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3:10 PM ET, July 16, 2017


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Fox Sports:
Red Sox manager Farrell says Boston will file formal protest  —  BOSTON (AP) Red Sox manager John Farrell says Boston will move forward with a formal protest over the lack of an interference call in a 4-1, 16-inning loss to the New York Yankees.  —  Holliday walked leading of the 11th Saturday …
Associated Press:
Yankees top Red Sox 4-1 in 16th; Boston plays under protest  —  BOSTON (AP) — Didi Gregorius lined a go-ahead single in the 16th inning and the New York Yankees outlasted the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Saturday in the longest game between the bitter rivals at Fenway Park since 1966.
Fox Sports:
Yankees, Red Sox end weekend series with doubleheader (Jul 16, 2017)
Discussion: Over the Monster
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Yankees beat Red Sox 4-1 in 16-inning showdown after tying it in the 9th
Brian Manzullo / Detroit Free Press:
Alex Rodriguez floats an idea: Miguel Cabrera to the Boston Red Sox?
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Jose Quintana set for Cubs debut Sunday at Orioles  —  Starting pitcher Jose Quintana discusses joining the Cubs after being traded from the White Sox.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  The hype and preparation is nearly over as Jose Quintana will make his Cubs debut Sunday …
Discussion: Baltimore Sun
Associated Press:
LEADING OFF: Quintana debuts for Cubs, Yanks-Bosox play late  —  A look at what's happening all around the majors Sunday:  —  ___  —  RIGHT ON Q  —  Jose Quintana makes his debut for the Chicago Cubs when he starts at Baltimore.  Trying to make a playoff push, the World Series champions acquired …
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:   The Cubs' Jose Quintana debut plan: Let him take control
Fox Sports:
Red-hot Dodgers try for sweep of Marlins (Jul 16, 2017)  —  MIAMI — The Los Angeles Dodgers' chances at a three-game sweep just got better.  —  The Dodgers, who have won 28 of their past 32 games, lead the majors with a 63-29 record.  —  In addition, the Dodgers won't have to face Miami …
Discussion: True Blue LA
Fox Sports:
Puig confronts Marlins pitcher after nearly being hit  —  MIAMI (AP) An angry Yasiel Puig took several steps toward the mound after he was nearly hit by a pitch from Jose Urena in the first inning of Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins.  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder hit …
Walter Villa / UPI:
Cody Bellinger becomes first rookie in Los Angeles Dodgers history to hit for cycle
Discussion: Beyond the Box Score
Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:
Royals' Salvador Perez getting more rest in effort to avoid second-half fade at plate  —  Royals catcher Salvador Perez was out of the lineup Sunday as the club concluded a series against the Texas Rangers.  In some ways, this was standard procedure.  The Royals were set to play a day game after a night game.
Associated Press:   Choo drives in go-ahead run in 8th as Texas beats Royals 1-0
New York Daily News:
Nationals get Ryan Madson, Sean Doolittle from A's for Blake Treinen, prospects  —  CINCINNATI — Looking to fortify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances, the Washington Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Nationals Acquire Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson  —  The Nationals made their long-awaited strike for bullpen help, acquiring relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Athletics, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports (Twitter links).  Right-hander Blake Treinen, minor league left-hander Jesus Luzardo …
MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
Morrison homers to help Cobb, Rays beat Angels 6-3 … Alex Cobb continued his strong recent turnaround and  —  Logan Morrison hit his 25th home run of the season to lead the  —  Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-3 victory Saturday night over the  —  Los Angeles Angels.
