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Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
Slumping Aaron Judge finds no luck in Boston as Yankees star has big homer taken away in loss to Red Sox  —  BOSTON -These certainly weren't the finest — or the luckiest — three days for the next new face of baseball.  —  A dreary 1-for-18 showing with six strikeouts by Aaron Judge during …
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Sabathia pitches Yanks over Red Sox 3-0 in DH opener (Jul 16, 2017)  —  BOSTON (AP) CC Sabathia allowed two hits over six innings, Didi Gregorius hit a solo home run and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 Sunday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia help save Yankees' bullpen  —  BOSTON — The Yankees desperately needed length from their starters on Sunday.  —  And that's exactly what they got.  —  CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka both went deep into their outings, saving the team's taxed bullpen.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
Red Sox following through with protest to prevent future issues  —  BOSTON — One day later, the Boston Red Sox are pressing forward with their protest of Saturday's game against the New York Yankees.  —  It isn't so much that Matt Holliday's bizarre slide back into first base in the 11th inning cost …
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Red Sox manager Farrell says Boston will file formal protest  —  BOSTON (AP) Red Sox manager John Farrell says Boston will move forward with a formal protest over the lack of an interference call in a 4-1, 16-inning loss to the New York Yankees.  —  Holliday walked leading of the 11th Saturday …
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Yankees get shut out for first time this season in 3-0 loss to Red Sox
Gethin Coolbaugh / UPI:   Boston Red Sox blank New York Yankees to earn doubleheader split
John Healy / New York Daily News:
VIDEO: Jackie Bradley Jr. robs Aaron Judge of two-run home run
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Fox Sports:
Quintana dazzles in Cubs debut, fans 12 to beat Orioles 8-0 (Jul 16, 2017)  —  BALTIMORE (AP) Jose Quintana dazzled in his debut for the Chicago Cubs, striking out a season-high 12 in seven sharp innings to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
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Sarah Trotto / UPI:
Seattle Mariners complete sweep of Chicago White Sox with 10-inning win  —  CHICAGO — The Seattle Mariners have started the second half of the season on a roll.  Now they'll see where they'll go.  —  Nelson Cruz homered in the 10th inning and the Mariners held off the Chicago White Sox 7-6 …
Greg Swatek / UPI:
New pitcher Jose Quintana sparkles in Chicago Cubs' debut, beats Baltimore Orioles  —  BALTIMORE — Three days after the Chicago Cubs paid a steep price to their crosstown rival for another front-line starting pitcher, Jose Quintana showed why it may have been worth it.
Fox Sports:   Orioles look to turn it around vs. Rangers (Jul 17, 2017)
Pat James / The Charlotte Observer:   Is replacement for Jose Quintana in White Sox rotation this dominant Knights righty?
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:   Melky Cabrera seems to be flying under trade-deadline radar
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:
Mariners lead White Sox 6-5
Discussion: South Side Sox
Fox Sports:
Rockies kick off homestand vs. Padres (Jul 17, 2017)  —  DENVER — Coming off a much-needed road win over the New York Mets, the Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series Monday against the San Diego Padres, the start of a seven-game homestand.  —  The Rockies were outscored 23-5 while losing …
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Associated Press:   Sanchez, Spangenberg hit 3-run homers in Padres' 7-1 win
Fox Sports:   Mets, Cardinals clash in pivotal four-game set (Jul 17, 2017)
Jerry Beach / UPI:   DJ LeMahieu, Mark Reynolds lead Colorado Rockies past New York Mets
Jeff Sanders / sandiegouniontribune.com:
Cahill again looking good as Padres win
Michael Wagaman / miamiherald:
Bauer gets just 2 outs; A's top Indians 7-3 for 3-game sweep  —  Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona expected more out of his ballclub coming out of the All-Star break — a lot more.  —  What Francona saw instead was a frustrating three games in Oakland that ended with the Indians …
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
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Jorge L. Ortiz / USA Today:
Despite adding experience to a depleted bullpen, Nationals may not be done dealing  —  There's more than one way to build a bullpen.  In the case of the Washington Nationals, any arrangement was better than what they had.  —  Manager Dusty Baker's pleas for relief help were finally answered Sunday …
Rotoworld.com:   Daily Dose: Dazzling Debut
Associated Press:
Justin Turner homers to help Dodgers beat Marlins for ninth consecutive win  —  MIAMI (AP) — Justin Turner homered and singled to increase his batting average to .374, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to nine games Sunday by beating the Miami Marlins 3-2.
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Associated Press:   Stanton loses glove over wall on triple by Dodgers' Taylor
Walter Villa / UPI:
Justin Turner remains hot as Los Angeles Dodgers edge Miami Marlins
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:
Royals beat Rangers 4-3 on walk-off single in the sun  —  The following statement is either a source of true hope or genuine frustration, depending on your perspective: The Royals entered Sunday afternoon just three games out of first place and 2 1/2 back in the race for the second American League Wild Card spot.
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Fox Sports:   Tigers, Royals open four-game series (Jul 17, 2017)
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Rangers' defense lost in the sun with sweep on the line
Associated Press:
Fiers strikes out 11 as Astros beat Twins 5-3  —  HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Fiers struck out a season-high 11 over seven strong innings and Nori Aoki had two hits and two RBIs to help the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday.  —  The AL West leaders took two of three from the Twins coming out of the All-Star break.
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Fox Sports:   Astros look to improve with Mariners up next (Jul 17, 2017)
MoiseKapenda Bower / UPI:
Houston Astros beat Minnesota Twins behind Mike Fiers' strong start
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Dana Gauruder / UPI:
Bases-loaded walk in 11th inning lifts Detroit Tigers over Toronto Blue Jays  —  DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers took the phrase “walk-off win” in a literal sense on Sunday.  —  Miguel Cabrera drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 11th inning, giving the Tigers a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park.
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Shawn Windsor / Detroit Free Press:   Tigers should (carefully) consider trading All-Star pitcher Michael Fulmer
Associated Press:
Cron's pinch-hit home run in 8th sends Angels over Rays 4-3  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron isn't necessarily happy about his reduced role with the Los Angeles Angels this season.  But when playing time does come, he's determined to make the most of it.
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Bob Keisser / UPI:   C.J. Cron's homer helps Los Angeles Angels beat Tampa Bay Rays
Associated Press:
Frazier's 9th-inning single gives Pirates 4-3 win over Cards  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates closed their series against the St. Louis Cardinals the same way they began it: with a walkoff win.  —  Adam Frazier's game-ending single capped a two-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory Sunday.
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Shelly Anderson / UPI:   Adam Frazier's 9th-inning RBI sends Pittsburgh Pirates past St. Louis Cardinals
Genaro C. Armas / MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
Nick Williams' 1st career slam lifts Phils over Brewers 5-2 … Nick Williams hit his first career grand slam before the  —  Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen escaped two late-game jams for a 5-2 win over the  —  Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.  —  Williams hit the first pitch …
Discussion: The Good Phight and Brew Crew Ball
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Fox Sports:   Pirates get chance to make up ground on Brewers (Jul 17, 2017)
Daniel Popper / New York Daily News:
Steven Matz's rough outing sinks Mets in 13-4 loss to Rockies  —  Lazy Sunday has taken on a new meaning at Citi Field.  —  For the sixth time this season, the Mets dropped a Sunday series finale at their home ballpark, falling to the Rockies, 13-4.  The Mets missed a chance …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
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Daniel Popper / New York Daily News:
Frustration builds for Mets' Steven Matz after worst start of career
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
 
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