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12:50 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
Matt Breen /   Aaron Nola dominates in Phillies 3-1 win over New York Mets
Tom Haudricourt / USA Today:   Brewers acquire Neil Walker from Mets with hopes of providing a boost at second base
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
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Acquire Neil Walker
Larry Fleisher / UPI:
Boston Red Sox: Andrew Benintendi homers twice in win over New York Yankees  —  NEW YORK — Andrew Benintendi continued his torrid month by hitting a pair of three-run homers as the Boston Red Sox recorded a 10-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Associated Press:   Benintendi 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, Red Sox rout Severino, Yanks 10-5
John Harper / New York Daily News:   Yankees' blowout loss to Red Sox a summary of entire up-and-down season
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   Luis Severino implodes as Yankees are blown out by Red Sox in 10-5 loss
Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on DL with shoulder inflammation
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and MLB Daily Dish
Kevin Santo / USA Today:
Yankees' comeback against Red Sox may prove to be a turning point
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.
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Tigers' walk-off win over Twins shows they're still fighting this season  —  Upton's two-run homer in ninth end roller coaster game that saw Tigers lead by five, then trail by five, then battle back  —  The Detroit Tigers blew a five-run lead, then came back from a five-run deficit to win.
Sporting News:
Watch: Tigers' Justin Upton walks it off in back-and-forth battle with Twins
Discussion: Bless You Boys
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Nick Castellanos open to moving from third base to right field for Detroit Tigers
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
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.
Pedro Moura / Los Angeles Times:
Column Diamondbacks have snaked their way into contention this season
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo sticking to his process despite recent missteps
Dan Bickley / Arizona Republic:   Diamondbacks need to shut out the noise, start playing like a playoff team
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 …
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.
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Claim Phil Gosselin From Pirates
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
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  —  MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton, who leads the majors in homers, drilled a tiebreaking, three-run shot to left field to lead the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night at Marlins Park.
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
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.
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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, MLB Daily Dish and Rox Pile
Associated Press:   Ryan Howard agrees to minor league deal with Rockies
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 …
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 …
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