Discussion: DRaysBay
Fox Sports:   Archer, Rays up against Angels in series finale (Jul 16, 2017)
Bob Keisser / UPI:   Tampa Bay Rays defeat Los Angeles Angels behind Alex Cobb, home runs
Olney: What would switching to robot umps look — or sound — like?  —  Some team executives talk about the electronic strike zone as if it's an inevitability, and the same is true with some players.  Technology has improved pitching, hitting and player evaluation, and the thinking goes …
John Wilmhoff / ESPN:   Rumor Central: Braves open to offers for Julio Teheran
Jay Paris / UPI:
Madison Bumgarner returns, but San Diego Padres prevail over San Francisco Giants  —  SAN DIEGO — Hector Sanchez knows the drill of being a backup catcher.  —  “It's not an easy job,” he said, “but I have to be ready every single day.”  —  Sanchez got a rare chance to play Saturday …
Associated Press:
Padres spoil Madison Bumgarner's return with 5-3 walk-off win
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball
Associated Press:   Giants placed Johnny Cueto on DL, making room for Madison Bumgarner
Eric Gilmore / UPI:
Khris Davis' walk-off HR lifts Oakland Athletics past Cleveland Indians  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — Khris Davis hit a two-run, walk-off homer for the Oakland Athletics, but it was rookie Matt Chapman who got the celebratory pie in the face and Gatorade shower after a 5-3 victory against the Cleveland Indians …
Arizona Republic:
Delgado lands on DL with elbow inflammation  —  The Diamondbacks placed right-hander Randall Delgado on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right elbow inflammation, a potentially significant blow for a team that has leaned heavily on Delgado throughout the season for his versatility.
Fox Sports:
Diamondbacks look for Godley help against Braves (Jul 16, 2017)
Fox Sports:
Lynn shuts down Pirates as Cardinals cruise 4-0 (Jul 15, 2017)  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) Lance Lynn worked 6 1/3 innings and added a rare run-scoring double at the plate as the St. Louis Cardinals cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Saturday night.  —  Lynn (8-6) allowed eight hits and struck …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Fox Sports:   Cardinals keep their distance as they visit Pirates (Jul 16, 2017)
Daniel Popper / New York Daily News:
Yoenis Cespedes leaves Mets-Rockies game with an apparent hip injury  —  A hushed murmur spread over the Citi Field crowd on a balmy summer night in Queens, and all eyes were transfixed on left field, where a divot the size of a small crater served as the remaining evidence of yet another Yoenis Cespedes leg injury.
ESPN:   Mets' Yoenis Cespedes exits with sore hip, likely out for Sunday
Fox Sports:
Disciplined Astros hitters prepare for series finale vs. Twins (Jul 16, 2017)  —  HOUSTON — Even in defeat, the Houston Astros continued their season-long trend of avoiding strikeouts, a stunning turnaround that has helped fuel their incredible success heading into Sunday's series finale against the Minnesota Twins.
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Mike Berardino / Twin Cities:
Twins place Byron Buxton on disabled list, plan to start Bartolo Colon vs. Yankees
Discussion: Twinkie Town
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:
Rick Renteria tossed again in White Sox's 4-3 loss to Mariners  —  White Sox manager Rick Renteria on his ejection from the 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Rick Renteria didn't make it as far as the foul line …
Jay Cohen / The Charlotte Observer:
Cruz homers as Mariners edge White Sox 4-3
Associated Press:
Rockies activate Ian Desmond, put Tyler Chatwood on DL  —  The slumping Colorado Rockies got a key cog in their lineup back Sunday but took a hit to their starting rotation.  —  The Rockies activated outfielder/first baseman Ian Desmond from the disabled list but placed right-hander Tyler Chatwood …
Fox Sports:   Rockies' Hoffman feels right at home against Mets (Jul 16, 2017)
Fox Sports:
Rendon hits grand slam, Nationals hold off Reds for 10-7 win (Jul 15, 2017)  —  CINCINNATI (AP) Anthony Rendon hit his second career grand slam and added a two-run homer, and the Washington Nationals overcame Scooter Gennett's four-RBI night to hold on for a 10-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.
Fox Sports:   Nationals go for rare four-game sweep vs. Reds (Jul 16, 2017)
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
Judge vs. Betts the new rivalry within Red Sox-Yankees rivalry  —  BOSTON — Within the rivalry, there have always been rivalries.  They are the mini-dramas that help sustain this nearly century-old play known as Yankees-Red Sox.  Even when the teams don't finish 1-2 in the standings …
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Kela throws off mound, Diekman set to do same on Thursday  —  KANSAS CITY, MO.  —  Rangers reliever Keone Kela threw off a mound Saturday afternoon and reported his right sore shoulder felt good.  —  Kela has been on the disabled list since July 3 (retroactive to June 30).
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