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8:20 AM ET, July 17, 2017

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Jeff Jacobs / Hartford Courant:
Incense And A Prayer Just What Doctor Ordered For Red Sox  —  With the Red Sox struggling for runs, David Price was lighting incense in the locker room before he started Game 2 against the Yankees.  It might have helped as the Sox pulled out the nightcap, 3-0.
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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 …
Fox Sports:
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
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
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
Red Sox following through with protest to prevent future issues
Fox Sports:   Red Sox manager Farrell says Boston will file formal protest
John Healy / New York Daily News:
VIDEO: Jackie Bradley Jr. robs Aaron Judge of two-run home run
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
David Price rises to the occasion for Red Sox
Discussion: Over the Monster
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
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
With roles scrambled, Cards' bullpen blows another game in 9th  —  PITTSBURGH  • The trouble with the bullpen roulette the Cardinals are spinning these days is that if any reliever could be used in any role, then there really are no roles at all.  —  In the past week …
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
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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.
Fox Sports:   Mets, Cardinals clash in pivotal four-game set (Jul 17, 2017)
Shelly Anderson / UPI:   Adam Frazier's 9th-inning RBI sends Pittsburgh Pirates past St. Louis Cardinals
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
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
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)
 
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Courier-Journal:
Ervin's double leads Louisville Bats to 6-5 win Sunday over Indianapolis
Daniel Popper / New York Daily News:
Steven Matz's rough outing sinks Mets in 13-4 loss to Rockies
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