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2:45 AM ET, August 13, 2017


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Source: Brewers finalizing trade for Mets 2B Neil Walker  —  PHILADELPHIA — The New York Mets scratched second baseman Neil Walker from the starting lineup Saturday night as they worked to finalize a trade to send the veteran second baseman to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Associated Press:
Nola dominant again as Phillies beat Mets 3-1  —  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola held an opponent to two runs or fewer for his 10th straight start, Freddy Galvis had a go-ahead single during a fifth-inning rally and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the veteran-shedding New York Mets 3-1 on Saturday night.
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mets only muster up three hits in 3-1 loss to Phillies  —  While off-the-field the Mets' front office continued to go full speed ahead into their rebuild for 2018 with a deal during the game to send Neil Walker to Milwaukee, on the field Steven Matz showed there are still a lot of question about the core of that foundation.
Matt Breen /   Aaron Nola dominates in Phillies 3-1 win over New York Mets
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Jacob deGrom still expected to make his next start for Mets after taking a line drive off of his arm
Associated Press:
Corbin leads D-backs over Cubs 6-2 as NL Central tightens  —  PHOENIX (AP) — Patrick Corbin pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, David Peralta hit an inside-the-park home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cubs 6-2 on Saturday night, cutting Chicago's NL Central lead over St. Louis to a percentage point.
Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:   Ben Zobrist calls for e-zone after called third strike ends game
Pedro Moura / Los Angeles Times:
Column Diamondbacks have snaked their way into contention this season
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Associated Press:
Upton's HR caps comeback for Tigers in 12-11 win over Twins  —  DETROIT (AP) — Justin Upton hit a two-run homer off Matt Belisle in the ninth inning, giving Detroit a 12-11 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night after the Tigers wasted a five-run lead and then overcame a five-run deficit.
Detroit Free Press:
Report: Tigers calling up reliever Jeff Ferrell from Triple-A Toledo  —  We look at the centerpiece of the Detroit Tigers' trade that sent Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Chicago Cubs - third baseman Jeimer Candelario, a Top-100 prospect who's close to being MLB-ready.  By Brian Manzullo, DFP.
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Tigers' walk-off win over Twins shows they're still fighting this season
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Sporting News:
Watch: Tigers' Justin Upton walks it off in back-and-forth battle with Twins
Discussion: Bless You Boys
John Harper / New York Daily News:
Yankees' blowout loss to Red Sox a summary of entire up-and-down season  —  It was only one game but it felt like a summation of the state of the AL East race the Red Sox have grabbed by the throat over the last two weeks, to the point where suddenly it looks as if they might run away with the division title.
Larry Fleisher / UPI:   Boston Red Sox: Andrew Benintendi homers twice in win over New York Yankees
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   Luis Severino implodes as Yankees are blown out by Red Sox in 10-5 loss
Associated Press:   Benintendi 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, Red Sox rout Severino, Yanks 10-5
Associated Press:
Brewers win 6-5 on wild pitch in 10th to snap losing streak  —  MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Sogard scampered home with the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.
RELATED:   Balls, calls bounce the other way for Reds in loss
Associated Press:
Pudge's No. 7: Rangers retire Hall of Fame catcher's jersey  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — A plaque in Cooperstown and now the No. 7 retired by the Texas Rangers for Pudge.  —  Two weeks after Ivan Rodriguez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Rangers retired the jersey number the perennial All-Star catcher wore in Texas.
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers reaction salutes the fans for hanging tough on wet night  —  This will be the shortest Rangers reaction you'll ever read, so enjoy!  —  It's already midnight and most of you are asleep and won't even see this before the Rangers' series finale against the Astros begins on Sunday afternoon.
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Rangers keeping it interesting with another win over Astros
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rosenthal's Latest: Blue Jays, White Sox, Brewers, Gray  —  Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada drew “virtually no interest” in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.  Estrada has been at top form since then, however, making it likely someone …
Discussion: South Side Sox
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:   Jose Abreu hits 2 homers, but White Sox fall 5-4 to Melky Cabrera, Royals
Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:   Melky Cabrera turns heel as Royals snap losing streak in Chicago
Associated Press:
Giancarlo Stanton continues torrid stretch as Marlins edge Rockies  —  MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton continued his power surge with his 41st homer and drove in three runs in the Miami Marlins' 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.  —  Stanton went 3 for 4 with two runs scored …
Walter Villa / UPI:   Miami Marlins topple Colorado Rockies as Giancarlo Stanton belts 41st homer
Associated Press:
Tim Beckham's 4 hits highlight night as Orioles pound A's  —  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tim Beckham prefers not to discuss how well he's going at the plate since departing Tampa Bay to join the Baltimore Orioles.  —  Manager Buck Showalter refuses to jinx it, either.  —  “We're not going to talk about him,” Showalter said.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rockies Sign Ryan Howard To Minors Deal  —  The Rockies announced that they have agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman Ryan Howard.  —  This is the second time this year the longtime Phillie has taken a minors pact.  Howard signed one with the Braves back in April …
Discussion: Purple Row and MLB Daily Dish
Associated Press:   Ryan Howard agrees to minor league deal with Rockies
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo sticking to his process despite recent missteps … CONNECT  —  Thinking back on the moves that haven't gone his way in recent games, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo quoted one of his managing mentors, Sparky Anderson, when answering questions from reporters on Saturday.
Dan Bickley / Arizona Republic:   Diamondbacks need to shut out the noise, start playing like a playoff team
Tom Haudricourt / USA Today:
Brewers acquire Neil Walker from Mets with hopes of providing a boost at second base  —  The Milwaukee Brewers finally decided to do something about their lack of production at second base.  —  The Brewers agreed to acquire veteran switch-hitter Neil Walker from the New York Mets on Saturday …
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Acquire Neil Walker
Jeff Fletcher / Orange County Register:
Angels move into 2nd wild card spot with 5th straight victory  —  SEATTLE — The Angels have reached a notable, although meaningless, moment.  —  They are currently sitting in the second wild-card spot, after running their winning streak to five games with a come-from-behind, 6-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Discussion: Lookout Landing and Halos Heaven
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers get another comeback win over Padres during their march to the postseason  —  The sellout crowd packed Dodger Stadium on Saturday, ready to enjoy a warm evening of little consequence.  The countdown to the postseason is on, and the results of August are becoming analyzed in the context of what they mean for October.
Discussion: True Blue LA
Mitchell Forde / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals tie game on Grichuk's solo homer in second  —  On August 1, two Carlos Martinez starts ago, Martinez gave up three runs in the first inning to the Brewers and the Cardinals could never overcome the deficit.  —  Saturday, the Braves scored two runs in the top of the first …
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