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Don’t look now but the Indians are only four games back of the Twins. 
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: July 18, 2019, 11:37 am
Chris Paddack takes a no-hitter into the 8th inning against the Marlins, plus George Springer homers and makes a diving catch in Anaheim
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 18, 2019, 8:00 am
Condensed Game: David Freese clubbed a go-ahead two-run home run in the 7th inning to lead the Dodgers to a 7-2 win
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:34 am
7/17/19: Freese’s homer leads Dodgers to win
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:27 am
Noah Syndergaard and Madison Bumgarner, two names at or near the top of wish lists as the trade deadline approaches, go head-to-head Thursday night when the visiting New York Mets clash with the San Francisco Giants in a duel of streaking teams. Both teams are coming off double-digit offensive performances
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:20 am
There is rarely a good time to face Christian Yelich. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ timing might be worse than most. The Milwaukee Brewers right fielder has hit home runs in three of his past four games — including a grand slam Tuesday — tying him with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:15 am
Mike Trout expects to return to the lineup when the Los Angeles Angels face the Houston Astros on Thursday night in Anaheim, Calif. Trout has missed the first three games of the four-game series due to a right calf strain. Just being cautious,” Trout said Wednesday before the Angels fell 11-2
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:10 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies will have little time to rest before they return to action Thursday afternoon. After a marathon game Wednesday that included a 2-hour, 37-minute rain delay, the Dodgers will now attempt to win three of four on the road against the Phillies. Los Angeles
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:03 am
The Oakland Athletics are riding homers as they open a four-game road series against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The recent numbers for manager Bob Melvin’s A’s have been impressive — six consecutive victories, winners of 12 of 14 and a sizzling 19-5 in their last 24 games. The club arrives
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:02 am
Condensed Game: Francisco Lindor hit his 15th home run of the season and Mike Clevinger struck out 12 to lead the Indians over the Tigers
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:52 am
Los Angeles pitcher Noe Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick’s head, and Angels manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:48 am
David Freese didn’t want a long night to drag out even longer. Freese hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, six Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter spanning a 2 hour, 37 minute rain delay, and Los Angeles completed a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies early Thursday morning.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:35 am
Ernie Broglio, a 21-game winner in 1960 who is remembered most as the player traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Hall of Famer Lou Brock, has died. Broglio’s daughter, Donna Broglio Cavallaro, confirmed her father’s death on social media. Another daughter, Nancy Broglio Salerno, told the
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:33 am
Southern California natives Gerrit Cole and Jake Marisnick had big games for the Houston Astros while playing in front of friends and family Wednesday night. Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of boos and the Astros got back on track with an 11-2 victory over
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:31 am
If the Washington Nationals hope to run down the Braves in the National League East, this weekend’s four-game series at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park might be a good time to get started. The series between the division-leading Braves and the second-place Nationals is only the third time the clubs
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:28 am
In a getaway game on a Thursday afternoon in mid-July, Chris Sale faces one of the most important starts of his career. Sale (3-9, 4.27 ERA) termed himself “a liability” after his last start, when he allowed five runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. “(
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:14 am
The Cleveland Indians have manhandled the Detroit Tigers to the tune of winning 10 meetings in a row and 11 of 12 this season. The Indians aim to maintain their mastery of the Tigers and complete a four-game sweep of their American League Central rivals on Thursday when the clubs reconvene in Cleveland
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:11 am
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is still trying to find the swing that made him a National League All-Star for six consecutive seasons. Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning on Wednesday afternoon to lift St. Louis to a 6-5 win against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:10 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday:
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 5:48 am
The Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday’s game close to 2 a.m. early Thursday. First pitch of the series finale is set for 12:35 p.m., and then the Dodgers are set to make the cross-country flight back to Los Angeles to start
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 5:47 am
Officially, the Miami Marlins say they have no intention of trading left-handed starter Caleb Smith. Another round of rumors are likely to stir Thursday when Smith makes his 15th start of the season in an interesting pitching matchup. Smith (5-4, 3.46 ERA) will be paired against Padres right-hander
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 5:32 am
It’s Thursday, July 18th, 2019 and here’s what Jared’s cooking up: Manny Machado has inserted himself into the beef between the Astros and the Angels.
