though. Two batters later, Ramirez crushed a pitch from Romano over the wall in center for his 25th blast of the year.

Marwin day to day after taking cleat to left arm (Tuesday, July 10)
Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was removed from Tuesday's game at Minute Maid Park against the A's with a left elbow and wrist contusion after the first inning.

Bird launches soaring 3-run blast vs. Orioles (Tuesday, July 10)
The Yankees have seen intermittent glimpses of Greg Bird's potential this season, with perhaps no swing more convincing than a sweet stroke that delivered a three-run homer off Andrew Cashner in the fifth inning of Tuesday's contest at Camden Yards.

Benintendi helps Final Vote cause with RBI 2B (Tuesday, July 10)
The Red Sox used an extra-base barrage -- including an RBI double by Final Vote candidate Andrew Benintendi -- to steamroll the Rangers for five runs in the third inning on Tuesday night at Fenway.

Cole put on bereavement list; Marisnick recalled (Tuesday, July 10)
The Astros placed pitcher Gerrit Cole on the bereavement list on Tuesday and recalled outfielder Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno.

Rays unveil renderings of new Ybor City ballpark (Tuesday, July 10)
The Rays pulled back the curtains on Tuesday afternoon to reveal their plans for a new ballpark in Ybor City, adding excitement to the quest to build a home in Tampa for future generations of baseball fans.

Machado trade to Yanks wouldn't surprise Buck (Tuesday, July 10)
As Manny Machado trade rumors continue to heat up with the Yankees in town this week, count Orioles manager Buck Showalter among those who wouldn't rule out the possibility of an intradivision swap.

Dauer to coach for AL in All-Star Game (Tuesday, July 10)
Rich Dauer, months after requiring emergency brain surgery in an accident that nearly claimed his life, will be among the coaching contingent for manager AJ Hinch's American League staff at next Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.

Tribe places Tomlin on DL with hamstring woe (Tuesday, July 10)
Josh Tomlin has been trying to get back on track on the mound all season for the Indians. Now, the pitcher will try to find the root of his issues while dealing with a stint on the disabled list.

Felix placed on DL with back stiffness (Tuesday, July 10)
With the All-Star break approaching next week, the Mariners placed Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday to give the veteran right-hander time to heal a stiff lower back that has hindered his past two starts.

Nationals lose Doolittle to DL with toe injury (Tuesday, July 10)
The Nationals placed left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 7) with left toe inflammation and optioned right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. Additionally, the club recalled right-handed pitchers Wander Suero and Austin Voth from Triple-A Syracuse.

Complete rosters for 2018 All-Star Game (Tuesday, July 10)
Below are the American League and National League All-Star rosters and 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Game Final Vote candidates. The 89th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard will be played July 17 in Washington, D.C. Watch on FOX at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Lowrie named to first All-Star team (Tuesday, July 10)
A's second baseman Jed Lowrie was named as the injury replacement on Tuesday for Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres in the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

Coming off DL, Vlad Jr. to be promoted (Tuesday, July 10)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s ascent toward the Majors will take another significant step when he returns from a knee injury, as the Minor League superstar will be promoted to Triple-A Buffalo upon return, according to the Toronto Sun.

Schwarber is better defensively than you think (Tuesday, July 10)
Before we talk about Kyle Schwarber (and a little Bryce Harper), let's point out that in the old days, a defender built a reputation and kept it more or less forever.

All-Star Game would be better with Stanton (Tuesday, July 10)
It's called the All-Star Game for good reason. It isn't just supposed to be about guys who had a half-season of really good numbers, even if they're breakout numbers. It's supposed to be about the biggest stars in baseball. Giancarlo Stanton, now of the Yankees, is one. He ought to be in Washington next Tuesday night.

Could this be deal that gets Machado to Bronx? (Tuesday, July 10)

When it comes to Manny Machado, there's no shortage of rumors and speculation leading up to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. The latest? The New York Yankees could be getting into the mix. So let's have some fun and concoct a potential trade between them and the Baltimore Orioles involving the star slugger.

Segura, Aguilar lead All-Star Final Vote (Tuesday, July 10)
The first update of the Final Vote balloting on Tuesday revealed that two players from up-and-coming contending teams are leading the way in their respective league.

Final Vote hopeful Muncy to compete in Derby (Tuesday, July 10)
As Max Muncy's Final Vote candidacy hangs in the balance, the Dodgers' surprise slugger is the first to confirm he will participate in this year's T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday at Nationals Park.

Trade Deadline about more than big names (Tuesday, July 10)
As we approach the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline with a feeding frenzy of contenders working furiously to improve themselves, Ross, who was the 2010 World Series MVP, is a reminder it's not just about the big names.

Sizzling Pearce rips first homer with Red Sox (Tuesday, July 10)
Steve Pearce has done nothing but rake since joining the Red Sox 10 days ago. And on Monday, he belted his first home run with his new team to get a seven-game homestand off to a strong start.

Toles' arrival provides spark as Puig hits DL (Tuesday, July 10)
Outfielder Andrew Toles was recalled by the Dodgers from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday to replace the injured Yasiel Puig and wasted no time making an impact on the field and in the clubhouse.

Monday's top prospect performers (Tuesday, July 10)
There will be plenty to say about Jesus Luzardo when he takes the mound for the World Team in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Among them, that the No. 20 overall prospect has not allowed an earned run in his last 28 innings.

Renfroe nails Turner with amazing throw (Tuesday, July 10)
By now, the entirety of the National League West should be aware that Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe has a cannon. The Dodgers' Justin Turner got a harsh reminder on Monday night.

'Stros retain stronghold on Power Rankings' No. 1 (Tuesday, July 10)
During a six-game winning streak that ended with a 2-0 loss to the A's on Monday, the Astros scored 39 runs on 59 hits. First-time All-Star Alex Bregman has reached base safely in 16 straight games, logging 13 extra-base hits and 15 RBIs during that streak.

Injury updates: Puig, Bryant, Posey, Frazier (Tuesday, July 10)
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Panda sends Giants off winners in 11th inning (Tuesday, July 10)
Pablo Sandoval ended an evening of riveting baseball Monday by drilling a single that broke an 11th-inning tie, scored Andrew McCutchen and lifted the Giants past the Chicago Cubs, 2-1.

A's blank Astros for 17th win in 21 games (Tuesday, July 10)
Unable to crack the Astros in their previous eight meetings, the surging A's prevailed with a 2-0 victory over their American League West division foes in Monday's series opener at Minute Maid Park. Stephen Piscotty staked them to a 1-0 lead with his third homer in as many days, launched in the seventh inning against righty Brad Peacock after the A's worked Gerrit Cole for 108 pitches through six. Piscotty was back for more in the eighth, delivering an insurance run with an RBI single.

Kershaw's half-decade vs. SD? 10-0, 0.89 ERA (Tuesday, July 10)
The Padres always bring out the best in Clayton Kershaw and both sides were true to form on Monday night, as the ace allowed only two hits over six scoreless innings in an 8-2 Dodgers win. The Dodgers have won Kershaw's last 13 starts against San Diego, with the ace going 10-0 with a 0.89 ERA over a stretch that began in September 2013.

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