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David Matthews / New York Daily News:
Mets take series opener against Braves behind long balls and Edwin Diaz  —  The Mets kicked off their five-game series with their divisional rival Atlanta Braves with a convincing 6-4 win, powered by the long ball, a solid outing from Carlos Carrasco and an electric six-out save from Edwin Diaz.
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Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Daniel Vogelbach mashes 4-run grand slam for first home run as a Met  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — It was just as beautiful as one would dream it to be.  —  On a steamy Wednesday afternoon in our nation's capital, Daniel Vogelbach connected for his first home run as a Met.
Discussion: Newsday and Federal Baseball
Andrew Tredinnick / USA Today:
Pete Alonso leads the way, but see who else we project for the Mets' best playoff lineup
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:   Mets activate newcomers Mychal Givens and Darin Ruf
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:   Meet the new Mets: Here are the trade deadline acquisitions joining Buck Showalter's club
Julian McWilliams / The Boston Globe:
Jackie Bradley Jr. designated for assignment by Red Sox  —  Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been designated for assignment, according to a league source.  —  Bradley, who was involved in the offseason trade for Hunter Renfroe which brought the former Sox All-Star and Gold Glove winner back to the Red Sox …
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Rob Bradford / audacy.com:
Christian Vazquez: ‘It was so weird to face my ex-teammates’  —  HOUSTON - The ordeal was over for Christian Vazquez.  They were three days he will never forget - when the catcher morphed from Red Sox to Astro.  —  That didn't mean, however, there a strong desire to put the whole thing in his rearview mirror.
Discussion: NBCSports.com
Associated Press:
Houston Astros' Yordan Alvarez gets away with four-strike at-bat against Red Sox
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
‘We got shut down’: Chicago White Sox manage only 5 hits in a 3-2 loss to the Texas Rangers to open a 4-game series  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Johnny Cueto returned for the eighth inning Thursday at Globe Life Field, aiming to keep the Chicago White Sox within striking distance of the Texas Rangers.
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LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
'I'm very glad to be back': Luis Robert's return gives the Chicago White Sox their most complete lineup of the season  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Luis Robert walked to the plate in the first inning Thursday against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field, took a practice swing and then stepped into the batter's box.
ESPN:
Los Angeles Angels equal dubious MLB milestone with 7 home runs hit in losing cause  —  The Los Angeles Angels tied a dubious major league record when they smashed seven home runs — all solo shots — but still lost to the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Thursday in Anaheim, California.
Jayson Stark / MLB - The Athletic:
What did the 2022 MLB trade deadline show us?  Five things we learned  —  Juan Soto headed for the land of fish tacos.  Luis Castillo can now lead the league in Starbucks instead of strikeouts.  And another wild trade deadline shop-a-thon is in the rear-view mirror.  But what should we take away from what we saw?
Discussion: Union-News and NBCSports.com
Childs Walker / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens center Tyler Linderbaum could miss a week or more after MRI shows no serious damage to left foot  —  An MRI showed no serious damage to the left foot of Ravens rookie center Tyler Linderbaum, coach John Harbaugh said, but the first-round draft pick could miss a week or more of training camp.
Discussion: Mercury News
ESPN:
Nicole Hazen, wife of Arizona Diamondbacks GM, dies of cancer  —  Nicole Hazen, the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen, has died from a form of brain cancer, the team said Thursday.  She was 45.  —  The team said she died from glioblastoma.  She was diagnosed in July 2020.
Marly Rivera / ESPN:
Anthony Rizzo scratched from Yankees' lineup with lower-back tightness  —  ST. LOUIS — The New York Yankees opened their first interleague series at Busch Stadium since 2014 without slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who was scratched from the starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals because of lower-back tightness.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
ESPN:
Philadelphia Phillies release Didi Gregorius as Jean Segura returns from 60-day injured list  —  The Philadelphia Phillies released shortstop Didi Gregorius on Thursday in a series of moves involving players acquired at the trade deadline and the return of infielder Jean Segura from the 60-day injured list.
Bob Raissman / New York Daily News:
Vin Scully, iconic Dodgers broadcaster who was the voice of Summer, dies at 94  —  Vin Scully, whose mellifluous voice painted vivid baseball images on the fly, making him the greatest play-by-play practitioner of his time, died Tuesday.  The long-time voice of the Dodgers was 94.
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ESPN:
Vin Scully, iconic former Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, dies at age 94
 
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