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Tue Jul 1702:49Small Ball: Altuve, Betts bring compact pop to All-Star GameAlex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Matt KempLF/RFDodgersLas Vegas Giants
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosPoison Pills
WASHINGTON (AP) — In decades past they would have been given nicknames like "Pee Wee" and coached to shorten their swings, keep the ball close to the ground, find holes and use their speed to leg out base hits.Now, "small ball" has a new meaning. This homer-happy era of baseball is proving that big sluggers can be found in in tiny packages.Consider some of the guys in Tuesday night's All-Star Game: Jose Ramirez, all 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds of him, whose 29 homers at the break are tied for the AL lead. Mookie Betts, also 5-foot-9, has 23 long balls and hit 31 last season. Ozzie Albies, who at age 21 could maybe hope for a late growth spurt, is 5-foot-8 and has 20 homers.And of course there's the best inch-for-inch hitter in baseball, 5-foot-6 Jose Altuve, the three-time batting champion who's gone deep nine times this year but hit 24 homers in each of the past two seasons."You look around this room, it's not just big guys. It's guys of all sizes," said first-time All-Star Alex Bregman... [More]
Mon Jul 1622:39The Latest: Harper wins Home Run Derby at Nationals ParkAlex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Rhys Hoskins1B/LFPhilliesFree Agent
Max Muncy1B/2B/OFAthleticsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsJetBlack
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsDodger Blue
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):10:28 p.m.Bryce Harper has won the Home Run Derby in his home ballpark, providing another memory to Nationals fans in what could be his final season in Washington.Harper gave an uppercut fist pump after matching Kyle Schwarber's 18 homers in the championship round on the final swing of his allotted 4 minutes. Because he hit two homers over 440 feet, Harper got 30 seconds of extra time. He launched the winning blast on his second extra swing, holding his bat over his head and walking down the first-base line as it cleared the center-field fence.The 2015 NL MVP has had an uneven season and the Nationals are stuck at .500 after making four playoff appearances in the previous six years.The Chicago Cubs' Schwarber hit the most home runs in the derby with 55 through three rounds. But Harper was the only player to get the crowd roaring.___10:08 p.m.Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber have advanced to the finals of the Home Run ... [More]
Mon Jul 1621:29The Latest: Harper advances in Home Run Derby at home parkAlex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Max Muncy1B/2B/OFAthleticsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsJetBlack
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsDodger Blue
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):9:20 p.m.Bryce Harper has advanced at the Home Run Derby with a showy display of power at his home stadium.Wearing a District of Columbia flag bandanna on his forehead, Harper hit 13 homers at Nationals Park to eliminate Freddie Freeman in the first round of the competition the night before the All-Star Game. He hit six homers measured at more than 440 feet, the most of any competitor.Rhys Hoskins, Kyle Schwarber and Max Muncy also moved on to the second round.Hoskins hit 17 homers to eliminate Jesus Aguilar. Schwarber hit 16 to edge Alex Bregman by one, and Max Muncy knocked out Javier Baez, walking out of the batter's box on his 17th homer with about 30 seconds left on the 4-minute clock.Hoskins, Schwarber and Muncy are the three derby participants who were not named All-Stars.___8:55 p.m.The son of former major league pitcher Bobby Witt has won a competition for high-schoolers during the Home Run Derby.Bobby Witt ... [More]
