Mets break through in 8th to win 5th straight

Mets break through in 8th to win 5th straight

MIAMI -- After repeatedly stranding runners, the Mets finally broke through with four runs in the eighth inning on Tuesday night. With two outs, Eric Campbell delivered a pinch-hit RBI single, Juan Lagares laced a two-run triple and Curtis Granderson tacked on a run-scoring double off Mike Dunn that propelled New York to a 5-1 win over Miami at Marlins Park.

That made it five straight wins for the Mets, allowing them to maintain a one-game lead in the National League East.

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Cruz, Cano power Mariners past Rockies

Cruz, Cano power Mariners past Rockies

DENVER -- Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth straight game -- his second such streak this year -- and Robinson Cano drove in three runs as the Mariners outslugged the Rockies, 10-4, at Coors Field on Tuesday night. The result came on the night of Rockies pitching prospect Jon Gray's Major League debut.

Cruz's homer to lead off the seventh, off Rockies reliever Scott Oberg for a 6-4 lead, was his 31st of the season. Cruz also homered in five straight games April 11-15. He and the Dodgers' Joc Pederson are the only players in the Majors with multiple home run streaks of four or more games. Cruz's homer came an inning after the game's key hit, a two-run, pinch-hit single by Franklin Gutierrez in the sixth off Christian Friedrich (0-3).

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With 9-run 7th, Yankees pound Red Sox

With 9-run 7th, Yankees pound Red Sox

NEW YORK -- Brian McCann and Chris Young each hit three-run homers as the Yankees enjoyed yet another big inning, scoring nine times in the seventh at the expense of the beleaguered Red Sox bullpen in a 13-3 romp Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

New York sent 13 men to the plate in the frame, continuing a hot run that has seen them score 90 runs in their past 10 contests. The lopsided contest benefited right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who held Boston to three runs and five hits over six-plus innings.

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Perez logs three RBIs as Royals cage Tigers

Perez logs three RBIs as Royals cage Tigers

DETROIT -- Catcher Salvador Perez launched a two-run homer off Justin Verlander and drove in three, leading the Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

Kansas City tagged Verlander for five runs on 10 hits, highlighted by Perez's blast in the fourth inning on an elevated fastball. The Royals added insurance runs in the fifth and sixth, the latter of which came when Alex Rios' shallow fly ball dropped into left-center for a double.

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Nats fend off D-backs late to end slide

Nats fend off D-backs late to end slide

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals showed they are going give the Mets a battle in the National League East on Tuesday night. After blowing an early three-run lead, Washington fought back to defeat the D-backs, 5-4, thanks to an eighth-inning single by Wilson Ramos.

The Nationals snapped their four-game losing streak and remain a game behind the Mets, who defeated the Marlins, 5-1. Max Scherzer had a 3-0 lead in the first inning but couldn't hold on, as Arizona scored three runs in the fourth. Chris Owings highlighted the scoring with a two-run double.

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Arrieta, Cubs blank Bucs in 6th straight victory

Arrieta, Cubs blank Bucs in 6th straight victory

PITTSBURGH -- Starlin Castro and Jorge Soler drove in two runs each to back Jake Arrieta's two-hit pitching through seven innings Tuesday night and spark the Cubs to their sixth straight victory, 5-0, over the Pirates at PNC Park.

"We scattered a lot of hits out there, but it's all about the starting pitcher. Jake was outstanding," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said after his team's 14-hit performance. "Jake was really good tonight, and that really sets the whole thing up."

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Donaldson, Tulo HR as Jays beat Twins

Donaldson, Tulo HR as Jays beat Twins

TORONTO -- Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki homered while right-hander Marco Estrada tossed 6 2/3 quality innings in the Blue Jays' 3-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre. With the win, Toronto moved one game ahead of Minnesota in the standings for the second American League Wild Card.

Right-hander Phil Hughes took the loss for Minnesota after allowing three runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. He surrendered both home runs and was pulled after Dioner Navarro hit an RBI double in the sixth. It was the second consecutive start that Hughes wasn't able to pitch at least six innings.

