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10:55 AM ET, May 22, 2019


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Associated Press:
Giants score three in ninth to beat Braves 4-3  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Joe Panik was fairly calm in the midst of his eight-pitch battle with Atlanta closer Luke Jackson.  A pair of stolen bases earlier in the ninth inning, including one by pinch-runner Mac Williamson that put the winning run …
Neil Paine / FiveThirtyEight:
The Strange Dynasty Of The San Francisco Giants Is Over.  (Yes, It Was A Dynasty.)  —  Over the course of the past decade, the San Francisco Giants put together one of the strangest dynasties in baseball history.  And now it is officially coming to an end.
Discussion: ABC News
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Teheran sharp again but Braves blow ninth-inning lead vs. Giants  —  Julio Teheran's sharpness will go unfounded among May's cluttered Braves storylines, but a consistent Teheran could be the backbone of what's shaping into a formidable rotation.  The bullpen, however, remains an unpredictable experience.
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Giants get three in ninth to beat Braves, 4-3
Discussion: Talking Chop
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   Anthony Swarzak on trade, his own Braves scouting report
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Michael Conforto takes first step in recovery from concussion  —  Michael Conforto took his first big step in returning to the field on Monday.  The outfielder rode on a stationary bicycle to represent the first physical activity allowed since sustaining a concussion last Thursday in Washington.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Amed Rosario reminds Mets why sprinting to first is crucial; Pete Alonso's moon shot breaks rookie record  —  And that's why you run.  —  The student became the teacher when Amed Rosario hit a sharp bouncing ground ball to short and sprinted to first base in the ninth inning with two outs.
Toronto Sun:
A pair of aces meet when Nationals face Mets  —  The Washington Nationals headed to the Big Apple early Monday morning with a chance to deliver the final knockout blow to the New York Mets and embattled manager Mickey Callaway.  Two Mets wins later, the Nationals are the punch-drunk team …
Mark Fischer / New York Post:
Joe Girardi watching Mets' chaos unfold with intrigue
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Gray, Reds shut out Brewers  —  Sonny Gray threw six strong innings to earn his first win with the Reds, and visiting Cincinnati beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 in the opener of the two-game series on Tuesday night.  —  Gray (1-4) allowed five hits, struck out nine and walked four.
Discussion: and Brew Crew Ball
John Fay /   Scooter Gennett is back on the road with the Reds, but there's no timetable on his return
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Cincinnati Reds notes: Yasiel Puig hopes to return to lineup Wednesday
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
ESPN:   Brewers pull Yelich from lineup with back spasms
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Domingo German is the best in the Yankees' rotation this season, but potential innings limit could be hurdle later on  —  BALTIMORE — In his five innings work Monday night, Domingo German showed why he has been a savior for these Yankees.  The slight, 26-year-old right-hander also showed …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Giancarlo Stanton was supposed to play in a minor league game, then he wasn't
Sporting News:
Yankees injury updates: AL East leaders get good news on multiple players
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
‘Exactly a replay’: Diamondbacks lose again to Padres on sixth-inning home run  —  SAN DIEGO — No, that wasn't déjà vu.  It was just the Diamondbacks dropping a second straight game in eerily similar fashion.  —  For the second time in as many nights, the Diamondbacks' starting …
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Taylor Clarke, Jon Duplantier both candidates to join Diamondbacks starting rotation
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Lynn guts it out, Calhoun injured and Mazara steals history in Rangers' 5-3 win  —  The Texas Rangers have won three consecutive games and are back at .500 after beating the Seattle Mariners 5-3 Tuesday night at Globe Life Park.  —  Lance Lynn had a season-high 11 strikeouts and improved …
Associated Press:
Stater Lynn, closer Kelley lead Rangers past Mariners 5-3  —  Lance Lynn allowed two runs over seven innings and Shawn Kelley earned the save hours after learning that two lumps removed from his throat last week were benign as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Why Andrew Friedman's return with Dodgers to Rays' Trop was a more comfortable this time  —  Former Rays head of baseball ops said he still roots for his old team and close friends.  Also, injury updates on several Rays.  —  ST. PETERSBURG - The second time around as a visitor to the place …
Discussion: DRaysBay
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays vs. Dodgers lineups for Tuesday in a quick Trop stop
Discussion: MLB Baseball News … and DRaysBay
Associated Press:
Uehara retires; Star on 2013 Red Sox World Series winner  —  TOKYO — Pitcher Koji Uehara, whose dominant season in relief helped the Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series, has retired with Japan's Yomiuri Giants — the team that he first played for in Japan.
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Gimpy Baez comes off bench, hits walk-off vs. Phils  —  Javier Baez ripped a pinch-hit, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 win over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.  —  Before the game, Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters Baez …
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:   Cubs SS Baez to have MRI on right heel
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Mozeliak says Cards' rotation must improve, especially on road  —  The Cardinals have 11 of their next 14 games at home, beginning with Wednesday's day-night doubleheader with Kansas City, created by Tuesday's game being canceled because of foreboding weather.
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Alex Verdugo's ‘youthful enthusiasm’ keeps Dodgers charged up  —  Dodger Stadium played “Last Time That I Checc'd,” the hit song by Nipsey Hussle, and Alex Verdugo, who used the track as his walk-up music last season, got excited.  He lifted himself onto the top bench of the home dugout and started to sway.
Joon Lee / ESPN:
How Michael Brantley — MLB's best free-agent bargain — could swing the World Series  —  Some days, Michael Brantley thought the injuries were going to get the better of him, that they would zap what were supposed to be the prime years of his major league career.
Phil Miller / The Charlotte Observer:
Twins come alive late, run away for 8-3 victory over Angels  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. - Sometimes the rallies are lightning strikes.  Sometimes they're slow boils.  The Minnesota Twins got both on Tuesday.  —  In the span of three pitches, the Twins turned a three-run deficit into a tie game.
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Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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Will Graves / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
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David Barron / Houston Chronicle:
Astros place Collin McHugh on injured list with sore elbow
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
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