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6:50 AM ET, June 29, 2017


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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Marlins open for business: Yankees, Red Sox searching for infield help  —  MIAMI — The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, who find themselves embroiled in a heated division race, just like the good ol' days, also happen to be reaching out to the same team for help.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs' Todd Ricketts challenges Nationals during White House visit
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:   Hanley Ramirez wasn't aware he's batting poorly vs. left-handed pitchers this season
Fox Sports:
Montero says goodbye to Cubs hours after blasting Arrieta
Discussion: Federal Baseball
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   McCann, Ausmus react to Cubs' Miguel Montero blasting his pitchers
Alex Butler / UPI:
Chicago Cubs hang out in Oval Office with Donald Trump
Discussion: Washington Post and The Big Lead
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
Carlos Rodon wild, White Sox bullpen hit hard in 12-3 loss to Yankees  —  Carlos Rodon and Rick Renteria on the White Sox loss to the Yankees.  (Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  About 20 minutes into Wednesday's game against the Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field …
Associated Press:
White Sox manager Rick Renteria ejected for fifth time this season  —  CHICAGO — White Sox manager Rick Renteria has been ejected for the third time in six games after getting tossed against the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.  —  Renteria got thrown out in the sixth inning when he went …
Discussion: ESPN
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Miguel Andujar, Tyler Wade produce in first MLB start as Yankees clobber White Sox 12-3  —  CHICAGO — Miguel Andujar and Tyler Wade got their chance on Wednesday night because of injuries.  —  In their first-ever MLB starts, both Baby Bombers took full advantage.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Fox Sports:
White Sox activate Rodon from DL  —  CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have activated left-hander Carlos Rodon in time for Wednesday's start against the New York Yankees.  —  Penciled in as the No. 2 starter behind Jose Quintana, Rodon has been sidelined all season because of bursitis in his left biceps.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Indians strike early vs. Darvish in 5-3 win  —  CLEVELAND  —  Right-hander Yu Darvish allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings, but the Texas Rangers' offense was held largely in check by Trevor Bauer and Andrew Miller before the Cleveland Indians pulled away to a 5-3 victory.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Indians top Darvish as Rangers play waiting game on trades
Fox Sports:   Indians hope to cure woes at home against Rangers (Jun 29, 2017)
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Rangers Reaction: Here's where the Rangers might turn for a bullpen remix
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Chirinos in, Napoli out of Rangers' lineup
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Noah Trister / Associated Press:
Perez, Moustakas homer to lift Royals over Tigers  —  DETROIT (AP) — There was no way any Detroit outfielder was going to catch this drive by Salvador Perez.  —  A night after he was robbed of an extra-base hit by the center fielder, Perez hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning …
Fox Sports:
Perez, Moustakas homer as Royals run past Tigers 8-2  —  DETROIT — Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit consecutive homers during a four-run fourth inning, and the Kansas City Royals went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Wednesday night.  —  Ian Kennedy (2-6) allowed two runs and five hits …
Fox Sports:   Tigers activate Victor Martinez from disabled list
Detroit Free Press:   Live blog today: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals in matinee
Cincinnati Reds beat Milwaukee Brewers with defense  —  Tucker Barnhart nabbed a stealing Orlando Arcia, who unsuccessfully tried to evade the tag.  The game's final out was recorded just before the runner at third crossed the plate.  The Enquirer/Zach Buchanan  —  CONNECT
Zach Buchanan /   Cincinnati Reds recap: Team rebounds after blowing lead to beat Milwaukee Brewers   Reds notes: Short trip to minors for Austin Brice   Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto: ‘The donkey has already been spoken for’
Fox Sports:
Mets place RHP Gsellman on 10-day DL with strained hamstring  —  MIAMI (AP) Robert Gsellman has become the sixth New York Mets starting pitcher to go on the disabled list this season.  —  The Mets placed the right-hander on the 10-day DL with a strained left hamstring and recalled infielder Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Robert Gsellman placed on 10-day DL with strained left hamstring, Matt Reynolds recalled  —  MIAMI — As expected the Mets put pitcher Robert Gsellman on the disabled list Wednesday, but instead of shoring up their pitching, they brought up infielder Matt Reynolds.
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Steven Matz's gem provides Mets with much-needed boost
Discussion: Fish Stripes
Fox Sports:
Giants place closer Mark Melancon placed on DL  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have placed closer Mark Melancon on the 10-day disabled list for a second time this season with a sore forearm.  —  Melancon, who signed a $62 million, four-year contract with the Giants during the offseason …
UPI:   San Francisco Giants closer Mark Melancon headed back to DL
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Place Mark Melancon On 10-Day DL
Associated Press:   Span gets RBI single in 14th, lifts Giants over Rockies 4-3
Arizona Republic:
Thursday's game  —  Cardinals at Diamondbacks  —  Where: Chase Field (roof hotline: 602-462-6262).  —  Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (6-7, 4.89) vs. Cardinals RHP Lance Lynn (5-5, 3.86).  —  TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).  —  Corbin is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA in his past three starts.
Arizona Republic:
Owings starting at shortstop  —  With Nick Ahmed out with a fractured right hand, Chris Owings will make the start at shortstop on Wednesday.  —  Other lineup notes include Daniel Descalso making the start in left field and leading off, while Rey Fuentes slots in at center. … D-Backs recall Ketel Marte
Arizona Republic:   Stats  —  At this point, La Russa stories are part of baseball lore …
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Concern over Greg Bird playing again this season grows for Yankees  —  It's not a good word on Bird.  —  Greg Bird (ankle, foot), who is working out with Triple-A Scranton, reportedly expressed uncertainty that the cortisone shot he recently received in his right ankle has worked.
The education of Clint Frazier
Discussion: FanRag Sports and Pinstripe Alley
Jay Paris / MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
Padres beat Braves 7-4 as Colon struggles again … Luis Perdomo pitched five scoreless innings and  —  Cory Spangenberg contributed two RBIs apiece as the  —  Atlanta Braves 7-4 on Wednesday night.  —  San Diego's Carlos Asuaje and  —  Erick Aybar had three hits each.
Discussion: Talking Chop and Gaslamp Ball
Fox Sports:
Revere gets wacky winner in Angels' 3-2 victory over Dodgers (Jun 28, 2017)  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ben Revere reached base on an error, advanced on a wild pitch and then scored the winning run on a passed ball and a throwing error caused by Cameron Maybin's walk-off strikeout.
Fox Sports:
Brewers' Chase Anderson leaves in 2nd with oblique injury  —  CINCINNATI (AP) Milwaukee Brewers starter Chase Anderson struck out in the top of the second inning on Wednesday night, grabbed his left side and left the game with an injured oblique.  —  Anderson set the Cincinnati Reds down in order in the first inning on eight pitches.
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