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Mets add lefty reliever O'Flaherty from A's

While season ERA is high, veteran has been tough on left-handed hitters

Mets add lefty reliever O'Flaherty from A's

MIAMI -- Suddenly in legitimate playoff contention, the Mets are attempting to patch every last hole on their roster. To that end, they traded for a lefty relief specialist late Tuesday night, acquiring Eric O'Flaherty and cash from the A's for a player to be named or cash.

O'Flaherty, 30, had a 5.91 ERA in 25 games for the A's, but he was holding left-handed batters to a .186 average and a .495 OPS. Unlike Alex Torres, whom the Mets designated for assignment to make room on the roster, O'Flaherty gives the Mets the type of classic left-on-left specialist they have lacked since Jerry Blevins hit the disabled list April 21.

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Avila relishes opportunity as new Tigers GM

Avila relishes opportunity as new Tigers GM

DETROIT -- New Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila spent nearly a quarter century working with Dave Dombrowski, from Latin American operations to scouting director to top assistant. He had the type of rise that logically leads to a shot as a general manager, but teams never hired him.

On Tuesday, Avila finally got his shot, and he doesn't have to leave town to do it. The flip side, of course, is that he's replacing his old boss and longtime friend as GM. Dombrowski was released from his contract as president and CEO on Tuesday afternoon.

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Rays down White Sox with four home runs

Rays down White Sox with four home runs

CHICAGO -- Chris Archer allowed two runs over seven innings and the Rays hit a season-high four home runs en route to an 11-3 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Tampa Bay has won three consecutive games.

"Great win," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "We needed a win like that. After the last two that have been a little intense late in ballgames, it was nice to separate a ballgame."

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Urshela's HR in 12th saves Carrasco's gem

Urshela's HR in 12th saves Carrasco's gem

ANAHEIM -- Giovanny Urshela lined a two-out, two-run homer off Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian in the top of the 12th inning Tuesday night, ending a long scoreless tie and sending the Indians to a 2-0 victory in Southern California.

After throwing back-to-back scoreless innings, Angels reliever Jose Alvarez began the 12th by giving up a single to Lonnie Chisenhall, prompting Mike Scioscia to turn to Bedrosian. The 23-year-old right-hander retired the first two batters, then left a 1-0 slider out over the plate and Urshela sent it over the short fence along the left-field line for his fourth home run in 166 plate appearances all season.

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Richard Justice

5 teams that could use Dombrowski's GM skills

5 teams that could use Dombrowski's GM skills

Dave Dombrowski's legacy with the Detroit Tigers will be pretty much what it was with the Expos and Marlins. He built a winning team, treated people with respect and never once had his honesty or integrity questioned. As legacies go, that's about as good as it gets.

In his 37 years in the game, he has dealt with baseball people on almost every level, and virtually all of them hold him in high regard. To know him is to like him.

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McCann has big game, but tweaks left knee

Yanks catcher hurt blocking pitch, hopes to not miss time

McCann has big game, but tweaks left knee

NEW YORK -- The Yankees won't have any answers until Wednesday, so for now all they can do is wait with the hope that Brian McCann won't wake up sore.

McCann tweaked his left knee in the seventh inning of the Yankees' 13-3 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night blocking a pitch at the plate. The team doctors examined him Tuesday night and he's hopeful that he'll be able to play Wednesday.

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Hamilton makes Superman-like catch vs. Cardinals

Hamilton makes Superman-like catch vs. Cardinals

CINCINNATI -- Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton acknowledged after Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals that he didn't have a great offensive game, but it's safe to say no one will be talking about his 0-for-3 performance.

With the Reds clinging to a one-run lead in the eighth inning, Jason Heyward hit what appeared to be a leadoff double or even triple, but Hamilton was there to rob Heyward with a leaping over-the-head catch. The highlight-reel snag kept Heyward off the basepaths and helped preserve the Reds' win.

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Franco's slam spoils Rollins' grand Philly return

Franco's slam spoils Rollins' grand Philly return

PHILADELPHIA -- Maikel Franco continues to give Phillies fans hope for the future.

On a night the Phillies celebrated the return of franchise hits leader Jimmy Rollins, Franco hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning of a 6-2 victory over the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. Franco is the first Phillies rookie to hit a grand slam since Ryan Howard, who hit one in Atlanta on Sept. 21, 2005. The Phillies are 13-3 since the All-Star break, which is the best record in baseball.

