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2:25 AM ET, July 11, 2018


 Top News: 
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.
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  —  BALTIMORE - The Yankees are playing down to their competition.  —  The Red Sox aren't.  —  And if all these losses to the lowly Orioles end up costing New York the AL East division title …
Eddie MatzESPN Senior / ESPN:
Orioles' Manny Machado hits 2 homers in win as trade rumors swirl  —  BALTIMORE — Manny Machado isn't having any trouble staying locked in amidst all the trade talk.  —  The Orioles shortstop went 3-for-4 with two home runs in Baltimore's 6-5 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.  —  EDITOR'S PICKS
David Ginsburg / Associated Press:
Machado hits 2 HRs, Orioles beat Yankees 6-5
Discussion: Camden Chat
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Yankees not looking to trade away top prospects for Manny Machado
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
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
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
As Machado talks heat up, Dodgers and Brewers haggle with Orioles over the price
Associated Press:
MLB: Rays reveal plan for new ballpark  —  The Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday unveiled a plan for a domed stadium that would take them to the Ybor City section of Tampa at a cost of nearly $900 million.  —  If the plan goes forward, the 30,842-seat stadium would be the smallest in Major League Baseball …
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays reveal Ybor City stadium details, including $892 million price tag
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Greg Auman / UPI:
Rays face Tigers, using unconventional methods to win
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rays Announce Stadium Plans
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times and DRaysBay
Bobby Nightengale /
How Scooter Gennett transformed from a Cincinnati Reds waiver claim into an All-Star  —  CLEVELAND - There was never any doubt in Scooter Gennett's mind that he could become a solid hitter at the Major League level.  —  The biggest problem throughout his career was finding a regular spot in the starting lineup.
Discussion: Red Reporter
Jim Ingraham / UPI:   Indians looking for bullpen improvement against Reds
Matthew Florjancic / WKYC-TV:
Why July games should matter to Cleveland Indians fans
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies … DENVER - Left-hander Patrick Corbin, who this week was named to the National League All-Star team for the second time in his career, will pitch on Sunday, the final day before the break, but he will still be available to pitch in the All-Star Game on Tuesday …
Jay Paris / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Kershaw dominates Padres in Dodgers' 8-2 win
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball and True Blue LA
Dodgers aim for second straight win over Padres
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs' Mike Montgomery: 'We still know we're the team to beat'  —  Chicago Tribune  —  The Cubs' history of second-half surges, such as their 2017 post-All-Star break burst that enabled them to erase a 5½-game deficit to overtake the Brewers for the National League Central title, bolsters their confidence.
David SchoenfieldESPN Senior / ESPN:   The one player all 30 teams should trade before the deadline
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
The Cubs aren't getting Manny Machado - and they're not worried if the Brewers do
Discussion: True Blue LA
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.  —  The newly minted all-star went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles on Tuesday night, helping push the Milwaukee Brewers past the Miami Marlins, 8-4, at Marlins Park.  —  Yelich drove in four of the Brewers' eight runs …
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago Sun Times:
Cubs' Javy Baez, Kyle Schwarber fill half NL field for Monday's Home Run Derby  —  SAN FRANCISCO - The official announcement won't come until Wednesday night, but the Cubs have drawn starring roles next week for what might the most powerful event of All-Star week in Washington.
Rob Bradford / WEEI:
Mookie Betts has a good idea when it comes to fixing HR Derby mess
Rob Longley / Toronto Sun:
Buffalo next stop for Blue Jays top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.  —  ATLANTA — As he finishes his recovery from a minor knee injury, top Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. appears headed closer to Toronto than ever.  —  According to sources, team management is planning for triple …
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.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Garrett Richards To Undergo MRI For Forearm Injury  —  The Angels announced tonight that right-hander Garrett Richards exited tonight's start due to irritation in his right forearm.  He'll undergo an MRI tomorrow to further evaluate the injury.  —  It's the latest in a seemingly ceaseless line …
Discussion: Halos Heaven
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
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Tyler Mason / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Royals snap 10-game skid with 9-4 win over Twins
Discussion: Royals Review
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks' Robbie Ray searching for last year's form
Kerry Crowley / Mercury News:
Giants provide timetable for Joe Panik's injury absence
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
Detroit Free Press:
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Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo sits vs. Giants left-hander Derek Holland
Yahoo Sports / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Three reasons why the Athletics are the most surprising playoff contender in MLB
Discussion: Athletics Nation
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle placed on DL with toe injury
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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Detroit Free Press:
Next Slide  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers' inexperience …
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Kaylee Pofahl / Daily Record:
West Morris grad Andrew Politi quietly starting minor league career with Boston Red Sox
Janie McCauley / Toronto Sun:
Pablo Sandoval singles home winning run in 11th for Giants
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