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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."

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?


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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Lucas Duda: 2nd Mets player this month to have 3-HR game at home (Kirk Nieuwenhuis) In the 1st 53 seasons in Mets history, no player did it

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.


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.

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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


Astros take first 2 games vs. Angels

The Angels put up a fight in the 9th by scoring 2 runs -- including Albert Pujols' 30th HR of the season -- but the Astros pulled off the 6-3 win. Astros 1B Jon Singleton hit his first HR of the year as they regained the sole lead in the AL West. Box score


Mets GM: 'There is no trade'

Sandy Alderson said that the reported trade that would land Carlos Gomez in New York "has not and will not transpire," according to ESPN New York's Kieran Darcy. Wilmer Flores has reportedly been told that he is not being traded.

Mets manager: No idea about trade

Terry Collins said that he did not remove Wilmer Flores from the game against the Padres because he had no idea about a pending trade. "There was nothing I knew about. Why would I take him out of the game?" Collins said. Flores was seen with tears in his eyes on the field in the 8th inning.

Tulowitzki homers in Blue Jays debut

Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-5 with a homer, two doubles and three RBIs in an 8-2 win over the visiting Phillies.


Jose Altuve flashing that All-Star glove

The Astros 2B had no business making this play up the middle, but he did -- somehow -- and threw Angels DH C.J. Cron out at first. The Astros lead 6-1 in the 8th.


Dodgers steal a run in the first

In a weird twist of fate, both the Dodgers and A's stole third in the first inning. But only Los Angeles made anything of the theft, as Andre Ethier's RBI single brought home Howie Kendrick. The Dodgers lead 1-0 after the 1st. Follow live