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10:50 AM ET, July 11, 2018


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Peter Schmuck / Baltimore Sun:
Red Sox in recent contact with Orioles about possible Machado trade  —  In the wake of reports that the New York Yankees have renewed their interest in shortstop Manny Machado, two industry sources indicated Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox also have been in recent contact with the Orioles.
Jerry CrasnickESPN Senior / ESPN:
Trade chatter: A Machado alternative, an intriguing starter and more  —  One of the more intriguing elements to the Manny Machado trade discussions — beyond the question of Machado's destination — is the Baltimore Orioles' approach to fielding offers for the four-time All-Star.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Eddie MatzESPN Senior / ESPN:   Orioles' Manny Machado hits 2 homers in win as trade rumors swirl
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   If Yankees want to avoid a do-or-die wild card game, they must stop losing to awful teams like the Orioles
David Ginsburg / Associated Press:
Machado hits 2 HRs, Orioles beat Yankees 6-5
Discussion: Camden Chat
John Harper / New York Daily News:
Yankees may be tempted to get Manny Machado over a starter, but plenty of teams have better odds of landing him
Discussion: Over the Monster
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Javier Baez says 'I'll bat 12th' with Kris Bryant's expected return  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is expected to be activated before Wednesday's game against the Giants, and Javier Baez doesn't envision any problems.  —  “I'll bat wherever,” said Baez …
Scott Boeck / USA Today:
MLB's Home Run Derby: Five players we'd like to see in the event  —  Max Muncy, the Los Angeles Dodgers rookie, is the first player to confirm he will participate in Monday's Home Run Derby.  —  Nationals star Bryce Harper, MLB's ambassador for next week's All-Star Game in Washington …
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs sluggers Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber chosen for Home Run Derby
Rob Bradford / WEEI:
Mookie Betts has a good idea when it comes to fixing HR Derby mess
Associated Press:
Cleveland Indians allow 7 in 9th, lose to Cincinnati Reds 7-4 after Trevor Bauer's gem  —  The loss spoiled a brilliant outing by Trevor Bauer, who struck out 12 during eight scoreless innings.  —  CLEVELAND (AP) - Joey Votto hit a go-ahead three-run double during a seven-run ninth inning …
Matthew Florjancic / WKYC-TV:
Why July games should matter to Cleveland Indians fans  —  There are plenty of reasons why these mid-July games matter to the Cleveland Indians' fans.  —  CLEVELAND — Following the Cleveland Indians' 7-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds in the first of a three-game series at Progressive Field Monday …
Bobby Nightengale /
How Scooter Gennett transformed from a Cincinnati Reds waiver claim into an All-Star
Discussion: Red Reporter
Jim Ingraham / UPI:   Indians looking for bullpen improvement against Reds
WKYC-TV:   ‘OP/OT’ communication breakdown part of Cleveland Indians' 9th inning collapse vs. Cincinnati Reds
Associated Press:
Peralta's blast lifts Diamondbacks over Rockies, 5-3  —  DENVER — Tyler Anderson kept Arizona in check for six innings.  Once he left, the Diamondbacks pounced on the Colorado Rockies bullpen.  —  David Peralta and A.J. Pollock homered in Arizona's four-run seventh inning, and the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies … DENVER - For David Peralta, not making the National League All-Star team is in the very recent past.  But seeing as how that still qualifies as the past, that makes it, in his mind, not worth dwelling upon.  —  So while his three-run home run …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies
David Haugh / Chicago Tribune:
Column: No apology necessary: White Sox All-Star Jose Abreu worth keeping more than trading  —  Chicago Tribune  —  In the White Sox clubhouse Sunday, players gathered as manager Rick Renteria announced first baseman Jose Abreu had been named an American League All-Star starter.
Stats / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
White Sox look to end skid at home against Cardinals  —  Dexter Fowler understands what it's like to find success while playing within Chicago's city limits.  —  But in a season in which the St. Louis  —  Cardinals' outfielder has struggled two years after winning a World Series title with the
Discussion: South Side Sox
Associated Press:   MLB: Rays reveal plan for new ballpark
Kristie Rieken / Pueblo Chiefton:
Astros beat A's 6-5 on bizarre play in 11th inning  —  Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin argues with home plate umpire David Rackley during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Houston.  Melvin was ejected.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Jim Reineking / USA Today:
Houston Astros get wild walk-off win against Oakland Athletics
Janie McCauley / Toronto Sun:
Cubs capitalize, bounce back from tough loss to beat Giants  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jose Quintana told Kyle Hendricks he would do all he could to follow him with another strong start by the Cubs rotation.  —  This is exactly what manager Joe Maddon hoped to see: the pitching getting …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Kerry Crowley / Mercury News:
Giants provide timetable for Joe Panik's injury absence
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs' Anthony Rizzo sits vs. Giants left-hander Derek Holland
Dan Straily gets start at home as Marlins host Brewers  —  MIAMI — Veteran Miami Marlins right-hander Dan Straily has a 5.52 ERA this year at Marlins Park, which is where he will start on Wednesday.  He has a 3.67 ERA on the road.  —  Straily will be opposed on Wednesday …
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Next Slide  —  MIAMI — Christian Yelich is making the most of his Miami return.
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Associated Press:
Royals snap 10-game skid with 9-4 win over Twins  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals finally bunched together some runs to end a lengthy losing streak.  —  Adalberto Mondesi had a three-run homer and a career-high four RBIs, and Kansas City snapped a 10-game skid with a 9-4 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night.
Tyler Mason / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Royals snap 10-game skid with 9-4 win over Twins
Discussion: Royals Review
Bernie Wilson / Toronto Sun:
Rookie Lauer leads Padres to 4-1 win against Dodgers  —  NEW YORK (AP) San Diego Padres rookie left-hander Eric Lauer popped out of the dugout for the ninth inning and was greeted by Cake's “The Distance” on the PA, as well as the heart of the Los Angeles Dodgers' order.
Discussion: Associated Press
Dave Clark /
Reds minor-leaguer Jonathan Willems hits for cycle for Greeneville  —  Cincinnati Reds prospect Jonathan Willems, a 19-year-old Curacao native who signed with the team as a free agent in 2015, hit for the cycle on Tuesday night in Rookie-level Greeneville's action-packed 13-12 loss to Kingsport.
David Pinto /
Games of the Day  —  An usual game at Citi Field as the Phillies and Mets starters both make their major league debut.  Enyel De Los Santos visits Drew Gagnon.  De Los Santos is just 22, and is 9-3 in his first year at AAA with 1.89 ERA.  Through his minor league career he owns good strikout and walk numbers.
Scott Orgera / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Mets send Sewald to Triple-A, promote Gagnon to start
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and The Good Phight
Alan Saunders / WTAE:
Hellickson bounces back in Nationals' 5-1 win over Pirates  —  Musgrove loses in return to Pirates from disabled list  —  PITTSBURGH —  Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer, Daniel Murphy doubled twice and had four hits, and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Federal Baseball
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