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47-58, 4th in NL East

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Rangers are scouting Philadelphia's Vince Velasquez, but talks aren't at enough of an advanced stage to know whether the teams have enough common ground to do a deal. With Yu Darvish eligible for free agency after the 2017 season, the Rangers are focusing on young, controllable starting pitchers. They have several targets.

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Phillies score on Peterson blunder (0:24)

Lineup: Phillies (47-57) at Braves (35-67)

  • 1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B (S)
  • 2. Odubel Herrera, CF (L)
  • 3. Maikel Franco, 3B (R)
  • 4. Tommy Joseph, 1B (R)
  • 5. Aaron Altherr, RF (R)
  • 6. Cameron Rupp, C (R)
  • 7. Cody Asche, LF (L)
  • 8. Freddy Galvis, SS (S)
  • 9. Vince Velasquez, RHP (S)
  • Daily notes

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How 'bout Jeanmar Gomez to the Giants?

The Giants would like to add significant bullpen help, but they don't have the prospects to compete for the likes of the top relievers available, Jim Bowden writes. Enter Gomez, who could be had for a pitching prospect with mid-rotation potential. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)

Stats & Info

Thursday's longest home runs

Two Rangers hit big blasts against the Royals, with Rougned Odor pacing the competition throughout the majors. Two Phillies also hit long homers in their win.

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Fan gets a souvenir and smooch from d'Arnaud (0:26)
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Aybar makes impressive spinning catch (0:24)
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Phils crush back-to-back home runs in first inning (0:27)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Peter Bourjos probably bound for the DL, so I'd be surprised if the Phillies trade anyone but Jeremy Hellickson. Don't seem that motivated to move Jeanmar Gomez

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Stanton homers and Marlins beat Phillies 11-1

Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead a 16-hit attack Wednesday, and the Miami Marlins took the rubber game of their series against Philadelphia, winning 11-1.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Teams talking to the Phillies about Jeremy Hellickson say they're being told they don't have to trade him unless the return beats the draft pick.

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Small chance Phillies trade Aaron Nola

Nola's 4.75 ERA isn't pretty and he has struggled lately, but his 3.06 FIP suggests there's a lot more upside than the ERA indicates, David Schoenfield writes. Untouchable players for all 30 teams

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Tommy Joseph comes up clutch

Joseph's eighth-inning double drove in the first run in the Phillies' win on Monday. Joseph is the first major league rookie this season to produce a game-winning RBI in the eighth inning or later of a scoreless game, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. The last Philadelphia rookie to do that was Marlon Byrd on Sept. 5, 2003.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jeremy Hellickson's trade value continues to go up as he pitched six scoreless innings tonight against the Marlins. He only had one strikeout, but he does have a career-best K rate to go with a 3.65 ERA. He looks like a viable back-end rotation option -- in fact, maybe for the Marlins.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs36929th
Batting Average.24028th
On Base Percentage.29430th
Slugging Percentage.38529th
Earned Run Average4.3418th
Quality Starts559th
WHIP1.3113th
BAA.26220th

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