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Gomez's 1st Astros HR is his 100th overall

Gomez's 1st Astros HR is his 100th overall

ARLINGTON -- The ball jumped off his bat, and Carlos Gomez circled the bases for the first time in an Astros uniform, playfully tapping his helmet when he stepped on second and third. It was just his first home run with the Astros, but it was the 100th of his career, and brought Houston within a run in a game it would eventually drop, 4-3, to the Rangers.

Gomez, acquired in a trade from the Brewers last week, led off the sixth inning with a solo shot into left-center off former teammate Yovani Gallardo. It was his first career homer against the Rangers, one of three clubs he hadn't taken deep.

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DeSclafani, 3-run first help Reds defeat Cardinals

DeSclafani, 3-run first help Reds defeat Cardinals

CINCINNATI -- The Reds jumped on Cardinals starter John Lackey for three first-inning runs on Tuesday and made that early advantage stand up in a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals to open up a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.

The support was enough for Reds righty Anthony DeSclafani, who outpitched Lackey for the second time in a week.

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Sanchez gets 3-game suspension; Gibbons gets 1

Sanchez gets 3-game suspension; Gibbons gets 1

TORONTO -- Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez and manager John Gibbons received suspensions from Major League Baseball on Tuesday for their roles in a benches-clearning incident during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Royals.

Sanchez received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for "intentionally throwing a pitch" at Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar in the eighth inning with warnings in place. He has appealed the decision.

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What's next for Tigers under new leadership?

What's next for Tigers under new leadership?

DETROIT -- The Tigers had just finished a whirlwind 48 hours on the road, watching their clubhouse change at the non-waiver Trade Deadline. They returned home to watch their front office shift on Tuesday as Al Avila took over as the executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager.

"For a majority of us on this team, obviously, we've never experienced anything like this," catcher Alex Avila said of Dave Dombrowski's departure from the organization after 14 years, "so it's definitely different."

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DeSclafani stepping up to be next Reds ace

DeSclafani stepping up to be next Reds ace

CINCINNATI -- In a rotation full of rookies, Anthony DeSclafani has become the new defacto ace for the Reds and he performed like it on Tuesday.

DeSclafani (7-7, 3.71 ERA) struck out a career-high nine batters across six innings to help lead the Reds to a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals. The 25-year-old rookie surrendered only two runs on seven hits to pick up his second straight victory over St. Louis in the last seven days.

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Starlin shows signs of heating up down stretch

After tough July, Cubs SS strokes pair of RBI doubles; manager's confidence unwavering

Starlin shows signs of heating up down stretch

PITTSBURGH -- After he struggled through July, Tuesday night's performance could serve as a catalyst for Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro.

Coming off arguably the worst month of his career at the plate, Castro doubled twice and drove in two runs in a 5-0 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

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Dynasty-league rankings: Top 500 players

