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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.
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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 …
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.
Bernie Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Lyles comes within 5 outs of Padres' first perfect game
Bernie Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Lyles comes within 5 outs of Padres' first no-hitter
Associated Press:   Padres place rookie lefty Lucchesi on disabled list
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:
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)
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Bader sticks in right field, and Carpenter returns to first base vs. Twins
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Cardinals prepping for Martinez to meet weekend start, too
Mike Berardino / Twin Cities:
Byron Buxton gives Twins much-needed jolt in 4-1 win over Cardinals
Discussion: Twinkie Town
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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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Robinson Cano suspended 80 games by MLB for performance-enhancing drug violation
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Robinson Cano's PED bust ruins his rep - and leaves Mariners with soiled, $24 million star
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jorge L. Ortiz / USA Today:   Five truths at the quarter mark of the MLB season
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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George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera won't play until hamstring fully healed
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera ‘so mad’ about Robinson Canó suspension
Dave Hogg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Tigers rally vs Andrew Miller for 9-8 win over Indians
Discussion: Bless You Boys
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: 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
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:   Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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
Discussion: baseballmusings.com and 12up
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Greg Beacham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Altuve's late 3-run double propels Astros past Angels, 5-3  —  Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the eighth inning, and the  —  Houston Astros rallied from a late two-run deficit for a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles  —  Angels on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Halos Heaven
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: Bucs Dugout
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Associated Press:
White Sox push back Fulmer's next start  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have pushed back Carson Fulmer's next turn in their rotation and plan to give Hector Santiago a spot start.  —  Fulmer was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday at Pittsburgh, but instead will go Friday against Texas.
Discussion: South Side Sox
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.
Associated Press:
McMahon, Tauchman lead Albuquerque to 10-3 win over Las Vegas  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mike Tauchman homered twice and singled, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two as the Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Las Vegas 51s 10-3 on Tuesday.  —  Ryan McMahon homered twice with four RBIs and two runs for Albuquerque.
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.
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.
 
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