Flores emotional in Mets loss
A visibly upset Wilmer Flores -- and fans -- reacted to reports that the shortstop had been traded to the Brewers. But the transaction never transpired, and Flores will remain in New York.
The deal that was, then wasn't
Around 9 p.m. ET, Mets SS Wilmer Flores and RHP Zack Wheeler were reportedly on their way to Milwaukee in exchange for OF Carlos Gomez. Around 11 p.m. ET, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the trade "has not and will not transpire." Wait, what?
Tulowitzki can play some defense, too
Not only did Troy Tulowitzki homer in his Blue Jays debut, he also made a throw reminiscent of his idol Derek Jeter.
Pirates acquire Joe Blanton from Royals
The veteran righty had a 3.89 ERA in 15 games, including 4 starts, this season. Kansas City designated him for assignment after acquiring Johnny Cueto.
An emotional night for Mets' Flores
"When I came up to hit [in the 7th] I heard everybody cheering," Wilmer Flores said. "I said, why? There's no reason. I thought [a trade] was the only reason. I was sad, being with the Mets forever, and all my teammates here. That's why I got emotional."
A's roar back against Dodgers
Oakland scored four runs in the top of the 7th on a pair of 2-run singles from Brett Lawrie and Eric Sogard to take a 6-3 lead. Follow live
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Hamels brings stability to Rangers
Since going to the World Series in 2012, the Rangers have had major issues with their rotation. The addition of Cole Hamels should go a long way toward fixing those problems.
Silence from Brewers on non-trade
Milwaukee's front office isn't saying much in the aftermath of the Carlos Gomez trade that wasn't. "Trades are not done until announced," Brewers GM Doug Melvin said. (Via @AdamMcCalvy)
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You will recall that Zack Wheeler's Tommy John was more complicated than a regular procedure. Also had partially torn flexor-pronator tendon
Jose Altuve shows off in Astros' win
The 2B flashed his leather in the Astros' 6-3 win over the Angels, and Luis Valbuena, Jon Singleton and Jake Marisnick all had multihit outings.
White Sox crush Red Sox
Adam Eaton and Alexei Ramirez homered for Chicago, which cruised 9-2 over Boston for its seventh straight win.
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Astros: 42nd game this season recording 2+ HR, the most such games in MLB 37-5 record in those games
Matt Holliday hurt in Cardinals' loss
The All-Star OF strained his right quad in the first inning trying to beat out a double play, and he immediately left the game. The Reds shut out the Cards 1-0.
Rangers beat Yanks, end 3-game skid
Rangers RF Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4, and LF Josh Hamilton went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in the Rangers' 5-2 win over the Yanks, who have now lost just twice in the last 10 games. Box score
Nationals roll Marlins in Miami
Bryce Harper bashed two homers and drove in four runs in the Nationals' 7-2 win against the Marlins to even the series.
Source: Phillies to trade Hamels to Rangers
According to Jayson Stark, Jim Bowden and multiple sources, Philadelphia has agreed to a deal to send LHPs Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman to Texas for RHP Matt Harrison, catching prospect Jorge Alfaro and four other players.
White Sox rout Red Sox, win 7th straight
Alexei Ramirez homered, and Melky Cabrera had his 7th straight multihit game as Chicago raced out to an early 6-0 lead and cruised to a 9-2 win at Fenway. Box score