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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.
Discussion: Mercury News
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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  —  Buck Showalter refers to the players off the bench as “regular irregulars.”  —  While general manager Billy Eppler did not make any splashy moves at the trade deadline, he did position the Mets …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:   Mets activate newcomers Mychal Givens and Darin Ruf
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Mets GM Billy Eppler thinks team got exactly what it needed before trade deadline
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
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.
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.
Discussion: Mercury News
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LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
José Abreu and Gavin Sheets homer for the Chicago White Sox in a 9-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
'We didn't line up': Chicago White Sox unable to make any more additions before the trade deadline
Discussion: Mercury News and White Sox News
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
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
David Wharton / Los Angeles Times:
Vin Scully, forever the voice of the Dodgers, dies at 94
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: NBCSports.com and Union-News
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.
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.
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
ASK IRA: Is it big or bust with Heat salary ballast?  —  Q: What is more important: Trading Duncan Robinson now for a strong power forward like Jae Crowder, or keeping him as a trade piece for a big fish down the road?  - Bob, Davie.  —  A: Which is why I downplayed Duncan Robinson …
 
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