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Greg Swatek / UPI:
New pitcher Jose Quintana sparkles in Chicago Cubs' debut, beats Baltimore Orioles  —  BALTIMORE — Three days after the Chicago Cubs paid a steep price to their crosstown rival for another front-line starting pitcher, Jose Quintana showed why it may have been worth it.
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Orioles look to turn it around vs. Rangers (Jul 17, 2017)  —  BALTIMORE — Seeking their first win in the second half of the season, the Baltimore Orioles open a four-game series with the Texas Rangers on Monday at Camden Yards.  —  The Orioles, a season-worst seven games below .500 at 42-49 …
Fox Sports:
Quintana dazzles in Cubs debut, fans 12 to beat Orioles 8-0 (Jul 16, 2017)
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Sarah Trotto / UPI:   Seattle Mariners complete sweep of Chicago White Sox with 10-inning win
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:
Mariners lead White Sox 6-5
Discussion: South Side Sox and Chicago Tribune
Pat James / The Charlotte Observer:   Is replacement for Jose Quintana in White Sox rotation this dominant Knights righty?
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:   Melky Cabrera seems to be flying under trade-deadline radar
Jorge L. Ortiz / USA Today:
Despite adding experience to a depleted bullpen, Nationals may not be done dealing  —  There's more than one way to build a bullpen.  In the case of the Washington Nationals, any arrangement was better than what they had.  —  Manager Dusty Baker's pleas for relief help were finally answered Sunday …
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Michael Wagaman / miamiherald:
Bauer gets just 2 outs; A's top Indians 7-3 for 3-game sweep  —  Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona expected more out of his ballclub coming out of the All-Star break — a lot more.  —  What Francona saw instead was a frustrating three games in Oakland that ended with the Indians …
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
Rotoworld.com:
Daily Dose: Dazzling Debut  —  The defending World Champions were languishing with a record of 43-45, two games under the .500 mark at the All-Star break.  —  The Cubs were installed as odds-on favorites during the preseason to repeat as World Champs.  While there had been some underperformance …
ESPN:   Billy Beane: A's in ‘full rebuild,’ hope to keep stars with new stadium
New York Daily News:
Nationals get Ryan Madson, Sean Doolittle from A's for Blake Treinen, prospects
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Fox Sports:
Sabathia pitches Yanks over Red Sox 3-0 in DH opener (Jul 16, 2017)  —  BOSTON (AP) CC Sabathia allowed two hits over six innings, Didi Gregorius hit a solo home run and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 Sunday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
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Gethin Coolbaugh / UPI:
Boston Red Sox blank New York Yankees to earn doubleheader split  —  BOSTON — David Price's scoreless outing Sunday night was nearly undone by one well-hit ball by New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.  —  Jackie Bradley Jr. made sure the Boston Red Sox's shutout remained intact.
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 …
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
Red Sox following through with protest to prevent future issues  —  BOSTON — One day later, the Boston Red Sox are pressing forward with their protest of Saturday's game against the New York Yankees.  —  It isn't so much that Matt Holliday's bizarre slide back into first base in the 11th inning cost …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays “Highly Unlikely” To Trade J.A. Happ  —  The Blue Jays are receiving interest from the Brewers and other teams in left-hander J.A. Happ, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports (Twitter links), though it is “highly unlikely” that the Jays will trade the southpaw since Toronto plans to compete in 2018.
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Dana Gauruder / UPI:   Bases-loaded walk in 11th inning lifts Detroit Tigers over Toronto Blue Jays
Shawn Windsor / Detroit Free Press:   Tigers should (carefully) consider trading All-Star pitcher Michael Fulmer
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Tigers to call up Boyd for Tuesday, give Norris rehab start in Toledo
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers show pulse, rally for walk-off win in extras over Jays
Associated Press:
Justin Turner homers to help Dodgers beat Marlins for ninth consecutive win  —  MIAMI (AP) — Justin Turner homered and singled to increase his batting average to .374, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to nine games Sunday by beating the Miami Marlins 3-2.
