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ESPN:
Source: Brewers finalizing trade for Mets 2B Neil Walker  —  PHILADELPHIA — The New York Mets scratched second baseman Neil Walker from the starting lineup Saturday night as they worked to finalize a trade to send the veteran second baseman to the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Associated Press:
Nola dominant again as Phillies beat Mets 3-1  —  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola held an opponent to two runs or fewer for his 10th straight start, Freddy Galvis had a go-ahead single during a fifth-inning rally and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the veteran-shedding New York Mets 3-1 on Saturday night.
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mets only muster up three hits in 3-1 loss to Phillies  —  While off-the-field the Mets' front office continued to go full speed ahead into their rebuild for 2018 with a deal during the game to send Neil Walker to Milwaukee, on the field Steven Matz showed there are still a lot of question about the core of that foundation.
Matt Breen / Philly.com:   Aaron Nola dominates in Phillies 3-1 win over New York Mets
Tom Haudricourt / USA Today:   Brewers acquire Neil Walker from Mets with hopes of providing a boost at second base
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Jacob deGrom still expected to make his next start for Mets after taking a line drive off of his arm
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Acquire Neil Walker
Associated Press:
Corbin leads D-backs over Cubs 6-2 as NL Central tightens  —  PHOENIX (AP) — Patrick Corbin pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, David Peralta hit an inside-the-park home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cubs 6-2 on Saturday night, cutting Chicago's NL Central lead over St. Louis to a percentage point.
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Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:
Ben Zobrist calls for e-zone after called third strike ends game  —  PHOENIX — Chicago Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist has been in favor of an electronic strike zone for several years while the strike three call on him to end Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks will only fortify his stance on the matter.
Pedro Moura / Los Angeles Times:
Column Diamondbacks have snaked their way into contention this season
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Associated Press:
Upton's HR caps comeback for Tigers in 12-11 win over Twins  —  DETROIT (AP) — Justin Upton hit a two-run homer off Matt Belisle in the ninth inning, giving Detroit a 12-11 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night after the Tigers wasted a five-run lead and then overcame a five-run deficit.
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George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   Tigers' walk-off win over Twins shows they're still fighting this season
Sporting News:
Watch: Tigers' Justin Upton walks it off in back-and-forth battle with Twins
Discussion: Bless You Boys
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Nick Castellanos open to moving from third base to right field for Detroit Tigers
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Associated Press:
Brewers win 6-5 on wild pitch in 10th to snap losing streak  —  MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Sogard scampered home with the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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Cincinnati.com:
Balls, calls bounce the other way for Reds in loss  —  MILWAUKEE — Devin Mesoraco didn't see the Brewers claim their second victory of the season on a walk-off wild pitch, having already been ejected from the Reds' 6-5 loss to the Brewers earlier in the 10th inning.
Associated Press:
Pudge's No. 7: Rangers retire Hall of Fame catcher's jersey  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — A plaque in Cooperstown and now the No. 7 retired by the Texas Rangers for Pudge.  —  Two weeks after Ivan Rodriguez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Rangers retired the jersey number the perennial All-Star catcher wore in Texas.
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Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers keeping it interesting with another win over Astros  —  The American League West title might be lost but the Lone Star Series is still up for grabs.  Oh, and that wild card berth is still within grasp.  —  The Texas Rangers beat the West-leading Houston Astros 8-3 …
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Three up, three down: A Dutch treat while the Mariners tread water
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Larry Fleisher / UPI:
Boston Red Sox: Andrew Benintendi homers twice in win over New York Yankees  —  NEW YORK — Andrew Benintendi continued his torrid month by hitting a pair of three-run homers as the Boston Red Sox recorded a 10-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday.
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Associated Press:   Benintendi 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, Red Sox rout Severino, Yanks 10-5
John Harper / New York Daily News:   Yankees' blowout loss to Red Sox a summary of entire up-and-down season
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   Luis Severino implodes as Yankees are blown out by Red Sox in 10-5 loss
Associated Press:
Giancarlo Stanton continues torrid stretch as Marlins edge Rockies  —  MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton continued his power surge with his 41st homer and drove in three runs in the Miami Marlins' 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.  —  Stanton went 3 for 4 with two runs scored …
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Walter Villa / UPI:
Miami Marlins topple Colorado Rockies as Giancarlo Stanton belts 41st homer  —  MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton, who leads the majors in homers, drilled a tiebreaking, three-run shot to left field to lead the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night at Marlins Park.
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:
Jose Abreu hits 2 homers, but White Sox fall 5-4 to Melky Cabrera, Royals  —  White Sox manager Rick Renteria on Melky Cabrera's go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of the 5-4 loss to the Royals on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.  (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune
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Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:   Melky Cabrera turns heel as Royals snap losing streak in Chicago
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:   Rosenthal's Latest: Blue Jays, White Sox, Brewers, Gray
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rockies Sign Ryan Howard To Minors Deal  —  The Rockies announced that they have agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman Ryan Howard.  —  This is the second time this year the longtime Phillie has taken a minors pact.  Howard signed one with the Braves back in April …
Discussion: Purple Row, MLB Daily Dish and Rox Pile
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Associated Press:   Ryan Howard agrees to minor league deal with Rockies
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo sticking to his process despite recent missteps … CONNECT  —  Thinking back on the moves that haven't gone his way in recent games, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo quoted one of his managing mentors, Sparky Anderson, when answering questions from reporters on Saturday.
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Dan Bickley / Arizona Republic:   Diamondbacks need to shut out the noise, start playing like a playoff team
ESPN:
Don Baylor honored as ferocious competitor, cherished friend  —  Former Orioles and Angels star Don Baylor was remembered for a huge heart and a ferocious competitive streak during a funeral service Saturday in his hometown of Austin, Texas.  Baylor died Monday, at 68, after a 14-year battle with multiple myeloma.
Mitchell Forde / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals tie game on Grichuk's solo homer in second  —  On August 1, two Carlos Martinez starts ago, Martinez gave up three runs in the first inning to the Brewers and the Cardinals could never overcome the deficit.  —  Saturday, the Braves scored two runs in the top of the first …
 
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