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8:25 PM ET, April 26, 2018


 Top News: 
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
In erasing Yawkey Way from Fenway Park, Red Sox, Boston seize opportunity from shame  —  The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been riding some hot hitting and stingy pitching.  Can they actually dethrone the Houston Astros in the AL West?  Time  —  CONNECT
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Atlanta Braves phenom Ronald Acuña hits first MLB home run - then drives in go-ahead run  —  The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been riding some hot hitting and stingy pitching.  Can they actually dethrone the Houston Astros in the AL West?  Time  —  CONNECT
Steve Gardner / USA Today:   Marlins' win over Dodgers was MLB's biggest upset since 2007
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Acuna, Albies homer as Braves win 7-4, drop Reds to 5-20
Discussion: Associated Press   Next Slide  —  The Reds reached another new low Thursday afternoon …
Evan Grossman / New York Daily News:
Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park renamed over former Red Sox owner's racist legacy
Discussion: Over the Monster, NPR and Deadspin
Yawkey Way will be renamed to its original moniker
Discussion: MLB Baseball News … and
Dave Clark /
Fan celebrates catching Ronald Acuna's first home run at GABP
Detroit Free Press:30 minutes ago
Next Slide  —  Sergio Alcantara isn't the most heralded Detroit Tigers prospect, but the shortstop is garnering attention among front offices with his early-season play.  —  The 25th best prospect in the Tigers farm system according to MLB Pipeline, Alcantara entered Thursday hitting .311 …
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Jeimer Candelario (sore wrist) sits; Castellanos next?  —  PITTSBURGH — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire gave Jeimer Candelario Thursday off after noticing the third baseman wince a couple times because of a sore left wrist on Wednesday.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Alex Butler / UPI:
Tigers' Leonys Martin gets hit in groin before belting homer
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Detroit Free Press:   Next Slide  —  PITTSBURGH — Alex Wilson was at a loss when trying …
Detroit Free Press:
Next Slide  —  What happened: The Detroit Tigers lost, 1-0, to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Detroit Free Press:   Next Slide  —  PITTSBURGH — Victor Reyes got a rare chance …
Detroit Free Press:
Next Slide  —  PITTSBURGH — The Detroit Tigers bats were able …
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Associated Press:
Diamondbacks power past Phillies 8-2  —  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jarrod Dyson, Nick Ahmed and David Peralta homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks earned an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.  —  The Diamondbacks improved to 17-7, matching the best 24-game start in franchise history.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:30 minutes ago
Photos: Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies … PHILADELPHIA - Jarrod Dyson's blast clanked off the right-field façade four pitches into Thursday afternoon's rubber match with the Philadelphia Phillies, and with it went any doubt about how the rest of the afternoon would play out.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Photos: Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies … PHILADELPHIA - After launching the decisive home run off a Zack Greinke slider on Wednesday night, the Phillies' Aaron Altherr acknowledged he was looking for an off-speed pitch in that situation.  —  As for why, he wouldn't say …
Rob Tornoe /
Today's Phillies-Diamondbacks game only available on Facebook
Discussion: The Good Phight and AZ Snake Pit
Matt Breen /   Phillies fall to Diamondbacks as Ben Lively struggles
Rob Maaddi / Associated Press:
Altherr goes deep to back Arrieta, Phils beat D'Backs 5-3
Steve Herrick / Associated Press:
Homers lift Indians past Cubs, but Miller injured in 4-1 win  —  Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller reacts after having thrown only two pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning in a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland.  Miller had to leave the game.  (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Indians place reliever Andrew Miller on 10-day disabled list  —  According to the team, he suffered a strained left hamstring.  —  CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have placed left-handed reliever Andrew Miller on the 10-day disabled list, the team's Twitter account announced Thursday.
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe and MLB Daily Dish
Associated Press:   Miller put on DL by Indians due to strained hamstring
Jim Ingraham / UPI:
Waiting on reinforcement, Indians host Mariners
Discussion: U.S.S. Mariner and Lookout Landing
Associated Press:30 minutes ago
Cubs' Kris Bryant out of lineup for 3rd straight game since beaning  —  CHICAGO — Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game after he was beaned during a victory at Colorado last weekend.  —  Bryant visited with a team doctor on Thursday …
Jeff Arnold / UPI:
Brewers visit Cubs with eight-game hot streak in tow
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs' Kris Bryant to miss 3rd consecutive start
Teddy Greenstein / Chicago Tribune:
White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar ‘progressing’ and on his feet after ruptured aneurysm  —  Photos of White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  The White Sox took the field for batting practice Friday at Kauffman Stadium wearing a shirt that reflects the wishes of the players.
