USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported Monday that Harper "is expected to make his decision by the end of this week."Harper met with representatives from the Los Angeles Dodgers in Las Vegas on Sunday night http://www.angelsfan...k-cozart-jersey , per Nightengale, who added the Philadelphia Phillies "remain the favorite" to sign the six-time All-Star.ESPN.com'sJeff Passan and Ramona Shelburnereported negotiations between the Dodgers and Harper restarted two weeks ago. According toPassan, Harper is looking to get a contract that extends 10 years or more, but Los Angeles has "long been opposed to very long-term deals."MLB.com'sMark Feinsandreported the San Francisco Giants were also in the hunt for the 2015 National League MVP. Like the Dodgers, the Giants prefer a shorter agreement, leaving the Phillies as the only team willing to consider Harper's demand.This offseason, thelack of spendingby MLB teams has been a bigger story than the deals that actually got across the line. The fact that Harper is still available in February attests to how slowly things have materialized for the top-end free agents.Harper might be able to get his wish, though.The San Diego Padres signed Manny Machado for10 years and $300 millionand gave him an opt-out after the fifth year. While that wasn't the$400 million dealsome thought Machado would receive prior to his free agency, it was thebiggest contractever signed by an MLB free agent. DENVER (AP) — David Dahl homered for the fourth straight game Michael Saunders Jersey , and the Colorado Rockies opened a one-game NL West lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday that extended their winning streak to seven.Trevor Story and Gerardo Parra also went deep. Trying for the first division title in team history, Colorado (89-70) closes at home with three games against Washington while the Dodgers finish at San Francisco. The Dodgers are one game ahead of St. Louis for the second NL wild-card berth.Scott Oberg (8-1) pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings, and Wade Davis got his NL-leading 42nd save.Philadelphia (78-81) has lost a season-high eight straight and has gone 15-33 since moving a season-high 15 games over .500 on Aug. 5.Jake Arrieta (10-11) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. He had a 3.96 ERA, his highest since 2013, in his first season after agreeing to a $75 million, three-year contract with the Phillies.YANKEES 12, RAYS 1ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — CC Sabathia (9-7) got his 246th win and moved New York closer to hosting next week’s AL wild-card game but may have cost himself a $500,000 bonus.Sabathia was ejected in the sixth inning for hitting Jesus Sucre on a leg in retaliation for Tampa Bay reliever Andrew Kittredge throwing a pitch behind Austin Romine’s neck. Making his final regular-season start Ryan Goins Jersey , Sabathia raised his season total to 153 innings — two shy of a $500,000 performance bonus in his contract for reaching 155 innings.New York (98-61) moved two games ahead of Oakland for hosting the Oct. 3 wild-card game. The Yankees hold the tiebreaker, which means one more Yankees win or Athletics loss ensures the game would be in the Bronx.Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, raising his total to 37, and Miguel Andujar and Luke Voit also went deep. Jaime Schultz (2-2) was the loser.CUBS 3, PIRATES 0CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, David Bote hit an early two-run triple and Chicago beat Pittsburgh to open a one-game NL Central lead over Milwaukee heading into the final weekend of the season.A day after the Cubs and Brewers assured themselves of no worse than wild-card berths, Lester (18-6) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and allowed three hits and four walks over six innings. He improved to 6-1 with a 1.71 ERA in his last eight starts.Steve Cishek, Carl Edwards Jr. and Jesse Chavez followed Wily Peralta Jersey , with Chavez pitching the ninth for his fourth save in five chances with Chicago.Chicago (93-66) hosts St. Louis (87-72) in the final series starting Friday while Milwaukee (92-67) is at home against Detroit. The Cardinals (87-72) trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by one game for the second wild-card berth.METS 4, BRAVES 1NEW YORK (AP) — Julio Teheran looked sharp in his last audition to become part of Atlanta’s playoff rotation, pitching two-hit ball for six innings in the Braves’ loss to New York.The NL East champion Braves didn’t start first baseman Freddie Freeman and center fielder Ender Inciarte, and they were minus injured shortstop Dansby Swanson for the second straight game.Jason Vargas (7-9) tossed seven shutout innings in his best start of the season for the Mets. He helped New York blank the Braves for the second day in a row.Teheran (9-9) allowed one run, struck out five and walked two, exciting with a 1-0 deficit. His final regular-season start came exactly a week before the Braves are set to begin the postseason.ROYALS 2, INDIANS 1, 10 INNINGSKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez slashed a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning to give Kansas City a victory over Cleveland.Neil Ramirez (0-3) retired the first two hitters in the 10th before he walked Aldaberto Mondesi http://www.royalsfan...an-goins-jersey , who stole second and third to reach 30 steals on the season. Alex Gordon also walked before Perez hit Ramirez’s first pitch into left field to score Mondesi for the walk-off win.Mondesi also homered for the Royals (57-102), who are no longer in danger of matching the franchise record of 106 losses, set in 2005.Jason Hammel (4-14) worked a scoreless 10th, following three Kansas City relievers who pitched four scoreless innings.TWINS 9, TIGERS 3MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Willians Astudillo had a career-high four RBIs, Tyler Austin added three and Minnesota beat Detroit.Astudillo, playing in his 26th big league game, capped Minnesota’s five-run third inning when his two-out single drove in a pair of runs to give the Twins the lead. He also added a two-run double in the fifth.Minnesota took two of three against Detroit in the final series between the teams this year. The Twins won the season series 12-7.Tigers starter Francisco Liriano (5-12) left after just 2 1/3 innings due to lower back tightness. The former Twin exited with the bases loaded and wound up being charged with four runs.Austin tied the game in the third with a double that scored Joe Mauer and Logan Forsythe. He also plated Forsythe in the fifth inning with a ground-rule double.RANGERS 2, MARINERS 0SEATTLE (AP) — First baseman Ronald Guzman broke a tie with an RBI single in the seventh inning Alex Gordon Jersey , and Texas snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over Seattle.Guzman hammered reliever Zach Duke’s sinking fastball into the right-center gap, scoring Ryan Rua, who reached base on a one-out double. Guzman scored after right-hander Shawn Armstrong plunked Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the helmet with the bases loaded later in the inning.Ariel Jurado (5-5) threw six innings, giving up just two hits and striking out three to win back-to-back starts against the Mariners in a six-day span.Duke (5-5) gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning after Seattle starter Marco Gonzales held the Rangers scoreless for five innings, giving up two hits and striking out six.
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