When the All-Star break arrived, the Cubs were just 43–45, having finished the first half on a 4–8 skid, and they trailed the upstart Brewers in the NL Central race by 5 1/2 games, their largest deficit of the season. Relative to last year's storybook season, the reigning champions had regressed in every phase of the game save for their bullpen; the symbolism of closer Wade Davis serving as the team's sole All-Star representative was almost too on-the-nose.
The Dodgers enter Thursday night's opener of a four-game series with the Braves in Los Angeles riding an 11-game winning streak, which matches the Astros' stretch from May 28 to June 5 for the longest in the majors this season. At 66–29, the Dodgers not only have the majors' best record, they have history in their sights.
The Yankees pulled off a blockbuster trade with the White Sox on Tuesday night, acquiring third baseman Todd Frazier and righty relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle in exchange for righty Tyler Clippard and a three-prospect package headlined by 2016 first-round pick Blake Rutherford. As with the Cubs' trade for starter Jose Quintana and the Nationals' for relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle, the move gives them a jump on the competition well ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".