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1:10 AM ET, April 15, 2019


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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.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals notebook: Gallegos ‘super happy’ to get to play for hometown crowd  —  MONTERREY, MEXICO  • With help from a five-run gush that snapped a tie and pushed the Cardinals ahead for the final two innings Sunday, manager Mike Shildt had the moment he wanted, the thank you he could give …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Bats come alive in Mexico as Cardinals beat Reds 9-5
Bobby Nightengale /   Cincinnati Reds players grateful for Mexico Series experience, crowds
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 …
David Schoenfield / ESPN:   Real or not? Astros are headed for another 100-win season
Ian Harrison /
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.
Ian Shantz / Toronto Sun:   Another fielding error by Gurriel Jr. creates a momentum-changer for Tampa Bay
Yahoo Canada / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Blue Jays' Pannone makes fun-fact history with immaculate inning
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
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.
Discussion: True Blue LA
Beth Harris Ap / The Charlotte Observer:
Stripling, Dodgers end 6-game skid with 7-1 win over Brewers
Matthew Moreno /
Dodgers Recall Josh Sborz From Triple-A Oklahoma City, Option Dennis Santana
Discussion: True Blue LA
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
Tim Reynolds / Baltimore Sun:   Segura's homer helps Phillies outlast Marlins in 14 innings
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
The most important storylines in the loaded NL East race
Discussion: Phillies Nation
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 …
Associated Press:   Baseball roundup: Marquez, Rockies end 8-loss skid
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Teheran shows up deGrom, Braves split with Mets  —  The idea of matching Julio Teheran against Jacob deGrom didn't quiver excitement within the Braves' fan base.  Cue the adage, “That's why they play the games.”  —  Teheran pitched his best game of the season — six innings, allowing one run …
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Jacob deGrom scuffles in second straight outing raising cause for concern  —  ATLANTA - A scrappy five-inning outing for a typical top starter would be unfortunate, but it wouldn't raise any eyebrows.  Yet, when a Mets ace coming off a historic season is out of whack, it's certainly cause for concern.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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
Lynn Worthy / Kansas City Star:   Royals stay with Heath Fillmyer in fifth starters spot in pitching rotation
Gonzalez gets called up, to debut for Indians
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
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   3 takeaways from the Angels-Cubs series, including raves for the new visitors clubhouse …
Dan Martin / New York Post:
Aaron Hicks speaks — without a timetable in sight  —  Aaron Hicks finally made it back to Yankee Stadium on Sunday, but not for the reasons the Yankees would have liked.  —  The center fielder was in town mostly to take care of paperwork for his apartment, and he remains out with a strained lower back suffered during spring training.
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:   Recovering from back issue, Yankees' Aaron Hicks hopes to take batting practice soon
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:
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
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
Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers top prospects' minor league statistics for 2019  —  The focus for the Detroit Tigers this season isn't so much what's happening at Comerica Park as it is what's happening in Toledo, Erie, West Michigan and Lakeland.  —  Here's a recap of how the Tigers' top-15 prospects performed this season.
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Susan Slusser / San Francisco Chronicle:
A's Jesús Luzardo, shut down with shoulder issue, feels ‘fantastic’
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Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
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Richard Morin / Associated Press:
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