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Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies … DENVER - Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller left his start after one ugly inning, likely due to an injury.  —  After being staked to an early 1-0 lead, Miller gave up five runs in the bottom of the first against the Colorado Rockies …
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies … CONNECT  —  DENVER - Right-hander Shelby Miller entered the visitors' dugout at the end of the first inning and walked briskly toward the tunnel.  When Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo saw this - and saw pitching coach Mike Butcher following …
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies … DENVER - Manager Torey Lovullo said the Diamondbacks received good news this week on outfielder Jarrod Dyson, whose recent injury apparently was not a recurrence of the core injury that required surgery last season.
Michael Kelly / Associated Press:
Rockies erupt against Diamondbacks … DENVER — Carlos Gonzalez hit two homers, starter German Marquez also went deep for one of Colorado's five home runs as the Rockies routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 19-2 on Wednesday night.  —  Gonzalez drove in six runs in Colorado's big offensive night that pounded Arizona's staff.
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Manny Machado ‘likes’ image of himself wearing Yankee uniform on Instagram as Bombers reportedly make offer for Orioles slugger  —  BALTIMORE - The Manny Machado race is in full swing - and apparently No. 13 thinks he'd look good in a Yankee uniform.  —  On Wednesday, Machado “liked” …
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:   Manny Machado, Yankees trade rumors looming ahead of trade deadline
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Yankees' pitching needs mean Manny Machado must wait 'til winter for his pinstripes
Discussion: MLB Baseball News … and KNBR-AM
Jerry CrasnickESPN Senior / ESPN:
Trade chatter: A Machado alternative, an intriguing starter and more
Discussion:, WEEI and Fish Stripes
Associated Press:
Phillies' Aaron Nola to start Saturday in order to be available for All-Star Game  —  NEW YORK — The Philadelphia Phillies have adjusted their rotation for this weekend's series against the Miami Marlins to allow ace Aaron Nola to pitch in the All-Star Game.  —  EDITOR'S PICKS
Yahoo Sports / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Jesús Aguilar, Jean Segura headed to MLB All-Star Game after winning Final Vote  —  Meet the two newest additions to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game.  After three continuous days of voting, baseball fans have decided that Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesús Aguilar …
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
It's official: Mikolas to pitch for Cards Sunday but not in All-Star Game  —  CHICAGO  •The Cardinals officially announced 10-game winner Miles Mikolas as their pitcher Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium.  The game will be the final one before the All-Star break …
Jesus Aguilar / WKYC-TV:
Home Run Derby field set: Cleveland Indians 3B Jose Ramirez opts not to participate  —  The Home Run Derby will be televised on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET.  —  Author: USA Today  —  Washington Nationals outfielder and All-Star Game ambassador Bryce Harper will headline this year's Home Run Derby at Nationals Park in Washington.
Dave Clark /   2018 Home Run Derby: Middletown's Kyle Schwarber among National League participants
Donald Duench / Toronto Sun:
ON DECK: Blue Jays at Red Sox  —  LHP J.A Happ (10-5, 4.44 ERA) vs. LHP David Price (9-6, 4.44 ERA)  —  Price tied an MLB record on Saturday when he hit three batters in one inning.  Before that inning, he had hit only two batters all season.  June stats: 4-1, 2.90 ERA.  July stats: 0-1, 13.50 ERA.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers Reaction: Were Rangers trying to save Choo's streak by not using him to hit late?  —  BOSTON  —  The time has come to publicly air a grievance that burdens those travelers who rely on hotel gyms to offset all the poor eating and other extra calories that might be consumed during and after work on the road.
Associated Press:
Indians manager Terry Francona apologizes to team for bullpen blunder  —  EDITOR'S PICKS  —  Giving up seven runs in the ninth and losing with the wrong reliever highlight Cleveland's fatal flaw.  —  The difference between a historically good pen (Indians, 2017) and a historically bad one …
Bobby Nightengale /   Cincinnati Reds Joey Votto, Cleveland Indians Trevor Bauer share smiles, laughs in at-bats   Check out the scorecard from last night's Reds vs. Indians game
Associated Press:
MLB: Astros demote reliever Giles  —  Reliever Ken Giles was optioned to triple A on Wednesday by the Houston Astros, a day after he appeared to curse at manager A.J. Hinch when lifted from a game against the Oakland Athletics.  —  The Astros said the move wasn't related to the incident.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs' Kris Bryant homers in first game back, says ‘mission was accomplished’ on rehab assignment  —  Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant discusses his return to the lineup after joining the team following a brief rehab stint on Wednesday, June 11, 2018.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune
ESPN:   Cubs activate Kris Bryant from DL after shoulder issue
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Javier Baez says 'I'll bat 12th' with Kris Bryant's expected return
Matthew DeFranks / Orlando Sentinel:
Marlins beat Brewers in 12 innings in front of record-low crowd  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel  —  The Marlins are getting used to working overtime.  They're getting used to winning extra-inning games, too.  —  Miami again dipped into the night with another extra-inning game on Wednesday night …
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Aguilar drives in 3 but Brewers lose to Marlins 5-4 in 12
Associated Press:
Marte lead Pirates to 2-0 victory over Nationals  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte hit a two-run home run and Trevor Williams combined with four relievers on a five-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Wednesday.  —  Marte homered to center field …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Doug Padilla / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Gonzales goes 7, Freitas homers as Mariners top Angels 3-0  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Freitas' toddler son was mimicking a home run trot outside the Mariners' clubhouse late Wednesday night, waiting to show dad what he had learned.  —  A few hours earlier, Freitas hit …
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Jill Painter Lopez / Associated Press:
Angels overcome injury to Richards, beat Mariners 9-3
Detroit Free Press:
Next Slide  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene has been given the green light to return after throwing off a mound for three days in a row,  —  Greene will be activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's series opener against the Houston Astros, the team announced Wednesday.
Associated Press:
Phillies activate RHP Vince Velasquez from DL  —  NEW YORK — The Philadelphia Phillies have activated right-hander Vince Velasquez from the 10-day disabled list.  —  Velasquez had been sidelined by a bruised right forearm.  He is slated to start Wednesday night against the New York Mets.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Mets Release Marcos Molina  —  The Mets have released right-hander Marcos Molina in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster for the previously announced selection of outfielder Matt den Dekker, tweets Tim Britton of The Athletic.  He'd recently been placed on the disabled list in Double-A …
Discussion: Al's Ramblings
Bobby Nightengale /
Cincinnati Reds end up on wrong side of history in lopsided loss to Cleveland Indians  —  CLEVELAND - Since the start of the live-ball era, which began in 1920, only three National League teams have trailed by 17 runs during the fourth inning.  —  On Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians …
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