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10:50 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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Beth Harris Ap / The Charlotte Observer:
Stripling, Dodgers end 6-game skid with 7-1 win over Brewers
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Bats come alive in Mexico as Cardinals beat Reds 9-5  —  MONTERREY, MEXICO  • A day after predicting that he would hit a home run at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, left fielder Marcell Ozuna did himself one better.  —  He hit two.  —  Ozuna's three-run homer in the first inning …
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Carlos Rodriguez / Associated Press:
Ozuna, Cardinals power past Reds 9-5 for split in Mexico  —  A billboard advertising the Mexico Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals stands outside the stadium before the start of their second game in Monterrey, Mexico, Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Discussion: ABC News
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:   Cincinnati Reds players grateful for Mexico Series experience, crowds
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals are expanding their brand
Discussion: Red Reporter
Tim Reynolds / Baltimore Sun:
Segura's homer helps Phillies outlast Marlins in 14 innings  —  Philadelphia Phillies' Jean Segura (2) third base base after hitting a two run home run during the 14th inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Miami.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Brynn Anderson)
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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
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
The most important storylines in the loaded NL East race
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Daimon Eklund / Associated Press:
Cole strikes out 11, Diaz homers, Astros win 3-2 at Seattle  —  Hector Rondon, Ryan Pressly and Roberto Osuna each pitched a perfect inning in relief for Houston, with Osuna working the ninth for his seventh save.  —  SEATTLE — Gerrit Cole struck out 11 in six innings …
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Associated Press:
Darvish to start Monday after Cubs snowed out  —  CHICAGO — Snow and rain led to the postponement of Sunday's finale of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.  —  A makeup date was not immediately announced.  —  A steady snow fell throughout …
Discussion: ESPN
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Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   3 takeaways from the Angels-Cubs series, including raves for the new visitors clubhouse …
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs-Angels series finale postponed by snow; Tyler Chatwood will be skipped in favor of Yu Darvish
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.
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Yahoo Canada / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Blue Jays' Pannone makes fun-fact history with immaculate inning
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
ABC News:
Gore pinch-runs, speeds home as Royals sweep Indians  —  Pinch-runner extraordinaire Terrance Gore stole a base and then scored on Hunter Dozier's single in the ninth inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 9-8 to complete a three-game sweep of the AL Central favorites
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
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Lynn Worthy / Kansas City Star:   Royals stay with Heath Fillmyer in fifth starters spot in pitching rotation
ESPN:
Gonzalez gets called up, to debut for Indians
Discussion: Royals Review
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 …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
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 …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees edged by White Sox, lose fourth series of season  —  In the bottom of the ninth, with just three outs to make something happen, Luke Voit smoked the ball and the Stadium began to perk up at the sound of the ball off the bat.  The line drive screamed.....right into the glove of White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson.
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David Pinto / baseballmusings.com:
Games of the Day  —  I don't think it's that good a game …
Associated Press:
LEADING OFF: MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day  —  A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:  —  JACKIE ROBINSON DAY  —  Major League Baseball observes Jackie Robinson Day at ballparks all over the country.  Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
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
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers Reaction: Heroes aplenty in gutsy comeback against Athletics  —  Baseball reminded us how beautiful it can be Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.  —  Just when you were about to head for the exits, change the channel, or finish up a boring game story (that was me!), a drab …
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Associated Press:
Athletics-Rangers game postponed after long day of rain
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
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.
Discussion: Associated Press
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.
 
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