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8:25 PM ET, April 14, 2019

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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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Matthew Moreno / DodgerBlue.com:
Dodgers Recall Josh Sborz From Triple-A Oklahoma City, Option Dennis Santana
Discussion: True Blue LA
J.P. Hoornstra / Daily Breeze:
Dodgers fall to Milwaukee Brewers for sixth straight loss
Ian Harrison / seattlepi.com:
Heredia homers as Rays top Jays 8-4, win 5th straight series  —  TORONTO (AP) — Baseball anonymity doesn't bother the Tampa Bay Rays.  —  Pinch-hitter Guillermo Heredia homered to cap a five-run burst in the eighth inning and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 Sunday for their fifth straight series victory to begin the season.
Discussion: ABC News and Bluebird Banter
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Yahoo Canada / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Blue Jays' Pannone makes fun-fact history with immaculate inning
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
3 takeaways from the Angels-Cubs series, including raves for the new visitors clubhouse and Joe Maddon's ‘millennial’ plan  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Three takeaways from the abbreviated Angels-Cubs series this weekend.  —  1. The visitors clubhouse is a big hit.
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Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   Today's Cubs game vs. the Angels postponed with snow, cold and high winds in the forecast
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Maddon: Take check swing calls away from umps
Discussion: Associated Press
Associated Press:
Rockies' Marquez gives up 1st hit in 8th vs Giants  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — German Marquez of the Colorado Rockies has lost his no-hit bid on Evan Longoria's one-out single in the eighth inning at San Francisco.  —  After Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado made a nifty play on a hard …
Richard Morin / Associated Press:
Diamondbacks salvage series against Padres, end four-game losing streak with win  —  Zack Greinke pitched seven strong innings and helped himself with two hits, pinch-hitter David Peralta connected for a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 Sunday to stop a four-game losing streak.
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Associated Press:   Tatis sets HR record as Padres beat D-Backs 5-4
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.
Discussion: Phillies Nation
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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 pull struggling Vargas early and fall to Braves
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
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 …
Discussion: Royals Review
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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
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds players grateful for Mexico Series experience, crowds  —  MONTERREY, Mexico - Playing in the Mexico Series for two games this weekend, Eugenio Suárez said it was like he was playing winter ball in his native Venezuela again.  —  Suárez loved the fans.
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals are expanding their brand
Discussion: Red Reporter
Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers rally stifled, leave bases loaded in 6-4 loss to Twins  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh inning for his first win since opening day, Trevor Hildenberger struck out two with the bases loaded for his first save and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers, 6-4, Sunday to complete a two-game sweep.
Tim Reynolds / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Segura homers in 14th, Phillies top Marlins 3-1  —  Jean Segura's two-run homer to left in the 14th inning put Philadelphia on top, and the  —  Miami Marlins 3-1 on Sunday in the longest game of the young season for either team.  —  Andrew McCutchen tripled to the wall in left-center …
Discussion: The Good Phight
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
ESPN:
Trout (groin) improving, will join Angels in Texas  —  Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout's injured groin has improved and the All-Star will join the team in Texas ahead of a series against the Rangers, the team said Sunday.  —  The Angels said that an ultrasound “showed further improvement” to Trout's groin.
 
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