Mon Jul 1621:09The Latest: Ex-major leaguer's son wins high school HR derbyBryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):8:55 p.m.The son of former major league pitcher Bobby Witt has won a competition for high-schoolers during the Home Run Derby.Bobby Witt Jr. hit eight homers in 90 seconds at Nationals Park to beat Rece Hinds by one.Witt's dad pitched for seven teams in 16 seasons, winning 142 games. He spent most of his career with the Texas Rangers and was never an All-Star.The younger Witt has committed to play college baseball at Oklahoma.Hinds has committed to LSU. He hit a 485-foot homer to the concourse behind the left-field bleachers, a longer blast than any of the four major leaguers who preceded him in the derby.___5 p.m.Dark clouds have rolled over Nationals Park on a hot and humid afternoon, and the grounds crew is poised to cover the field with a tarp as storms threaten the All-Star Game festivities.Forecasts called for isolated storms in the Washington area in the hours leading up to Monday night's Home Run Derby.Thunde... [More]
Mon Jul 1619:39Baseball's shifting culture set to play out in All-Star GameNolan Arenado3BRockiesMoneyball
Alex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper and most every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game.Tune in Tuesday night and there's no telling where fans will see fielders at Nationals Park. Especially in what's become merely an exhibition — why not try a five-man outfield?Count Joey Votto among the boppers who'd love to do away with infielders clustered on the grass."From someone who's really been dinged by the shift, I would welcome it," the Cincinnati first baseman said Monday. "Once they started shifting more without question, I adjusted my approach and you have to or else you get burned by it because .290 turns into .250 turns into .220 like nothing."But the career .312 hitter can see why Major League Baseball might want to avoid delving into rules to define defensive positions."I like the idea of a dynamic ballplayer. It's really hard... [More]
Mon Jul 1618:59Baseball's shifting culture set to play out in All-Star GameNolan Arenado3BRockiesMoneyball
Ross StriplingRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper and most every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game.Tune in Tuesday night and there's no telling where fans will see fielders at Nationals Park. Especially in what's become merely an exhibition — why not try a five-man outfield?Count Joey Votto among the boppers who'd love to do away with infielders clustered on the grass."From someone who's really been dinged by the shift, I would welcome it," the Cincinnati first baseman said Monday. "Once they started shifting more without question, I adjusted my approach and you have to or else you get burned by it because .290 turns into .250 turns into .220 like nothing."But the career .312 hitter can see why Major League Baseball might want to avoid delving into rules to define defensive positions."I like the idea of a dynamic ballplayer. It's really hard... [More]
Mon Jul 1618:09Machado won't let trade talk diminish his fun as All-StarShin-Soo ChooDH/RFRangersFree Agent
Brad HandRPPadresRoto Value
Manny Machado3B/SSOriolesMoneyball
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsBig Chee
Jacob deGromSPMetsDodger Blue
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night of the All-Star Game, Manny Machado will proudly represent the Baltimore Orioles, the only team he's played for in the big leagues.It just might be his final appearance in an Orioles uniform. With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline looming, it won't be long before the four-time AL All-Star is dealt from last-place Baltimore to a contender.Machado was drafted by the Orioles with the third overall pick in 2010 and has been a starter in Baltimore since 2012. His contract expires after this season, and the Orioles don't have enough money to keep the 26-year-old shortstop and build a decent team around him.If there was ever any doubt about their intention, the point was hammered home when manager Buck Showalter removed Machado in the fifth inning of Sunday's game against Texas because the field was messy following a rain delay."A month ago he wouldn't have come out of the game," Showalter said. "We know that. You know it."Machado does, too. What he doesn'... [More]
