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11:35 AM ET, August 13, 2017


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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.
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.
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.
Discussion: The Good Phight and Amazin' Avenue
Marc Carig / Newsday:   Steven Matz finally has a positive outing, but Mets lose to Phillies
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:
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 keeping it interesting with another win over Astros  —  The American League West title might be lost but the Lone Star Series is still up for grabs.  Oh, and that wild card berth is still within grasp.  —  The Texas Rangers beat the West-leading Houston Astros 8-3 …
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Astros look to end skid vs. Rangers  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — To the starting pitchers for Sunday's series finale between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros, one thing has been a problem of late.  —  It has not been mechanics, unlucky pitch selection or misplays in the field.
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Rangers reaction salutes the fans for hanging tough on wet night
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  —  PHOENIX — Chicago Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist has been in favor of an electronic strike zone for several years while the strike three call on him to end Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks will only fortify his stance on the matter.
Andy Clayton / New York Daily News:
Cubs' Ben Zobrist renews call for electronic strike zone after game ends on low strike 3  —  Ben Zobrist wants to take the human element out of calling balls and strikes.  —  After the Cubs slugger was called out on a low pitch to end Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Diamondbacks, Zobrist renewed his call for an electronic strike zone.
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:
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
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
Associated Press:
Bryce Harper exits Nationals game with apparent knee injury  —  WASHINGTON (AP) —Bryce Harper appeared to injure his left knee when he slipped on a wet first base, a potentially devastating blow to the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.  —  While running out a ground ball to the right side …
Stephen Whyno / MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
Bryce Harper injured in Nationals' win over Giants … WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bryce Harper clutched at his left knee after slipping on first base, the stadium went silent and Dusty Baker feared the worst.  —  Less than a year after watching catcher Wilson Ramos tear the ACL in his right knee …
Bryce Harper hurts knee running out grounder in slip atop first base
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
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:
Jose Abreu hits 2 homers, but White Sox fall 5-4 to Melky Cabrera, Royals  —  White Sox manager Rick Renteria on Melky Cabrera's go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of the 5-4 loss to the Royals on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.  (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune
Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:   Melky Cabrera turns heel as Royals snap losing streak in Chicago
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rosenthal's Latest: Blue Jays, White Sox, Brewers, Gray
Discussion: South Side Sox and Bluebird Banter
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.
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
Pedro Moura / Los Angeles Times:
Column Diamondbacks have snaked their way into contention this season
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
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.
Associated Press:   Seager's hit rallies Dodgers over Padres 6-3
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
Ryan Lewis / The Charlotte Observer:
Trade for Jay Bruce shows Indians ownership is still stepping up  —  Indians ownership continues to foot the bill for the front office's aggressiveness in a time of potential contention.  Considering the history and perception of that group, that is something that hasn't - and shouldn't - go unnoticed.
Steve Nesius / Associated Press:   Indians beat Rays 3-0 behind Mike Clevinger, Jay Bruce
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