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Phillies optimistic after solid second half
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The Phillies’ bright future didn’t look so bright at the All-Star break. But enough of their young players and prospects showed promise in the second half that it’s not crazy to think that, with a good offseason, the Phillies could legitimately be a .500 team next season.

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Joe Mauer continues to dominate the second half of the season
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Remember when it looked like Joe Mauer had overstayed his welcome in Major League Baseball? Well it appears news of his demise was a bit premature. The longtime face of the Minnesota Twins picked up his 400th career double on Thursday night with a two out laser off the wall in the 6th inning against […]

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Lynn looks to keep rolling in second half
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St. Louis pitcher Lance Lynn will try to continue his stellar second half while San Francisco counters with rookie Chris Stratton on Saturday in a matchup of right-handers at AT&T Park.

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Dozier's surge reminiscent of '16's hot 2nd half
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Brian Dozier had an outstanding second half of 2016, but wasn’t quite able to sustain that in the first half this year. But after a scorching first month to kick off this year’s second half, it seems like Minnesota’s second baseman might just be at at it again.

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Giants to leave Cali for 1st time in 2nd half
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Quite often in recent years, the Giants have gone to Washington to celebrate. This time, they’ll head for our nation’s capital to reacclimate.

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Bench Report: Second half
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Bench coach Rob Thomson discusses New York’s revamped roster and how the team is gearing up for a postseason run.

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Moore seeks first win of second half vs. A's
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The Bay Bridge Series moves to San Francisco on Wednesday night as the Giants and A’s play the third of their four-game Interleague set. For the Giants, left-hander Matt Moore will take the ball with hopes of keeping up a solid start to the second half in a rough season. Meanwhile, the A’s will send […]

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Roark looks to build momentum in 2nd half
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Anthony Banda will make his Major League debut against the Nationals on Saturday night after posting a 7-5 record with a 5.18 ERA in 18 starts at Triple-A Reno this season. The Nats will counter with Tanner Roark.

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Odorizzi flashes old form to open 2nd half
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After walking the leadoff batter, Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi threw out of the stretch and stayed in the stretch all the way through a superb start on Monday night.

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Holland eyes strong start to second half
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Andrew Moore may only be three starts into his Major League career, but he’s been nothing but quality so far. Moore will make his first road start in the Majors against left-hander Derek Holland and the White Sox for the series finale on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Duffy looking to start 2nd half right vs. Rangers
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Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels and Royals lefty Danny Duffy spent lengthy stints on the disabled list this season, but the two pitchers have made multiple starts since returning from their injuries. On Saturday, they will make their first starts after the All-Star break in the middle game at Kauffman Stadium.

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Gausman comes out flat to start 2nd half
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In a season where starting pitching has been the team’s biggest challenge, the Orioles need Kevin Gausman to find his stride to give Baltimore a chance at staying in the American League East race.

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