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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Lynn awaits start vs. Cardinals, but it would have been ‘meaningful’ in St. Louis  —  Minnesota Twins pitcher Lance Lynn high fives a teammate who scored during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Minnesota Twins at Busch Stadium on Monday, May 7, 2018, in St. Louis, Mo. Photo by Chris Lee, clee@post-dispatch.com
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cards notebook: C. Martinez not likely to start this weekend  —  MINNEAPOLIS  • Carlos Martinez's recovery from a muscle strain near his right (pitching) shoulder has not gone speedily enough for him to be set to start as hoped this weekend against Philadelphia, Cardinals manager Matheny said.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Lineup remains lost as Cardinals fall to stingy Twins  —  MINNEAPOLIS  • The Cardinals lost their grip on the score Tuesday night when a throw to first base went wide left.  But they never had ahold of the game because the quest continues for the lineup they promise they'll be and the runs …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Offense stuck in neutral as Cards lose to Twins  —  Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier heads for third base after a single by left fielder Eddie Rosario (20) against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. (Jerry Holt/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Mike Berardino / Twin Cities:
Byron Buxton gives Twins much-needed jolt in 4-1 win over Cardinals
Discussion: Twinkie Town
Associated Press:
Syndergaard, Mets break out in 12-2 rout of Blue Jays  —  NEW YORK — Devin Mesoraco made quite a first impression in Queens, which has been nothing but trouble for the Toronto Blue Jays over the years.  —  His batterymate wasn't bad with the bat, either.  —  Mesoraco had a huge home debut …
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Matt Ehalt / NorthJersey.com:
NY Mets remain undefeated at home against Toronto with 12-2 win  —  NY Mets' Noah Syndergaard on his start against Toronto NorthJersey  —  NEW YORK — Perhaps Tuesday's storm woke the Mets' offense.  —  Following an 86-minute rain delay, the Mets pummeled the Blue Jays, 12-2, at Citi Field to start this eight-game homestand.
David SchoenfieldESPN Senior / ESPN:
Real or Not?  Why we expect more from Noah Syndergaard  —  In one of the stranger comments of the season, Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland decided it was a good time to publicly criticize Noah Syndergaard.  “I just don't know where the expectations came from,” Eiland told the New York Post.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Mike Fitzpatrick / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Syndergaard, Mets break out in 12-2 rout of Blue Jays
Associated Press:   Stephan carries Tampa to 4-2 win over Dunedin
Associated Press:
Dodgers lose 5th straight against last-place team  —  MIAMI (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position against Wei-Yin Chen and four relievers and were beaten by a last-place team for the fifth straight game, losing to the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday night.
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Associated Press:
Baseball roundup: Cubs come back in ninth to beat Braves  —  Addison Russell's double scored Albert Almora Jr. in the ninth inning to tie the score 2-2, then Ben Zobrist singled in the lead run to spark visiting Chicago to a 3-2 victory over Atlanta on Monday night.