Mon Jul 1617:09The Latest: Storms threaten All-Star festivities in DCBryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):5 p.m.Dark clouds have rolled over Nationals Park on a hot and humid afternoon, and the grounds crew is poised to cover the field with a tarp as storms threaten the All-Star Game festivities.Forecasts called for isolated storms in the Washington area in the hours leading up to Monday night's Home Run Derby.Thunderstorms are also predicted for Tuesday afternoon, but if the forecast holds, they should move out of town before the first pitch after 8 p.m.___4:15 p.m.Bryce Harper says defensive shifts are part of baseball, and there's no way for hitters to change their approach in an attempt to beat them.Harper's agent, Scott Boras, said earlier this month that his client's numbers are down this season in part because shifts hurt left-handed batters more than righties.Harper is batting .214 — 60 points lower than any other National League All-Star. His 23 homers are one short of the league lead, and he tops the NL with ... [More]
Mon Jul 1616:39The Latest: Bryce Harper on how to beat shifts: 'You can't'Bryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):4:15 p.m.Bryce Harper says defensive shifts are part of baseball, and there's no way for hitters to change their approach in an attempt to beat them.Harper's agent, Scott Boras, said earlier this month that his client's numbers are down this season in part because shifts hurt left-handed batters more than righties.Harper is batting .214 — 60 points lower than any other National League All-Star. His 23 homers are one short of the league lead, and he tops the NL with 78 walks. The 2015 MVP becomes a free agent at the end of the season.Asked Tuesday how he can beat the shift, Harper said: "You can't. If you hit a ball in the hole, then you're out. If you hit a ball up the middle, you're out."He says one way to exploit a shift is to bunt, "but you don't get paid to bunt. If you hit it over all of them, that's how you beat it."___3:15 p.m.Jacob deGrom says he'd love to play his entire career with the New York Mets, but ... [More]
Mon Jul 1615:29The Latest: deGrom wants to talk contract with MetsBryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):3:15 p.m.Jacob deGrom says he'd love to play his entire career with the New York Mets, but he's not disputing comments by his agent that the team should either sign him to a long-term deal or trade him now.The All-Star right-hander said Monday that his future with the team "is kind of in the Mets' control and kind of out of mine." He says he has not talked numbers with the Mets on a long-term contract but would be open to those discussions.DeGrom's agent, Brodie van Wagenen, told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and The Athletic that if the Mets aren't interested in a long-term deal, "we believe their best course of action is to seriously consider trade opportunities now." Van Wagenen added that continuing the status quo "could complicate Jacob's relationship with the club."DeGrom would be eligible for free agency after the 2020 season, when he'll be 32.___2:50 p.m.The AL and NL All-Star managers have revealed the pitcher... [More]
Mon Jul 1614:59The Latest: deGrom to follow Scherzer for NL All-StarsBryce HarperRFNationalsTexas BigSticks
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):2:50 p.m.The AL and NL All-Star managers have revealed the pitchers they'll be using immediately after starters Chris Sale and Max Scherzer.Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom will follow Scherzer for the NL. Roberts says he picked Scherzer to start over deGrom because the game is at Scherzer's home ballpark in Washington.Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch says the New York Yankees' Luis Severino will come in after Sale, followed by the Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell.___2:20 p.m.Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will bat sixth for the National League in the All-Star Game in his home ballpark.Harper is hitting .214 with a .365 on-base percentage, .468 slugging percentage, 23 home runs and 54 RBIs. Despite his hitting struggles, Harper is an All-Star — voted in by fans — for the sixth time in his seven-year major league career.Nationals teammate Max Scherzer will take t... [More]
