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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.
Discussion: WCVB and Pinstripe Alley
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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 …
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.
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 …
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Yankees get shut out for first time this season in 3-0 loss to Red Sox  —  BOSTON — The winning streak was short-lived.  —  At 4:19 p.m. Sunday the Yankees won back-to-back games for the first time in more than a month.  —  By 11:10 p.m. Sunday they lost 3-0 to the Red Sox to split their day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park.
John Healy / New York Daily News:
VIDEO: Jackie Bradley Jr. robs Aaron Judge of two-run home run
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
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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Sarah Trotto / UPI:
Seattle Mariners complete sweep of Chicago White Sox with 10-inning win  —  CHICAGO — The Seattle Mariners have started the second half of the season on a roll.  Now they'll see where they'll go.  —  Nelson Cruz homered in the 10th inning and the Mariners held off the Chicago White Sox 7-6 …
Fox Sports:
Quintana dazzles in Cubs debut, fans 12 to beat Orioles 8-0 (Jul 16, 2017)
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
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
New York Daily News:
Nationals get Ryan Madson, Sean Doolittle from A's for Blake Treinen, prospects
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
ESPN:   Billy Beane: A's in ‘full rebuild,’ hope to keep stars with new stadium
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
Alex Butler / UPI:
San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals interested in Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton
Discussion: Yardbarker and MLB Daily Dish
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:   Desmond returns from DL, sparks Rockies to 13-4 rout of Mets (Jul 16, 2017)
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  —  KANSAS CITY, MO.  —  Yu Darvish passed Nolan Ryan on the Rangers' career strikeout leader board Sunday.  Darvish is now fourth all-time in club history with 943 strikeouts.  Only Charlie Hough (1,452), Bobby Witt (1,402) and Kenny Rogers (1,201) have more.
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Rangers' defense lost in the sun with sweep on the line
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers show pulse, rally for walk-off win in extras over Jays  —  This year's Tigers had their worst first half since that infamous group, led by Alan Trammell, 14 seasons ago.  A (brief) look back.  Video by Ryan Ford/DFP Wochit  —  CONNECT  —  On Friday night, a blowout loss.
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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
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  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. - C.J. Cron has spent almost as much time in Salt Lake City as he has Anaheim in 2017.  —  He was sent down to the Los Angeles Angels' Triple-A affiliate at the end of April after driving in only three runs in 16 starts.
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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Shelly Anderson / UPI:   Adam Frazier's 9th-inning RBI sends Pittsburgh Pirates past St. Louis Cardinals
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
Zach Buchanan / Cincinnati.com:
Bailey: Rust not an excuse for struggles  —  Every start Homer Bailey has made over the last three years has come with an inescapable narrative, although it's not unjustified.  After three different elbow procedures in three years, the 31-year-old Cincinnati Reds right-hander has started …
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Zach Buchanan / Cincinnati.com:
Nationals power past Reds, 14-4
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
 
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