  1. Mike Trout, OF
  2. Bryce Harper, OF
  3. Carlos Correa, SS
  4. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  5. Giancarlo Stanton, OF
  6. Manny Machado, 3B
  7. Kris Bryant, 3B
  8. Andrew McCutchen, OF
  9. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  10. Yasiel Puig, OF
  11. Mookie Betts, OF
  12. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  13. George Springer, OF
  14. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  15. Jose Abreu, 1B
  16. Josh Donaldson, 3B
  17. Clayton Kershaw, SP
  18. Jose Altuve, 2B
  19. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  20. Troy Tulowitzki, SS
  21. Joc Pederson, OF
  22. Jose Fernandez, SP
  23. Miguel Sano, 3B
  24. Corey Seager, SS
  25. Billy Hamilton, OF
  26. Byron Buxton, OF
  27. Anthony Rendon, 2B
  28. Buster Posey, C
  29. Rougned Odor, 2B
  30. Jorge Soler, OF
  31. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  32. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  33. Dee Gordon, 2B
  34. Justin Upton, OF
  35. J.D. Martinez, OF
  36. Todd Frazier, 3B
  37. Addison Russell, SS
  38. Christian Yelich, OF
  39. Starling Marte, OF
  40. Chris Sale, SP
  41. Ryan Braun, OF
  42. Jason Heyward, OF
  43. Adam Jones, OF
  44. Carlos Gomez, OF
  45. Joey Votto, 1B
  46. A.J. Pollock, OF
  47. Gerrit Cole, SP
  48. Madison Bumgarner, SP
  49. Felix Hernandez, SP
  50. Michael Brantley, OF
  51. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  52. Max Scherzer, SP
  53. Charlie Blackmon, OF
  54. Prince Fielder, 1B
  55. Jacob deGrom, SP
  56. Jake Arrieta, SP
  57. Matt Harvey, SP
  58. Robinson Cano, 2B
  59. Jose Bautista, OF
  60. Hanley Ramirez, SS
  61. Noah Syndergaard, SP
  62. Zack Greinke, SP
  63. Corey Kluber, SP
  64. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  65. Evan Longoria, 3B
  66. Gregory Polanco, OF
  67. Kyle Schwarber, C
  68. David Price, SP
  69. Chris Archer, SP
  70. Aroldis Chapman, RP
  71. Kolten Wong, 2B
  72. J.P. Crawford, SS
  73. Jacoby Ellsbury, OF
  74. Kyle Seager, 3B
  75. Corey Dickerson, OF
  76. Stephen Strasburg, SP
  77. Ian Desmond, SS
  78. Carlos Gonzalez, OF
  79. Craig Kimbrel, RP
  80. Brian Dozier, 2B
  81. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  82. Kenley Jansen, RP
  83. Nomar Mazara, OF
  84. Sonny Gray, SP
  85. Yasmani Grandal, C
  86. Trea Turner, SS
  87. Joey Gallo, 3B
  88. Yoan Moncada, MI
  89. Jose Reyes, SS
  90. Maikel Franco, 3B
  91. Yu Darvish, SP
  92. Johnny Cueto, SP
  93. Cole Hamels, SP
  94. Brandon Belt, 1B
  95. Wil Myers, OF
  96. Javier Baez, SS
  97. Alex Gordon, OF
  98. Yoenis Cespedes, OF
  99. Jay Bruce, OF
  100. Andrew Miller, RP
  101. Chris Davis, 1B
  102. Brett Gardner, OF
  103. Lorenzo Cain, OF
  104. Dallas Keuchel, SP
  105. Jonathan Lucroy, C
  106. Trevor Rosenthal, RP
  107. Nelson Cruz, OF
  108. Albert Pujols, 1B
  109. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  110. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  111. Hunter Pence, OF
  112. Michael Wacha, SP
  113. Lucas Giolito, SP
  114. Carlos Carrasco, SP
  115. Bradley Zimmer, OF
  116. Francisco Lindor, SS
  117. Tim Anderson, SS
  118. Devin Mesoraco, C
  119. Jordan Zimmermann, SP
  120. Cody Allen, RP
  121. Mark Melancon, RP
  122. Danny Salazar, SP
  123. Zach Britton, RP
  124. Dellin Betances, RP
