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Avery Yang / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
D'Arnaud 3 HRs, 3-run drive in 9th lifts Rays over Yanks 5-4  —  Travis d'Arnaud hit three home runs, including a startling, three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning off  —  Tampa Bay Rays overcame their Yankee Stadium woes to beat New York 5-4 on Monday night.
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Eddie Matz / ESPN:
Rays lose combined perfect game bid in 9th  —  BALTIMORE — The opener strategy is working out pretty well.  —  The Tampa Bay Rays, who popularized the pitching approach that has been spreading across baseball, nearly threw a combined perfect game using the strategy during a 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Schoenfield's take: Rays just miss perfection, but can they reach October?  —  There have been 13 combined no-hitters in MLB history, including the Los Angeles Angels' emotional tearjerker on Friday night.  On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays nearly threw the first combined perfect game in MLB history.
Discussion: DRaysBay
Steve Herrick / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Mercado breaks tie with 2nd homer, Indians beat Tigers 8-6  —  Oscar Mercado hit his second home run of the game - a leadoff blast in the seventh inning - and the  —  Cleveland Indians continued to dominate Detroit with an 8-6 win over the Tigers on Monday night.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
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Steve Herrick / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Santana homers, Indians beat Twins 4-3 to avoid sweep
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe and ESPN
Rob Maaddi / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Cody Bellinger hits 2 homers, Dodgers rout Phillies 16-2  —  Cody Bellinger hit his 32nd and 33rd homers,  —  Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in six innings and the major league-leading  —  Philadelphia Phillies 16-2 on Monday night.  —  Bellinger passed reigning NL MVP
Discussion: Phillies Nation and True Blue LA
ESPN:
2019 MLB trade deadline rumors, news, analysis and trade tracker  —  Will Madison Bumgarner, Trevor Bauer, Zack Wheeler and other topflight arms move in July deals?  The MLB trade deadline is approaching and we've got you covered with all of the trade rumors, reaction and analysis you need …
Robert Murray / The Athletic:
As bullpen woes mount, sources say Brewers have had discussions with Giants for reliever Will Smith  —  David Stearns has a history.  He has turned the Brewers into an annual contender, due in part to the successful bullpen he's built.  —  In 2017 during his first full season as general manager …
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Zack Wheeler headed to injured list with right shoulder fatigue, source says  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Zack Wheeler is injured, a source said Monday, thrusting into question his status as the Mets' most likely trade chip this month.  —  Wheeler is dealing with right shoulder fatigue and was in New York on Monday for tests.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
ESPN:
'You're not even sure what you're seeing': Trade deadline, meet 2019's HR insanity  —  Buster Olney looks at the problems with analyzing players at the trade deadline and beyond when the ball is jumping like never before.
Discussion: NBCSports.com
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Tigers Select Trevor Rosenthal  —  The Tigers announced that they've selected the contract of right-hander Trevor Rosenthal from Triple-A Toledo.  The former Cardinals closer signed a minor league pact with Detroit after being released by the Nationals in late June.  Detroit's 40-man roster is now full.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Angels Acquire Anthony Bemboom  —  The Angels announced that they've acquired catcher Anthony Bemboom from the Rays for cash considerations.  —  This is the second transaction of the day involving Bemboom, whom the Rays designated for assignment in the afternoon.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Astros, Phillies, Yankees Have Shown Interest In Robbie Ray  —  10:25pm: The Yankees are also among the teams interested in Ray, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets.  Considering they've historically liked Ray, that's not surprising.  —  4:48pm: Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Phillies Nation
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 …
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ESPN:
HOFer Bob Gibson says he has pancreatic cancer
 
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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
CARLOS THE CLOSER  —  Carlos Martinez gained his second save …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Bernie Wilson / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Freeman, Soroka lift Braves to 4-1 win, sweep of Padres
Discussion: Talking Chop
Greg Beacham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Rookie Thaiss' 8th-inning HR sends Angels past Mariners, 6-3
Joe Harris / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Wainwright pitches 7 scoreless, Cardinals beat D-Backs 5-2
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
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