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5:55 PM ET, May 15, 2019


 Top News: 
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
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
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
David Wilson / Miami Herald:
How the Marlins are balancing development of hitters with just trying to win a game  —  Through two games, the Harold Ramirez experience is off to a promising start for the Miami Marlins, with the outfielder 2 of 7 in his first two games in the majors.  Through 40 games, the almost-everyday …
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays Journal: Prospect Brent Honeywell set back again with nerve issue
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
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
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
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
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Yahoo Canada / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Blue Jays revisit historic 2015 trade deadline with latest addition  —  The days leading up to 2015 trade deadline were pivotal in Blue Jays history, as the club added Troy Tulowitzki and David Price to put themselves in position to break a 22-year playoff drought.
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays Claim Jimmy Cordero
Discussion: Federal Baseball
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
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
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
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves Designate Jesse Biddle For Assignment  —  The Braves announced that they've designated left-hander Jesse Biddle for assignment on Wednesday and placed center fielder Ender Inciarte on the 10-day injured list due to a lumbar strain.  Biddle's 40-man roster spot will go to top prospect Austin Riley …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
James Paxton could return to Yankees soon  —  James Paxton woke up feeling good Wednesday morning and the Yankees let out a collective sigh of relief.  The lefty had reported feeling “something,” in his left knee on Tuesday, when he threw his first bullpen since going on the injured list …
The Bluegrass World Series returns to Louisville Slugger Field in August  —  Louisville Slugger Field is host to the second annual Bluegrass World Series  —  When Scott Downs retired from Major League Baseball in 2014, he thought he was done with the game for good.  —  Baseball was good to him.
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Forget last year's collapse and their slow start — the real Cubs are back  —  CINCINNATI — The season began with a tease.  It wasn't the way the Chicago Cubs drew it up after a dismal finish to 2018, as they opened 2019 in about the same manner.  Actually, they lost games on the mound …
Discussion: Red Reporter
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Lynn Worthy / Kansas City Star:
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