Author: Yahoo Sports Videos
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:57 am
Eduardo Escobar and his Arizona teammates jumped all over Texas’ pitchers en route to a record tying night. Escobar homered twice, and the Diamondbacks’ red-hot bats tied a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 21 hits while thumping the Texas Rangers 19-4. The 19 runs were Arizona’
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:57 am
Jake Marisnick has been villified ever since crashing into Jonathan Lucroy at home plate. But his reaction to the uproar shows his character more than the collision itself.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:55 am
Two doubleheaders on one road trip are hardly ideal for any team, but the Tampa Bay Rays are embracing a chance to possibly freshen up some bullpen arms while getting two chances in the same day to inch closer to the New York Yankees in the AL East race. Instead of attempting to play through rain and
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:52 am
Two doubleheaders on one road trip are hardly ideal for any team, but the Tampa Bay Rays are embracing a chance to possibly freshen up some bullpen arms while getting two chances in the same day to inch closer to the New York Yankees in the AL East race. Instead of attempting to play through rain and
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:52 am
What’s that again about Philly fans being the worst? By NBC Sports Philadelphia Staff
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:52 am
Including the rain delay, Wednesday’s Phillies-Dodgers game lasted nearly seven hours and the Phils mustered just two hits in another lifeless loss. By Corey Seidman
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:51 am
7/17/19: Soler, Lopez lift Royals over White Sox
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:51 am
On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki discuss Yu Darvish’s 1st win at Wrigley, Cole Hamel’s status, and Kris Bryant playing better than he did in his MVP season.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:39 am
Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah ”Pumpsie” Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. The team observed a moment of silence before its game against the Toronto Blue Jays. ”Pumpsie Green occupies a special place in our history
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:37 am
Danny Duffy bounced back after getting hit by a line drive that left him with numbness in his throwing hand in last start. Duffy (4-5) pitched a strong six innings and ended a nine-start winless skid, and Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez hit back-to-back RBI singles twice as the Kansas City Royals beat the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:36 am
Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. The team observed a moment of silence before its game against the Toronto Blue Jays. “Pumpsie Green occupies a special place in our history,” Red
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:36 am
Red Sox manager Alex Cora went to reliever Brandon Workman in the eighth inning and knew what his options were for his beleaguered bullpen when things got tight in the ninth. ”It’s either him or him,” said Cora after Workman threw 45 pitches and got out of a jam each inning as
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:33 am
After watching starter Erick Fedde dominate the Baltimore Orioles for six innings, the last thing Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wanted to do was turn to his ineffective bullpen to finish the game. Trey Mancini hit two home runs , and Baltimore pummeled four Washington relievers in a 9-2
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:31 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:23 am
Mike Clevinger wanted to make the most of his strict pitch count as the strikeouts piled up. Clevinger matched his career high with 12 strikeouts and 100 pitches over six innings, as the Cleveland Indians continued their dominance of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-2 win on Wednesday night. The right-hander
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 3:56 am
7/17/19: Clevinger fans 12, leads Indians over Tigers
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 18, 2019, 3:54 am
Chris Paddack said he took the mound with a chip on his shoulder and a tragedy on his mind, and the emotions of the occasion brought out the best in the San Diego Padres rookie. Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a three-hitter and
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 3:26 am
Ozzie Guillen and Doug Glanville join Leila Rahimi on this edition of Baseball Night in Chicago.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 18, 2019, 3:24 am
Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers set the single-season record for most RBI vs. the Blue Jays… with four games left on the schedule vs. Toronto.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: July 18, 2019, 3:20 am
It will take more than 8,071 MLB games for the San Diego Padres to register the first no-hitter in franchise history after Starlin Castro breaks up Chris Paddack’s bid on Wednesday.
