Ryan Howard does not seem too happy about platooning HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — It's been bad in Philly. Is it starting to get ugly?
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Masahiro Tanaka “is still reporting discomfort in his elbow” HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is supposed to rest for six weeks before doctors determine if he needs Tommy John elbow surgery, but 10 days into the process things aren't going well.
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Chuck Knoblauch arrested for assaulting wife; Twins nix Hall of Fame ceremony Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Ex-MLB All-Star Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday at his home near Houston for allegedly assaulting his wife, Cheri Knoblauch, who once appeared on the reality TV show "Baseball Wives." There are obviously graver stakes involved in a case like this, but the upshot in the baseball world is that Knoblauch's former team, the Minnesota Twins, has canceled his scheduled induction into its...
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Hamels, Utley Lead Phils Over Giants 2-1

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings and Chase Utley had a tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
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Rangers start to rebuild in muck of lost season Tim Brown (Tim Brown) — Saddled with the worst record in baseball, the Rangers are starting over and planning for a better future.
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Yankees 4, Rangers 2: Yankees Win Series Behind Another Strong Start by McCarthy

NY Times: Bats (By DAVID WALDSTEIN) — Brandon McCarthy, who was acquired in a trade on July 6, allowed one run and four hits in six innings on Thursday, and the Yankees took three of four games from the Texas Rangers.
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The eyes have it: Thomas’ greatness built on patience HardballTalk (Joe Posnanski) — Frank Thomas is headed to the Hall of Fame thanks to his legendary batting eye.
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Stroman Leads Way as Blue Jays Blank Red Sox 8-0

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Marcus Stroman and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Juan Francisco drove in four runs and came within a double of the cycle and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 on Thursday.
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Expert’s Corner: How to troll fans of all 30 teams HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Everyone has a gift. This is my gift. I shall now share it with you.
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Chuck Knoblauch arrested, accused of assaulting ex-wife HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — According to K-HOU television in Houston the 46-year-old Knoblauch has been charged with assault of a family member, Cheri Knoblauch, whom he divorced in 2012.
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Mariners reacquire Kendrys Morales in trade with the Twins Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Hope the Seattle Mariners kept Kendrys Morales' jerseys handy. He's on his way back. Morales' weird 2014 just got weirder, as he's been traded from the Minnesota Twins back to the Mariners for pitcher Stephen Pryor. So ends Morales' oh-so-memorable 39-game stint with the Twins. He hit .234/.259/.325 in Minnesota with one homer and 18 RBIs after signing there on June 8 . Twins fans will...
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Mariners re-acquire Kendrys Morales from Twins for Stephen Pryor HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Kendrys Morales had a good first week for the Twins after sitting out the first two months of the season and then signing a one-year, $7.5 million deal in June, but he's been horrendous since then while hitting .209 with one homer and a .524 OPS in 33 games.
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No-hitter alert! Marcus Stroman is blanking the Red Sox through six innings HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — He's not being very efficient about it so it's unlikely to last, but it's worth watching anyway.
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Are the Dodgers about to dump Dan Haren? HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Dan Haren finished last season strong for the Nationals, signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Dodgers this offseason, and got off to a nice start in Los Angeles.
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