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11:10 PM ET, April 13, 2019


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Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Maddon: Take check swing calls away from umps  —  CHICAGO — The check-swing call in baseball has always been one of the most difficult for umpires to make.  After a late Chicago Cubs rally was thwarted on a strike-three, check-swing call on Kyle Schwarber, Chicago manager Joe Maddon suggested …
Maria Torres / Baltimore Sun:
Angels survive Cubs' rally and escape with a victory  —  Angels first baseman Justin Bour dives to snag a groundball hit by the Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo during the first inning.  (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)  —  It was about 3 1/2 hours into the Angels' 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon.
Jay Cohen / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Cozart, La Stella lead Angels past Cubs 6-5  —  Zack Cozart broke out of a slump with three hits and  —  Cody Allen wiggled out of a jam in the ninth inning, helping the  —  Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Saturday.  —  Los Angeles won for the seventh time in its last eight games.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:   Can Cubs recapture missing winning vibe of 2016 champions?
Associated Press:
Baseball notebook: Angels' Trout will miss weekend series with Cubs
Daily Record:
CC Sabathia starts on the right note, helps Yankees snap losing streak  —  Yankees' manager Aaron Boone on CC Sabathia's first start of the year, going five scoreless innings in a 4-0 win Saturday vs. White Sox  —  NEW YORK - CC Sabathia did everything right in his 2019 debut, but he didn't last long enough to get credit for a win.
USA Today:
Yankees' CC Sabathia allows one hit in first start since offeason heart surgery  —  NEW YORK - This was opening day for CC Sabathia.  —  And the veteran lefty's sparkling 2019 debut made it seem as if the Yankees' season had just begun, paving over anything that happened before Saturday afternoon.
Toronto Sun:   Yankees' Gary Sanchez to 10-day IL; Dellin Betances out 6-7 more weeks
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Frustrated Dellin Betances says he had no idea about the bone spur in his shoulder
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Yankees fall to White Sox, lose fourth-straight game
Todd Zola / ESPN:
Fantasy baseball daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Sunday  —  A quartet of division matchups highlight the streaming pitchers, giving head-to-head one last chance to make up ground.  With several aces on the card, choosing the right arm to keep up with your opponent is even more important.
Lindor in line to start rehab assignment Monday  —  Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor could begin a minor league rehab assignment as early as Monday.  —  Lindor had a workout Saturday, running the bases for the second day in a row.  Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Lindor …
Paul Hoynes / Plain Dealer:
Carlos Gonzalez expected to join Cleveland Indians on Sunday
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Associated Press:
Gordon, Royals end 10-game losing streak, beat Indians 8-1
Paul Hoynes / Plain Dealer:   Jefry Rodriguez excited about Saturday night's start for Cleveland Indians
Associated Press:
Orioles' Chris Davis singles in 1st, ending record hitless streak at 54  —  BOSTON (AP) — Baltimore's Chris Davis ended his streak of futility in his first at-bat on Saturday when he lined a bases-loaded, two-run single to right in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox.
Andy McCullough / Los Angeles Times:
Seattle Mariners defy expectations with a homer-powered surge
Discussion: Athletics Nation
Associated Press:   Red Sox beat Orioles 6-4 for 1st win streak of season
Bill Madden / New York Daily News:   Accidental or not, Dipoto's Mariners have produced one of the greatest starts in baseball history
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mets give Robinson Cano his first day off of the season  —  ATLANTA - Saturday is Robinson Cano's first day off of the season - and he hates it.  If it was up to the veteran second baseman, he would play all 162 games for the Mets.  —  “I don't like days off but sometimes you have to go with it,” Cano said.
Daily Record:
NY Mets, Atlanta Braves lineups announced for Saturday  —  The Mets enter Saturday's game in Atlanta on a hot streak, having won three straight.  And Brandon Nimmo was a big part of keeping that going Friday with his 3-for-4 night at the plate, including a homer in a 6-2 victory over the Braves at SunTrust Park.
Discussion: Talking Chop
Michael Wagaman /
MLB Headlines  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Erik Kratz wasn't tired after catching 18 innings.  The 38-year-old San Francisco Giants backup had done it once before in his career, in 2016 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  —  San Francisco's bullpen was just as sturdy on a night when manager Bruce Bochy used every reliever.
Kerry Crowley / Mercury News:   Giants win longest game in Oracle Park history with 18th-inning walk-off
Michael Wagaman / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Belt scores in 18th inning as Giants beat Rockies 3-2
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles and Purple Row
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Tigers' Buck Farmer took control of his career by finding control on the mound  —  Buck Farmer can't lie: Making the Detroit Tigers' Opening Day roster wasn't completely out of his thoughts.  —  Late in spring training, as the open roster spots began to dwindle, the right-hander was in no man's land …
Detroit Free Press:   Christin Stewart homers, but Detroit Tigers beaten by Twins, 4-3
Associated Press:
Tigers, Twins to begin series after postponement
Discussion: Bless You Boys and Twinkie Town
Associated Press:
Mets analyst Darling: Surgery set for ‘large mass’ in chest  —  SHARE URL EMAIL FBMSNGR WHATSAPP SMS  —  ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets announcer Ron Darling says he will have surgery next week to remove a “large mass in my chest” and hopes to return to the broadcast booth in May.
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
This is the Dansby Swanson you've waited for  —  Dansby Swanson is physically healthy, his wrist issues a fragment of the past.  But his scorching start, and perhaps the best run of his career, is more attributed to his mental prowess.  —  Swanson's first 13 games have conferred him as more than a defensive marvel.
Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks rookie Yoan Lopez hasn't allowed a run since disastrous MLB debut last September  —  On Sept. 9, 2018, Yoan Lopez allowed two home runs and a triple without recording an out in his major-league debut.  —  He hasn't allowed a run since.  —  Cheekily clinging to superstition …
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Tom Haudricourt / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Like his team's fans, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio is living with ups and downs of the pitching staff
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Henry Schulman / San Francisco Chronicle:
Giants reserve Tyler Austin headed for MRI on elbow, possible trip to injured list
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MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Eaton, Kendrick power Nationals past Pirates
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Tommy Birch / Des Moines Register:
Ian Happ enlists the help of former big leaguer during trip back to the minors
Ty Bradley / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Place Rougned Odor On 10-Day IL, Select Danny Santana
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Games of the Day  —  The Tigers and Twins square off …
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Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Kris Bryant on the bench as Cubs face Angels at Wrigley Field
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jordan McPherson / Miami Herald:
After another ‘tentative’ outing, Marlins manager calls on Alcantara to attack on mound
Associated Press:
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