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11:25 AM ET, July 12, 2018


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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 - 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 …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Bless You Boys
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.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies
Dustin Pedroia: Will know more in 4-5 weeks, 'can't risk it'  —  Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has doubts about whether he'll be able to return this season as he continues to recover from major reconstructive knee surgery in the offseason.  —  Pedroia, 34, returned to the lineup …
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?
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
Discussion: The Good Phight
Scott Lauber /
Phillies ace Aaron Nola's devastating offspeed pitches put him in the fast lane to the All-Star Game  —  They began trickling into Baton Rouge, La., in the spring of 2012.  By 2014, the trickle had become a tsunami.  But while almost all the scouts who watched Aaron Nola in college agreed …
Jeff Seidel / UPI:
Phillies make quick detour to visit Orioles  —  BALTIMORE — The Philadelphia Phillies will have a brief one-game meeting with the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday because of a May 15 game that was postponed due to rain.  —  The teams waited more than three hours before postponing that game and rescheduling for Thursday.
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
Discussion: The Good Phight
Bobby Nightengale /   Cincinnati Reds Joey Votto, Cleveland Indians Trevor Bauer share smiles, laughs in at-bats
Matt Bonesteel / Washington Post:
2018 MLB All-Star Game events and schedule: Everything you need to know
Discussion: Federal Baseball
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: and 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
John Harper / New York Daily News:
Jose Reyes is still starting for Mets while Jeff McNeil is hitting .393 in Triple-A, and it's just downright absurd  —  This is becoming absurd.  In Jeff McNeil the Mets have a 26-year-old infielder — hardly a kid — who has been crushing everything in sight in Triple-A, hitting .393 …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Chris Iseman /   Brandon Nimmo delivers walk-off home run to lift NY Mets past Phillies
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
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 …
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.
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: Federal Baseball and Bucs Dugout
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.
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
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