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Tuesday's starters in deadline spotlight

David Price is one of three starters on the mound tonight -- along with James Shields and Jeff Samardzija -- who are the subject of major trade speculation.

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Theo Epstein: All trade possibilities in play

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein dissected his team's chances of making a trade before Friday's non-waiver deadline, though nothing seems imminent.


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Mets winning. Nats losing. Washington's lead could be down to a game by the end of the night. The teams have three games in NY this weekend.

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Chris Capuano: 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 BB 1st starter with 5 R allowed, 5 walks while lasting less than an inning since Jaret Wright (2004 Braves)

Rangers chase Capuano in the 1st inning

Yankees starter Chris Capuano walked 5 batters in the opening inning and gave up 3 hits to spot the Rangers 4 runs --all with 2 outs -- and put an end to his outing. Capuano had issued just 10 walks all season before tonight. Follow live

Marlins grab lead on Nationals

Miami sent 8 batters to the plate in the 6th, scratching out 2 runs to take a 3-1 lead on Washington. Martin Prado and J.T. Realmuto provided the RBIs in the inning. Follow live

Syndergaard's perfect game bid ends in 7th

Will Venable and Yangervis Solarte hit back-to-back singles to open the 7th for the Padres' first hits of the game. However, Noah Syndergaard escaped the jam by getting Matt Kemp to pop out and Justin Upton to ground into a double play. The Mets still lead 2-0. Follow live

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After giving up a bomb and three singles in the first, Ubaldo hasn't allowed a hit since. O's 5, Braves 2, heading to B-5.

Dallas Beeler's day done in the 2nd inning

The Cubs starter didn't last long against the Rockies, getting pulled after just 1 1/3 innings after allowing a career-high tying 4 earned runs -- all in the 1st inning. Travis Wood takes over on the mound for Chicago. Follow live


Julio Teheran tagged on the road

The Braves starter has surrendered two homers to Chris Davis tonight at Camden Yards, pushing him to a league-leading 15 HRs allowed on the road. The O's hold a 5-2 lead in the fifth. Follow live


Angels acquire OFs Murphy, DeJesus

Los Angeles bolstered its outfield by getting David Murphy from the Indians for Double-AA Eric Stamets, and David DeJesus from the Rays for minor league RHP Eduar Lopez.

Even athletes get hungry at red lights

A's closer Sean Doolittle's car has a feature that you don't always see in showroom vehicles ... a secret burrito compartment. It is as awesome as you expect.


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Meanwhile, Noah Syndergaard is at 81 pitches thru 6 IP. They're not letting him throw as many as Johan did.

Melky a machine

Melky Cabrera is 3-for-3 tonight to give him 14 hits in his past six games. Earlier, he extended his multi-hit streak to a career-high six games. The White Sox lead the Red Sox 5-2 in the fifth. Follow live

ICYMI: Victorino cries after leaving Boston

Shane Victorino got emotional when talking about his trade from the Red Sox to the Angels. He's batting 8th and playing left in his first game with the Angels tonight as they face the Astros.


Law: Nats get minor boost with Papelbon

Keith Law: “He's a modest upgrade to the Nats' late-game relief corps, not specifically over Drew Storen but over whatever right-handed reliever gets bounced from the roster.” Trade analysis (Insider)

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Phils come alive in fifth

The Phillies belted two RBI-doubles in the fifth inning to take a 3-2 lead over the Blue Jays and end Felix Doubront's night with no outs in the frame. Ryan Tepera is on the mound in relief for the Jays. Follow live

Troy Tulowitzki was 'blindsided' by trade

The new Blue Jays SS told the Denver Post: "I thought I was in the loop, in the conversation. So it definitely caught me by surprise. I was shocked, and it caught me off guard. I think maybe I was a little naive to think I would be so connected to the [trade] process."

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Syndergaard perfect through 5

The Mets rookie has struck out 6 Padres over 5 innings, throwing 71 pitches. Lucas Duda's 2-run HR has provided the game's only offense. Follow live


Rockies rough up Beeler in 1st inning

Colorado still has some firepower even without Troy Tulowitzki's bat in the lineup. Three doubles in the inning off Cubs starter Dallas Beeler resulted in 4 runs and the Rockies have an early lead at Wrigley Field. Follow live

Cabrera's hot streak at the plate

Melkey Cabrera singled to lead off the third inning and now has a career-high 6 consecutive multi-hit games. The White Sox lead 5-2 after Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer in the second to put the Red Sox on the board. Follow live