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7:10 AM ET, May 16, 2018


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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 …
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 no-hitter  —  SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 7,858 games, the San Diego Padres are still waiting for their first no-hitter.  —  Jordan Lyles was the latest to give the long-sufferings fans hope that it could finally happen.
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball and Associated Press
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.
Bernie Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Lyles comes within 5 outs of Padres' first perfect game
Discussion: Associated Press
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 …
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 …
Dave Hogg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Tigers rally vs Andrew Miller for 9-8 win over Indians
Discussion: Bless You Boys
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
Discussion: USA Today
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,
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
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
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.
Associated Press:   Stephan carries Tampa to 4-2 win over Dunedin
Associated Press:
Syndergaard, Mets break out in 12-2 rout of Blue Jays
Mike Fitzpatrick / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Syndergaard, Mets break out in 12-2 rout of Blue Jays
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.
Bob McManaman / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers … The Diamondbacks lost right fielder Steve Souza Jr. toward the end of spring training when he stretched out, diving to try to catch a tailing line drive.  They lost third baseman Jake Lamb a week into the season when he stretched and dived to snare a difficult pop foul.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers … As MLB Network played on the TVs in the Diamondbacks clubhouse, infielder Ketel Marte kept himself busy by chatting with players and staff near his locker.  —  Marte was already well aware of the story everyone was talking about …
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 …
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.
Paul Newberry / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Cubs throw out 2 runners at home, rally to beat Braves 3-2
Discussion: Talking Chop
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
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
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.
Joey Votto discusses Reds' ‘disappointing’ start to season
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
Greg Beacham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Altuve's late 3-run double propels Astros past Angels, 5-3
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Stephen Vogt To Undergo Shoulder Surgery  —  Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache to have another examination of his ailing shoulder and received an unfortunate but largely expected diagnosis, reports Adam McCalvy of (Twitter links).
Discussion: Al's Ramblings
ESPN:   Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt to have season-ending shoulder surgery
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.
Eddie MatzESPN Senior / ESPN:
Bryce Harper focused on being a National, not upcoming free agency  —  WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper didn't walk out the door.  But he didn't walk into a trap either.  —  “I'm a National now,” said Harper on Tuesday afternoon, when asked about his future prior to Washington's series opener against the visiting New York Yankees.
Discussion: Bleacher Report
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
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.
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