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12:45 AM ET, April 22, 2018


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Daniel Popper / New York Daily News:
Jordan Montgomery delivers the start the Yankees' weary bullpen had to have  —  Before the Yankees trounced the Blue Jays, 9-1, at the Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Aaron Boone offered a blunt assessment of the state of his bullpen.  —  Abbreviated starts from CC Sabathia (4.1 innings) …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mickey Callaway fine with Yoenis Cespedes golfing again 'if he's smart about it'  —  ATLANTA — Mickey Callaway understands the pull of the golf course.  —  After Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes said he was reconsidering his decision to give up golf during the season, the Mets manager …
Associated Press:
Yankees RHP Adam Warren on disabled list with strained back  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Reliever Adam Warren has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right back strain by the New York Yankees.  —  The Yankees announced the move before Saturday's 9-1 win over Toronto.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Coley HarveyESPN / ESPN:   Reports: Yankees calling up highly touted prospect Gleyber Torres
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:   Gleyber Torres joins red-hot Miguel Andujar on Yankees as next step of youth movement begins
USA Today:   Yankees set to call up top prospect Gleyber Torres from minor leagues
Daniel Popper / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge's monster homer leads Yankees to 9-1 romp over the Blue Jays
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mets sending Matt Harvey to the bullpen, Mickey Callaway announces
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:
Yankees' Greg Bird heading to Tampa soon, Brandon Drury closer to rehab assignment
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Scott Gleeson / USA Today:
Justin Verlander got offended by Tim Anderson in the latest unwritten rules spat  —  Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander said he “took offense” to the “over-aggressive” play of Chicago White Sox infielder Tim Anderson in the Astros' 10-0 win on Friday night.
Discussion: The Comeback
Chandler Rome / Houston Chronicle:
Astros Balls & Strikes: Justin Verlander takes exception with White Sox's Tim Anderson  —  CHICAGO — Some takeaways from the Astros' 10-0 win against the White Sox:  —  Unwritten rules: A stoic veteran pitcher is at odds with an excitable third-year player.
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
A tough day gets worse for White Sox in another blowout loss to Astros
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
Upset at Tim Anderson for being ‘over-aggressive,’ …
Discussion: Deadspin and South Side Sox
Associated Press:NEW!
Godley, Pollock lead D-Backs past Padres 6-2  —  PHOENIX (AP) - Zack Godley settled down after a shaky start to throw 5 1/3 solid innings and singled home a run as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Saturday night.  —  A.J. Pollock had a solo homer and RBI single for Arizona.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Tom Kuebel / Arizona Sports:
Souza Jr. and Lamb on the mend, may return to D-backs lineup soon
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Bob McManaman / Arizona Republic:   Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Gideon Rubin / Associated Press:20 minutes ago
Sean Manaea throws no-hitter in Athletics' 3-0 victory over Red Sox  —  A's lefty Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter against Boston in almost exactly 25 years, with an overturned call preserving the gem Saturday night in Oakland's 3-0 win over the sizzling Red Sox.
Yahoo Sports / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
A's Sean Manaea stuns Red Sox with first no-hitter of 201830 minutes ago
John Harper / New York Daily News:   Red Sox GM's winter patience with J.D. Martinez is paying off big time
Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:20 minutes ago
Cubs rookie David Bote doubles in first major league at-bat hours after being called up  —  DENVER — Talk about a Hollywood script.  —  Chicago Cubs rookie — and Denver area native — David Bote doubled in his first major league at-bat on Saturday at Coors Field, after being called up from Triple-A Iowa just hours earlier.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
David Bote promoted from Iowa to replace Ben Zobrist, will start at third base  —  David Bote shares how he learned he was being promoted to the Cubs.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Infielder David Bote was promoted from Triple-A Iowa to take the spot …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Kris Bryant comfortable moving from second to third in Cubs batting order
Associated Press:
After ‘full gorilla’ bullpen, Angels will decide when Shohei Ohtani's next start will come  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to throw a “full gorilla” bullpen session on Sunday that will give the Los Angeles Angels a better idea if the blister that forced the Japanese …
Discussion: Associated Press
Christian Red / New York Daily News:   Here's Shohei Ohtani! Yankees to get first look at 2-way stud who has Angels abuzz
Joe Lyons / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Molina, Hicks lift Cards to dramatic win over Reds  —  Batting second mainly because of Tommy Pham's nagging groin injury, Yadier Molina homered with one out in the seventh, lifting the Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds before a crowd of 42,382, Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium.
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
Joe Lyons / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:20 minutes ago
Molina comes to the rescue for Cardinals  —  St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (right) celebrates with Marcell Ozuna after he hit a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Brewers on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in St. Louis …
Indians ride Clevinger, long ball, past Orioles  —  Mike Clevinger pitched his first career shutout and Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a homer as the Cleveland Indians cruised to a 4-0 victory over the host Baltimore Orioles on Saturday at Camden Yards.  —  Yonder Alonso went 2-for-3 …
David Ginsburg / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Clevinger tosses 2-hitter to carry Indians past Orioles 4-0
Discussion: Associated Press
John Fay /
Bryan Price's tenure as manager of the Cincinnati Reds was doomed from the start  —  ST. LOUIS — The Bryan Price Era ended Wednesday with his firing, but from where I sit, it was doomed from the start.  —  Price got the job after the 2013 season because management and ownership saw …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:   Three up, three down: Bartolo Colon is back, Bryan Price paid the price for Reds' failures
Scott Lauber /
Aaron Nola, Rhys Hoskins lift Phillies over Pirates again  —  Throughout their history, the Phillies have had several ace pitchers, from Hall of Famers Robin Roberts, Jim Bunning and Steve Carlton to the uber-rotation of Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay.  —  But Aaron Nola is on a roll that would make any of them jealous.
Kerry Crowley / Mercury News:NEW!
Holland serves up three home runs, Angels come back to sink Giants  —  ANAHEIM-With a tie game and a chance to coax one last inning out of his starting pitcher, Bruce Bochy elected to tempt fate, letting Derek Holland face the heart of the Angels' order in the sixth inning.  —  The skipper went all-in.
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Associated Press:
Cron homers twice in Rays' 10-1 win over Twins  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays traded for C.J. Cron in February to help compensate for the loss of most of the power that produced a club-record 228 home runs last season.  —  Cron delivered Saturday night in a 10-1 win …
Associated Press:20 minutes ago
Schrock's double leads Memphis to 8-4 win over Iowa  —  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Max Schrock hit a run-scoring double in the first inning, leading the Memphis Redbirds to an 8-4 win over the Iowa Cubs on Saturday.  —  The double by Schrock started the scoring in a four-run inning and gave the Redbirds a 1-0 lead.
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