  125. Lucas Duda, 1B
  126. Mark Teixeira, 1B
  127. Dalton Pompey, OF
  128. Greg Holland, RP
  129. Tyler Glasnow, SP
  130. Carlos Martinez, SP
  131. Julio Urias, SP
  132. Matt Carpenter, 3B
  133. Rafael Devers, 3B
  134. Jeurys Familia RP
  135. Marcus Stroman, SP
  136. Shelby Miller, SP
  137. Jon Lester, SP
  138. Matt Kemp, OF
  139. Jose Peraza, 2B
  140. Michael Conforto, OF
  141. Aaron Judge, OF
  142. Carlos Santana, 3B
  143. Rusney Castillo, OF
  144. Starlin Castro, SS
  145. Travis d'Arnaud, C
  146. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  147. David Dahl, OF
  148. Andrew Heaney, SP
  149. Garrett Richards, SP
  150. Neil Walker, 2B
  151. Lance Lynn, SP
  152. Ken Giles, RP
  153. Hector Olivera, 2B
  154. Masahiro Tanaka, SP
  155. Alex Cobb, SP
  156. Orlando Arcia, SS
  157. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  158. Matt Holliday, OF
  159. Eduardo Rodriguez, SP
  160. Gio Gonzalez, SP
  161. Clint Frazier, OF
  162. Nick Williams, OF
  163. Jung Ho Kang, SS
  164. Steven Matz, SP
  165. David Robertson, RP
  166. Taijuan Walker, SP
  167. Yasmany Tomas, OF
  168. Michael Pineda, SP
  169. Carlos Rodon, SP
  170. Jake Odorizzi, SP
  171. Raimel Tapia, OF
  172. James Shields, SP
  173. Ozhaino Albies, SS
  174. Franklin Barreto, SS
  175. Jorge Mateo, SS
  176. Manuel Margot, OF
  177. Austin Meadows, OF
  178. Jose Quintana, SP
  179. Jose Berrios, SP
  180. Aaron Nola, SP
  181. Yordano Ventura, SP
  182. Ryan McMahon, 3B
  183. Howie Kendrick, 2B
  184. Jurickson Profar, 2B
  185. Ben Revere, OF
  186. Denard Span, OF
  187. Jonathan Papelbon, RP
  188. Glen Perkins, RP
  189. Lewis Brinson, OF
  190. A.J. Ramos, RP
  191. Marcell Ozuna, OF
  192. David Wright, 3B
  193. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  194. Jean Segura, SS
  195. Matt Wieters, C
  196. Brian McCann, C
  197. Zack Wheeler, SP
  198. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  199. Wade Davis, RP
  200. Blake Swihart, C
  201. Julio Teheran, SP
  202. Tyson Ross, SP
  203. Alex Reyes, SP
  204. Jameson Taillon, SP
  205. Francisco Liriano, SP
  206. Adam Wainwright, SP
  207. Brett Lawrie, 3B
  208. Russell Martin, C
  209. Jesse Winker, OF
  210. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
  211. Kole Calhoun, OF
  212. Elvis Andrus, SS
  213. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  214. Stephen Vogt, C
  215. Greg Bird, 1B
  216. Andrew Cashner, SP
  217. Robert Stephenson, SP
  218. Luis Severino, SP
  219. Cameron Maybin, OF
  220. Justin Turner, 3B
  221. Avisail Garcia, OF
  222. Lance McCullers, SP
  223. Trevor Bauer, SP
  224. David Ortiz, DH
  225. Joe Ross, SP
  226. Steven Souza Jr., OF
  227. Daniel Norris, SP
  228. Brad Miller, SS
  229. Oswaldo Arcia, OF
  230. Dexter Fowler, OF
  231. Jake McGee, RP
  232. Adam Eaton, OF
  233. Brandon Crawford, SS
  234. Gleyber Torres, SS
  235. Chris Carter, 1B
  236. Brett Phillips, OF
  237. Alex Wood, SP
  238. Melky Cabrera, OF
  239. Randal Grichuk, OF
  240. Salvador Perez, C
  241. Pablo Sandoval, 3B
  242. Wilson Ramos, C
  243. Gary Sanchez C
  244. Chase Headley, 3B
  245. Kevin Gausman, SP
  246. Hunter Renfroe, OF
  247. Evan Gattis, C
  248. Alcides Escobar, SS
  249. Josh Reddick, OF
  250. Derek Norris, C
  251. Yan Gomes, C
  252. Billy Burns, OF