Author: Meredith Videos
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:50 am
The Kansas City Royals placed shortstop Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder injury. In a series of moves announced prior to Wednesday’s game, the Royals also recalled infielder Humberto Arteaga, activated left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery, optioned right-hander Jake
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:40 am
Speedy outfielder Terrance Gore was traded to the New York Yankees by the Kansas City Royals for $100,000 on Wednesday. The deal was announced before New York’s scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to a forecast of severe inclement weather. Gore was not added to the Yankees
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:40 am
The scheduled game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays was postponed Wednesday night due to a forecast of thunderstorms and severe weather. The game will be made up Thursday as part of a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. After that, Tampa Bay is not scheduled to return to New York
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:38 am
Aroldis Chapman say he hasn’t made a decision on whether to opt out after the season.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:30 am
Rafael Devers drove in four of the Red Sox’ five runs in a needed win against the Blue Jays Wednesday night at Fenway.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:08 am
The Washington Nationals fell 9-2 to the Baltimore Orioles in the second game of the Battle of the Beltways on Wednesday, after the Nationals struggled to find the ball and outs.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:06 am
Jay Bruce is out, Nick Williams is up, and this might be his last stint with the Phillies with the trade deadline two weeks away. By Corey Seidman
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:41 am

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it’s “a little bit tough to swallow” that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing a save Tuesday against the Phillies.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:08 am
Yu Darvish now has thrown back-to-back gems for the Cubs, with Wednesday’s helping him to his first win at Wrigley Field since he signed with Chicago two years ago.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:57 am
Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:34 am
Angels outfielder Mike Trout is out of the lineup Wednesday for the third straight game due to a calf strain.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:31 am
Angels reliever Noe Ramirez was suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing at Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 11:43 pm
Phillies closer Hector Neris was suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of the Dodgers’ David Freese.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 10:53 pm
Red Sox pitcher David Price said Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley “needs attention,” after a previous feud between the two was brought up in a Boston Globe profile on Eckersley.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 9:52 pm
From the aces who might move to the contenders that could go big, here’s where the major players and teams stand as the countdown to the new single deadline heats up.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 8:04 pm
The #AgeChallenge went viral today, and it’s no surprise your favorite athletes joined in. Take a glimpse into the future with a few of our favorites.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 2:21 am
To begin a first-person series about the 2019 Hall of Fame class, Alex Rodriguez explains what made Edgar Martinez a great hitter and how the Mariners icon influenced him as a mentor.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 8:22 pm
Bumgarner to the Yankees? Stroman in Houston? We’ve mapped out a deadline blueprint for all 30 front offices to follow.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 12:25 pm
The best team in baseball in 2018 is struggling to keep up in the AL, while L.A. is dominating the NL. How can Boston get back to that level?
Posted: July 14, 2019, 2:38 am
The first-half rankings have been a two-team tango at the top, but the Bombers could be ready to cut in on Houston and L.A.
Posted: July 12, 2019, 2:59 pm
Would Mo have been a Cooperstown lock if he’d ONLY pitched in the postseason? What if he’d never sniffed October? Turns out, he’s even better than you might have realized.
