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Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal (Yahoo Sports)

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seth Maness (43) high-fives teammates after they defeated the Miami Marlins in a baseball game, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push. The Marlins acquired the rotation reinforcements they sought in a trade Friday that cost them four players. Right-handers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea were sent to Miami by the San Diego Padres in the seven-player deal.


Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 3:16 pm

Triple play helps Nationals hold off Giants 4-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) celebrate after a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants during baseball game Friday, July 29, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Washington Nationals made history by turning the first 3-3-5 triple play ever in the major leagues then watched as third baseman Anthony Rendon tossed the ball from the milestone moment into the crowd at AT&T Park. Getting a second straight win over the Giants and securing their hold on the second-best record in baseball was far more important than the souvenir to manager Dusty Baker and his ballclub. Washington turned the first triple play in its 12-season history, holding on in the eighth inning to help preserve a strong outing by Max Scherzer and beat San Francisco 4-1 on Friday night.


Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 3:14 pm

Grandal’s single caps 5-run rally as Dodgers beat D-backs (Yahoo Sports)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal celebrates his home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

It gave the Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense the opportunity for its most memorable outburst yet. Yasmani Grandal’s RBI single capped the Dodgers’ five-run rally in their 9-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. ”Every win is a big one, but that arguably is the best win of the year,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.


Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 6:48 am

Porcello pitches 5-hitter to lead Red Sox past Angels, 6-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, right, and Dustin Pedroia celebrate after Bogaerts' home run scored Pedroia against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Rick Porcello gave the Boston Red Sox just what they needed. Porcello pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game since 2014, Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in three runs, and the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 on Friday night, snapping a four-game losing streak. ”Twenty-four hours ago, we were probably in a much different place mentally,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said.


Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 6:14 am

Chatwood, Gonzalez lead Rockies over Mets for 4th win in row (Yahoo Sports)

Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez follows through on a three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Friday, July 29, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The road to success for Tyler Chatwood is pitching on the road. The Colorado right-hander hasn’t lost away from Coors Field in 13 starts since July 2013, and he has an idea why that may be. Chatwood threw seven innings of three-hit ball, Carlos Gonzalez homered and drove in four runs and the Rockies defeated the New York Mets 6-1 Friday night for their fourth straight victory.


Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 4:36 am

Rougned Odor homers twice for Rangers in 8-3 win over Royals (Yahoo Sports)

Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor watches his solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, July 29, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Rougned Odor homered twice, and A.J. Griffin also went a little deeper for the Texas Rangers. Odor hit a ball into the second deck of seats for the second game in a row, along with another solo shot that just cleared the wall, and Griffin had his longest outing in seven starts since coming off the disabled list in the Rangers’ 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.


Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 3:58 am

Collins, Upton hit 3-run homers as Tigers beat Astros 14-6 (Yahoo Sports)

Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton, right, is greeted at home plate by Cameron Maybin after they scored on Upton's three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Tyler Collins knows the clock is ticking on his stay in the major leagues. With J.D Martinez nearing a return from a fractured elbow, Collins is trying to find ways to extend his stay beyond the next few days. Friday, he hit a three-run homer in the second inning, then tripled and scored in the fifth as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 14-6.


Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 3:29 am



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