Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back home runs for the second time Saturday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the second game of a doubleheader 6-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Orioles, deep into trade talks about Manny Machado, have made progress in recent days and have narrowed their focus to a smaller group of teams, sources said.
- Sources: O's narrow focus in Machado talks
- Brewers' Thames exits with tight hamstring
- Sources: Parker, Bulls in talks on offer sheet
- All-Star Final Vote nods go to Aguilar, Segura
Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, and that was enough to push the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Bobby Marks ESPN
Here are the current and future cap implications in Milwaukee: The Bucks will have $116M in salary this season after the Ersan Ilyasova and Brook Lopez signing. The salary takes into account 13 guaranteed and 2 non-guaranteed contracts (Brandon Jennings and Tyler Zeller). For 2019-20, cap flexibility will be determined by the $13M player option of Khris Middleton. If the forward (and Eric Bledsoe) does not return, Milwaukee will have $28M in room. Retaining Middleton (at his $19.5M cap hold) would have the Bucks with $9M in cap space.
Jabari Parker has jumped from the Bucks to the Bulls. Kevin Pelton breaks down what to expect from Parker going forward.
Bobby Marks ESPN
The $129.8M luxury tax apron (hard cap) made it unrealistic for Milwaukee to match any offer sheet north of $12M for Jabari Parker. The apron was triggered when the Bucks agreed to terms with Ersan Ilyasova. The unlikely bonuses of Tony Snell and John Henson plus the pending signing of Brook Lopez left Milwaukee with only $8M in room below the apron.
Josh Bell tied a career with four hits, Gregory Polanco homered and both drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
Brewers outfielder Eric Thames injured his right hamstring while playing a ball hit into the right field corner in the second inning Friday and had to leave the game.
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Milwaukee slugger Jesus Aguilar was added to the NL All-Star team Wednesday night and then validated the selection with three hits and three RBI, but the Brewers went 3 for 16 with runners in scoring position and lost 5-4 to the Miami Marlins in 12...
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Congrats to Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Mariners shortstop Jean Segura, two deserving additions to the All-Star Game and arguably the MVPs for their respective teams in the first half — big reasons why the Brewers and Mariners currently hold down playoff spots.
Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Mariners shortstop Jean Segura are headed to Washington after winning the 2018 All-Star Game Final Vote.