Posted: January 18, 2019, 2:38 pm

So … with the Giants now within 2.5 games of a Wild Card spot after winning twelve of their past fourteen games, should they halt a long-anticipated summer sell-off? There’s obvious appeal to making a push with a veteran-laden team, but also no small amount of risk in foregoing an opportune and much-needed chip-cashing opportunity…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 18, 2019, 11:43 am
This has been an up-and-down season for the Rockies, who began 3-12, climbed all the way to 40-34 and have since nosedived to 46-50. The multiple rotten stretches the Rockies have stumbled through this year may prevent them from earning a third straight playoff berth, but for now, they’re a still-manageable 3 1/2 games out…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:36 am
The Astros had interest in trading for catcher Martin Maldonado before the Cubs acquired him from the Royals on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports (subscription link). Maldonado was a pre-deadline pickup for Houston last July, when it acquired him from the division-rival Angels, but the Astros’ attempt to re-sign him during the offeason…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 18, 2019, 5:22 am
The latest minor moves from around baseball… Left-hander Robbie Ross recently joined the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. The 30-year-old has already thrown 7 1/3 innings with the club, striking out 13 but allowing eight earned runs on 10 hits and six walks. Ross spent last season in the minors with the…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 18, 2019, 4:59 am
Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores has been out for almost two months because of a fractured right, but he’s on the cusp of a return. The club could activate Flores from the 10-day injured list as early as Thursday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. The 27-year-old Flores landed the second-largest guarantee ($4.25MM) the Diamondbacks…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 18, 2019, 3:42 am
The Reds have acquired right-handed reliever Justin Grimm from the Dodgers, according to Doug Gray of RedsMinorLeagues.com. The Dodgers received cash considerations in return, per Andersen Pickard of SB Nation. Grimm never pitched in the majors for the Dodgers, who signed him to a minor league contract in late March. To this point, the 30-year-old…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:48 am
Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen has said he’s unsure whether to buy, sell or do both at the upcoming trade deadline, but the team is “shopping” at least a few players, Bob Nightengale of USA Today wrote earlier this week. The list includes outfielder Adam Jones and the previously rumored duo of outfielder David Peralta…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:29 am
We’ll use this post to cover the day’s minor moves, both involving a pair of former Giants outfielders … The Mariners announced today that they’ve outrighted Mac Williamson after he cleared waivers. Williamson was designated for assignment following a dreadful run in Seattle — which, in turn, came on the heels of an even worse stint…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:49 am
The Twins have added outfielder Alejandro De Aza to their top affiliate, per an announcement from Triple-A Rochester communications director Nate Rowan (via Twitter). De Aza agreed to terms on a minors deal with the Minnesota organization, which in turn purchased his contract from the indy ball New Britain Bees. Now 35 years of age,…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:34 am
The Mariners have re-started the baseball activities of injured outfielder Mitch Haniger, manager Scott Servais told reporters including MLB.com’s Greg Johns (Twitter link). Doctors gave him the go-ahead to start some light catch and hitting. Haniger halted an earlier attempt at ramping up when he experienced pain. His is a particularly unpleasant injury, so it’s…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:18 am
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Wednesday morning that Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman will become one of the most notable names on the free-agent market in the offseason. Chapman still has two years and $30MM left on the five-year, $86MM contract he signed entering 2016, but a source told Rosenthal the left-hander is “one million…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 18, 2019, 1:09 am
The availability of Rangers lefty Mike Minor remains a key topic in the development of the 2019 summer trade market. The 31-year-old southpaw is among several quality veteran hurlers who could — but may not necessarily — end up on the move in the next two weeks. Texas GM Jon Daniels has suggested that the…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:40 am
On Tuesday, with help from the top 60 trade candidates list MLBTR’s Jeff Todd and Steve Adams put together last week, we took a look at the movable starters who have outpaced the rest of the pack in K/BB ratio this season. We’ll do the same here with qualified relievers in advance of the July…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 17, 2019, 11:59 pm
The Pirates are “believed” to be making right-hander Jordan Lyles available to rival organizations in trade talks, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). The report also cites corner outfielders Corey Dickerson and Melky Cabrera as potential trade pieces, but suggests that there is not yet reason to believe the organization intends to…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 17, 2019, 11:35 pm
5:03pm: Angels righty Noe Ramirez has also been suspended for a trio of contests after also being deemed to have thrown at the head of a hitter. In his case, he went after Jake Marisnick in apparent retribution for the outfielder’s own recent actions, which resulted in an injury to Halos catcher Jonathan Lucroy and…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 17, 2019, 9:44 pm