Mon Jul 1603:28Baseball's shifting culture set to play out in All-Star GameNolan Arenado3BRockiesMoneyball
David OrtizDHRed SoxFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For J.D. Martinez, Nolan Arenado, Aaron Judge and every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game.Tune in Tuesday night and no telling where fans will see fielders. Especially in what's become merely an exhibition — why not try a five-man outfield?To Big Papi, these overloaded infields are reshaping the sport. Not in a good way, either."It seems crazy, it seems like it's taking some fun part of the game away," the retired Red Sox slugger said Sunday at Nationals Park, site of this week's All-Star action."It seems like there are 20 guys playing defense against you," Ortiz said, playfully estimating shifts took away "like 500 hits away from me."His idea: "So I would take my chances, if MLB wanted to. Just saying to play normal, like the game is supposed to be played since Day One, just to see how that plays out."Of course, Max Scherzer, Jacob de... [More]
Mon Jul 1602:48Success on the road lifts A's into contentionTrevor BauerSPIndiansWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Lou TrivinoRPAthleticsFree Agent
The Oakland Athletics have played their way into contention by beating up on teams that are far from it.Oakland enters the All-Star break having won 21 of its last 27, and the A's are only three games behind the second wild card. At 55-42, manager Bob Melvin's Athletics would have the second-best record in the National League if they were in it. Instead, they play in the AL West, where their impressive mark still leaves them eight games behind division-leading Houston.Nevertheless, there have been some encouraging signs for an Oakland team that hasn't finished above .500 since 2014. The A's are 31-21 on the road and during one stretch homered in 27 straight games away from home. Oakland has seven players with at least 10 homers, led by Khris Davis with 21 and Matt Olson with 19.On the mound, Sean Manaea has rebounded from a poor May, and Blake Treinen and Lou Trivino have been excellent out of the bullpen.The question for the A's is whether they can win enough games against the other p... [More]
Mon Jul 1602:29Trout still setting the standard in AL through first halfHarrison BaderCF/RFCardinalsFree Agent
Trevor BauerSPIndiansWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxThe Seals Guys
Lorenzo CainCF/RFRoyalsOld Hoss
Gerrit ColeSPPiratesWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Seranthony DominguezSPPhilliesFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesSportsWiseGuy.com
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesRoto Value
Corey KluberSPIndiansOld Hoss
Francisco LindorSSIndiansThe Seals Guys
Max Muncy1B/2B/OFAthleticsFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxLas Vegas Giants
Max ScherzerSPNationalsJetBlack
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Juan SotoFree Agent
Ross StriplingRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
Gleyber TorresSSYankeesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsLas Vegas Giants
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosPoison Pills
Jacob deGromSPMetsDodger Blue
At the All-Star break last year, Chris Sale looked as if he might pull away in the American League Cy Young race. He already had 178 strikeouts with only 22 walks.By the end of the season, of course, Sale had to settle for second place — and not a particularly close second — after Corey Kluber took the award away with a torrid second half.That's all just a roundabout way of saying that the following midseason awards aren't meant as predictions of who will actually win these in 2018. It's just a quick attempt to honor the players who have stood out so far.___AL MVPTop Contenders: Mookie Betts, Red Sox; Aaron Judge, Yankees; Francisco Lindor, Indians; Jose Ramirez, Indians; Mike Trout, AngelsThe Pick: TroutTrout leads the AL in on-base percentage, and although he's second to Betts in OPS, he's played in 19 more games than the Boston outfielder. Trout also has the lead in wins above replacement — both the Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs versions. You could put together an entire 10... [More]
