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Chris Thomas / Detroit Free Press:
Astros block Free Press from Justin Verlander's postgame media session  —  The Houston Astros blocked a Detroit Free Press reporter from attending Justin Verlander's postgame media session on Wednesday night, violating Baseball Writers' Association of America protocol and possibly the MLB collective bargaining agreement.
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MLB: Justin Verlander, Houston Astros barring Detroit Free Press violates CBA  —  (Photo: Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports)  —  The Houston Astros violated the MLB collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday when they blocked a Detroit Free Press reporter from interviewing pitcher Justin Verlander …
Chris Bumbaca / USA Today:
Big favorites at sportsbooks for second time in 10 days, Houston Astros let down bettors again  —  The Houston Astros entered Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers as massive favorites.  But for the second time in less than two weeks, they let down big bettors.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers homer twice to top vintage Justin Verlander in Houston
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Pirates Release Francisco Cervelli  —  The Pirates announced today that they have released catcher Francisco Cervelli.  The 33-year-old had been attempting to work his way back from a concussion.  —  Today's move represents a disappointing end to to Cervelli's generally excellent tenure in Pittsburgh.
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Pirates release Francisco Cervelli
Mark Townsend / Tampa Bay Rays on Yahoo! Sports:
Orioles break record for most home runs allowed in single MLB season  —  We knew the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles would be in for another long, non-competitive season.  —  What we didn't anticipate was the true extent of how overmatched their pitching would be, and how quickly their staff would smash a dubious MLB record.
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Eddie Matz / ESPN:
O's allow 258th HR of season, tying MLB record
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Robinson Cano ramps up activity while Jeff McNeil begins rehab assignment  —  Robinson Cano snuck in a round of batting practice ahead of the Mets' series finale against the Indians on Thursday.  He was also scheduled to run the bases as part of a mapped-out plan to ramp up his activity on the field.
Rob Longley / Toronto Sun:
Dodgers destroy Jays in ninth, ruining Waguespack one-hitter  —  LOS ANGELES - Out of the Dodgers dugout here at Chavez Ravine on Thursday night, manager Dave Roberts fielded one of the deepest lineups in baseball.  —  Out of the visitors side, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo handed …
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Joe Harris / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Fowler's homer caps comeback, Cardinals beat Rockies 6-5  —  Dexter Fowler each hit two-run homers, and the  —  St. Louis Cardinals came back to beat the  —  Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Thursday night.  —  Fowler's 15th home run of the season, off of a 97 mph fastball from
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George Henry / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Acuña delivers winning single, Braves beat Marlins again  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the  —  Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight game, finishing off the  —  Miami Marlins 3-2 on Thursday night.
Discussion: Talking Chop
Jordan Godwin / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Cole strikes out 12, Bregman HR lifts Astros over Tigers 6-3  —  Gerrit Cole struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings,  —  Detroit Tigers 6-3 Thursday night.  —  Cole (15-5) pitched two-hit ball and allowed one walk over 94 pitches.  He's 11- with a 1.84 ERA in his past 15 starts …
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Alex Didion / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Giants vs. Cubs lineups: Jeff Samardzija on mound trying to avoid sweep  —  The Giants will be closing out their time in the Windy City on Thursday with a matinee game as they send former Cub  —  Jeff Samardzija to the hill.  —  Samardzija enters with a 9-9 record and sports a 3.54 ERA.
Jeff Wilson / Baseball America:
Sam Huff: Rangers 2019 Minor League Player Of The Year  —  If the race for the Rangers' Minor League Player of the Year were a presidential election, Sam Huff would be Ronald Reagan and everyone else would be Walter Mondale.  —  In other words, Huff would win in a landslide.
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
 
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