Braves win 7th straight behind Medlen, McCann (The Associated Press)

ATLANTA (AP) — Kris Medlen had a successful return to the rotation, Brian McCann homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight win.

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San Francisco Giants Acquire Hunter Pence for Nate Schierholtz and More: Fan Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The San Francisco Giants made a deadline deal in 2011 that didn’t quite work out to their benefit. Brian Sabean sent Zack Wheeler to the New York Mets in exchange for outfielder Carlos Beltran — a rental player who was scheduled to be a free agent in 2012. Now turn the page to 2012 and we have another deadline deal by Sabean for another power-hitting right fielder, but this time he is no rental.

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Phillies-Nationals Preview (The Associated Press)

Dealt twice in July over the past three seasons, Cliff Lee isn’t changing addresses after the 2012 trade deadline. Two-thirds of the Philadelphia Phillies’ starting outfield is.

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San Francisco Giants Acquire Hunter Pence from Philadelphia Phillies: Fan’s Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The San Francisco Giants finally made the major move fans were hoping for before the non-waiver trade deadline by acquiring the one big bat they coveted from the Philadelphia Phillies. In a four-player trade, the Giants will acquire outfielder Hunter Pence for minor league catching prospect Tommy Joseph, outfielder Nate Schierholtz, and Single-A right-handed pitcher Seth Rosin. News of Pence coming to the Giants was first reported two days ago by KPIX’s Dennis O’Donnell. John Heyman of CBS Sports first reported an official deal was in place.

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Slumping Giants Face Matt Harvey in Second Major League Start: Fan’s Preview (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

After falling victim to a game-tying homer in the eighth inning and a go-ahead homer in the tenth inning by Scott Hairston, the San Francisco Giants have now lost a season-high five straight games. This slide started on Wednesday, July 25 against the San Diego Padres and began with a Tim Lincecum start, the starting pitcher on the mound tonight.

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Jason Bay Snaps Out of His 0-For-23 Funk: Fan’s Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The New York Mets’ current West Coast road trip could serve as Jason Bay’s last chance to prove he’s got something left in the tank after his tumultuous two-and-a-half year stint in the Big Apple.

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Jason Bay Snaps Out of His 0-For-23 Funk: Fan’s Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The New York Mets’ current West Coast road trip could serve as Jason Bay’s last chance to prove he’s got something left in the tank after his tumultuous two-and-a-half year stint in the Big Apple.

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Phillies Now Have to Visit Baseball’s Best Team in Nationals: A Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

The Philadelphia Phillies are coming off a likely season-killing sweep from the Atlanta Braves. What’s worse, Phillies fans like myself will likely have more reason to throw in the towel this week, and not just because a few old favorites may be traded on July 31. After losing three straight games to the NL’s second wild card team, Philadelphia now has to face the best team in baseball – although this is the first time the Washington Nationals can be called that.

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