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1:35 AM ET, July 15, 2019


 Top News: 
George Miller / MLB Trade Rumors:
Athletics Acquire Homer Bailey  —  The Oakland Athletics have closed on a deal to acquire Kansas City's Homer Bailey, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.  Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported (via Twitter) that a trade was imminent.  The Royals will receive minor-league infielder Kevin Merrell …
Dave Skretta / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Starling, Keller send Royals to 4-1 win over Tigers
Discussion: Bless You Boys and Royals Review
John Tomase / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Andrew Cashner won't make a difference for Red Sox if Chris Sale continues looking lost  —  Red Sox finally addressed their fifth starter problem on Saturday by  —  Andrew Cashner from the Orioles, but it's not going to mean anything if he keeps out-pitching  —  Chris Sale.
Discussion: and Over the Monster
O's deal Cashner to Red Sox for two prospects
Ashley Varela / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:   Red Sox acquire Andrew Cashner from Orioles
Steve Herrick / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Santana homers, Indians beat Twins 4-3 to avoid sweep  —  Carlos Santana hit a solo home run that broke a seventh-inning tie and the  —  Cleveland Indians avoided a sweep against the AL Central-leading  —  Minnesota Twins with a 4-3 win on Sunday.  —  After the Indians lost the first two matchups, All-Star MVP
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
Kepler homers in 5 straight at-bats vs. Bauer
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
CARLOS THE CLOSER  —  Carlos Martinez gained his second save in two games, and fifth in six tries, Sunday.  Unlike most relievers, Martinez likes to employ five or six pitches and he used his two-seam and four-seam fastball, his cutter and his slider Sunday while throwing only nine pitches.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cards' Hall of Famer Gibson being treated for pancreatic cancer  —  The Cardinals' Hall of Fame family has taken a hit in the last few years with the death of Stan Musial in 2013, Red Schoendienst last year and the varied health struggles of Lou Brock.  On Saturday, Hall of Fame righthander Bob Gibson …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News … and KMOV-TV
HOFer Bob Gibson says he has pancreatic cancer  —  Hall of Fame right-hander Bob Gibson, who won the Cy Young and National League MVP awards in 1968, sent a letter to living Hall of Famers informing them he is battling pancreatic cancer.  —  Gibson, widely considered one of the greatest pitchers …
Associated Press:
Robinson Cano and Jeff McNeil Power Mets Past Marlins  —  MIAMI — Robinson Cano homered for the second consecutive game to help lead the Mets to a 6-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.  —  Cano finished 4 for 5, giving him his first four-hit game since May 7 at San Diego.
Greg Beacham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Rookie Thaiss' 8th-inning HR sends Angels past Mariners, 6-3  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Matt Thaiss hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles  —  Angels completed a three-game sweep of the  —  Seattle Mariners with a 6-3 victory on Sunday.
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Joe Harris / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Wainwright pitches 7 scoreless, Cardinals beat D-Backs 5-2  —  Adam Wainwright made the most of a couple of extra days of rest.  —  Paul Goldschmidt homered, Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings, and the St. Louis  —  Cardinals held on to beat the  —  Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Sunday.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Bernie Wilson / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Freeman, Soroka lift Braves to 4-1 win, sweep of Padres  —  Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and All-Star rookie  —  Mike Soroka struck out a career-high nine to win his 10th straight decision for the  —  San Diego Padres 4-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Discussion: Talking Chop
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Marcus Stroman will get his shot to show off at Yankee Stadium  —  Marcus Stroman said everything he could last month to make it clear that he'd be overjoyed if the Yankees traded for him before this month's deadline.  Sunday, the Blue Jay righthander gets a chance to show why they should.
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays Tales: Possible Tampa Bay tactics as the trade deadline looms  —  Availability, acquisition cost and impact on the current and future roster will all be factors on whether the Rays try for bullpen help, power hitting or something else.  —  BALTIMORE — Welcome to baseball's crazy season.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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