Sun Jul 1520:49Machado homers as Orioles beat Rangers 6-5Matt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Jim AdduciRFTigersFree Agent
Cody AllenRPIndiansTexas BigSticks
Tanner AndersonFree Agent
Josh Bell1BPiratesFree Agent
Xander BogaertsSSRed SoxWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Justin Bour1BMarlinsFree Agent
Michael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
Zach BrittonRPOriolesSportsWiseGuy.com
Alan BusenitzRPTwinsFree Agent
Jeimer Candelario3BTigersFree Agent
Matt Carpenter1B/2B/3BCardinalsRoto Value
Carlos CarrascoSPIndiansSportsWiseGuy.com
Jake CaveCFYankeesFree Agent
Taylor ColeRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Brandon CrawfordSSGiantsSportsWiseGuy.com
Anthony DeSclafaniSPRedsTexas BigSticks
Brian Dozier2BTwinsBig Chee
Dexter FowlerCFCardinalsMoneyball
David Freese1B/3B/PHPiratesFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansFree Agent
Niko GoodrumSSTwinsFree Agent
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Yuli Gurriel1B/3BAstrosFree Agent
Ronald Guzman1BRangersFree Agent
Jeremy HellicksonSPOriolesSportsWiseGuy.com
Elieser HernandezSPMarlinsFree Agent
Kiké HernándezCF/LF/PH/SSDodgersFree Agent
Jason HeywardCF/RFCubsFree Agent
John Hicks1B/CTigersFree Agent
Jordan HicksFree Agent
Brock Holt2B/3B/LFRed SoxFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersRoto Value
Dan JenningsRPRaysFree Agent
Adam JonesCFOriolesDodger Blue
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxMoneyball
Corey KnebelRPBrewersFree Agent
Erik KratzCYankeesFree Agent
Jon LesterSPCubsRoto Value
Jed Lowrie2BAthleticsFree Agent
Manny Machado3B/SSOriolesMoneyball
Kenta MaedaSPDodgersMoneyball
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsTexas BigSticks
Jefry Marte1B/3B/LFAngelsFree Agent
Cameron MaybinCF/LFAstrosSportsWiseGuy.com
Mike MinorRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Yoan Moncada2BWhite SoxFree Agent
Colin Moran3BAstrosFree Agent
Brandon MorrowRPCubsFree Agent
Daniel Murphy1B/2BNationalsLas Vegas Giants
Scott ObergRPRockiesFree Agent
Corey OswaltSPMetsFree Agent
Daniel Palka1BWhite SoxFree Agent
Jace Peterson2B/LF/PHBravesFree Agent
Brett PhillipsCFBrewersFree Agent
Stephen PiscottyRFAthleticsTexas BigSticks
Edubray RamosRPPhilliesFree Agent
Carlos Santana1B/DHPhilliesSportsWiseGuy.com
Tanner ScottSPOriolesFree Agent
Burch SmithSPRoyalsFree Agent
Trevor StorySSRockiesOld Hoss
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysOld Hoss
Andrew SuarezSPGiantsFree Agent
Anthony SwarzakRPMetsFree Agent
Trea Turner2B/CF/SSNationalsOld Hoss
Drew VerHagenRPTigersFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosPoison Pills
Nick VincentRPMarinersFree Agent
Neil Walker2BBrewersSportsWiseGuy.com
Joey Wendle2BRaysFree Agent
Brandon WorkmanRP/SPRed SoxFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado homered before making an early exit, Adam Jones hit a three-run double and the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Texas Rangers 6-5 Sunday.Machado was removed in the fifth inning by manager Buck Showalter after a 26-minute rain delay, taking the All-Star shortstop off a sloppy field. The last-place Orioles are entertaining offers for Machado, who is expected to be dealt before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.After being replaced by Jace Peterson, Machado sat in the dugout, wearing a sweatshirt and joking with his teammates.In a matchup between two teams staggering into the All-Star break, Texas got a first-inning grand slam from rookie Ronald Guzman but quickly gave the lead away in losing for the seventh time in nine games.Machado ignited the comeback with his 24th homer, and Jones' bases-clearing double in the third off Mike Minor (6-6) put Baltimore ahead to stay.Tanner Scott (1-1) earned his first big league win. Zach Britton worked the ninth ... [More]
Sun Jul 1518:48Machado homers as Orioles beat Rangers 6-5Matt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Jim AdduciRFTigersFree Agent
Cody AllenRPIndiansTexas BigSticks
Tanner AndersonFree Agent
Josh Bell1BPiratesFree Agent
Xander BogaertsSSRed SoxWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Justin Bour1BMarlinsFree Agent
