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8:20 PM ET, April 15, 2018


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Scott Springer /
Cincinnati Reds wrap up miserable home stand with 3-2 loss to St. Louis Cardinals  —  CINCINNATI - Two hours and 36 minutes after its scheduled start time, Jackie Robinson Day took place at Great American Ball Park between the Reds and Cardinals.  Each player wore No. 42 in honor of Robinson …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   With the rain cleared and tarp pulled, Cardinals go for sweep
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Gyorko launches homer in rehab work, could return to Cardinals soon
Scott Springer /   Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price preaches patience amid frustration
John Fay /   As Cincinnati Reds struggle, top prospect Nick Senzel remains with Triple-A Louisville
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Rain threatens series finale as Cardinals look for sweep against Reds
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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 …
Associated Press:
LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, wintry weather, Reds skid
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:   Shohei Ohtani's start postponed after MLB first planned to play through 30-degree weather
John Healy / New York Daily News:
Mickey Callaway explains questionable decision to pinch-hit Jay Bruce for catcher Tomas Nido with Noah Syndergaard on deck  —  At 12-2, Mickey Callaway has not had to face too much scrutiny yet as a rookie manager, but on Sunday he was forced to answer a questionable decision in the fifth inning …
John Harper / New York Daily News:
Mets have perfect chance to increase lead over Nationals after showing resolve in win over Brewers  —  By the late innings, after a rare questionable decision from the manager and then some shaky defense, this one had the feel of a game that was getting away from the Mets.
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 …
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
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
Associated Press:
A's snap Mariners' 4-game winning streak  —  SEATTLE (AP) - Sean Manaea pitched seven strong innings and Jed Lowrie hit an early two-run homer off Felix Hernandez to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Sunday.  —  Oakland avoided a series sweep as Manaea (2-2) gave up just two hits and struck out four.
Associated Press:
Homer happy Mariners hit 4 long balls in win over A's
Discussion: Lookout Landing
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
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 …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
ESPN:   Logan Forsythe goes on DL day after leaving game with shoulder injury
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
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
Matt Breen /
Aaron Altherr's diving catch started with analytics  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Aaron Altherr did not intend to make a catch as he ran to his right on Sunday afternoon and locked his eyes on Denard Span's line drive.  The ball was moving fast and Altherr figured he would corral it after it bounced off the turf.
Teddy Greenstein / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo set to return in the cold against sizzling Cardinals  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Joe Maddon is renowned for knowing the psyche of his players.  But the Cubs manager has his limits.  —  “Mind-reading,” he said, “is really difficult.”  —  So Maddon will count on Anthony Rizzo …
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
Mets host family of Jackie Robinson on MLB's annual Jackie Robinson Day  —  Sharon Robinson reflects on Jackie Robinson Day  —  NEW YORK — The Mets and Brewers honored Jackie Robinson on Sunday as part of MLB's annual Jackie Robinson Day celebrations.  All players wore No. 42 …
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
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 …
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.
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