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10:15 AM ET, July 27, 2017


 Top News: 
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Adrian Beltre baffled by strange ejection from humorless umpire  —  This is how you treat a future Hall of Famer?  Good gravy.  —  Texas Rangers living legend Adrian Beltre, just four hits shy of becoming the 31st person in the history of the world to collect 3,000 hits …
Associated Press:   Marlins record 22-10 win vs Texas, Darvish; Beltre 3 hits
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Yu Darvish's career-worst performance could be his last with Rangers
Andre C. Fernandez / miamiherald:
Marlins score most runs in a game ever to rout the Rangers
Discussion: Fish Stripes
Alex Tekip / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Nationals interested in Yu Darvish?
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   These players could be the next Rangers in the Hall of Fame
Stephen Strasburg heads to DL as Nats call up LHP Erick Fedde  —  WASHINGTON — Nationals All-Star pitcher Stephen Strasburg is headed to the 10-day disabled list.  —  Following his team's 8-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night, manager Dusty Baker confirmed that Strasburg …
Associated Press:
Nationals to place Stephen Strasburg on 10-day DL  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after expressing hope Stephen Strasburg would make his next start, the Washington Nationals will place the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list.  —  The official move will take place Thursday and be retroactive …
Associated Press:
MLB: Stephen Strasburg is put on disabled list  —  Right-hander Stephen Strasburg was put on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday by the Washington Nationals.  —  Manager Dusty Baker said the move, retroactive to Monday, was made as a precaution.  —  Strasburg (10-3) left Sunday's start …
Chelsea Janes / Washington Post:   As the trade deadline nears, what exactly do the Nationals have to offer?
Associated Press:
Hosmer's 5 hits, slam help Royals top Tigers, win 8th in row  —  DETROIT (AP) — Eric Hosmer matched his career high with five hits, including his first major league grand slam, and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to a season-high eight games with a 16-2 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Bruce Rondon incites worst moment of an embarrassing Detroit Tigers season
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers hit low point, embarrassed by Kansas City Royals, 16-2
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Insider: How Tigers may have sabotaged Anibal Sanchez's trade value
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Jake Arrieta: ‘We expect to remain in first place’  —  Cubs starter Jake Arrieta on Wednesday's victory and the team's goals for the rest of the season.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  After pitching 6 2/3 innings of two-hit ball Wednesday night to move …
ABC News:
Arrieta helps Cubs stay hot with 8-3 victory over White Sox
Discussion: South Side Sox
Associated Press:
White Sox OF Avisail Garcia sidelined by right thumb injury
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
White Sox place Avisail Garcia on disabled list
Discussion: South Side Sox
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals find 'everything we're looking for' in sweep of Rockies  —  St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Martinez reacts towards the dugout as he runs to first base with an RBI-single in the fourth inning during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday July 26, 2017, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Arizona Republic:
Thursday's game  —  Diamondbacks at Cardinals  —  Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis.
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Associated Press:   Cardinals' offense potent in 10-5 win over Colorado
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rockies Acquire Pat Neshek  —  The Rockies announced that they've acquired right-hander Pat Neshek from the Phillies in exchange for minor league infielder Jose Gomez and minor league right-handers J.D. Hammer and Alejandro Requena.  Lefty Tyler Anderson has been moved to the 60-day DL to clear a roster spot.
Whitney McIntosh /
Rockies acquire Pat Neshek from Phillies for three prospects
Associated Press:   Rockies acquire reliever Pat Neskek from Phillies
Bryce Harper tossed after argument, says music got him ‘little fired up’  —  WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper was ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, then later cited his pregame music as a contributing factor.  —  “I think I need to change my playlist …
Discussion: FanRag Sports
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Steven Matz gets shelled, lasts only three innings as Mets fall to Padres, 6-3  —  Steven Matz's struggles continued with the Mets left-hander lasting just three innings Wednesday night, killing the Mets momentum early in a 6-3 loss to the Padres at Petco Park.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Jeff Sanders /
First pitch: Hunter Renfroe chasing Padres rookie homer record
David O'Brien / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Dansby Swanson optioned to Triple-A  —  PHOENIX - The move that once seemed so improbable is now a reality: Struggling Braves rookie Dansby Swanson has been sent to Triple-A.  —  Swanson, batting .214 with six home runs and a .287 on-base percentage in 95 games, was informed …
R.J. Anderson /
Braves to demote struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors
Astros can be selective, won't overpay for pitching, GM Jeff Luhnow says  —  PHILADELPHIA — As Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow looks for ways to upgrade his pitching staff at Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, he reminds himself daily that he is operating from a position of strength.
Discussion: FanRag Sports
Astros ace Dallas Keuchel, out since June 2, poised for Friday return
Steve Herrick / MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
Zimmer homers, drives in go-ahead run as Indians beat Angels … Bradley Zimmer homered and drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double and the  —  Cleveland Indians matched a season high with their sixth straight win, 10-4 over the  —  Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Associated Press:
Sale Away: Red Sox ace Ks 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners  —  SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Sale pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, top prospect Rafael Devers became the youngest Boston player to hit a home run in more than 50 years, and the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Wednesday to salvage the final game of the series.
Deadline predictions beyond Yu Darvish: Dark horse, biggest splash, more  —  With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, we asked a panel of our experts to make predictions about where six of the biggest names on the market would end up.  For all the rumors and speculation this time of year …
Daily Dose: Athletic Clubbed  —  The Oakland Athletics find themselves in the basement of the American League West Division, 13 games under .500 and 23 games back of the first-place Houston Astros.  They also sit 9 1/2 games back in the wild-card standings, but perhaps things could be a little different if they had a dependable closer.
Discussion: Athletics Nation
Dear 1987, you're not going to believe what has happened to baseball  —  Say you had a time machine.  Say you set it to 1987.  Say you met a baseball fan from that year named Kelly.  What could you tell Kelly about baseball in 1987 that would most strain his or her belief?
Andy McCullough / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw hopeful he can make ‘at least a few’ starts before playoffs begin  —  Dodgers star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, who is on the disabled list due to a back injury, congratulates Cody Bellinger after the Dodgers beat the Twins on July 25.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Discussion: True Blue LA
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Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Detroit Free Press:
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Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers' rotation set through trade deadline, tentatively
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