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1:05 AM ET, August 16, 2019


 Top News: 
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Injury Notes: Cueto, Stanton, Hill, Morrow  —  Johnny Cueto's rehab outing with Single-A San Jose is set for tonight, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters (including NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic and Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group), with the veteran righty slated to make 45 pitches.
Alex Pavlovic /
Giants have internally discussed speeding up Johnny Cueto's return  —  PHOENIX — The recovery process from Tommy John surgery is long and tedious and unbelievably mapped out on a daily basis, and from the start, Johnny Cueto has targeted Sept. 1 as a potential return date.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Select Fernando Abad's Contract, Designate Kyle Barraclough  —  The Giants announced a series of roster moves, including the news that catcher Aramis Garcia and left-hander Williams Jerez were optioned to Triple-A Sacramento and right-hander Kyle Barraclough has been designated for assignment.
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
Mark Townsend / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Bryce Harper's walk-off grand slam completes Phillies thrilling comeback against Cubs  —  Bryce Harper has been waiting all season to have a signature moment with the  —  Philadelphia Phillies.  —  It finally came on Thursday.  —  The $330 million outfielder slugged a dramatic walk-off grand slam …
Discussion: The Good Phight
Todd Dybas / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Nationals find firmer footing in wild-card race  —  WASHINGTON - The Nationals take a day off Thursday.  It's one of three in the next 15 days, a rare run of breaks during the perpetual baseball schedule.  —  They are a season-high 10 games over .500 at 65-55 following a sweep of Cincinnati.
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mickey Callaway had way too much faith in the Mets bullpen  —  ATLANTA - What a meltdown.  —  After a succession of odd moves by Mets manager Mickey Callaway, Seth Lugo was trusted with a one-run Mets lead to start the seventh inning.  Instead of slamming the door, Lugo held open batting practice …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Charles Odum / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Braves jump on Seth Lugo for 5 runs in 7th, beat Mets 6-4  —  Tyler Flowers drove in a tiebreaking run with an infield hit, and the  —  Seth Lugo in the seventh and survived a ninth-inning scare in a 6-4 win over the  —  New York Mets on Wednesday night.
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Zack Wheeler has a rough night out against the Braves
Michael Wagaman / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Chapman homers twice, Bailey strong as A's hold off Giants  —  Matt Chapman homered twice, including a pivotal drive in the ninth inning that followed a late collapse by Oakland's bullpen, and the  —  San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Wednesday.  —  Homer Bailey pitched seven scoreless innings and singled twice.
Susan Slusser / San Francisco Chronicle:
A's Jurickson Profar told role to be reduced; 'I'm OK with it,' he says
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Put Sandoval On IL, Activate Dickerson
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
Mike Fitzpatrick / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Ramirez, Santana hit 2 of Indians' 7 HRs in 19-5 rout vs NYY  —  Jose Ramirez hit two early homers, including his first career grand slam in a seven-run opening inning, and the  —  New York Yankees 19-5 on Thursday night in the start of a four-game series between American League pennant contenders.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and Let's Go Tribe
Dave Hogg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Seager's 3 RBIs lead Mariners over Tigers, 7-2  —  Kyle Seager drove in three runs and the  —  Detroit Tigers 7-2 on Thursday.  —  Mallex Smith stole two bases, giving him 34, the most in the majors.  The Mariners won two of three after losing eight of their previous nine.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Bellinger hits 40th but Dodgers lose to Marlins, 13-7  —  Miami Marlins turned the tables on the  —  Los Angeles Dodgers in their rout-filled season series, winning 13-7 Thursday afternoon despite giving up four home runs, including  —  Cody Bellinger's 40th.
Discussion: True Blue LA
Craig Calcaterra / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Phillies claim Jared Hughes from the Reds  —  Another waiver claim.  The claiming team: the  —  Phillies.  The waiving team: the Reds.  The player in question: reliever  —  Jared Hughes.  —  Hughes, a 34 year-old righty, has appeared in 47 games this season for the Reds, posting a 4.10 ERA …
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Jake Arrieta's Season Likely Over  —  The Phillies have placed right-hander Jake Arrieta on the 10-day injured list, and Arrieta himself told reporters today that his season is likely over (Twitter link via Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune).  “I'll probably miss the remainder of the season …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Arrieta likely to have season-ending procedure
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
A case for Rays' defense with Kevin Kiermaier, Willy Adames in lead roles  —  Centerfielder's usual strong play and improved work by the young shortstop makes Rays one of AL's tidiest clubs.  —  SAN DIEGO - Kevin Kiermaier was doing Kevin Kiermaier things again late Monday night.
Discussion: DRaysBay
Lance Hornby / Toronto Sun:
Rookie Bo Bichette keeps rolling, but Rangers down Blue Jays  —  Bo Bichette kept his on-base streak going, but the Toronto Blue Jays lost their long ball power in Wednesday afternoon's series' finale against the Texas Rangers.  —  Toronto, scattering six hits, fell 7-3 at the Rogers Centre …
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
Ian Harrison / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Andrus gets 4 hits, Rangers beat Jays 7-3 to avoid sweep
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
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