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10:35 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.
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TMZ.com:
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.”
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
Beatriz E. Valenzuela / Daily News:
Dodger pitcher Julio Urías arrested on suspicion of domestic violence at Beverly Center
Discussion: Daily Breeze
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Pitching depth plaguing Detroit Tigers in blowout vs. Astros, 11-4  —  Former Tiger Don Kelly, now the Houston Astros first base coach, talks about his time in Detroit.  Filmed May 13, 2019.  —  CONNECT  —  Ron Gardenhire wore the worry on his face before the game.
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Casey Mize is now top-ranked pitching prospect in MLB  —  No-hitter highlights from Casey Mize's Double-A debut April 29, 2019.  His pitching line: 9 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 HBP, 7 Ks, 98 pitches.  —  CONNECT  —  Casey Mize continues to climb the prospect rankings.
Associated Press:
Astros extend win streak to 6 with 8-1 win over Tigers
Discussion: Bless You Boys
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
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Ben Axelrod / WKYC-TV:
Cleveland Indians call up OF Oscar Mercado
Matthew Florjancic / WKYC-TV:   Watch: Francisco Lindor launches hardest-hit home run of his Indians career
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Molina, Fowler homer as Cardinals lead Braves 11-3  —  ATLANTA _ Atlanta Braves righthander Mike Foltynewicz has given up 28 earned runs to the Cardinals in 25 innings but 27 of them have come in Atlanta as opposed to just one in two starts in St. Louis.  —  Foltynewicz, who went …
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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Shildt stays the course with Cardinals' lineup
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Flaherty trying to straighten ‘crooked numbers’
David Wilson / Miami Herald:
Caleb Smith suffers first loss of season.  Here's what went wrong for the Marlins ace  —  As usual, mistakes for Caleb Smith were rare Tuesday in Miami.  The starting pitcher carved through the Tampa Bay Rays for more than five innings with eight strikeouts — six of which came in the first three innings …
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David Wilson / Miami Herald:   Harold Ramirez has hit at every level of the minors. Can he do it now with the Marlins?
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds' Gold Glove catcher Tucker Barnhart focused on defensive improvements  —  During the last month, Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart stood behind home plate and made throws to bases in front of Edgertronic slow-motion cameras, which can slow video to more than 1,000 frames per second.
Discussion: Red Reporter and Bleed Cubbie Blue
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John Fay / Cincinnati.com:
Home at last: Cincinnati Reds play 12 of the next 17 games at Great American Ball Park
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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).
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Associated Press:   Royals top prospect Lopez recalled to majors
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.
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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?
ESPN:
Boone: Andujar's decision on surgery likely soon  —  New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar will make a decision on whether to undergo shoulder surgery that would likely end his season in the next 24 hours, according to manager Aaron Boone.  —  Andujar, 24, missed more than a month …
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Yankees' Miguel Andujar back on the IL and should now go the surgery route to fix shoulder
ESPN:
Sale has 17 K's in 7 IP; pulled after 108 pitches  —  BOSTON — Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 in just seven innings against Colorado, then was pulled after 108 pitches on a chilly Tuesday night at Fenway Park.  —  Sale became the first pitcher in major league history …
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Jake Lamb's return to health will pose challenges for Diamondbacks manager  —  The past few days, Jake Lamb said, have been “awesome” in terms of the progress he has made with his injured left quad.  It brings him that much closer to beginning a rehab assignment, which brings him that much closer …
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Ragans' comeback from Tommy John halted.  It's more bad news for a Rangers prospect  —  More injury news came from the Texas Rangers' farm system Monday, and it's more bad news for former first-round pick Cole Ragans.  —  Really bad.  —  The left-hander, selected 30th overall in 2016 …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
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.
Discussion: Athletics Nation
 
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