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Associated Press:
Bruce powers Mets past Phillies 5-4 to stop 4-game slide … NEW YORK — Those pointed boos last summer at Citi Field have turned into a chorus of “Bruuuuce!”  —  Jay Bruce homered twice and drove in five runs , including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning that sent the New York Mets …
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Marc Carig / Newsday:
Jay Bruce carries Mets with pair of homers, 5 RBIs to beat Phillies … The rumble in the stands would not cease.  The drizzle had thinned out the crowd on a chilly Wednesday night and Citi Field sat only a quarter full.  But the noise was enough for Jay Bruce to sense in the dugout.
Fred Kerber / New York Post:   A Jay Bruce tour de force blasts away Mets' pain
Chris Iseman / NorthJersey.com:   Bruce hits 2 homers to lift Mets past Phillies
Associated Press:
Fowler, Leake lead Cardinals past Marte-less Pirates 2-1  —  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Leake doesn't have too many secrets on the mound.  For the Cardinals right-hander, location is everything.  —  Leake owned the strike zone while pitching into the seventh inning, Dexter Fowler tripled and scored …
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Bucky Dent / UPI:
Mike Leake, St. Louis Cardinals shut down Pittsburgh Pirates  —  ST. LOUIS — Like most of his St. Louis Cardinals teammates, closer Seung Hwan Oh hasn't been at his best in the first two-plus weeks of the season.  —  On Tuesday night, Oh struggled again, but found a way out of a difficult spot …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Peralta finds playing time scarce as Cards turn to Garcia and Gyorko
Bucky Dent / UPI:
Matt Carpenter, Dexter Fowler fuel St. Louis Cardinals in sweep of Pittsburgh Pirates
Jack McCarthy / UPI:
Chicago Cubs storm past Milwaukee Brewers, snap four-game slide  —  CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs played more like the reigning World Series champions on Tuesday.  —  Chicago pounded out 14 hits — including homers from Kyle Schwarber and Miguel Montero — while rallying to a 9-7 victory …
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Ryan Davis / The Cheat SheetStocks:
5 Reasons the Chicago Cubs Will Repeat in 2017  —  The Chicago Cubs won the World Series — something once completely unthinkable.  They were down 3-1 in the World Series, storming back to force Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians.  Tied heading into the bottom of the ninth in Cleveland …
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Greg Auman / UPI:
Tampa Bay Rays edge Detroit Tigers on wild final play in ninth inning  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — On a night where defensive miscues hurt both teams, the Detroit Tigers made the last mistake with a two-out throwing error in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a wild 8-7 victory Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Sources: Tigers to call up Joe Jimenez, put Jose Iglesias on DL  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers are expected to place shortstop Jose Iglesias on the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday and call up top prospect reliever Joe Jimenez from Triple-A Toledo, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation.
Bradford DoolittleESPN / ESPN:
How is free swinger Eric Thames crushing his second act?  —  Here is a myopically male perspective: In life, there is a natural progression from youthful aggression to the patience of maturity.  In fact, it could be argued that those are the defining traits of those particular phases of life.
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Tom Pelissero / USA Today:
DeShone Kizer: I can be greatest quarterback ever to play in NFL  —  SOUTH BEND, Ind. - DeShone Kizer paused the video and rattled off everything that would have to be perfect for him to run the play as called in Notre Dame's opener last season against Texas.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero makes most of limited playing time  —  Chicago Tribune  —  After playing a significant role in three consecutive games, Miguel Montero will be in the visitor's dugout for Friday night's game with the Reds.  —  It's not an easy spot for the Cubs catcher.
USA Today:
Minor League report: Braves' Aaron Blair must earn way to big leagues  —  Left-handed pitcher Tom Glavine was 22 when he lost 17 games for the Atlanta Braves in 1988.  He had been a second-round pick of the Braves in 1984, the 47th player taken overall.  The 1988 season was his first full season in the majors.
Corey Seidman / CSN Philly:
Phillies call up pitching prospect Ben Lively; paternity leave for Pat Neshek  —  Another Phillies pitching prospect is on his way to The Show.  —  Right-hander Ben Lively, who is 12-6 with a 3.15 ERA and 0.93 WHIP for Lehigh Valley since the start of 2016, was recalled from Triple A.
Discussion: Minor League Ball
Associated Press:
Indians-Twins rained out in advance; makeup date is June 17  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The rain gave the Minnesota Twins a reprieve from their three-game losing streak.  They caught a break with Cleveland's rearranged rotation, too.  —  The Twins will take what they can get.
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