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Associated Press:   Stanton loses glove over wall on triple by Dodgers' Taylor
Walter Villa / UPI:
Justin Turner remains hot as Los Angeles Dodgers edge Miami Marlins
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:
Royals beat Rangers 4-3 on walk-off single in the sun  —  The following statement is either a source of true hope or genuine frustration, depending on your perspective: The Royals entered Sunday afternoon just three games out of first place and 2 1/2 back in the race for the second American League Wild Card spot.
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Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Nolan Ryan vs. Yu Darvish: Rangers aces compared and contrasted
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Rangers' defense lost in the sun with sweep on the line
Associated Press:
Frazier's 9th-inning single gives Pirates 4-3 win over Cards  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates closed their series against the St. Louis Cardinals the same way they began it: with a walkoff win.  —  Adam Frazier's game-ending single capped a two-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory Sunday.
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Mets, Cardinals clash in pivotal four-game set (Jul 17, 2017)  —  NEW YORK — The New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals are both trying to convince themselves they are still in the playoff race.  By Thursday night, the task likely will have become much harder for at least one of the teams.
Shelly Anderson / UPI:   Adam Frazier's 9th-inning RBI sends Pittsburgh Pirates past St. Louis Cardinals
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia help save Yankees' bullpen  —  BOSTON — The Yankees desperately needed length from their starters on Sunday.  —  And that's exactly what they got.  —  CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka both went deep into their outings, saving the team's taxed bullpen.
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Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Yankees get shut out for first time this season in 3-0 loss to Red Sox
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   CC Sabathia comes through for Yankees at a time when they needed him the most
Daniel Popper / New York Daily News:
Steven Matz's rough outing sinks Mets in 13-4 loss to Rockies  —  Lazy Sunday has taken on a new meaning at Citi Field.  —  For the sixth time this season, the Mets dropped a Sunday series finale at their home ballpark, falling to the Rockies, 13-4.  The Mets missed a chance …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
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Jerry Beach / UPI:   DJ LeMahieu, Mark Reynolds lead Colorado Rockies past New York Mets
Daniel Popper / New York Daily News:
Frustration builds for Mets' Steven Matz after worst start of career
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Fox Sports:
Pirates get chance to make up ground on Brewers (Jul 17, 2017)  —  PITTSBURGH — If the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to keep their playoff hopes alive, the next four days are critical.  —  The Pirates (44-48), fourth in the National League Central, play host to the first-place Milwaukee Brewers …
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Genaro C. Armas / MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
Nick Williams' 1st career slam lifts Phils over Brewers 5-2
Discussion: The Good Phight and Brew Crew Ball
Associated Press:
Cron's pinch-hit home run in 8th sends Angels over Rays 4-3  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron isn't necessarily happy about his reduced role with the Los Angeles Angels this season.  But when playing time does come, he's determined to make the most of it.
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Bob Keisser / UPI:   C.J. Cron's homer helps Los Angeles Angels beat Tampa Bay Rays
Associated Press:
Fiers strikes out 11 as Astros beat Twins 5-3  —  HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Fiers struck out a season-high 11 over seven strong innings and Nori Aoki had two hits and two RBIs to help the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday.  —  The AL West leaders took two of three from the Twins coming out of the All-Star break.
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MoiseKapenda Bower / UPI:
Houston Astros beat Minnesota Twins behind Mike Fiers' strong start
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Jeff Sanders / sandiegouniontribune.com:
Cahill again looking good as Padres win  —  San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Trevor Cahill (38) pitches during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park.  Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports ** Usable by SD ONLY ** (Jake Roth / USA Today Sports)
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Associated Press:   Sanchez, Spangenberg hit 3-run homers in Padres' 7-1 win
Zach Buchanan / Cincinnati.com:
Nationals power past Reds, 14-4  —  The Cincinnati Reds doomed themselves to a series defeat, falling 14-4 to the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.  Here are the main storylines.  —  Homer Bailey backslid.  After closing the first half of the season …
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
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Zach Buchanan / Cincinnati.com:   Bailey: Rust not an excuse for struggles
Fox Sports:
Cubs' Lester looks to rebound at Atlanta (Jul 17, 2017)  —  ATLANTA — Pitching in a city where he always has success and is near his offseason home would appear to be the perfect situation for Jon Lester to get back on track.  —  The Atlanta Braves, though, have a new ballpark …
 
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