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2:40 AM ET, June 19, 2017

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Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo gets on base for 5th straight time to start game  —  PITTSBURGH — It's no longer a gimmick.  —  The Chicago Cubs have a new leadoff hitter, as Anthony Rizzo got on base for the fifth consecutive time to start a game after doubling and scoring in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
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Associated Press:
Lackey deals, Rizzo leads offense as Cubs beat Pirates 7-1  —  John Lackey and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Anthony Rizzo homered among his three hits to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday.  —  The defending World Series champions took …
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Fox Sports:
McCutchen, Polanco look to lead Pirates to series win vs. Cubs (Jun 18, 2017)  —  PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates saw plenty of good things from Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco on Saturday.  —  The Pirates will look for more of the same from their center fielder and right fielder Sunday …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Anthony Rizzo continues leadoff success as Cubs beat Pirates 7-1  —  Photos from the Cubs-Pirates game on June 18, 2017, in Pittsburgh.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 from the leadoff spot while extending his hitting streak to 12 games as the Cubs coasted to a 7-1 victory Sunday …
ESPN:
Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia gets X-rays on rib area after hit by pitch  —  Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who was hit in the back by a pitch in Sunday's 6-5 road win over the Houston Astros, was taken to a nearby hospital for X-rays on his rib area.
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MoiseKapenda Bower / UPI:
Houston Astros sail to 7-1 win over Boston Red Sox
Discussion: Over the Monster
Brian MacPherson / providencejournal.com:
Low-budget signing of Moreland has worked out splendidly for Red Sox
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
From Cy to sigh in the blink of an eye for Boston's Rick Porcello
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks claw their way to another improbable win … PHILADELPHIA - The Diamondbacks received a subpar outing from their starting pitcher, blew a three-run lead, trailed entering the ninth and still found a way to win, getting a home run from a player who had never before hit …
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Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks rally to beat Phillies in extras … PHILADELPHIA - Rey Fuentes hit his first major league home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.  —  Fuentes entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch runner and was caught stealing.
Jeff Neiburg / UPI:   Late surge sends Arizona Diamondbacks past reeling Philadelphia Phillies
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Diamondbacks playing like top National League contenders
Andrew Wagner / UPI:
Milwaukee Brewers edge San Diego Padres as Jimmy Nelson gets first complete game  —  MILWAUKEE — Jimmy Nelson was fired up as he took the mound for the ninth inning Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.  —  He had struck out eight batters while allowing one run to that point …
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Associated Press:
Nelson whiffs 10 in 1st CG as Brewers nip Padres 2-1  —  MILWAUKEE (AP) — With a tired Brewers bullpen in dire need of a break, Jimmy Nelson carried the load all by himself Sunday.  —  Nelson struck out 10 in his first career complete game and Milwaukee got home runs from Hernan Perez …
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball
Associated Press:
Padres beat Brewers in another slugfest, 7-5 in 11 innings
Andrew Wagner / UPI:
San Diego Padres go deep twice in 11th inning to sink Milwaukee Brewers
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Larry Millson / UPI:
J.A. Happ pitches into seventh as Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox  —  TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays pulled a different version of a bloop and a blast Sunday afternoon and then went on to defeat the Chicago White Sox 7-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.
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Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:   James Shields' return takes a sour turn in 7-3 White Sox loss to Blue Jays
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Bibens-Dirkx looking to change as Rangers face Toronto
CSN Chicago:
James Shields activated, Miguel Gonzalez to DL as White Sox gain one starting pitcher and lose another
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Mark Snyder / Detroit Free Press:
Anibal Sanchez called up by Detroit Tigers, to start Monday in Seattle  —  Sanchez has had a 4.60 ERA in four starts at Toledo; Farmer sent down to make room  —  The Detroit Tigers are making a surprising move.  —  Pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who struggled in his time at Detroit this year …
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
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Mark Snyder / Detroit Free Press:   Buck Farmer flails as Tigers crushed by Rays' five homers, lose 9-1
Rich Shook / UPI:   Tampa Bay Rays overtake Detroit Tigers with two-run seventh for 3-2 win
Shawn Windsor / Detroit Free Press:
Michael Fulmer outdueled by Chris Archer as Tigers fall to Rays, 3-2
Cincinnati.com:
Sunday's loss may be ‘checkmate’ on Bronson Arroyo's career  —  Bronson Arroyo was aware as he walked back to the Reds' dugout following a popup to Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes to end the third inning of Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Dodgers that he may have just finished the last game of his career.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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Cincinnati.com:
Recap: Reds losing streak reaches 9  —  The Reds dropped their ninth straight game, falling 8-7 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, getting swept by the Dodgers in three games to start the streak and for the last three games of the streak.  —  Here are the main storylines from Sunday's game:
Ben Walker / MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
DeGrom homers, dominates on mound as Mets stop Nationals 5-1 … Jacob deGrom hit his first major league home run and shut down a bruising  —  Washington Nationals lineup on three singles for eight dominant innings Sunday, giving the  —  New York Mets a 5-1 win that prevented a four-game sweep.
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Jerry Beach / UPI:
Washington Nationals get key out on Yoenis Cespedes in 7-4 win
John Harper / New York Daily News:   In a season full of low points, Nationals series feels like Mets have hit rock bottom
Michael Kelly / MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
Arenado completes cycle with game-winning homer for Rockies … Nolan Arenado completed the cycle with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the  —  San Francisco Giants by rallying for a 7-5 victory Sunday.  —  Arenado hit the first pitch he saw from All-Star closer
Discussion: baseballmusings.com and Purple Row
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Christina KahrlMLB / ESPN:
Rookies in the rotation key to Rockies' rise
Discussion: Purple Row and Rox Pile
Rotoworld.com:
Daily Dose: Healy Powers  —  Ryon Healy continues to exceed expectations.  —  Perhaps it's the expectations.  —  Healy homered twice Saturday, giving him 17 homers and 42 RBI on the year, to lead the Athletics to a 5-2 win over the Yankees.  Healy also had a single in the game, finishing 3-for-4 with the two solo homers.
Discussion: ESPN
 
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