  253. Josh Bell, OF
  254. Dylan Bundy, SP
  255. Huston Street, RP
  256. A.J. Reed, 1B
  257. Devon Travis, 2B
  258. Josh Harrison, 3B
  259. Brad Boxberger, RP
  260. Carson Smith, RP
  261. Drew Smyly, SP
  262. Homer Bailey, SP
  263. Joe Mauer, 1B
  264. Victor Martinez, 1B
  265. Pedro Alvarez, 1B
  266. Trevor Story, SS
  267. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  268. Matt Adams, 1B
  269. Adam Lind, 1B
  270. Yadier Molina, C
  271. Nick Gordon, SS
  272. Willy Adames, SS
  273. Alen Hanson, SS
  274. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
  275. Shin-Soo Choo, OF
  276. Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP
  277. Raul Mondesi, SS
  278. Brandon Moss, 1B
  279. Grant Holmes, SP
  280. Miguel Montero, C
  281. Chris Owings, SS
  282. Jeff Samardzija, SP
  283. Anibal Sanchez, SP
  284. Mat Latos, SP
  285. Alex Jackson, OF
  286. Patrick Corbin, SP
  287. Nori Aoki, OF
  288. Marcus Semien, 2B
  289. Desmond Jennings, OF
  290. Mark Trumbo, 1B
  291. Scott Kazmir, SP
  292. Sean Manaea, SP
  293. Forrest Wall, 2B
  294. Jake Bauers, 1B
  295. Matt Olson, 1B
  296. Dan Vogelbach, 1B
  297. Reynaldo Lopez, SP
  298. Braden Shipley, SP
  299. Mark Appel, SP
  300. Jose De Leon, SP
  301. Bobby Bradley, 1B
  302. Archie Bradley, SP
  303. Jason Hammel, SP
  304. Andrelton Simmons, SS
  305. C.J. Edwards, SP
  306. Brandon Finnegan, SP
  307. Matt Duffy, 3B
  308. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
  309. Carter Capps, RP
  310. Michael Taylor, OF
  311. Joe Panik, 2B
  312. Kevin Pillar, OF
  313. James Paxton, SP
  314. Aaron Sanchez, SP
  315. Jesse Hahn, SP
  316. Jaime Garcia, SP
  317. Anthony Alford, OF
  318. Aaron Blair, SP
  319. Adam LaRoche, 1B
  320. Curtis Granderson, OF
  321. John Lackey, SP
  322. Austin Jackson, OF
  323. Koji Uehara, RP
  324. Rymer Liriano, OF
  325. Hunter Harvey, SP
  326. Ketel Marte, SS
  327. Drew Hutchison, SP
  328. Blake Snell, SP
  329. Roman Quinn, OF
  330. Erick Aybar, SS
  331. Wilmer Flores, SS
  332. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  333. Jose Iglesias, SS
  334. Brandon Drury, 3B
  335. Khris Davis, OF
  336. Nate Karns, SP
  337. Kendrys Morales, 1B
  338. Matthew Wisler, SP
  339. Henry Owens, SP
  340. Jonathan Singleton, 1B
  341. Jake Thompson, SP
  342. Clay Buchholz, SP
  343. Adeiny Hechevarria, SS
  344. Yunel Escobar, SS
  345. Logan Forsythe, 2B
  346. Stephen Piscotty, OF
  347. D.J. LeMahieu, 2B
  348. Martin Prado, 2B
  349. Mallex Smith, OF
  350. Arodys Vizcaino, RP
  351. Santiago Casilla, RP
  352. Gerardo Parra, OF
  353. Roberto Osuna, RP
  354. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B
  355. Preston Tucker,OF
  356. Billy McKinney, OF
  357. Phil Hughes, SP
  358. Sean Newcomb, SP
  359. D.J. Peterson, 3B
  360. Kyle Gibson, SP
  361. Jimmy Nelson, SP
  362. Kohl Stewart, SP
  363. Leonys Martin, OF
  364. Rubby De La Rosa, SP
  365. Alex Rios, OF
  366. Luke Gregerson, RP
  367. Andre Ethier, OF
  368. Justin Verlander, SP
  369. Hisashi Iwakuma, SP
  370. Alex Blandino, SS
  371. Aaron Hicks, OF
  372. Erasmo Ramirez, SP
  373. Billy Butler, 1B
  374. Jayson Werth, OF
  375. Delino DeShields, OF
  376. Anthony Gose, OF
  377. Shawn Tolleson, RP
  378. Torii Hunter, OF
  379. Mike Fiers, SP
  380. Rick Porcello, SP