Paul Newberry / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cubs throw out 2 runners at home, rally to beat Braves 3-2  —  Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  —  Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and CBS Chicago
Jerry CrasnickESPN Senior / ESPN:
One year after cancer, Chad Bettis is winning with every pitch  —  While some of his peers collect wine for a hobby, Colorado Rockies starter Chad Bettis is partial to nursing a glass of single-malt Scotch whiskey in his free time.  He has about 70 bottles of Speysides …
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Bernie Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Lyles comes within 5 outs of Padres' first no-hitter
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball and Associated Press
Bernie Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Lyles comes within 5 outs of Padres' first perfect game
Discussion: Associated Press
Evan Drellich / NBCSports.com:
Agent asks Red Sox to trade Blake Swihart  —  BOSTON — Blake Swihart has spent all season in a virtually non-existent role, one that Alex Cora and Dave Dombrowski both indicated on Tuesday will not change barring injury to Sandy Leon or Christian Vazquez.  Swihart's agent …
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ESPN:
Blake Swihart's agent asks Red Sox for trade  —  The agent for Blake Swihart, a former top prospect who has battled injuries and struggled to find playing time with the Red Sox, has requested that his client be traded.  —  Agent Brodie Scoffield told NBC Sports Boston on Tuesday …
Detroit Free Press:
Next Slide  —  John Hicks smiled when asked if he's having the time of his life.  —  Hicks continued a blistering May at the plate by going 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the Detroit Tigers' 9-8 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.  —  With veteran first baseman …
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Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' wives sweat it out, volunteer with Salvation Army  —  Carol Gardenhire is too familiar with her husband's managerial persona.  —  “He's got a history of getting ejected,” Carol joked of her husband, Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire.  “Driving to the ballpark …
Dave Hogg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Tigers rally vs Andrew Miller for 9-8 win over Indians
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Baseball notes: Mariners' Cano suspended for 80 games  —  Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.  Major League Baseball announced the suspension Tuesday, a stunning development for the stalwart in the middle …
Discussion: Associated Press
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ESPN:
Mariners' Robinson Cano suspended 80 games by MLB
Discussion: MLive.com and Daily Mail
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:   Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Todd Milles / Associated Press:
Heredia's RBI single in 11th lifts Mariners past Rangers 9-8  —  Seattle Mariners' Jean Segura singles in a run against the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  —  Seattle Mariners' Guillermo Heredia, left …
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers Reaction: Beltre not interested in ‘going home’ just yet  —  SEATTLE  —  A reminder about Wednesday's game between the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners: There will be no TV broadcasts anywhere.  —  The Rangers are making their Facebook debut, and the Star-Telegram has a story on what fans need to do to see the game.
Alan Saunders / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Pirates, Williams send White Sox to 12th loss in 14 games  —  Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven innings,  —  Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first, and the  —  White Sox 7-0 Tuesday night to send Chicago to its worst start since 1948.  —  Chicago has lost eight of nine …
Discussion: South Side Sox and Bucs Dugout
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Associated Press:
White Sox push back Fulmer's next start
Discussion: South Side Sox
ESPN:
Angels tweak batting order, move up Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani  —  Shohei Ohtani is moving on up.  —  The Los Angeles Angels' two-way sensation is hitting second Tuesday night against the Houston Astros in Anaheim, the first time he's been in that spot in his career.  —  EDITOR'S PICKS
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Greg Beacham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Altuve's late 3-run double propels Astros past Angels, 5-3
Discussion: Halos Heaven
ESPN:
Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt to have season-ending shoulder surgery  —  Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt, who was close to rejoining the team after injuring his shoulder in spring training, instead will have surgery this week that will sideline the 33-year-old veteran for the season.
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Stephen Vogt To Undergo Shoulder Surgery
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball and Al's Ramblings
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
A.J. Pollock Out Four To Eight Weeks With Fractured Thumb  —  Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock has been diagnosed with an avulsion fracture of his left thumb, the Diamondbacks announced on Tuesday.  He's expected to miss between four and eight weeks, per manager Torey Lovullo.
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Bob McManaman / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Adrian Beltre goes back on DL with hamstring injury  —  Adrian Beltre's return from the disabled list lasted just five games.  —  The  —  Texas Rangers put the third baseman back on the DL on Tuesday, two days after he aggravated his left hamstring injury.  —  Beltre landed on the DL for the fourth time in two seasons.
Michael Wagaman / Associated Press:
Crawford has 4 hits, Belt homers as Giants beat Reds 5-3  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants manager Bruce Bochy had no problem pulling his starting pitcher in the fourth inning.  Cincinnati's Jim Riggleman hesitated to do the same thing and the Reds paid for it.
Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:
Cubs' Yu Darvish leaves start in 4th inning with right leg cramp  —  ATLANTA — The Chicago Cubs will have to wait at least five more days to find out if starter Yu Darvish is past his fifth-inning woes as the righty was pulled after four innings on Tuesday due to cramping in his right calf.
Discussion: Bleacher Nation
 
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