Michael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
Zach BrittonRPOriolesSportsWiseGuy.com
Jeimer Candelario3BTigersFree Agent
Matt Carpenter1B/2B/3BCardinalsRoto Value
Carlos CarrascoSPIndiansSportsWiseGuy.com
Patrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Anthony DeSclafaniSPRedsTexas BigSticks
Dexter FowlerCFCardinalsMoneyball
David Freese1B/3B/PHPiratesFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansFree Agent
Niko GoodrumSSTwinsFree Agent
Yuli Gurriel1B/3BAstrosFree Agent
Ronald Guzman1BRangersFree Agent
Jeremy HellicksonSPOriolesSportsWiseGuy.com
Elieser HernandezSPMarlinsFree Agent
John Hicks1B/CTigersFree Agent
Jordan HicksFree Agent
Brock Holt2B/3B/LFRed SoxFree Agent
Dan JenningsRPRaysFree Agent
Adam JonesCFOriolesDodger Blue
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxMoneyball
Corey KnebelRPBrewersFree Agent
Erik KratzCYankeesFree Agent
Manny Machado3B/SSOriolesMoneyball
Cameron MaybinCF/LFAstrosSportsWiseGuy.com
Mike MinorRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Yoan Moncada2BWhite SoxFree Agent
Colin Moran3BAstrosFree Agent
Daniel Murphy1B/2BNationalsLas Vegas Giants
Corey OswaltSPMetsFree Agent
Daniel Palka1BWhite SoxFree Agent
Jace Peterson2B/LF/PHBravesFree Agent
Brett PhillipsCFBrewersFree Agent
Edubray RamosRPPhilliesFree Agent
Carlos Santana1B/DHPhilliesSportsWiseGuy.com
Tanner ScottSPOriolesFree Agent
Burch SmithSPRoyalsFree Agent
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysOld Hoss
Anthony SwarzakRPMetsFree Agent
Trea Turner2B/CF/SSNationalsOld Hoss
Drew VerHagenRPTigersFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosPoison Pills
Neil Walker2BBrewersSportsWiseGuy.com
Brandon WorkmanRP/SPRed SoxFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado homered before making an early exit, Adam Jones hit a three-run double and the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Texas Rangers 6-5 Sunday.Machado was removed in the fifth inning by manager Buck Showalter after a 26-minute rain delay, taking the All-Star shortstop off a sloppy field. The last-place Orioles are entertaining offers for Machado, who is expected to be dealt before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.After being replaced by Jace Peterson, Machado sat in the dugout, wearing a sweatshirt and joking with his teammates.In a matchup between two teams staggering into the All-Star break, Texas got a first-inning grand slam from rookie Ronald Guzman but quickly gave the lead away in losing for the seventh time in nine games.Machado ignited the comeback with his 24th homer, and Jones' bases-clearing double in the third off Mike Minor (6-6) put Baltimore ahead to stay.Tanner Scott (1-1) earned his first big league win. Zach Britton worked the ninth ... [More]
Sun Jul 1518:09Machado homers as Orioles beat Rangers 6-5Matt Adams1B/PHNationalsFree Agent
Cody AllenRPIndiansTexas BigSticks
Tanner AndersonFree Agent
Josh Bell1BPiratesFree Agent
Xander BogaertsSSRed SoxWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Justin Bour1BMarlinsFree Agent
Michael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
Zach BrittonRPOriolesSportsWiseGuy.com
Carlos CarrascoSPIndiansSportsWiseGuy.com
Patrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
David Freese1B/3B/PHPiratesFree Agent
Yan GomesCIndiansFree Agent
Ronald Guzman1BRangersFree Agent
Jeremy HellicksonSPOriolesSportsWiseGuy.com
Elieser HernandezSPMarlinsFree Agent
Brock Holt2B/3B/LFRed SoxFree Agent
Dan JenningsRPRaysFree Agent
Adam JonesCFOriolesDodger Blue
Craig KimbrelRPRed SoxMoneyball
Corey KnebelRPBrewersFree Agent
Erik KratzCYankeesFree Agent
Manny Machado3B/SSOriolesMoneyball
Cameron MaybinCF/LFAstrosSportsWiseGuy.com
Mike MinorRP/SPRangersFree Agent
Colin Moran3BAstrosFree Agent
Daniel Murphy1B/2BNationalsLas Vegas Giants
Corey OswaltSPMetsFree Agent
Jace Peterson2B/LF/PHBravesFree Agent
Brett PhillipsCFBrewersFree Agent
Edubray RamosRPPhilliesFree Agent
Carlos Santana1B/DHPhilliesSportsWiseGuy.com
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysOld Hoss
Anthony SwarzakRPMetsFree Agent
Trea Turner2B/CF/SSNationalsOld Hoss
Neil Walker2BBrewersSportsWiseGuy.com
