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5:05 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.
David Ginsburg / Associated Press:
Machado hits 2 HRs, Orioles beat Yankees 6-5  —  BALTIMORE (AP) - Manny Machado hit two home runs, Jonathan Schoop singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the New York Yankees 6-5 Tuesday night.  —  Greg Bird homered and drove …
Discussion: Camden Chat
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
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
‘OP/OT’ communication breakdown part of Cleveland Indians' 9th inning collapse vs. Cincinnati Reds  —  A failure to communicate by Indians coaches highlighted a 7-run 9th inning by the Reds in Tuesday's loss.  —  Author: Dave “Dino” DeNatale  —  For the Cleveland Indians …
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  —  CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians spent much of the first half of the season tinkering with their relief pitching, and after their worst bullpen meltdown of the season, they will go into the final contest of their three-game series …
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 …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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 - 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 …
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks' Robbie Ray searching for last year's form  —  DENVER - During a bullpen session in the sizzling heat at Coors Field, the pitcher who might be the most important to the Diamondbacks' success believes he might have rediscovered his delivery.  —  Left-hander Robbie Ray's dominance …
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
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs sluggers Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber chosen for Home Run Derby  —  Cubs' Joe Maddon on Brandon Morrow's availability, Jose Quintana on his start and Javier Baez on participating in the Home Run Derby.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune
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
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
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
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
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 …
Kerry Crowley / Mercury News:
Giants provide timetable for Joe Panik's injury absence  —  SAN FRANCISCO-Injuries have robbed the Giants of several key contributors throughout the season, but Joe Panik is the first position player to be sent to the disabled list for two separate ailments.
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
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.
Detroit Free Press:
Next Slide  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It was like the first day of school.  —  Daniel Norris entered the Detroit Tigers' clubhouse at Tropicana Field on Monday and made the rounds.  He hugged position players around a table.  He said hello to his pitching mates whom he hadn't seen since late April.
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