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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.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and WCVB
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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:
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.
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 …
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Yankees get shut out for first time this season in 3-0 loss to Red Sox  —  BOSTON — The winning streak was short-lived.  —  At 4:19 p.m. Sunday the Yankees won back-to-back games for the first time in more than a month.  —  By 11:10 p.m. Sunday they lost 3-0 to the Red Sox to split their day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park.
John Healy / New York Daily News:
VIDEO: Jackie Bradley Jr. robs Aaron Judge of two-run home run
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   CC Sabathia comes through for Yankees at a time when they needed him the most
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.
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Sarah Trotto / UPI:   Seattle Mariners complete sweep of Chicago White Sox with 10-inning win
Fox Sports:
Quintana dazzles in Cubs debut, fans 12 to beat Orioles 8-0 (Jul 16, 2017)
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:
Mariners lead White Sox 6-5
Discussion: South Side Sox and Chicago Tribune
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
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 …
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
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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
New York Daily News:
Nationals get Ryan Madson, Sean Doolittle from A's for Blake Treinen, prospects
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
ESPN:   Billy Beane: A's in ‘full rebuild,’ hope to keep stars with new stadium
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays “Highly Unlikely” To Trade J.A. Happ  —  The Blue Jays are receiving interest from the Brewers and other teams in left-hander J.A. Happ, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports (Twitter links), though it is “highly unlikely” that the Jays will trade the southpaw since Toronto plans to compete in 2018.
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Dana Gauruder / UPI:   Bases-loaded walk in 11th inning lifts Detroit Tigers over Toronto Blue Jays
Shawn Windsor / Detroit Free Press:   Tigers should (carefully) consider trading All-Star pitcher Michael Fulmer
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Tigers to call up Boyd for Tuesday, give Norris rehab start in Toledo
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers show pulse, rally for walk-off win in extras over Jays
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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Jerry Beach / UPI:   DJ LeMahieu, Mark Reynolds lead Colorado Rockies past New York Mets
Daniel Popper / New York Daily News:
Frustration builds for Mets' Steven Matz after worst start of career
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Fox Sports:   Desmond returns from DL, sparks Rockies to 13-4 rout of Mets (Jul 16, 2017)
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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Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Nolan Ryan vs. Yu Darvish: Rangers aces compared and contrasted  —  KANSAS CITY, MO.  —  Yu Darvish passed Nolan Ryan on the Rangers' career strikeout leader board Sunday.  Darvish is now fourth all-time in club history with 943 strikeouts.  Only Charlie Hough (1,452), Bobby Witt (1,402) and Kenny Rogers (1,201) have more.
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Rangers' defense lost in the sun with sweep on the line
Fox Sports:
Pirates get chance to make up ground on Brewers (Jul 17, 2017)  —  PITTSBURGH — If the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to keep their playoff hopes alive, the next four days are critical.  —  The Pirates (44-48), fourth in the National League Central, play host to the first-place Milwaukee Brewers …
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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
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
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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MoiseKapenda Bower / UPI:   Houston Astros beat Minnesota Twins behind Mike Fiers' strong start
Jeff Sanders / sandiegouniontribune.com:
Cahill again looking good as Padres win  —  San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Trevor Cahill (38) pitches during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park.  Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports ** Usable by SD ONLY ** (Jake Roth / USA Today Sports)
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Associated Press:   Sanchez, Spangenberg hit 3-run homers in Padres' 7-1 win
Zach Buchanan / Cincinnati.com:
Nationals power past Reds, 14-4  —  The Cincinnati Reds doomed themselves to a series defeat, falling 14-4 to the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.  Here are the main storylines.  —  Homer Bailey backslid.  After closing the first half of the season …
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
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Zach Buchanan / Cincinnati.com:   Bailey: Rust not an excuse for struggles
 
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