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Nationals turn first-of-its-kind triple play in win against Giants

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The 707th triple play in baseball history marked a series of firsts that are almost impossible to believe. The Washington Nationals were responsible for turning this historic triple play during Friday’s 4-1 win against the Giants . With the game on the line in the eighth inning, they executed a 3-3-5 triple play to escape the jam and leave the scuffling Giants absolutely stunned. What...
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Tim Lincecum's comeback couldn't be going any worse

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we’ll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about. Despite a mostly encouraging debut on June 18 , Tim Lincecum’s comeback bid with the Los Angeles Angels has devolved into a disaster. The once dominant...
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Four best landing spots for Jay Bruce

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has seemingly been on the trading block for two straight seasons. With Cincinnati now fully committed to rebuilding though, it’s only a matter of time, perhaps even hours, before the veteran slugger dons a new uniform. Though the Reds said Bruce’s market was slow on Friday, it’s become clear that Bruce is a hot commodity among teams searching for offense....
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Mets Lose Juan Lagares to Injury, Then Take the Field and Fall to the Rockies

NY Times: Bats (JAMES WAGNER) — A sputtering season hit more snags on Friday when Lagares, a Gold Glove-winning outfielder two seasons ago, landed on the disabled list.
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Rays Rough Up Ivan Nova in What May Be His Final Start for the Yankees

NY Times: Bats (BILLY WITZ) — Nova surrendered five runs on six innings before exiting in the fifth inning. He argued with plate umpire Laz Diaz on his way to the dugout.
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Indians mock Twins with fake scoreboard trade rumor

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The Minnesota Twins left their own fans confused on Thursday when they began scrolling a list of potential deadline trades on their left field scoreboard. SEE? pic.twitter.com/3fRo4ynJlr — Twinkie Town (@TwinkieTown) July 29, 2016 It’s one of those things we’ve tried warning you about . You’ll see a lot of names thrown around by a lot of different people before Monday’s...
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The Mets Celebrate a Memorable Mike Piazza Moment

NY Times: Bats (SETH BERKMAN) — The team, as part of a weekend celebrating Piazza’s induction into the Hall of Fame, displayed the jersey he wore when he hit a home run during the first major sporting event held in New York after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
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MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Dodgers eyeing blockbuster three-team deal

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The Stew’s Trade Deadline Digest recaps the day in news and rumors as MLB gets closer to the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1. If you missed any of Thursday’s action, we’re here to help you catch up with all the important links and tidbits. POTENTIAL BLOCKBUSTER: The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly working to line up a three-team blockbuster that would ultimately land them coveted...
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Vin Scully honored by Fleetwood Mac at Dodgers Gala

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Vin Scully appears before the crowd during the Dodgers Gala on Thursday. (Dodgers) The stars of Hollywood came together with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night to raise money for two Dodgers’ charities and to celebrate the legendary career of broadcaster Vin Scully. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] The “blue carpet” event was the second annual Dodgers...
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Curt Schilling won't face criminal charges in $112M video-game disaster

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Curt Schilling, circa 2012, after his video-game company declared bankruptcy. (AP) After a four-year investigations into Curt Schilling’s bungled video-game company, the Rhode Island authorities announced Friday that no one involved in the mess that left that cost taxpayers $112.6 million would face criminal charges . “A bad deal does not always equate to an indictment,” Col. Steven...
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MLB daily notes: Fantasy rankings for Saturday

ESPN: MLB Todd Zola runs through the best pitching and hitting options in fantasy for Saturday's MLB action.
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Cubs fan pledges $10 to charity for each Aroldis Chapman save

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Kyle Ringo) — The acquisition of bazooka-armed reliever Aroldis Chapman wasn’t exactly greeted with glee by Chicago Cubs fans because of the pitcher’s offseason domestic violence incident . While Cubs fans are desperate for their team to finally end its 108-year-old streak without a World Series title, some aren’t desperate enough that they feel comfortable adding a player to the roster who was accused...
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Phillies starter Vince Velasquez could be targeted in trade talks

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Kyle Ringo) — Vince Velasquez is putting together a constructive sophomore season for the Philadelphia Phillies and could be a target for other teams in trade talks as the trade deadline approaches. Velasquez is 8-2 with a 3.34 ERA heading into Friday night’s start in Atlanta against the Braves. After a bit of a rough stretch in June, he has been solid in July and hasn’t taken a loss since late-May. He...
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Ichiro finds a clever way to put Pete Rose in his place

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — After a pinch-hit double Thursday night, Ichiro Suzuki sits at 2,998 MLB hits. That puts him well within striking distance of the magic 3,000-mark Friday night when the Miami Marlins say he’ll be in the starting lineup. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] With 3,000 in sight — he’ll be the 30 th player to join the prestigious club —  ESPN’s Marly Rivera published an...
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Young Red Sox fan takes a bow after snaring line drive foul ball

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Kyle Ringo) — Your browser does not support iframes. Bringing your glove to the ballpark is never a bad idea if you’re sitting down close to the action and it paid off nicely for a young man Thursday night in Anaheim. Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was at the plate in the eighth inning facing Los Angeles Angels reliever Joe Smith. Pedroia sent a line drive foul ball into the stands behind...
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