Tigers-Orioles Preview (The Associated Press)

Gerardo Parra arrived too late to make his debut for Baltimore and was only a witness to a stirring comeback victory. The newly acquired outfielder could get his first opportunity to play for the Orioles and attempt to extend his 14-game hit streak Saturday night against the Detroit Tigers. Parra, acquired from Milwaukee on Friday, made his first appearance in the Baltimore dugout in the second inning and watched Baltimore (52-50) erase a six-run deficit for an 8-7 victory.

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Giants-Rangers Preview (The Associated Press)

Cole Hamels has the potential to help the Texas Rangers for several years, but his focus is on the present. Fresh off throwing a no-hitter, Hamels makes his Rangers debut Saturday night looking to fare better than he did against the visiting San Francisco Giants last month. With Philadelphia mired in a miserable season and its future potentially bleak, Hamels prepared himself for a trade that involved eight players and was officially completed Friday.

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Wilmer Flores caps emotional week with walk-off homer against Nationals (Big League Stew)

You couldn't write a more dramatic script if you spent years trying. Two days after Wilmer Flores fought back tears on the field, thinking he was about to be traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in a blockbuster Carlos Gomez trade, the New York Mets shortstop brought Citi Field to its feet with a 12th-inning walk-off home run against the Washington Nationals.  [ Play a Daily Fantasy contest for cash today!l ] Talk about a roller coaster of emotions.  Flores, who's been with the Mets since signing as a 16-year-old in 2007, was understandably upset when word of the looming Gomez trade trickled to the field on Wednesday night. He's grown up with the team. He's made a home in New York. It's all he knows as a professional baseball player. And though the fans weren't always sold on his development as a player, they were definitely in his corner when he wore his heart of his sleeve for all to see.

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Baseball results (Reuters)

Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the MLB games on Friday (home team in CAPS) BALTIMORE 8 Detroit 7 PHILADELPHIA 9 Atlanta 3 TORONTO 7 Kansas City 6 (11 innings) BOSTON 7 Tampa Bay 5 Pittsburgh 5 CINCINNATI 4 NY METS 2 Washington 1 (12 innings) San Diego 8 MIAMI 3 (11 innings) TEXAS 6 San Francisco 3 Arizona 6 HOUSTON 4 (10 innings) NY Yankees 13 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 6 Chicago Cubs 4 MILWAUKEE 1 Seattle 6 MINNESOTA 1 ST. LOUIS 7 Colorado 0 Cleveland 2 OAKLAND 1 LA DODGERS 5 LA Angels 3

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Fan favorite Flores homers in 12th, Mets beat Nationals 2-1 (The Associated Press)

Wilmer Flores gave Mets fans one more reason to fall for him - this time with his bat as well as his heart. The new favorite at Citi Field hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to lift New York over the Washington Nationals 2-1 Friday night in the opener of a pivotal series between the top teams in the NL East. Two nights after endearing himself to Mets rooters when they saw him wiping away tears at shortstop after he thought he'd been traded, Flores received four standing ovations on an invigorating day for the Mets.

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LEADING OFF: Hamels in Texas debut, Cespedes slugs for Mets (The Associated Press)

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Saturday:

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BC-BBO–Leading Off (The Associated Press)

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Saturday:

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Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline (The Associated Press)

The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the annual deadline for deals without waivers, but San Diego was among the buyers, not the sellers, to the surprise of some. Hamels was the only top starting pitcher dealt following earlier trades that sent Scott Kazmir to Houston, Johnny Cueto to Kansas City and David Price to Toronto.

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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

July 31 (The Sports Xchange) - The New York Mets found a way to bolster their offense Friday, acquiring left fielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers received Double-A right-hander Michael Fulmer and Triple-A right-hander Luis Cessa in return. Cespedes, 29, is hitting .293 with 18 homers and has hit four home runs in his past six games. He joins infielders Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe, acquired from the Atlanta Braves a week ago, as the Mets try to improve their offense. ...

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A's trade Cook to Red Sox for player to be named or cash (The Associated Press)

The active Oakland Athletics traded right-hander Ryan Cook to the Boston Red Sox on Friday for a player to be named or cash. Cook was pitching for Triple-A Nashville but has been a key member of Oakland's bullpen in the past, even making four appearances for the A's early in the year. ''This is a guy that's been a closer in the past,'' Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

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