Teddy Greenstein / Chicago Tribune:30 minutes ago
White Sox manager Rick Renteria to miss 2 games to attend funeral of his mother  —  Photos of White Sox manager Rick Renteria.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Manager Rick Renteria will be away from the team Friday and Saturday to attend the funeral of his mother, Angela, who died at age 91.
Eddie MatzESPN Senior / ESPN:
Orioles 3B Tim Beckham out at least 6 weeks after surgery  —  BALTIMORE — The bad news just keeps coming for the Baltimore Orioles.  —  Infielder Tim Beckham had core muscle surgery on Thursday morning and is expected to be out until at least early June, according to manager Buck Showalter.
Discussion: Associated Press
Associated Press:
Lake Brantley graduate returns to majors with Rays after 3 elbow surgeries
Discussion: Baltimore Sun
Mike Fitzpatrick / Baltimore Sun:
Didi goes deep again, Austin powers Yankees past Twins 7-4  —  Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius makes the last out of the game in a foggy haze Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.  (Elsa/Getty Images)  —  Didi Gregorius homered for the fourth straight game and added two RBIs …
Scott Orgera / Associated Press:   Sanchez walkoff homer gives Yanks 4-3 win, sweep of Twins30 minutes ago
Daily Record:
Mets won't skip struggling lefty Steven Matz, who is 1-2 with a 4.98 ERA  —  Mickey Callaway on Noah Syndergaard Matt Ehalt, Staff Writer, @MattEhalt  —  ST. LOUIS— Indications are Steven Matz will make his next start although Mets manager Mickey Callaway has yet to confirm Matz will pitch against Atlanta next week.
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
Steven Matz is struggling, but shouldn't be removed from NY Mets rotation - yet
Matt Breen /
Phillies' Carlos Santana trying to break his funk like Aaron Altherr did  —  Carlos Santana stopped Aaron Altherr a few days ago to see how the outfielder was feeling.  The two started the season in wicked slumps.  And they were waiting to break out.  —  Altherr told Santana he felt “great.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
A look back at the longest Brewers' winning streaks in franchise history  —  For the 16th time in franchise history, the Milwaukee Brewers have won at least eight consecutive games after dismissing the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.  As the Brewers head into a four-game series vs …
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Bandaged Pham has a simple solution for getting back in the lineup today  —  Tommy Pham, who whacked himself in the forehead with his bat in an accident in the batting cage Wednesday night, is back in Mike Matheny's Cardinals lineup for Thursday afternoon's game.  —  He has a bandage on his forehead and different headgear.
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Teddy Greenstein / Chicago Tribune:
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Vinnie Duber / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Dane Dunning the first highly ranked White Sox prospect to move up in system this season, heading to Double-A Birmingham30 minutes ago
Discussion: South Side Sox
Rob Biertempfel / The Athletic:
Absent for more than a year, Jung Ho Kang finally gets a visa and aims to rejoin Pirates
MLB upholds Joe Kelly's six-game suspension; Tyler Austin's cut to 4
Tampa Bay Times:
For starters: Rays at Orioles, looking to make it a six-pack of W's
Scott Lauber /
Phillies prospect Mickey Moniak remains confident despite struggles
Dallas Morning News:
If the season is already lost, what does success mean for the Texas Rangers this year?
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
 Earlier Picks: 
Mike Berardino / Twin Cities:
Rule 5 pick Tyler Kinley understands why Twins had to designate him
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Chelsea Janes / Washington Post:
Throwback Thursday for the Nationals: Remember the spring of 2015?
Discussion: Federal Baseball
Associated Press:
Eugenio Suarez returning from DL after broken thumb
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs' Jon Lester believes he's on the rebound trail despite loss to Indians
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
April matters. Here's what four weeks of baseball have told us
Paul Attfield / Associated Press:
Betts hits 2 HRs as Red Sox beat Blue Jays 4-3

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