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Associated Press:
West Point grad Rowley wins ML debut, Jays beat Pirates 7-2  —  TORONTO (AP) — Chris Rowley pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his major league debut, Jose Bautista scored two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday.  —  A former first lieutenant in the United States Army …
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Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays Place Russell Martin On DL, Designate Chris Coghlan & Chris Smith  —  The Blue Jays have announced that they've placed catcher Russell Martin on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.  They've also designated outfielder Chris Coghlan and righty Chris Smith for assignment …
Discussion: Bluebird Banter and Sportsnet.ca
Dean Iampietro / WPXI-TV:
Polanco leaves Pirates game with hamstring injury
Discussion: Bucs Dugout and FanRag Sports
ESPN:   Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin goes on DL with oblique strain
Chicago Tribune:
Cubs get contributions throughout lineup in 8-3 win over Diamondbacks  —  Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant on his 3-for-3 outing in the 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks and his lingering sore pinkie on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Kris Bryant described the necessary steps …
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Mark Gonzales / The Charlotte Observer:
Cubs beat Diamondbacks 8-3 as John Lackey remains unbeaten post All-Star break
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Another game slips away from Diamondbacks, Torey Lovullo
Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Kevin Santo / USA Today:
Yankees' comeback against Red Sox may prove to be a turning point  —  NEW YORK — It was as if October had come early to the Bronx.  —  The 46,509 fans in attendance Friday collectively bordered on ballistic as the New York Yankees mounted a five-run eighth-inning comeback against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
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Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez can prove doubters wrong in big series against Red Sox
Billy Witz / New York Times:
With Five-Run Eighth, Yankees Edge Red Sox and Pull Closer
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
ESPN:
Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on DL with shoulder inflammation  —  Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, becoming the latest New York Yankees starting pitcher to miss time because of an injury.  —  Tanaka, who has battled elbow injuries over the last two years …
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Associated Press:   Yankees put RHP Tanaka on DL with shoulder inflammation
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Nick Castellanos open to moving from third base to right field for Detroit Tigers  —  Nicholas Castellanos leads the AL in triples.  Other Tigers of the past 60 years to lead the AL.  Video by Ryan Ford/DFP Wochit  —  CONNECT  —  In answering a question about whether the Tigers …
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George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Not even Ausmus can defend Nick Castellanos' baserunning gaffe in loss
Discussion: Bless You Boys
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   Home run bug bites Sanchez twice more; Tigers toppled by Twins, 9-4
Associated Press:
Reds build early lead, hang on for 11-10 win over Brewers  —  MILWAUKEE (AP) — With an eight-run lead against a struggling offense, the Cincinnati Reds appeared in control in the middle innings Friday night.  —  But the Milwaukee Brewers' bats awoke late in the game, causing the Reds …
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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Associated Press:
Pirela's homer in 8th leads Padres to 4-3 win over Dodgers  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jose Pirela hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth inning, Manuel Margot added two solo homers and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Friday night.
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ESPN:
Rich Hill takes pitch to throat, taken to hospital as precaution
Discussion: Deadspin
Joe Harris / Associated Press:
DeJong, Grichuk lead streaking Cardinals past Braves 8-5  —  ST. LOUIS (AP) - Paul DeJong had two doubles with three RBIs and Randal Grichuk tripled and drove in two as the surging St. Louis Cardinals held off the Atlanta Braves 8-5 on Friday night to win their season-high seventh straight game.
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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Doesn't matter how slow Waino throws — Cards still win 7th in a row
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Claim Phil Gosselin From Pirates  —  The Rangers have claimed utilityman Phil Gosselin from the Pirates and optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.  They've also outrighted infielder Tyler Smith to Round Rock.  —  The Pirates acquired Gosselin in a minor trade this spring after the Diamondbacks designated him for assignment.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
AL Notes: Park, Sabathia, Royals  —  After an underwhelming start to his US career in 2016, Twins first baseman ByungHo Park has yet to appear in the Majors this season, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press notes.  Park arrived in the US with fanfare but batted just .191 in his rookie season …
Discussion: Twin Cities and Kansas City Star
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Hamels tosses seven scoreless as Rangers hang on to beat Astros  —  Cole Hamels allowed three hits and two walks Friday over seven scoreless innings, and Elvis Andrus doubled twice and scored three runs as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 6-4 in the opener of a three-game series.
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers were this close to sending Gallo to Triple A
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Norris planning for a few rehab starts soon; Presley (right side) off DL  —  Tigers outfielder Alex Presley faced left-handed pitcher Daniel Norris in a simulated game on Friday with Triple-A Toledo.  Both players were back at Comerica Park this afternoon.  —  Presley returned …
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Quick Hits: Miller, Freeman, Nationals  —  Differences between the levels of media attention in various markets can affect players as they change teams,writes Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.  Andrew Miller (who has played for teams like the Indians and Marlins with relatively small media contingents …
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Nearing Trade For Neil Walker  —  The Brewers and Mets are close to agreement on a trade that would send second baseman Neil Walker to Milwaukee, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweets.  Walker cleared waivers last week and was therefore eligible to be traded to any club.
Mitchell Forde / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals will back Martinez with same lineup as Friday  —  After weeks of injuries and scoring struggles prompted Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to experiment with different middle-of-the-order hitters and rotate through outfielders, Matheny appears to have found a lineup he likes.
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Three up, three down: A Dutch treat while the Mariners tread water  —  Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop (6) is batting .300 with 84 RBIs before this weekend's games.  (Gail Burton / Associated Press)  —  A look at what's trending in Major League Baseball this week:  —  3 UP
Associated Press:
Carlos Carrasco takes no-hit bid into 7th, Indians blank Rays  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco took another no-hit try into the late innings at Tropicana Field, losing his bid on a two-out single in the seventh by Logan Morrison but leading the Cleveland Indians over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 Friday night.
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Amed Rosario hits clutch home run in ninth to lead Mets over Phillies, 7-6  —  PHILADELPHIA — So far, the future looks OK.  With the Mets focusing the rest of this season on preparing their young kids for next year, they got off to a good solid start Friday.
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Associated Press:
Amed Rosario's first homer leads Mets over Phillies 7-6
 
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