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With his 29th pitch of the first inning, Jeremy Guthrie hit Yan Gomes. The bases were loaded at the time. They still are. 1-0, Cleveland.

Verlander sends 'em down in order

It was a 1-2-3 inning for Tigers starter Justin Verlander as Detroit takes on the Rays. The Tigers are back up to bat at the start of the second. Follow live

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Indians try to avert Royals' sweep

Corey Kluber hasn't gotten a lot of run support, and he takes the mound this afternoon as Cleveland tries to end its longest home losing streak in 40 years when the Royals come to town. Follow live

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Olney: Jays must go all-in

After giving their already explosive lineup a boost by bringing in Troy Tulowitzki, the Blue Jays must now get help for their rotation. Will they be willing to pay the price for a top starter? Under pressure (Insider)

Dodgers get Mat Latos from Marlins

The Dodgers acquired the RHP along with 1B Michael Morse in exchange for three minor league pitchers, according to multiple reports. Los Angeles also gets the No. 34 pick in next year's draft. Latos has a 4.48 ERA this season.

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Albert Pujols one HR shy of 30, would be his 13th yr with 30+ HR. Only Hank Aaron (15) & Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds (14 each) have more.

ICYMI: Ouch! Betts tumbles over the wall

Red Sox CF Mookie Betts almost robbed White Sox 1B Jose Abreu of a homer Tuesday, but the ball spilled out of his glove when he hit the ground, resulting in a two-run shot. Betts exited with concussion symptoms.


Olney: The Time To Move Hamels Is Now

The offers are on the table, and they probably aren't going to get any better. The time has finally come for the Phillies to choose the best deal and ship Cole Hamels off to a contender. 10 teams under pressure (Insider)

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Fan barehands foul ball with ease

Who needs a glove at a ballgame these days? Certainly not this fan at the Red Sox game.


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Phillies: 9-1 since the All-Star Break, the 1st time they've won at least 9 of their first 10 games after Break since 1970 (via ELIAS)

Crasnick: Angels have to monitor Trout

Jerry Crasnick on why the Angels will monitor Mike Trout's wrist: "Wrists can be kind of sensitive. If it lingers, or becomes worse, it can really affect your hitting."


Olney: 10 teams under pressure to trade

As the trade deadline draws closer, some teams are feeling the heat more than others to pull the trigger on a deal. On the hot seat? Padres GM A.J. Preller, says Buster Olney. Pressure's on (Insider)


Even athletes get hungry at red lights

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


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Crazy Stat of Day: Yankees are 1st team in MLB history to allow first 5+ runs of a game and then score 21+ runs.