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5:45 PM ET, April 14, 2019

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David Schoenfield / ESPN:
The most important storylines in the loaded NL East race  —  The Bryce Harper era in Philadelphia is off to a rousing start with Harper raking, getting on base almost half the time and the Phillies winning despite some shaky performances from the rotation and bullpen.
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Daily Record:   Jason Vargas fails to get out of 1st inning as NY Mets fall to Atlanta Braves
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:   Mets give Robinson Cano his first day off of the season
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mets pull struggling Vargas early and fall to Braves
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Daily Record:
NY Mets, Atlanta Braves lineups announced for Saturday
Mike Digiovanna / Miami Herald:
Dodgers can't get much going against Davies, Brewers  —  LOS ANGELES-The confidence and swagger that a high-powered Los Angeles Dodgers offense generated during a torrid start has disappeared.  In its place is the confusion and mounting frustration of a losing streak that grew to six games Saturday night.
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J.P. Hoornstra / Daily Breeze:
Dodgers fall to Milwaukee Brewers for sixth straight loss  —  LOS ANGELES - The last time the Dodgers lost six consecutive games before Saturday, they had stumbled into a quagmire.  —  It was the middle of last May. The Dodgers were 10 games under .500 with the worst record of any team …
Matthew Moreno / DodgerBlue.com:
Dodgers Recall Josh Sborz From Triple-A Oklahoma City, Option Dennis Santana
Discussion: True Blue LA
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:
Recovering from back issue, Yankees' Aaron Hicks hopes to take batting practice soon  —  Yankees manager Aaron Boone talks about Aaron Hicks' progress from back injury and James Paxton tipping pitches in his last start  —  NEW YORK — It's been a month and a half since Aaron Hicks swung a bat in game conditions.
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Aaron Hicks is back in the Big Apple for now
ESPN:
Gonzalez gets called up, to debut for Indians  —  Veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been promoted by the Cleveland Indians and will make his season debut Sunday against the Kansas City Royals.  —  Gonzalez, who started this season at Triple-A Columbus, will play left field and bat third …
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Todd Zola / ESPN:
Fantasy baseball daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Sunday
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
ESPN:   Lindor in line to start rehab assignment Monday
Associated Press:
Tatis sets HR record as Padres beat D-Backs 5-4  —  PHOENIX (AP) — Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. is already has a place in baseball history.  —  Tatis Jr. became the youngest shortstop to hit four home runs in his first 16 games when he hit one Saturday night, and Franmil Reyes added …
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Richard Morin / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks rookie Yoan Lopez hasn't allowed a run since disastrous MLB debut last September
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 …
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Maria Torres / Baltimore Sun:   Angels survive Cubs' rally and escape with a victory
Jay Cohen / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Cozart, La Stella lead Angels past Cubs 6-5
Associated Press:
LEADING OFF: Altuve, Astros, Mariners streaking, Davis hits  —  Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis watches his two-run single in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez during the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, April 13, 2019.  —  Minnesota Twins pitcher Blake Parker smiles …
James H. Williams / Orange County Register:
Reaction: Tiger Woods wins his fifth Masters Tournament, first since 2005  —  Tiger Woods broke an 11-year drought to win his 15th Major title and his first green jacket since 2005.  —  Woods, 43, shot a final-round 70 to win by one shot over Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Today's Cubs game vs. the Angels postponed with snow, cold and high winds in the forecast  —  Chicago Tribune  —  High winds, snow, rain and temperatures in the 30s postponed Sunday's Cubs-Angels series finale at Wrigley Field.  —  A makeup date has not been announced.
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves option Sean Newcomb to Triple-A  —  Sean Newcomb will work out the kinks in Triple-A Gwinnett.  —  The Braves optioned the lefty to the minors before Sunday's game against the Mets.  Newcomb, 25, pitched 1-1/3 inning the night before, surrendering a four-run lead in just six batters time.
Discussion: Talking Chop
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Martin's late double gets Pirates past Nationals  —  Jason Martin had an RBI ground-rule double with two outs in the ninth inning off reliever Wander Suero as the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Sunday, taking two of three games in the series.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
James Paxton accidentally tipped pitches in Yankees' loss to Astros  —  James Paxton was tipping his pitches Wednesday.  The Yankees lefty said that Carlos Beltran came up to him Saturday and told him that he was showing what was coming.  —  That allowed the Astros to know what to expect from Paxton …
Brent Stecker / sports.MyNorthwest.com:
Notebook: Mariners recall Erik Swanson as Wade LeBlanc hits IL; David Freitas traded  —  The Mariners will need to find a replacement for Wade LeBlanc in their rotation, but at least for now they'll have Erik Swanson available out of their bullpen.  —  Mariners held to season-low with 3-1 loss to Astros
Yahoo Canada / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Blue Jays' Pannone makes fun-fact history with immaculate inning  —  As far as historical achievements go, the “immaculate inning” flies a little bit under the radar.  —  Even with its appealing alliteration, it's a bit of a mouthful, but the concept is clear.
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
Joon Lee / ESPN:
Orioles' Davis ends 0-for-54 streak, asks for ball  —  BOSTON — Baltimore's Chris Davis ended an MLB-record 0-for-54 skid with his first hit of the season Saturday, dropping in a two-run single in the first inning off Red Sox starter Rick Porcello.  —  Davis clapped his hands and called …
Associated Press:
Baseball roundup: Sabathia is solid in return to Yankees  —  CC Sabathia began his 19th and final big league season with five stellar innings, pinch-hitter Luke Voit (Lafayette High) came through with a broken-bat RBI single in the seventh and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 Saturday to end a four-game slide.
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USA Today:
Yankees' CC Sabathia allows one hit in first start since offeason heart surgery
 
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