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8:05 AM ET, August 28, 2016

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David Pinto / baseballmusings.com:
The Ridiculous Gary Sanchez  —  Playing in just his 23rd career game and 21st of the season, Gary Sanchez just hit his 11th home run.  According to the Yankees broadcast, he is the first player in MLB history to hit 11 home runs in his first 23 games.  In 2016, he is now 32 for 79 with 18 extra base hits …
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Associated Press:
Sanchez Hits Another Home Run, Yankees Rout Orioles 13-5  —  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSAUG. 28, 2016, 1:27 A.M. E.D.T.  —  NEW YORK — With each day, with every swing, this run by Gary Sanchez becomes even more remarkable.  —  The New York Yankees rookie hit a home run for the third straight game Saturday …
Associated Press:
Upton, Blue Jays Overcome 5-Run Deficit, Twins' Skid Hits 9  —  TORONTO — Melvin Upton Jr. hit an RBI triple and continued home on a misplay in the eighth inning, completing Toronto's rally from a five-run deficit and sending the AL East-leading Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Saturday.
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Tampa Bay Times:
Rays give up on multitalented but oft-injured Desmond Jennings  —  HOUSTON — The immediate reaction in hearing Friday evening that the Rays had decided to release oft-injured outfielder Desmond Jennings was to ask: What took them so long?  —  They gave him another chance after he sat …
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rays Release Desmond Jennings
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Associated Press:
Moreland, Griffin Lead Rangers to 7-0 Win Over Indians  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Mitch Moreland's grand slam capped a bizarre, five-run first inning for Texas and A.J. Griffin pitched six strong innings as the Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 Saturday night.
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe and Yahoo Sports
Associated Press:
Abreu Leads White Sox HR Parade in 9-3 Rout of Mariners  —  CHICAGO — Jose Abreu hit the first of four White Sox home runs and Jose Quintana threw 7 2/3 solid innings to lead Chicago past the Seattle Mariners 9-3 on Saturday night.  —  Avisail Garcia and Alex Avila hit consecutive homers during …
Discussion: South Side Sox and Yahoo Sports
Fox Sports:
Nationals-Rockies preview  —  WASHINGTON — The Nationals have dipped into their minor league system this year for starting pitchers when veteran hurlers have gone on the disabled list.  —  , Stats LLC  —  WASHINGTON — The Nationals have dipped into their minor league system this year …
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Associated Press:
Ejection Night: 4 Tigers Tossed vs Angels, Win Streak Ends  —  DETROIT — Detroit stars Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez were ejected, along with manager Brad Ausmus and hitting coach Wally Joyner in a series of balls-and-strikes disputes as Tigers' five-game winning streak ended Saturday night in a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
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Anthony Rieber / Newsday:
Wilmer Flores' grand slam highlights Mets' four home run-night in win over Phillies  —  Something wild appears to be going on with the Mets.  —  Fresh off taking four of five from fellow wild-card contenders in San Francisco and St. Louis, the Mets returned home on Friday night and blasted …
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Mike Berardino / Twin Cities:
Minnesota Twins ace Ervin Santana clears waivers  —  As veteran right-hander Ervin Santana took the mound Saturday in Toronto, he did so for perhaps the final time in a Twins uniform.  —  That's because the surging staff ace surprisingly cleared major league trade waivers in recent days …
Associated Press:
Kemp Homers, Foltynewicz Solid as Braves Top Giants 3-1  —  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSAUG. 28, 2016, 1:03 A.M. E.D.T.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz gave up a homer to Brandon Crawford to lead off the second inning, then got three straight outs on 12 pitches.
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Gerrit Cole To Miss Start, Have Elbow Examined  —  Pirates ace Gerrit Cole will miss his next start Monday against the Cubs and will instead travel to Los Angeles to have his a specialist examine his sore elbow, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes (all Twitter links).
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
 
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Rookie Reyes will start Saturday, replacing Leake
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