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7:15 PM ET, May 14, 2019


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Associated Press:
Dodgers' Julio Urias arrested in domestic battery case  —  LOS ANGELES — Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been arrested for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery.  —  He was taken into custody Monday night in the parking lot of the Beverly Center shopping mall, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said Tuesday.
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
What we've learned about Clayton Kershaw so far in 2019  —  LOS ANGELES — It was the fall of 2010, and Derek Jeter — 36 years old, by that point far more valuable to his old team than any new one — was a free agent for the first time.  He had no intentions of leaving the New York Yankees …
Discussion: FanGraphs Baseball
Dodgers Pitcher Julio Urias Arrested for Domestic Violence, Dodgers Weigh In  —  8:55 AM PT — The Dodgers are commenting on the Urias arrest ... telling TMZ Sports, “We learned about the alleged incident this morning and are in the process of gathering information.”
Beatriz E. Valenzuela / Daily News:
Dodger pitcher Julio Urías arrested on suspicion of domestic violence at Beverly Center
Associated Press:
Astros extend win streak to 6 with 8-1 win over Tigers  —  Brad Peacock (4-2) allowed a run and three hits in five innings for Houston, which has won nine of its last 10 games.  —  DETROIT (AP) - Aledmys Diaz, Robinson Chirinos, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman homered for Houston …
Discussion: Bless You Boys
David Schoenfield / ESPN:   Real or Not? This Astros offense could be the best in MLB history
ESPN:   Springer, Astros hope to keep rolling in Detroit
Houston Chronicle:   Homer barrage lifts Astros over Tigers
Chandler Rome / Houston Chronicle:   ‘Donnie Kelly Baby’ returns to Detroit with managerial aspirations
Matthew Florjancic / WKYC-TV:
Watch: Cleveland Indians homer in three straight innings to take lead over White Sox  —  The Cleveland Indians broke out the long ball in their series finale with the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field Tuesday.  —  CLEVELAND — The long ball is being very, very good to the Cleveland Indians …
Discussion: South Side Sox
Ben Axelrod / WKYC-TV:
Cleveland Indians call up OF Oscar Mercado
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Matthew Florjancic / WKYC-TV:   Watch: Francisco Lindor launches hardest-hit home run of his Indians career
Drew Davison / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
‘My mind is clear.’ Rangers' Rougned Odor isn't fretting over slump  —  All is well in Rougned Odor's world.  —  The Texas Rangers' struggling second baseman insisted he's not frustrated, or pressing, despite batting just .113 since coming off the disabled list on April 26.  —  “I've been feeling great.
Evan Grant / Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News:
Rangers have a doozy of a problem: How do they deal with struggling Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara?  —  The Rangers have been here before.  —  “Here” being in Kansas City with a badly struggling Rougned Odor and nearing the proverbial end of their rope on ways to get him going.
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Shildt stays the course with Cardinals' lineup  —  ATLANTA — Although the Cardinals have lost nine of their past 11 games, manager Mike Shildt is trusting the process.  He will stay with his regular lineup Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves behind righthander Jack Flaherty, who has been shut out in his previous two starts.
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Flaherty trying to straighten ‘crooked numbers’
Braves' Foltynewicz hopes to bounce back vs. Cardinals
Discussion: Viva El Birdos and Talking Chop
Bob Brookover /
Gritty Phillies playing .600 ball at the quarter pole |  Extra Innings  —  If the Phillies keep winning games the way they did Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, they might have to trade the Phillie Phanatic to the Flyers for Gritty.  —  They beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-4 …
ESPN:   Phillies turn to Nola for series opener vs. Brewers
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Hernandez, Phillies rally past Brewers
Mike Vorel / Sacramento Bee:
Struggling Mariners rally late to top the Oakland A's in extra innings  —  With one out in the bottom of the third inning on Monday, a brave woman in the upper deck behind home plate attempted to resuscitate the sleepy crowd counting sheep inside T-Mobile Park.
Tim Booth /
Mariners rally with 2 runs in 10th to beat A's 6-5
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Nick Piecoro / Associated Press:
Diamondbacks' offense explodes to hammer Pirates  —  Eduardo Escobar homered, tripled and drove in three runs, Christian Walker also went deep and Arizona cruised past Pittsburgh.  —  Robbie Ray (3-1) allowed one earned run and six hits over five innings.  He recorded his 800th career strikeout …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   High fastballs haunting Diamondbacks' Christian Walker in latest slump
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Escobar, Diamondbacks batter Pirates
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Bucs Dugout
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Where do baseball's elite starting pitchers come from?  —  The amateur draft is less than a month away and teams are starting to hunker down, getting in those final scouting trips and narrowing down their list of potential picks and players with the good faces.  —  Chris Paddack was once of those draft prospects.
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Angels' odd mix of Mike Trout & Co. inspires hope: ‘Nothing but belief in ourselves’  —  There's a certain numbing consistency to many of the eight seasons Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have spent with the Los Angeles Angels.  Trout, baseball's bullet train, amazes and inspires and stretches …
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
No waiting around this time: Yankees-Orioles rained out again  —  This time there was no tromping through a soaked outfield and dragging equipment back and forth in the rain.  For the second time in two days, there was no baseball in the Bronx because of inclement weather, but unlike Monday …
David Wilson / Miami Herald:
Harold Ramirez has hit at every level of the minors.  Can he do it now with the Marlins?  —  Harold Ramirez literally couldn't wait any longer to take the field for the first time for the Miami Marlins.  He had literally waited his whole life for a day like Saturday to come.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Royals Designate Frank Schwindel For Assignment  —  The Royals have designated first baseman Frank Schwindel for assignment in order to open a spot on the roster for infield prospect Nicky Lopez, whose previously announced promotion to the Major Leagues is now official (Twitter link via Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star).
Donald Duench / Toronto Sun:
On Deck: Blue Jays at Giants  —  Donald Duench, Toronto SunMore from Donald Duench, Toronto Sun  —  TORONTO BLUE JAYS at SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS  —  STARTING PITCHERS  —  RHP Trent Thornton (0-4, 5.06 ERA) vs. RHP Nick Vincent (0-1, 2.25 ERA)  —  The Giants are going to the “opener” …
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
ESPN:   Jays' Thornton gets another shot at first win vs. Giants
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MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Yankees-Orioles postponed for 2nd straight day
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Yankees' Miguel Andujar back on the IL and should now go the surgery route to fix shoulder
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
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Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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Mets must solve ongoing dilemmas before it's too late
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Daily Record:
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Jeff Fletcher / Orange County Register:
Jonathan Lucroy has bounced back offensively with Angels
Discussion: Halos Heaven and Daily News
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