  381. Hector Rondon, RP
  382. Collin McHugh, SP
  383. Andrew Susac, C
  384. Brent Honeywell, SP
  385. Matt Cain, SP
  386. Tyler Kolek, SP
  387. Wily Peralta, SP
  388. Colby Rasmus, OF
  389. Nick Markakis, OF
  390. Jonathan Schoop, 2B
  391. Marco Gonzales, SP
  392. Anthony DeSclafani, SP
  393. Matt Moore, SP
  394. Kyle Freeland, SP
  395. Jorge Alfaro, C
  396. Rob Refsnyder, 2B
  397. Jed Lowrie, SS
  398. Dominic Smith, 1B
  399. Amed Rosario, SS
  400. Daniel Robertson, SS
  401. Jon Gray, SP
  402. David Freese, 3B
  403. Luis Valbuena, 3B
  404. John Jaso, C
  405. Seth Smith, OF
  406. Josh Hamilton, OF
  407. Doug Fister, SP
  408. Brandon Phillips, 2B
  409. Steve Pearce, 1B
  410. Michael Cuddyer, OF
  411. Kyle Zimmer, SP
  412. Drew Storen, RP
  413. Wilmer Difo, SS
  414. Danny Duffy, SP
  415. Ian Kennedy, SP
  416. Bruce Rondon, RP
  417. A.J. Burnett, SP
  418. Nick Kingham, SP
  419. Ervin Santana, SP
  420. J.J. Hardy, SS
  421. Yonder Alonso, 1B
  422. Vincent Velasquez, SP
  423. Didi Gregorius, SS
  424. Derek Holland, SP
  425. Tyler Skaggs, SP
  426. Miguel Almonte, SP
  427. Jeff Hoffman, SP
  428. Victor Robles, OF
  429. Erick Fedde, SP
  430. Jake Lamb, 3B
  431. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  432. Yovani Gallardo, SP
  433. Jace Peterson, 2B
  434. Nathan Eovaldi, SP
  435. Dilson Herrera, 2B
  436. Jesse Chavez, SP
  437. Jimmy Rollins, SS
  438. Jordy Mercer, SS
  439. C.J. Wilson, SP
  440. Brandon McCarthy, SP
  441. Ivan Nova, SP
  442. Carlos Beltran, OF
  443. Mike Bolsinger, SP
  444. Ender Inciarte, OF
  445. Matt Garza, SP
  446. Kyle Hendricks, SP
  447. James Loney, 1B
  448. Scooter Gennett, 2B
  449. Martin Perez, SP
  450. Chase Utley, 2B
  451. Francisco Rodriguez, RP
  452. Trevor May, SP
  453. Carl Crawford, OF
  454. Hector Santiago, SP
  455. A.J. Cole, SP
  456. Matt Shoemaker, SP
  457. Erick Fedde, SP
  458. Frank Montas, SP
  459. Rob Kaminsky, SP
  460. Javier Guerra, SS
  461. Trey Michalczewski, 3B
  462. Brandon Nimmo, OF
  463. Alex Meyer, SP
  464. Josmil Pinto, C
  465. Aaron Hill, 2B
  466. Jon Niese, SP
  467. Mike Minor, SP
  468. Manny Banuelos, SP
  469. Nick Franklin, 2B
  470. Jorge Polanco, 2B
  471. Kevin Kiermaier, OF
  472. Wilin Rosario, C
  473. Mike Napoli, 1B
  474. Ben Paulsen, 1B
  475. Michael Lorenzen, SP
  476. Chase Anderson, SP
  477. Tom Murphy, C
  478. Tyler Saladino, 3B
  479. Joakim Soria, RP
  480. Jacob Nottingham, C
  481. Matt Chapman, 3B
  482. Richard Urena, SS
  483. Max Fried, SP
  484. Mike Zunino, C
  485. Albert Almora, OF
  486. Brian Johnson, SP
  487. Christian Arroyo, SS
  488. Max Kepler, OF
  489. Nick Hundley, C
  490. Harold Ramirez, OF
  491. Robbie Ray, SP
  492. Pierce Johnson, SP
  493. Erik Johnson, SP
  494. Tyler Clippard, RP
  495. Joaquin Benoit, RP
  496. Hunter Strickland, RP
  497. Alex Wilson, RP
  498. Adam Ottavino, RP
  499. Sean Doolittle, RP
  500. Tommy Kahnle, RP
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Tom Trudeau works in business development for MLB.com and has been playing dynasty-league fantasy baseball for years. He has also participated in the expert league LABR (League of Alternative Baseball Reality). You can follow him @TomTrudeau. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rangers return to .500 thanks to big fifth

