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10:30 AM ET, May 28, 2017


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Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:NEW!
Astros Place Charlie Morton On DL  —  The Astros are sending right-hander Charlie Morton to the 10-day disabled list with a lat strain, per Brian McTaggart of (Twitter link).  There's no timetable for Morton's return, and the club will recall righty Jordan Jankowski to take his place for now.
MoiseKapenda Bower / UPI:
Houston Astros' Dallas Keuchel returns from DL, defeats Baltimore Orioles  —  HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel made a triumphant return from the disabled list and George Springer homered and scored twice as the Houston Astros claimed a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
Discussion: Camden Chat
Eduardo A. Encina / Baltimore Sun:
Well said: Orioles are 'swinging at a lot of pitches we probably can't do much with'
Discussion: ESPN, Camden Chat and School of Roch
Roger Rubin / UPI:
Houston Astros may finally have what it takes to win World Series
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
John Perrotto / Associated Press:
Jaso's RBI singles in 9th, 10th rally Pirates past Mets 5-4  —  PITTSBURGH (AP);(AP) — John Jaso singled home the tying run in the ninth inning and the winning run in the 10th, and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame Andrew McCutchen's baserunning blunder to beat the New York Mets 5-4 Saturday night.
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Terry Collins left searching for answers after another night of Mets setbacks  —  PITTSBURGH— Terry Collins was just about speechless.  His Mets took another punch to the gut on the field, losing to the Pirates in yet another bullpen explosion Saturday night, and the manager walked into his office to find a note waiting.
Mike Lupica / New York Daily News:   Terry Collins deserves more time with Mets, but will he get it?
Fox Sports:
Porcello takes hill as Red Sox pursue sweep of Mariners (May 28, 2017)  —  BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are hot.  —  The Seattle Mariners are not.  —  On Sunday, the Red Sox, who have won six in a row, including the first two games of the weekend series with the Mariners …
Discussion: Talking Chop and Over the Monster
Daily Dose: Oh, Danny Boy
Discussion: Plain Dealer
Mike Shalin / UPI:   Boston Red Sox's Brian Johnson blanks Seattle Mariners in complete game shutout
Matt Kalman / Boston Herald:   Brian Johnson a complete success in first Fenway Park start for Red Sox
Fox Sports:
Wainwright baffles Rockies over 7 innings in Cards' 3-0 win (May 27, 2017)  —  DENVER (AP) Adam Wainwright kept up his mastery of the Rockies by scattering three hits over seven innings, Tommy Pham hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Colorado 3-0 on Saturday night.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Welcome back, cutter: Waino reintroduces pitch, blanks Rockies  —  DENVER  • There have been times in recent years that Adam Wainwright has relied so much on the jib of his cutter that he would turn to it even ahead of his more-famous curve.  The cutter could be his go-to, his be-all …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Carousel at No. 2 continues, with Pham moving up
Fox Sports:
Dozier hopes to lead Twins to series win vs. Rays (May 28, 2017)  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Brian Dozier had just finished off a big win for the Minnesota Twins on Saturday with a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning.  —  Dozier said winning Saturday — after losing to the Tampa Bay Rays …
Discussion: Twinkie Town
Associated Press:
Dozier's 2-run shot in 8th spurs Twins to 5-3 win over Rays  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After his torrid second half last season left him with 42 homers, Brian Dozier would be wise not to worry about his future totals.  —  Minnesota's sturdy second baseman still has plenty of power in that right-handed swing.
Discussion: DRaysBay
David Hill / Fox Sports:
Minnesota Twins Not Considering Extension for Brandon Kintzler
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Fox Sports:
Tigers, White Sox to finish long weekend series (May 28, 2017)  —  CHICAGO — The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox will conclude a long weekend at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday afternoon.  —  The teams played a doubleheader Saturday after their first game of Friday's scheduled doubleheader …
Chicago White Sox sign prized Cuban prospect Luis Robert with $26M bonus
Discussion: FanRag Sports
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers sense urgency to win as they slide through long road trip
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Buck Farmer strikes out 11 as offense wakes up in Tigers' 4-3 win over White Sox
Stephen Pianovich / UPI:
Philadelphia Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds on Tommy Joseph's walk-off RBI … PHILADELPHIA - Teammates dumped a water cooler on Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph after his second walk-off hit in three days.  It might be the only thing that can cool down the first baseman this month.
