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11:40 AM ET, July 7, 2015


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Daryl Van Schouwen / Chicago:
Chris Sale strikes out six in complete-game victory over Jays, Buehrle  —  You'd be hard-pressed to find a more popular former White Sox than Mark Buehrle.  —  There is no current Sox star admired, appreciated and embraced more than Chris Sale, who at 26 is becoming the face of the franchise.
Associated Press:
Sale Strikeout Streak Ends, Pitches White Sox Past Toronto  —  CHICAGO — Chris Sale's bid for a record strikeout streak ended, but he pitched a six-hitter that led the Chicago White Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Monday night in the fastest major league game in almost four years.
Daryl Van Schouwen / Chicago:
White Sox, Cubs to honor Minoso, Banks in Crosstown series
Associated Press:
Castellanos Has 4 RBIs, Tigers Win 12-5  —  SEATTLE — Nick Castellanos hit a home run and drove in four runs to lead a 19-hit outburst from the Detroit Tigers in a 12-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.  —  Castellanos had a season-high four hits and matched a season best with four RBIs.
Niese dominant, Mets rally late, win 3-0 in SF opener  —  Led by Jon Niese's stellar outing, in which he allowed just three hits in eight innings, and a three-run rally in the ninth, the Mets claimed a 3-0 win over the Giants on Monday night in San Francisco.
Associated Press:
Niese Gets 1st Win Since May 9, Mets Top Skidding Giants 3-0  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Jonathon Niese pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly two months, and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Monday night to hand the slumping World Series champions their seventh straight defeat.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Baseball America:
Midseason Top 50 Prospects  —  Here is our Midseason Top 50 Prospects list.  By our rules, no players in the majors as of July 6th, no players who have exhausted their rookie status, and no player currently in the minors on a major league rehab assignment (like Brandon Belt) qualify for the list.
Jeff Moore / Baseball Prospectus:
BP Top 50  —  Just Missed The Cut … Tyler Beede, RHP …
Discussion: Over the Monster
Jacob deGrom named to NL All-Star team; Familia still in running  —  Mets righthander Jacob deGrom was selected to pitch for the National League in the All-Star game next Tuesday in Cincinnati.  —  Reliever Jeurys Familia (22 saves) was named to the five-player ballot from which fans …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Clayton Kershaw not an All-Star? Let's fix this, America!
Discussion: True Blue LA
Associated Press:
Dozier's Two-Run Homer in 10th Lifts Twins Over Orioles 4-2  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Brian Dozier's two-run home run with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.  —  Dozier lined a 2-1 pitch from Tommy Hunter (2-2) …
Discussion: Twinkie Town and Camden Chat
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Notes: Rangers will need to get creative to move Choo  —  FOX Sports  —  Rangers need to get a more balanced offensive attack.  One way to achieve this could be moving Shin-Soo Choo.  —  Remember all the talk about Texas and Cole Hamels?  —  Oh, the Rangers still could justify such a trade …
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays rainout brings Matt Andriese up for spot start  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Heavy Monday storms which included tornado warnings and caused an evacuation of Kauffman Stadium forced the Rays and Royals into double duty today.  —  The teams will play a day-night doubleheader (2:10 and 8:10 p.m.) …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Associated Press:
Alvarez's RBI Single in 9th Lifts Pirates Past Padres, 2-1  —  PITTSBURGH — Pedro Alvarez singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.  —  Alvarez's second career game …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
David Murphy /
Perhaps the Phillies just got bad and have stayed bad  —  ANDY MacPHAIL said something interesting a couple of days after his introductory news conference.  Interesting, not because of its merits, but because of its eerie similarity to the company line we've heard from the current front office over the last few years.
Associated Press:
Astros All-Star Keuchel Stops Indians 9-4  —  CLEVELAND — Dallas Keuchel, chosen for the American League All-Star team earlier Monday, allowed three runs in six innings in helping the Houston Astros defeat the Cleveland Indians 9-4.  —  Keuchel (11-3), who leads the league in wins and is second …
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Associated Press:
Rollins Rallies Dodgers Past His Old Phillies Team, 10-7  —  LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Rollins hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning against his former team, rallying the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers past the last-place Philadelphia Phillies 10-7 Monday night.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Associated Press:
Lackey Outduels Lester, Leads Cardinals to 6-0 Win Over Cubs  —  CHICAGO — John Lackey threw seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Monday night despite Jon Lester taking a no-hitter into the seventh.  —  Signed to a six-year, $155 million deal over the offseason …
Associated Press:
Braves Win 5-3 to End Brewers' 8-Game Winning Streak  —  MILWAUKEE — Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves ended the Milwaukee Brewers' eight-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Monday night.  —  The game was held up in the ninth inning …
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Associated Press:
Suarez's Homer Breaks Deadlock, Reds Beat Nationals 3-2
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Barry Jackson / Sports Buzz:
UM lands another Irvin; Wade on his place in Heat history and more; Rob Konrad, six months …
George A. King III / New York Post:
Yankees to get Jacoby Ellsbury back on Wednesday
Discussion: HardballTalk and MLB Daily Dish
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Royals Designate Jason Frasor For Assignment
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
John Lott / National Post:
Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison's split pitching personality hasn't dimmed his or team's confidence
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves trade for promising Astros Triple-A lefty Lambson
Discussion: HardballTalk
Bill Rosario / Eastern League News List:
Skole and Ynoa Win Weekly Awards
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and Metsblog

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