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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

If Texas GM Jon Daniels decides to engage with Houston's Jeff Luhnow on Yu Darvish, he'll want to take a significant bite out of the Astros' farm system. Talks would likely focus on pitchers Franklin Perez and Forrest Whitley and outfielders Kyle Talker and Yordan Alvarez -- the four prospects that ESPN's Keith Law included in his midseason top 50. Rookie pitcher Francis Martes and outfielder Derek Fisher are also highly-regarded young players.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aaron Judge is just receiving a start off with the day game after the night game. Judge will be in the lineup on Thursday night, manager Joe Girardi said.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi stated what everyone could see. Luis Severino has pitched like the team's ace, having gone 6-4 with a 3.21 ERA, while Masahiro Tanaka is 5-7 with a 5.37 has not.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Eduardo Nunez won't join Red Sox until Friday. No decision yet on whether Rafael Devers stays or returns to minors, according to Dave Dombrowski.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mariners 6, Red Sox 5: Talk about a gut punch. One strike from winning a 13-inning marathon, the Red Sox lost on Guillermo Heredia's game-tying RBI single, a wild pitch by Doug Fister, a walk and an infield single by Jean Segura. Boston has lost four games in a row, their lead in the AL East down to one game over the Yankees. On a night when the Red Sox traded for infielder Eduardo Nunez, baby-faced 20-year-old top prospect Rafael Devers made his debut and went 0-for-4 with two walks, one run scored and a few nice defensive plays at third base.