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7:10 PM ET, April 15, 2018


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Alan Eskew / UPI:
Ohtani on mound for Angels again vs. Royals  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It is Sunday, so it must be Shohei Ohtani time in the Los Angeles Angels rotation.  —  Ohtani, the two-way Japanese star, will make his third major league start and all of them are on Sundays.
Steve Gardner / USA Today:
Red Sox rained out on Patriots Day, turn attention to Shohei Ohtani  —  For the first time since 1995, there will be no Patriots Day baseball in Boston.  —  The red-hot Red Sox — off to the best start in their 118-year franchise history — have postponed Monday's scheduled 11:05 a.m. game …
Bob Nightengale / Des Moines Register:
Shohei Ohtani's start postponed after MLB first planned to play through 30-degree weather  —  We haven't seen that before.' USA TODAY Sports  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It could have been Major League Baseball's worst nightmare, a calamity of epic proportions.
Associated Press:
LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, wintry weather, Reds skid  —  Baseball fans watch during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Chicago.  The Cubs won 14-10.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  —  Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:   Shohei Ohtani's start postponed after MLB first planned to play through 30-degree weather
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers … LOS ANGELES -Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker landed on the disabled list on Sunday, but the tone around the team continues to be more upbeat than normal as it relates to a pitcher dealing with an arm injury.
Alex Avila: ‘Definitely owe’ Deven Marrero after costing him homer  —  LOS ANGELES — About the only thing that went wrong for Arizona in another win over the Dodgers was a baserunning blunder that took away a home run.  —  Diamondbacks third baseman Deven Marrero appeared to hit a three-run homer …
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Diamondbacks Place Taijuan Walker On DL
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Gyorko launches homer in rehab work, could return to Cardinals soon  —  CINCINNATI  • Accompanied by a book gifted him from manager Mike Matheny, infielder Jedd Gyorko jetted down to Florida for the weekend to get some needed at-bats and see how his leg had recovered from a hamstring strain.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   With the rain cleared and tarp pulled, Cardinals go for sweep
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Rain threatens series finale as Cardinals look for sweep against Reds
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Doug Stewart / FOX 61:
Red Sox extend best start in 118-year history, beat O's 3-1  —  Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment  —  BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi got three hits and the Boston Red Sox extended the best start …
Discussion: Dan Shaughnessy Watch
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:
With Derek Jeter, Giancarlo Stanton says there's no bad blood on his part  —  DETROIT - Bad blood with Derek Jeter?  —  Giancarlo Stanton doesn't see it that way.  —  If there's any personal, lingering bitterness related to Jeter's role in Stanton's trade from the Miami Marlins, well, it's not felt by the Yankees' slugger.
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Giancarlo Stanton says there's no ‘bad blood’ with Derek Jeter
John Fay /
As Cincinnati Reds struggle, top prospect Nick Senzel remains with Triple-A Louisville  —  Here are the stats: Since Eugenio Suarez has been out, Reds third basemen were 1 for 25 with three errors entering Sunday.  —  Meanwhile, the team's No. 1 prospect, Nick Senzel, a third baseman by trade …
Scott Springer /   Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price preaches patience amid frustration
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Cubs' weather-related decisions a complicated affair  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Years from now they'll be talking about that winter day back in the spring of '18 when the Cubs came roaring back from an eight-run deficit, scoring nine runs on three hits in the eighth inning with a hawk wind …
Teddy Greenstein / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs' game against Braves postponed, rescheduled for May 14
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers-N.Y. Yankees doubleheader now June 4, MLB draft Day 1  —  As expected, the split doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees on Sunday afternoon was postponed, continuing an early-season trend which has wreaked havoc around the major leagues - and especially in Detroit.
Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers: Game 1 vs. Yankees postponed; Game 2 still on tonight
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers put Logan Forsythe on disabled list  —  Justin Turner played 1,000 innings at third base for the Dodgers last season.  He has not played a single inning this season, and now his replacement has joined him on the disabled list.  —  Logan Forsythe, who had been playing through weakness …
ESPN:   Logan Forsythe goes on DL day after leaving game with shoulder injury
Associated Press:
Homer happy Mariners hit 4 long balls in win over A's  —  SEATTLE (AP) - Jean Segura hit a three-run homer, Mitch Haniger, Kyle Seager and Daniel Vogelbach all added solo shots, and Seattle battered Oakland pitching for 17 hits in the Mariners' 10-8 win over the Athletics on Saturday night.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Associated Press:   Homer happy Mariners hit 4 long balls in 10-8 win over A's
Mark Didtler / Associated Press:
Rays keep sliding at home as Phillies roll to 10-4 win  —  Aaron Altherr hit a three-run homer, Scott Kingery had a three-run double and the Philadelphia Phillies won their sixth in a row, topping the Tampa Bay Rays 10-4 Sunday.  —  Kingery's two-out drive off the center field wall capped …
Discussion: DRaysBay
John Healy / New York Daily News:
Brandon Nimmo continues impressive start to season, goes 3-for-5 with a home run in Mets' win over Brewers  —  One of the Mets biggest problems right now might be trying to find more at-bats for Brandon Nimmo.  —  The right fielder continued to impress in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Brewers …
Tommy Birch / Des Moines Register:
Social media star Taylor Davis showing he can be a star on the field  —  Iowa Cubs catcher Taylor Davis became a social media star last season when an entertaining video of the backstop went viral.  —  Despite what some people may believe, that's not how Davis caught the attention …
John Healy / New York Daily News:
Wilmer Flores' walk-off home run backs stellar outing from Noah Syndergaard as Mets take series finale over Brewers, 3-2  —  Noah Syndergaard was literally untouchable, but it was Wilmer Flores who saved the day.  —  The first baseman blasted a walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth inning …
Associated Press:
Zagunis' double leads Iowa to 9-4 win over Memphis  —  MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mark Zagunis hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, leading the Iowa Cubs to a 9-4 win over the Memphis Redbirds on Sunday.  —  The double by Zagunis started the scoring in a four-run inning and gave the Cubs a 4-3 lead.
Associated Press:
Peralta induces double play, leads Col. Springs to 7-4 win over Round Rock  —  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Freddy Peralta got Carlos Garay to hit into a double play in the fourth inning, leading the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to a 7-4 win over the Round Rock Express in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday.
Associated Press:
Reyes hits walk-off double, Frederick beats Potomac 6-5  —  FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Jomar Reyes had a walk-off two-run double, as the Frederick Keys beat the Potomac Nationals 6-5 on Sunday.  —  After Potomac's Rhett Wiseman hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth …
Bradford DoolittleESPN / ESPN:
Justin Verlander is the last of a dying breed on the mound  —  Think about the most memorable pitching duels from your lifetime of watching baseball.  Conjure your favorite.  What was it about that game that made it so indelible?  —  Chances are, that special memory did not involve …
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