Brandon Phillips tonight: 2 homers, 7 RBI
Phillips just clubbed his second shot of the evening to give the Reds a 14-2 lead over the Pirates. Oh, and Phillips' spot is guaranteed to bat at least once more. Follow live
Reds willing to deal Bruce for Wheeler
Cincinnati would trade RF Jay Bruce to the Mets for RHP Zack Wheeler now, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney. Wheeler was due to be sent with Wilmer Flores to the Brewers for Carlos Gomez before the deal fell apart late Thursday.
Young aces struggled tonight
- Cardinals' Carlos Martinez, entered tonight with a 2.34 ERA, allowed 10 hits and 5 runs.
- Braves' Shelby Miller, entered tonight with a 2.27 ERA, allowed a career-high 11 hits.
Ryan Rua hits inside-the-park HR
The Rangers OF didn't take CC Sabathia deep but it'll still count as a homer as Rua scampered around the bases to tie the game at 5 in the fourth. Follow live
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Good luck getting Joey Votto out
With tonight's 2-for-2, two-walk performance, Reds 1B Joey Votto has reached base in 40 of his last 58 plate appearances (69%). Yes, you read that correctly. Follow live
Hicks brings the sizzle for minnesota
In the top of the third CF Aaron Hicks, now 2-for-2 today, put on a show for fans as he helped the Twins gain a 6-2 lead over the Mariners with their third HR of the evening. Follow live
Rockies' rally leads to lead
An early 4-1 Cardinals lead is no more thanks to an RBI single by Corey Dickerson. St. Louis SP Carlos Martinez, who entered tonight with a 0.69 July ERA, has surrendered 5 earned runs on 10 hits through 5 innings. Follow live
Burnett's rennaisance takes step back
Pirates SP A.J. Burnett's All-Star season had a hiccup tonight as the Reds tagged him for 10 hits and eight runs in less than five innings. Cincinnati leads 9-1 in the fifth. Follow live
Turnover leads to half-court winner
His coach (or someone on the bench) screamed to foul. But a player on this AAU basketball team came up with the loose ball and put in a miracle off the glass.
MLB trades could keep coming
The day before the deadline saw big moves, but there's still work to be done. Tim Kurkjian discusses where Justin Upton could end up, what the Yankees need to do and if the Cubs will trade Starlin Castro.
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Nothing like helping your own cause
Rockies SP Chris Rusin's first career HR, a 2-run shot, came at a perfect time -- with his team down 4-2 to the Cardinals. And now things are all knotted up in the 4th in St. Louis. Follow live
Josh Hamilton takes CC Sabathia deep
The Rangers DH pulled an off-speed pitch from the lefty over the right-field fence to knot the game at 3 after an inning. Follow live