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4:50 PM ET, August 12, 2017


 Top News: 
Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on DL with shoulder inflammation  —  Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, becoming the latest New York Yankees starting pitcher to miss time because of an injury.  —  Tanaka, who has battled elbow injuries over the last two years …
Associated Press:   Yankees put RHP Tanaka on DL with shoulder inflammation
Kevin Santo / USA Today:   Yankees' comeback against Red Sox may prove to be a turning point
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation
Chicago Tribune:
Cubs get contributions throughout lineup in 8-3 win over Diamondbacks  —  Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant on his 3-for-3 outing in the 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks and his lingering sore pinkie on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Kris Bryant described the necessary steps …
Mark Gonzales / The Charlotte Observer:
Cubs beat Diamondbacks 8-3 as John Lackey remains unbeaten post All-Star break
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Another game slips away from Diamondbacks, Torey Lovullo
Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Dean Iampietro / WPXI-TV:
Polanco leaves Pirates game with hamstring injury  —  For the second time in two games, the Pirates lost an outfielder to injury Saturday.  —  Gregory Polanco left the game against the Blue Jays in the 5th inning.  He came up limping while chasing down a fly ball in right field.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout and FanRag Sports
ESPN:   Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin goes on DL with oblique strain
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays Place Russell Martin On DL, Designate Chris Coghlan & Chris Smith
Sporting News:
Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (knee) headed back to DL  —  Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who came off the disabled list Tuesday, is headed back there because of lingering swelling in his sore left knee, the team announced Saturday. … The move — after Pedroia sat out two games following …
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez can prove doubters wrong in big series against Red Sox
Billy Witz / New York Times:
With Five-Run Eighth, Yankees Edge Red Sox and Pull Closer
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Justin Tasch / New York Daily News:   Aaron Hicks helps wake up Yankees offense, carries Bombers to comeback win against Red Sox
Associated Press:
Reds build early lead, hang on for 11-10 win over Brewers  —  MILWAUKEE (AP) — With an eight-run lead against a struggling offense, the Cincinnati Reds appeared in control in the middle innings Friday night.  —  But the Milwaukee Brewers' bats awoke late in the game, causing the Reds …
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
RELATED:   Raisel Iglesias, Tucker Barnhart help Reds hold off Brewers rally   Reds recap: Reds escape Brewers' epic comeback bid
Associated Press:
Pirela's homer in 8th leads Padres to 4-3 win over Dodgers  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jose Pirela hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth inning, Manuel Margot added two solo homers and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Friday night.
Rich Hill takes pitch to throat, taken to hospital as precaution
Discussion: Deadspin
Joe Harris / Associated Press:
DeJong, Grichuk lead streaking Cardinals past Braves 8-5  —  ST. LOUIS (AP) - Paul DeJong had two doubles with three RBIs and Randal Grichuk tripled and drove in two as the surging St. Louis Cardinals held off the Atlanta Braves 8-5 on Friday night to win their season-high seventh straight game.
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Doesn't matter how slow Waino throws — Cards still win 7th in a row
Associated Press:
Anderson homers, Lopez strong in debut as ChiSox top Royals  —  CHICAGO (AP) — Some of the prized players in the Chicago White Sox's from-the-bottom-up rebuilding effort are starting to show why they're so highly regarded.  —  Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run …
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:   White Sox win fourth straight as Reynaldo Lopez shines in his team debut
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Home run bug bites Sanchez twice more; Tigers toppled by Twins, 9-4  —  Nicholas Castellanos leads the AL in triples.  Other Tigers of the past 60 years to lead the AL.  Video by Ryan Ford/DFP Wochit  —  Tigers right-hander now has allowed more homers (21) than walks (20) this season; Mahtook homers, Upton drives in two
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   Not even Ausmus can defend Nick Castellanos' baserunning gaffe in loss
Associated Press:   Kepler and Rosario lead Twins over Tigers, 9-4
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Claim Phil Gosselin From Pirates  —  The Rangers have claimed utilityman Phil Gosselin from the Pirates and optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.  They've also outrighted infielder Tyler Smith to Round Rock.  —  The Pirates acquired Gosselin in a minor trade this spring after the Diamondbacks designated him for assignment.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Hamels tosses seven scoreless as Rangers hang on to beat Astros  —  Cole Hamels allowed three hits and two walks Friday over seven scoreless innings, and Elvis Andrus doubled twice and scored three runs as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 6-4 in the opener of a three-game series.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers were this close to sending Gallo to Triple A
Associated Press:
Carlos Carrasco takes no-hit bid into 7th, Indians blank Rays  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco took another no-hit try into the late innings at Tropicana Field, losing his bid on a two-out single in the seventh by Logan Morrison but leading the Cleveland Indians over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 Friday night.
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
AL Notes: Park, Sabathia, Royals  —  After an underwhelming start to his US career in 2016, Twins first baseman ByungHo Park has yet to appear in the Majors this season, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press notes.  Park arrived in the US with fanfare but batted just .191 in his rookie season …
Discussion: Twin Cities and Kansas City Star
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Amed Rosario hits clutch home run in ninth to lead Mets over Phillies, 7-6  —  PHILADELPHIA — So far, the future looks OK.  With the Mets focusing the rest of this season on preparing their young kids for next year, they got off to a good solid start Friday.
Associated Press:
Amed Rosario's first homer leads Mets over Phillies 7-6
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery hit in head by batted ball while signing autographs  —  As if the Yankees didn't have enough mounting pitching injuries, Jordan Montgomery was struck in the right side of the head by a batted ball while signing autographs down the right-field line during batting practice …
Reds DFA IF/OF Arismendy Alcantara  —  MILWAUKEE — To make room for starter Scott Feldman, the Reds designated infielder/outfielder Arismendy Alcantara for assignment before Saturday's game against the Brewers.  —  Feldman had been on the disabled list since July 18 with a knee injury and was activated in time for Saturday's start.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Alex Avila to catch Jon Lester vs. Diamondbacks  —  Cubs catcher Alex Avila discusses filling in for the injured Willson Contreras and the team's 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Veteran Alex Avila will get the starting catching …
Greensburg Tribune-Review:
AP source: Marlins plan to sell to group that includes Derek Jeter  —  MIAMI — Derek Jeter wins again.  —  The Miami Marlins told MLB they intend to sign an agreement to sell the team to a group that includes the former New York Yankees captain, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday.
Associated Press:
AP source: Marlins plan to sell to group that includes Jeter
John Harper / New York Daily News:
Enough with the Subway Squabbles: Mets need to put Yankee non-deals behind them and focus on 2018  —  Somehow a snowball fight broke out in mid-summer between the Yankees and Mets this week over trades not made, and after speaking with people from both organizations, I believe the Yankees occupy …
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