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10:25 PM ET, June 17, 2024


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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Ron Washington won't let losses deter belief in Angels: 'Ain't no damn failure'  —  PHOENIX − Ron Washington's wife pleaded with him.  —  His friends from New Orleans openly questioned whether he should do this.  —  Those closest to him in the game asked if it made sense to trade security for volatility.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Could Corbin Carroll join the Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals on Tuesday?  —  Corbin Carroll's left side issue does not appear to be serious, and the Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder is en route to Washington, where he will join the team ahead of its series opener on Tuesday against the Nationals, a source said.
Thomas Harrigan /
First All-Star Ballot update: Close races and favorites emerging  —  Read our story on the balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters.  —  The Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Phillies' Bryce Harper are the leading vote-getters for the American League …
Chandler Rome / New York Times:
Astros' Justin Verlander scratched from start vs. Tigers due to neck discomfort  —  HOUSTON — Astros ace Justin Verlander was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday with neck discomfort, inviting more concern about the viability of Houston's nonexistent rotation depth.
Astros' Justin Verlander scratched vs. Tigers with neck issue
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Former infielder, coach Mike Brumley killed in crash at 61  —  Former major league infielder, coach and instructor Mike Brumley was killed in a car crash on Saturday night.  He was 61.  —  Brumley was killed in Mississippi, according to reports.  —  Brumley played for six teams from 1987 to 1995.
Carlos Collazo / Baseball America:
2024 MLB Mock Draft 4.0: Projecting The Top 39 Picks  —  We're in the home stretch as we approach draft day.  —  Many scouting departments recently had end-of-season meetings.  The fourth-annual draft combine takes place this week.  The College World Series is ongoing and college summer leagues are starting to kick off.
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Ian Browne /
Boston steal party!  Sox run over Yanks in historic fashion  —  BOSTON — The running Red Sox?  That's something you've heard well ... almost never.  Playing their home games at the bandbox known as Fenway Park, the Red Sox have thrived on wall-banging thumpers for much of their existence.
Stephen Whyno / Associated Press:
Stanley Cup Final: Oilers rout Panthers in Game 4 to avoid being swept  —  EDMONTON, Alberta — Connor McDavid scored, “La Bamba” played in the Edmonton Oilers locker room and the Stanley Cup Final is heading back to Florida after a statement win.  —  McDavid scored his first goal of the series …
Dan Greenspan / Orange County Register:
Yoshinobu Yamamoto leaves game early before Dodgers fall to Royals  —  Yamamoto's fastball did not seem nearly as crisp in the second inning and did not come back out for the third  —  LOS ANGELES — Yoshinobu Yamamoto had been the picture of consistency and health, two of the reasons …
New York Times:
MLB umpire Pat Hoberg disciplined for violating gambling rules  —  Major League Baseball has disciplined umpire Pat Hoberg for violating the league's gambling rules.  Hoberg is appealing the decision.  —  The league acknowledged the investigation in response to inquiries by The Athletic.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
MLB disciplines umpire Pat Hoberg for violating gambling rules
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