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9:05 AM ET, July 30, 2014


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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Philly blockbuster could disrupt quiet deadline  —  The Tampa Bay Rays want to do it, but come on, man, how can they?  —  The Boston Red Sox don't really want to do it from an emotional standpoint, but from the business side, they've got no choice.  —  The Philadelphia Phillies sort of want to do it …
Lester scratched from tonight's start as rumors swirl  —  Farrell announces decision after Tuesday's loss; Workman to step in  —  BOSTON — If Jon Lester does get dealt by the Red Sox before Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, he won't get to make a dramatic final start at Fenway Park.
Bill Chastain /
In high demand, Price faces the unknown  —  ST. PETERSBURG — The non-waiver Trade Deadline is fast approaching, but for David Price — this year's biggest prize — it was business as usual on Tuesday.  —  Some believe the Rays will trade Price to acquire pieces for the future …
Discussion: Trade Buzz
Jayson Stark / ESPN:
Eight landing spots for Jon Lester
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Jon Lester Scratched From Tomorrow's Start
Discussion: Athletics Nation
Gordon Edes / ESPN:
Sox weighing offers for Lester, Miller
Canadian Press:
Amid trade rumours, Hamels dominates to help Phillies top Mets  —  NEW YORK — Cole Hamels pitched eight shutout innings and finally got some run support when Chase Utley hit a grand slam as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-0 on Tuesday night.
John Jeansonne / Newsday:
Dillon Gee outpitched by Cole Hamels in Mets' loss to Phillies … Consider Tuesday night's 6-0 loss to the Phillies a yellow light on the Mets' hopes for a meaningful last two months.  —  One day they bare their teeth and their fans are thinking: We're going to need a bigger bandwagon.
John Jeansonne / Newsday:
Travis d'Arnaud homers to back Bartolo Colon as Mets beat Phillies for 14th win of July
Discussion: NY Daily News, Metsblog and ESPN
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Major League Baseball Embroiled in Explosive Legal War Over TV Deals (Exclusive)  —  Over MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's stern warning, the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles hurl accusations at each other and have stepped into open court spilling secrets.
Associated Press:
Machado homer puts O's past Angels in 12  —  Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland  —  Recap  —  Box Score  —  Play-By-Play  —  Photos  —  Conversation  —  Manny Machado's walk-off home run in the 12th lifts Orioles past Angels  —  BALTIMORE — Manny Machado led off …
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cards tie game on Wong's sacrifice fly  —  • By Derrick Goold 314-340-8285  —  SAN DIEGO  • After an exchange of sacrifice flies by the two lowest scoring teams in baseball, the Cardinals and Padres are back where they started after five innings.  —  Level, 1-1.
Discussion: Viva El Birdos and Gaslamp Ball
Associated Press:
Gibson Pitches Twins to 2-1 Victory Over Royals  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kyle Gibson bounced back for a rocky start to shut down Kansas City, and the Minnesota Twins held on through a shaky ninth to beat James Shields and the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night.  —  Gibson (9-8) allowed only a single …
Discussion: Twinkie Town and Royals Review
Canadian Press:
Abreu, White Sox use monster seventh to beat up on Tigers  —  DETROIT — Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn hit consecutive home runs, part of a seven-run seventh inning that sent the Chicago White Sox to an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.  —  Chicago sent 12 hitters to the plate …
Discussion: South Side Sox
Canadian Press:
Kemp has pair of two-run homers as Dodgers double up Braves  —  LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp hit a pair of two-run homers, Yasiel Puig had four hits with two runs scored and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
Discussion: ESPN, ESPN and Talking Chop
Associated Press:
Marlins roll on as Alvarez outduels Strasburg  —  MIAMI — Henderson Alvarez outdueled Stephen Strasburg and the surging Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.  —  Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs as the Marlins won for the ninth …
Discussion: Fish Stripes
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago Sun Times:
Cubs reliever James Russell wants to start  —  As the Cubs try to figure out what their starting rotation will look like next year — or even down the stretch this year — James Russell believes he has one solution:  —  James Russell.  —  The left-handed reliever hasn't started since emergency duty …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Jon Heyman /
(USATSI)  —  The Cubs made their big deal already …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and
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