The Phillies defeated the Marlins last night, 5-2, behind Vince Velasquez’s strong outing in his first game off the disabled list. Adam Conley also made a return for the Fish, from Triple-A, and spun a quality start giving up just two runs in six innings. He wasn’t alone as Miguel Rojas also came off the DL.
Giancarlo Stanton homered, his 29th and eighth this month, tying the club record…on July 18th! Ichiro continued to climb the all-time hit chart, passing Rickey Henderson for 23rd all-time. He now has 3,056 hits.
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Two major trades went down Tuesday as the Diamondbacks acquired OF J.D. Martinez from the Tigers for three prospects, and the Yankees acquired 3B Todd Frazier, RP David Robertson and RP Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox in exchange for RP Tyler Clippard and three prospects. The White Sox will now call up MLB’s number one overall prospect Yoan Moncada to take Frazier’s place on the roster.
Astros’ star shortstop Carlos Correa will be out 6-8 weeks with a torn thumb ligament.
Mike Trout and Bryce Harper traded first-inning homers as the two best players in baseball faced off.