Discussion: Beyond the Box Score
Marc Narducci /   Phillies' Joseph turns his game around in May
Zach Buchanan /   Philadelphia Phillies walk off Michael Lorenzen and the Cincinnati Reds
Aaron Bracy / Associated Press:
Joseph's hit sends Phillies past Reds 4-3
Fox Sports:
Royals aim for first sweep in Cleveland since 2003 (May 28, 2017)  —  CLEVELAND — The slumping Cleveland Indians on Sunday will attempt to avoid being swept by the Kansas City Royals in a three-game series at Progressive Field for the first time in 14 years.
Blair Kerkhoff / Kansas City Star:
Short-handed by ejections, Royals still race past Indians 5-2
Discussion: Royals Review
Jim Ingraham / UPI:   Alcides Escobar's two-run double helps Kansas City Royals beat Cleveland Indians
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers reaction remains flummoxed by streaky club  —  TORONTO  —  That 10-game win streak?  Gone with the wind.  That stable rotation that once led the majors in quality starts?  Undone by injuries to Cole Hamels and A.J. Griffin, although Rangers starters still lead the American League with 28 quality starts.
Fox Sports:   Rangers' rough road trip ends Sunday against Jays (May 28, 2017)
Larry Millson / UPI:   Jose Bautista blast keeps Toronto Blue Jays rolling, Texas Rangers reeling
Fox Sports:
Marlins brace for Angels, hot Shoemaker (May 28, 2017)  —  MIAMI — The Miami Marlins (17-30) will run into a hot pitcher in Sunday's series finale against the Los Angeles Angels (26-26).  —  Right-hander Matt Shoemaker (4-2) has won three straight starts, beating the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.
The Charlotte Observer:
Trout beats Fish: His 16th homer helps Angels past Miami 5-2
Discussion: Fish Stripes and Halos Heaven
Benjamin Chase / Fox Sports:
Scouting Report on San Diego Padres OF Manny Margot  —  San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot has taken the center field job this season and run with it.  —  Player Profile  —  The San Diego Padres originally acquired Margot from the Boston Red Sox for closer Craig Kimbrel.
David Driver / UPI:
Stephen Strasburg dazzles, racks up 15 Ks in Washington Nationals' 3-0 win
Tom Haudricourt / Wausau Daily Herald:
Greinke trade was huge deal involving many other teams  —  Arizona's Zack Greinke, who pitched against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon at Miller Park, was a central figure in one of the biggest trades in Milwaukee history.  —  In terms of the players involved, it was a trade that kept giving.
Andrew Wagner / UPI:   Milwaukee Brewers' Chase Anderson shuts down Arizona Diamondbacks
Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:
Scott Boras says Jake Arrieta still elite despite fastball velocity drop  —  LOS ANGELES — Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta's agent, Scott Boras, pushed back on the notion Arrieta isn't an elite pitcher just because his fastball velocity has dropped this year, while also insisting it's …
Discussion: FanRag Sports
Fox Sports:   Cubs, Lester face Dodgers, Kershaw in series finale (May 28, 2017)
Paul Gackle / East Bay Times:
Ty Blach pitches Giants past Braves  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Like Matt Cain, Giants starter Ty Blach continues to dish out his best stuff in the pitcher-friendly confines of AT&T Park.  —  The difference Saturday was that Blach actually received some run support, and plenty of it, as the Giants …
Paul Gackle / The Charlotte Observer:   Blach pitches Giants past Braves
Jason Burke / Fox Sports:
Oakland Athletics Have a Valueable Trade Piece-And It's Not Sonny Gray  —  The Oakland Athletics, regardless of where they stand as the trade deadline approaches, will likely sell to some degree.  Whether that means a full-fledged fire sale, or a more moderate moving of players on expiring contracts …
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Mets' Yoenis Cespedes shut down until at least Tuesday after experiencing quad soreness
Fox Sports:
Pineda goes for Yankees in rubber match vs. A's (May 28, 2017)
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Associated Press:
Taillon set for first rehab start since cancer surgery
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Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs rookie Ian Happ making adjustments at the plate and in the field
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