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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.
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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  —  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:
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
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Brian Cashman focused on ‘weakness’ with Machado talk swirling
Discussion: The Athletic
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 …
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Jay Paris / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Kershaw dominates Padres in Dodgers' 8-2 win  —  SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is feeling fit again and that's a bad sign for the Los Angeles Dodgers' rivals heading into the season's second half.  —  The left-hander pitched six scoreless innings, and Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner each …
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball and True Blue LA
UPI:   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.
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David SchoenfieldESPN Senior / ESPN:
The one player all 30 teams should trade before the deadline  —  The trade deadline is heating up ... well, the rumors are anyway.  Manny Machado to the Yankees!  Scooter Gennett to the Dodgers!  J.T. Realmuto to the Red Sox!  Maybe all these blockbusters will happen, and even if they don't, hey, it's fun to speculate.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
The Cubs aren't getting Manny Machado - and they're not worried if the Brewers do
Discussion: True Blue LA and MLB Trade Rumors
Greg Auman / UPI:
Rays face Tigers, using unconventional methods to win  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays are using pitchers in unconventional ways, but it continues to spark their success, and they'll try to find enough live arms to continue that Tuesday in another “bullpen day” against the Detroit Tigers.
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Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays reveal Ybor City stadium details, including $892 million price tag
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rays Announce Stadium Plans
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times and DRaysBay
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.
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Rob Bradford / WEEI:
Mookie Betts has a good idea when it comes to fixing HR Derby mess
Discussion: NESN.com
David Pinto / baseballmusings.com:
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.
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Scott Orgera / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Mets send Sewald to Triple-A, promote Gagnon to start
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and The Good Phight
Kaylee Pofahl / Daily Record:
West Morris grad Andrew Politi quietly starting minor league career with Boston Red Sox  —  Andrew Politi wasn't surrounded by family and friends with cameras poised for the moment the phone rang.  —  The Long Valley native was at his house by himself when he got the call from the Boston Red Sox on June 6 …
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Mike Shalin / UPI:
Red Sox riding high, take on Rangers
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 …
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
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
Tyler Mason / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Royals snap 10-game skid with 9-4 win over Twins  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi had a three-run homer and a career-high four RBIs, and the  —  Kansas City Royals snapped a 10-game skid with a 9-4 win over the  —  Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Royals Review
Detroit Free Press:
Next Slide  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers' inexperience was evident on Monday night, from Nicholas Castellanos taking his eye off the baseball underneath a dome to Ronny Rodriguez not playing in close enough at third base against Carlos Gomez.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Ryan Divish / The Seattle Times:
Mariners place Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list  —  The hope is to use the all-star break to help Hernandez get his ailing back healthy.  —  ANAHEIM — Felix Hernandez won't make another start until after the All-Star break.  The Mariners' erstwhile ace has been dealing with lower …
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
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 …
 
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Larry Stone / The Seattle Times:
The time is right for Mariners to give Nelson Cruz a contract extension
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Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo sits vs. Giants left-hander Derek Holland
Yahoo Sports / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
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ESPN:
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle placed on DL with toe injury
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Eric KarabellESPN Senior / ESPN:
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Janie McCauley / Toronto Sun:
Pablo Sandoval singles home winning run in 11th for Giants
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jorge L. Ortiz / USA Today:
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
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