Rangers return to .500 thanks to big fifth

ARLINGTON -- Thanks to a three-run fifth inning, the Rangers clinched a series victory against the Astros with a 4-3 win on Tuesday.

Houston had a two-run lead until the fourth inning, when Prince Fielder's solo home run put the Rangers on the board against Astros starter Dan Straily. After the fifth, Rangers right-hander Yovani Gallardo allowed a home run to outfielder Carlos Gomez -- his first as an Astro -- to put Houston within one run, but closer Shawn Tolleson and the Texas bullpen shut the door to preserve the win despite allowing two runners to reach scoring position in the ninth.

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Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. Cody Stavenhagen is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

A's pull away as Bassitt silences Orioles

A's pull away as Bassitt silences Orioles

OAKLAND -- Chris Bassitt tossed seven shutout innings and the A's finally scored some runs for him, pulling away for a 5-0 win over the Orioles at the Coliseum on Tuesday night, giving the right-hander his first victory of the season.

Bassitt had received just five total runs of support in his five previous starts, but Billy Burns singled home Eric Sogard in the fifth, Brett Lawrie tripled home Billy Butler against Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez in the sixth and Marcus Semien hit a three-run homer later that inning off reliever Chaz Roe.

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Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Trevor Hass is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Papelbon bears down to lock up Nats' win

Janssen offers praise for new Washington closer's poise

Papelbon bears down to lock up Nats' win

WASHINGTON -- As teammate Casey Janssen put it, Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon has been through the trenches and nothing fazes the right-hander.

Take the ninth inning of Tuesday's 5-4 victory over Arizona: With two outs, D-backs shortstop Nick Ahmed hit what looked like a routine ground ball to third baseman Yunel Escobar. Game over, right? Escobar's throw went over Ryan Zimmerman's head and allowed Jake Lamb to score and make it a one-run game. But Papelbon was unfazed with the tying run on base, getting Cliff Pennington to ground out to end the game. It was Papelbon's 19th save of the season and second with Washington.

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Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Barry M. Bloom

Yanks' rotation success depends on effective Tanaka

Despite injuries and other factors, Bombers continue postseason push

Yanks' rotation success depends on effective Tanaka

NEW YORK -- The Yankees will only go as far as their starting pitching will take them. But for the second season in a row, the rotation right now for a team leading the American League East is unsettled.

Once again, Michael Pineda is on the disabled list, this time with a muscle strain in his right forearm, and Yanks general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday night that that he is not expected back until September.

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Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Efficient Archer picks up first win since June

Rays' ace holds White Sox to two runs over seven innings, outpitches Sale

Efficient Archer picks up first win since June

CHICAGO -- Chris Archer didn't win the strikeout competition Tuesday night against White Sox ace Chris Sale, but the Rays' ace wasn't disappointed.

Archer pitched up to his potential -- notching his 15th quality start of the season -- and he got plenty of run support in an 11-3 Rays win.

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Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Well-timed: Werth the key to Nats' rally

Outfielder working on timing after wrist injury, rips clutch double in 8th

Well-timed: Werth the key to Nats' rally

WASHINGTON -- Jayson Werth's only hit in Washington's 5-4 win Tuesday night came on the 24th pitch he saw from Arizona pitchers. The result -- a well-struck double into the left-field corner that set the stage for Wilson Ramos' game-winning knock two batters later -- was as much a product of the first 23 as it was the swing he put on the 24th.

"I think it's just timing more than anything," Werth said. "Those are good at-bats to help me get my rhythm, get my timing."

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Jacob Emert is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Nelson helps Crew down Padres, snap skid

Nelson helps Crew down Padres, snap skid

MILWAUKEE -- Jimmy Nelson scattered three singles over 6 2/3 strong innings and the Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Padres on Tuesday at Miller Park.

Nelson threw a career-high 112 pitches and allowed only one unearned run in his fifth consecutive quality start. Brewers left fielder Khris Davis had two RBIs, and third baseman Elian Herrera provided the winning margin when he punched an RBI single through a drawn-in infield in the fourth inning, atoning for a throwing error in the top of the frame that contributed to a Padres run.

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Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter and listen to his podcast. Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Arrieta dominant now? Just wait, says Maddon

Cubs righty allows two hits in seven shutout innings for ninth straight quality start

Arrieta dominant now? Just wait, says Maddon

PITTSBURGH -- It might be hard to imagine, given the way he's pitched lately, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon believes Jake Arrieta is only going to get better.

Arrieta cut through the Pirates' lineup Tuesday night at PNC Park, allowing two hits over seven innings and striking out five as the Cubs won, 5-0, for their season-high-tying sixth straight victory.

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Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.