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6:05 PM ET, June 13, 2018


 Top News: 
Associated Press:
Trout hits 2 HRs again, Mariners belt 4 in win vs Angels  —  SEATTLE (AP) - Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy each homered twice as the first-place Seattle Mariners shook off two homers by Mike Trout for the second consecutive night, beating the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Tuesday.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Gene Warnick / UPI:
Los Angeles Angels' hot Mike Trout tries to prevent sweep by Seattle Mariners  —  Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout entered his team's three-game series in Seattle mired in a 2-for-19 slump with no extra-base hits, no RBIs and seven strikeouts in his previous five games.  —  Consider that mini-slump a thing of the past.
Alex Butler / UPI:   Mike Trout: Angels star robs Nelson Cruz, hits two bombs
Collin Whitchurch / Baseball Prospectus:
What You Need To Know: Who's In First?  —  Tuesday Takeaway
Discussion: The Comeback and DRaysBay
Dana Gauruder / UPI:
Detroit Tigers move on without Miguel Cabrera vs. Minnesota Twins  —  Miguel Cabrera's season is over.  The Detroit Tigers will have to try to get through the next 94 games without their veteran slugger, starting on Wednesday.  —  Cabrera suffered a ruptured left biceps tendon while taking …
Detroit Free Press:   Next Slide
George Sipple / USA Today:
Miguel Cabrera will miss rest of season with biceps tendon rupture
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
NY Met's Noah Syndergaard will remain sidelined while right index finger strain  —  Mets manager Mickey Callaway provides an about about Noah Syndergaard Matt Ehalt, Staff Writer, @MattEhalt  —  ATLANTA — There is no timetable for when Noah Syndergaard may return from the disabled list …
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:   Mets need reliever Paul Sewald to return to form— quickly
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:
Mets lose to Braves and may force Sandy Alderson to make difficult trades
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
David O'Brien / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Foltynewicz exits early due to triceps tightness
Discussion: Talking Chop and Amazin' Avenue
Jeff Seidel / UPI:
Boston Red Sox look to complete sweep of Baltimore Orioles  —  BALTIMORE — The Boston Red Sox will try to complete a three-game sweep of the slumping Baltimore Orioles when the two teams meet for a Wednesday matinee at Oriole Park.  —  Boston (46-22) won the first two games of the series, including Tuesday's 6-4 victory.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
With Donald Trump in his corner, Diamondbacks' Clay Buchholz back to his old ways  —  PHOENIX — Clay Buchholz, talking quietly about his friend in the Arizona Diamondbacks clubhouse, slowly raises his index finger to his mouth, and in a soft whisper, says, “Shhh!”
Eduardo A. Encina / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles rookie David Hess schooled by Red Sox in 6-4 loss
Discussion: Over the Monster and Camden Chat
Scott Boeck / USA Today:
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo defends Bryce Harper, calls anonymous exec ‘chicken’ and ‘gutless’  —  Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper has been a lightening rod for criticism since the day he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2009 and was touted as 'Baseball's Chosen One' at age of 16.
Jorge Castillo / Washington Post:
Mike Rizzo defends Bryce Harper after anonymous executive calls him “a selfish, losing player”  —  NEW YORK — As his Washington Nationals took batting practice before their series opener against the New York Yankees on Tuesday evening, a seething Mike Rizzo came to Bryce Harper's defense …
Toronto Sun:
Dodgers aim to continue hot streak against Rangers  —  LOS ANGELES — Once unable to win a series no matter what they did, the Los Angeles Dodgers are a game away from taking seven of their last eight series.  —  And regardless of what happens Wednesday, in the second game of a brief …
Discussion: True Blue LA
Andy McCullough / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers place rookie Walker Buehler on disabled list with microfractured rib
Beth Harris / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Dodgers batter Colon for 8 runs in 12-5 win over Rangers
Discussion: True Blue LA
Associated Press:
Gattis drives in 5 as Astros beat A's for 6th straight win  —  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After Houston fell into a quick one-run hole, Evan Gattis appreciated how the Astros came right back swinging.  —  Fences-clearing swings.  —  “It's like let 'em know we're here, you know?” he said.
Baltimore Sun:   A.J. Hinch adds former Oriole, retired Astros first base coach Rich Dauer to AL All-Star staff
Coley HarveyESPN / ESPN:
Will taking a seat bust Gary Sanchez's slump?  —  NEW YORK — Gary Sanchez has begun his week spending more time on the New York Yankees' bench than squatting on his knees behind home plate.  —  That's probably a good thing.  At long last, it's probably the right thing.
Discussion: Associated Press
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:   The state of the Yankees after their win over Nationals
David SchoenfieldESPN Senior / ESPN:
He's on pace to do what!?  Big surprises on MLB leaderboards  —  MLB leaderboards are a fascinating thing this time of year.  It's too late to completely write off anything surprising as a small-sample-size fluke, but also too early to believe something will hold up just because it's happening now.
Star-studded roundtable: Revisiting award predictions and more  —  The first All-Star voting results came out this week, and we've got just about a month to go before the game's brightest stars shine at the Midsummer Classic, so it's a great time to focus on the individual achievements of the season to date.
Tony Andracki / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
There's no way the Cubs can take Mike Montgomery out of the rotation  —  Mike Montgomery is a man possessed.  —  Over the last 7 months,  —  he's made it pretty damn clear he prefers to be a starting pitcher rather than a reliever and he's certainly put his money where his mouth is.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Craig Davis / Baltimore Sun:
Trevor Richards notches first big-league win as Marlins down Giants again  —  Sun Sentinel  —  Trevor Richards had pitched well enough to earn his first big league win on two occasions.  —  The Marlins rookie even outdueled Clayton Kershaw in one game in Los Angeles while striking out 10, though he didn't figure in the decision.
UPI:   Suarez gets nod for Giants in return to Miami
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Marlins' Richards beats Giants for first win
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
White Sox Place Nate Jones On 10-Day DL  —  The White Sox have announced that righty Nate Jones is going on the 10-day DL with a pronator muscle strain.  Fellow righty Juan Minaya has been recalled to take his place on the active roster.  —  While a timeline isn't yet known …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Scott Lauber /
Phillies prospect Jhailyn Ortiz turns on the power after difficult start  —  LAKEWOOD, N.J. — It was 4:30 p.m. Monday, 13 hours after the Lakewood BlueClaws' bus rolled in from a road trip to North Carolina, when Jhailyn Ortiz dug in for batting practice.  He took a half-dozen rounds of swings …
Steve Rosenbloom / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Tyler Chatwood shows the Cubs a whole new side of bad baseball  —  Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood discusses his loss against the Brewers on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Turns out, leading the major leagues in walks wasn't Tyler Chatwood's only trick.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves' draft marks first step in replenishing post-penalized farm system  —  The Braves' minor-league system has vaulted them into contention earlier than expected.  —  Whether it can keep them there remains to be seen, and part of that will be predicated on the 2018 draft's hit rate.
Bucky Dent / UPI:
San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals face off with struggling pitchers  —  Two young starters searching for consistency will try to find it Wednesday night in the rubber game of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
David Haugh / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Rick Renteria's umpire gripe only makes it tougher for Yoan Moncada  —  Photos of White Sox infielder Yoan Moncada.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  On the fourth pitch White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada saw Tuesday night against the Indians, he drilled a 429-foot home run to center field.
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