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7:20 PM ET, July 29, 2020


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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Benches clear as Dodgers' Joe Kelly throws behind Astros' Alex Bregman, taunts Carlos Correa  —  MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros  —  Joe Kelly sent a 96 mph fastball whizzing behind the head of Alex Bregman in the sixth inning Tuesday.  A baseball-starved populace anticipating fireworks between …
Ben Pickman / Sports Illustrated:
Benches Clear in Middle of Dodgers, Astros Game  —  The Dodgers and Astros' first meeting since Houston was punished for stealing signs during the 2017 season was full of fireworks.  —  The Dodgers and Astros' first meeting since Houston was punished for stealing signs during the 2017 season was full of fireworks.
Bill Baer / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Dodgers, Astros square off in Houston tonight
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Astros Exercise Club Option On Dusty Baker
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Kristie Rieken / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Bregman's 100th homer helps Astros beat Mariners 8-5
USA Today:
Marlins' 2020 season is paused by MLB after COVID-19 outbreak among players, coaches  —  Gabe Lacques Bob NightengaleUSA TODAY  —  The Miami Marlins' season was suspended by Major League Baseball amid an outbreak of COVID-19 cases that resulted in 15 players and two staff members testing positive …
MLB postpones all Marlins games through Sunday
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Rob Manfred says Marlins' outbreak not a ‘nightmare’ scenario
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Juan Soto Cleared By MLB, Waiting For D.C. Approval  —  Nationals superstar Juan Soto is making progress on the clearance process to rejoin the team.  He has been cleared to resume action by Major League Baseball after receiving two negative coronavirus tests, manager Dave Martinez told …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Todd Dybas / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Mike Rizzo expects Juan Soto back by Mets series next week  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  Here's what we know:  —  Juan Soto has tested negative twice in a row and 24 hours apart via Major League Baseball coronavirus tests conducted at their lab.
Discussion: and Federal Baseball
Ryan Young / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Marlins Triple-A affiliate owner Lou Schwechheimer dies after coronavirus battle  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  The majority owner of the Wichita Wind Surge, the  —  Miami Marlins' Triple-A affiliate in Kansas, died on Wednesday afternoon due to complications related to COVID-19.
Discussion: Fish Stripes
The Athletic:
Mike Moustakas, Nick Senzel appealing over being held out for COVID-19 concerns  —  CINCINNATI — Are the Reds the victim of Major League Baseball being overly cautious with potential COVID-19 cases because of the Miami Marlins' outbreak?  —  Nick Castellanos raised the possibility …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Phillies Add Three To Player Pool  —  The Phillies announced that they've added right-hander Adonis Medina, infielder/outfielder Austin Listi and infielder Bryson Stott to their 60-man player pool.  All three will report to the club's alternate training site.
John Hickey / Sports Illustrated:
Luzardo's First Start for Athletics Could Come This Weekend in Seattle  —  Rookie left-handed starter Jesus Luzardo could get his first big league start this weekend when the A's play a set in Seattle.  —  Or not.  —  Oakland manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday morning that Luzardo was …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Orioles Trade Hector Velazquez To Astros  —  The Orioles announced this morning that they've traded right-hander Hector Velazquez to the Astros in exchange for a player to be named later.  Baltimore had outrighted Velazquez off its 40-man roster just prior to Opening Day.
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Arizona's Merrill Kelly loses no-hit bid in 7th at Texas  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Merrill Kelly lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning when  —  Rougned Odor hit a solo homer for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Lone Star Ball
Michael Wagaman / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Rockies keep rolling behind Hilliard, Senzatela to beat A's  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Sam Hilliard homered for the first time this season,  —  Antonio Senzatela pitched out of an early jam on his way to a rare road win, and the  —  Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Purple Row
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Will Graves / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Frazier hits go-ahead homer in 8th, Pirates edge Brewers 8-6
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Noah Trister / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Tigers' bullpen sharp in 4-3 win over Royals
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Joe Kay / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Báez homers twice, Cubs stay hot with 8-5 win over Reds
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