Brandon WorkmanRP/SPRed SoxFree Agent
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado homered before making an early exit, Adam Jones hit a three-run double and the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Texas Rangers 6-5 Sunday.Machado was removed in the fifth inning by manager Buck Showalter after a 26-minute rain delay, taking the All-Star shortstop off a sloppy field. The last-place Orioles are entertaining offers for Machado, who is expected to be dealt before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.After being replaced by Jace Peterson, Machado sat in the dugout, wearing a sweatshirt and joking with his teammates.In a matchup between two teams staggering into the All-Star break, Texas got a first-inning grand slam from rookie Ronald Guzman but quickly gave the lead away in losing for the seventh time in nine games.Machado ignited the comeback with his 24th homer, and Jones' bases-clearing double in the third off Mike Minor (6-6) put Baltimore ahead to stay.Tanner Scot (1-1) earned his first big league win. Zach Britton worked the ninth f... [More]
Sun Jul 1516:28Cubs place Almora on family medical emergency listAlbert AlmoraCF/PHCubsFree Agent
David Bote2BCubsFree Agent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have placed outfielder Albert Almora Jr. on the family medical emergency list and recalled infielder David Bote from Triple-A Iowa.The Cubs made the moves prior to Sunday's series finale against the San Diego Padres.Bote returns to the majors for his fourth stint this season. He hit .300 with one homer and nine RBIs in his first 19 games with the Cubs.Almora is hitting .319, third in the NL going into Sunday, with four homers and 28 RBIs.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sun Jul 1511:58Brewers place Villar on 10-day DL with thumb injuryBrett PhillipsCFBrewersFree Agent
Jonathan Villar2B/3B/PH/SSBrewersDodger Blue
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers placed infielder Jonathan Villar on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right thumb strain.Villar injured his thumb sliding into third base in Milwaukee's 6-3 loss in the second game of a doubleheader against the Pirates on Saturday.He will have an MRI later Sunday. There is not a timeframe for his return. Villar hit .261 with six home runs and 22 RBIs over 87 games.The Brewers recalled outfielder Brett Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs. He has a .257 average, four homers and 12 RBIs in 46 major league games.Villar is the 10th Brewers player on the disabled list, with five of them suffering injuries in the final 10 days before the All-Star break."That's a lot. We're fortunate that we have a lot of depth," assistant general manager Matt Arnold said. "We're looking at hopefully getting a lot of those guys back here shortly after the break."Milwaukee is 2-7 in that stretch, including five straight losses, and ceded first place in the NL Central to the Chicago Cubs.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sun Jul 1509:38This Date In BaseballBrock Holt2B/3B/LFRed SoxFree Agent
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July 161897 — Chicago's Cap Anson became the first major leaguer to reach 3,000 hits when he singled off Baltimore's George Blackburn.1902 — John McGraw was named manager of the New York Giants, a post he would hold for 30 years.1909 — Ed Summers of the Detroit Tigers allowed only seven hits and pitched all 18 innings of a 0-0 tie with the Washington Senators, the longest scoreless game in AL history.1920 — Babe Ruth broke his own season record of 29 homers with his 30th as the New York Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns, 5-2. Ruth would finish the season with 54.1933 — Red Lucas of the Cincinnati Reds pitched a 15-inning 1-0 win over Roy Parmelee and the New York Giants in the opener of a doubleheader.1941 — Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 56 games with a 3-for-4 day as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 10-3.1948 — After 8½ years as Brooklyn manager, Leo Durocher stunned baseball by taking the helm of the archrival Giants in midseason.1958 - In ... [More]
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