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4:10 PM ET, May 15, 2019


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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Switch-hitting Kendrys Morales gives much needed balance to Yankees' lineup  —  Kendrys Morales was traveling to New York Wednesday afternoon, so he was not on the Yankees' active roster for the first game of their doubleheader against the Orioles at the Stadium.  They were hoping he would be available for the nightcap.
Dan Martin / New York Post:
Yankees' Miguel Andujar could elect to have season-ending surgery
Discussion: The Runner Sports
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:   Yankees pick up Kendry Morales in hopes of replacing lost power
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yankees Acquire Kendrys Morales
Boone: Andujar's decision on surgery likely soon
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Associated Press:
Rockies rally past Red Sox 5-4, spoil Sale's 17 K effort  —  BOSTON — Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 in just seven innings before getting pulled after 108 pitches on a chilly Tuesday night, and the Colorado Rockies rallied against Boston's bullpen to win 5-4 in the 11th.
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Real or not? Sale's exit costs him a shot at 20 K's
Discussion: Associated Press
Sale has 17 K's in 7 IP; pulled after 108 pitches
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Mets slam Nationals behind Ramos
Associated Press:
Garver homers, hurts ankle in Twins' 4-3 win over Angels  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver demonstrated his value to the Minnesota Twins again Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels.  Now, Minnesota is hoping it hasn't lost its surprisingly productive catcher for an extended period.
ESPN:   Twins' Sano set for debut as Garver heads to IL
ESPN:   Garver shines in Twins' win, but exits with injury
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (knee) to miss facing Justin Verlander again  —  Miguel Cabrera will not face Justin Verlander tonight.  —  Cabrera is not in Wednesday night's Detroit Tigers starting lineup against the Astros.  He left Tuesday night's game with right knee discomfort, manager Ron Gardenhire said.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
How Detroit Tigers prospect Jake Rogers fixed his swing, and now is in Toledo  —  In Detroit on Tuesday night, the Detroit Tigers played host to the Astros.  —  In Toledo, catcher Jake Rogers — part of the Aug. 31, 2017 trade that sent right-hander Justin Verlander to Houston — made his debut with Triple-A Toledo.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Pitching depth plaguing Detroit Tigers in blowout vs. Astros, 11-4
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cards' regular lineup doesn't include Bader anymore  —  ATLANTA — Although the Cardinals had lost nine of their past 11 games, manager Mike Shildt trusted the process.  He stayed with his regular lineup Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves, which was not the regular lineup when the season began six weeks ago.
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Flaherty benefits in Cardinals' blowout win against Braves  —  Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina celebrates his three-run homer with Kolten Wong and Marcell Ozuna during the fifth inning of Tuesday's game in Atlanta.  Wong and Ozuna also hit three-run shots in the Cards' 14-3 win.  (AP Photo)
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Molina, Fowler homer as Cardinals lead Braves 11-3
Scott Hanson / Miami Herald:
Mariners come up all aces against A's for two-game sweep  —  The Seattle Mariners seem to have found the cure for what has ailed them the past few weeks:  —  Playing the Oakland A's.  —  For the second time this season, the Mariners swept the Athletics in a two-game series …
Associated Press:
Mariners belt 3 homers, beat Athletics 4-3  —  Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais sat pitcher Roenis Elias down at the beginning of the season and delivered a powerful message: You belong here.  —  The long reliever showed again Tuesday why Servais had such confidence in him …
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Pirates rookie Cole Tucker's ‘12-year-old’ moment is a dream come true  —  PHOENIX — As Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker left Chase Field late Tuesday night, he still couldn't believe it.  —  Here he was, 18 years after cheering on the Arizona Diamondbacks as a kid growing up in Phoenix …
Discussion: CBS Pittsburgh
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Bell rings up two homers as Pirates top Diamondbacks
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Bucs Dugout
Chandler Rome / Houston Chronicle:
Astros insider: Aledmys Diaz getting it done at plate, in field  —  DETROIT — More than a month ago, when this Astros season was in its infancy and sample sizes were too minuscule to matter, concern surrounded the start of Aledmys Diaz.  —  In his first two starts with his new club …
Houston Chronicle:   Astros' offensive onslaught too much in win over Tigers
Cubs' Zobrist remains on leave amid divorce  —  Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist remains on a personal leave of absence from the team, and court documents filed in Chicago indicate he is getting divorced.  —  According to the documents, his wife, Julianna, is listed as the plaintiff.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and UPI
Jorge Castillo / The Charlotte Observer:
Potent offense leads Dodgers to a victory over the Padres  —  The pitching matchup at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night was billed as a duel between aces at different stages of their careers.  Clayton Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young winner, is attempting to remain among baseball's elite with diminished stuff.
Associated Press:
Dodgers' Julio Urias arrested in domestic battery case
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays Journal: Prospect Brent Honeywell set back again with nerve issue  —  Full-time replacement unlikely to be named for Tyler Glasnow; there's now someone in the dugout with a doctorate degree  —  MIAMI - Brent Honeywell's comeback from spring 2018 Tommy John surgery is stalled again.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and DRaysBay
David Wilson / Miami Herald:
Caleb Smith suffers first loss of season. Here's what went wrong for the Marlins ace
Discussion: Fish Stripes
Adam Wells / Bleacher Report:
Yankees News: Aaron Hicks to Make Season Debut vs. Orioles After Back Injury  —  The New York Yankees are slowly getting back to full strength with Aaron Hicks set to make his season debut Wednesday night.  —  Per The Athletic's Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Hicks …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Andrus exits early; Ragans needs 2nd TJ surgery  —  Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus left with tightness in his right hamstring after grounding out to end the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.  —  He will be evaluated again Wednesday in another blow to a team …
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Ragans' comeback from Tommy John halted. It's more bad news for a Rangers prospect
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
'He's tension-free': Kyle Hendricks' 0.36 ERA in May is a fraction of his 5.33 ERA in April  —  Manager Joe Maddon and starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks discuss the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Reds on May 14, 2019, in Cincinnati — a game in which Hendricks starred on the mound and at the plate.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
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Mike Puma / New York Post:
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