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10:45 AM ET, June 12, 2019

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Gene Frenette / Miami Herald:
Fatherhood leads me to Red Sox, being a Yankees traitor  —  There's no point being in denial about my unanticipated baseball transformation, Benedict Arnold-ish as it may seem to a lot of people.  —  I blame being a father for the weird loyalty switch of going from the most diehard …
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Toronto Sun:
Benintendi, Cora, Woodward ejected in Rangers-Red Sox game  —  BOSTON (AP) Both managers and Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi were ejected from Texas' 9-5 win over Boston on Tuesday night.  —  Benintendi and Red Sox manager Alex Cora were tossed in the fifth inning by first base umpire Vic Carapazza …
Discussion: Associated Press
ESPN:   Both managers, Benintendi ejected at Fenway
Peter Abraham / BostonGlobe.com:
Darwinzon Hernandez a work in progress — like his team
Discussion: Boston Herald and Over the Monster
Todd Karpovich / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Means leads Orioles past Blue Jays 4-2 in series opener  —  John Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the  —  Baltimore Orioles took the series opener from the  —  Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Tuesday night.  —  Means (6-4) allowed one run on four hits with three walks over five innings and lowered his ERA to 2.60.
Discussion: Camden Chat and Bluebird Banter
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Associated Press:
Orioles starter Alex Cobb to have season-ending hip surgery
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Roch Kubatko / School of Roch:
Cobb to undergo season-ending hip surgery (O's lead 4-2)
Discussion: NBCSports.com and MLB Trade Rumors
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Alex Cobb To Undergo Season-Ending Hip Surgery
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals notebook: Redbirds can pick up ground with softer schedule  —  MIAMI — It starts now for the Cardinals.  It has to.  With the Cardinals playing the last-place Marlins seven times in 11 days, the Cards are in the midst of what could be the least-challenging part of their schedule.
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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Dodgers fear Seager has serious hamstring strain  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, finally starting to get hot after spending most of the prior season sidelined by injury, pulled up lame while attempting to score during Tuesday's ninth inning …
Discussion: Sporting News
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Angels score 5 in first, cap mini sweep of Dodgers
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Associated Press:
Fan struck by foul ball in Chicago out of hospital  —  CHICAGO — The woman struck by a foul ball during Monday night's game at Guaranteed Rate Field was treated at a nearby hospital and released Tuesday morning, according to a Chicago White Sox spokesman.  —  The unidentified woman was sitting …
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Phil Thompson / Chicago Tribune:
While White Sox eye their rotation of the future, they will show patience with Reynaldo Lopez and Dylan Cease  —  Photos from the White Sox's 7-5 win over the Nationals on June 11, 2019, at Guaranteed Rate Field.  —  White Sox manager Rick Renteria allowed himself to peer into 2020 and ran off …
Marly Rivera / ESPN:
Keep calm and mash: How the relaxed Twins are rewriting HR-hitting history  —  On Sunday, Nelson Cruz homered again.  It was his fourth straight game in which he went yard, in his first five games back from the injured list.  No big deal for a guy who came into this season with 203 home runs over the previous five seasons, right?
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Ryan Divish / The Seattle Times:
M's lose 6-5: Bullpen implosion wastes quality start by Leake, 3-run HR by Encarnacion  —  MINNEAPOLIS - Given their contract status and the money owed to them, right-hander Mike Leake and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion aren't likely increasing the value of what the Mariners would receive in return.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' injured starting pitchers set back, rotation still in flux  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ron Gardenhire pulled out a binder.  —  It was Tuesday afternoon and time for another edition of injury updates, or, as Gardenhire also referred to them as, “Down-dates.”
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Why not Kyle Funkhouser for Detroit Tigers? ‘He needs to step up’
Associated Press:
Pence hits inside-the-park HR, Rangers beat Red Sox 9-5  —  BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Pence hit a stand-up, inside-the-park home run and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 Tuesday night after both managers were ejected.  —  Ariel Jurado (4-2) struck out six while pitching six innings …
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Tom Haudricourt / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Astros 10, Brewers 8: Houston roughs up starter Freddy Peralta and hangs on to capture slugfest  —  HOUSTON - Freddy Peralta's search for consistency remains an elusive one.  —  As he has done throughout the season, Peralta followed a good outing with a bad outing Tuesday night …
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Chandler Rome / Houston Chronicle:   Astros outslug Brewers in series opener
Sam Miller / ESPN:
How to tell when a pitcher is about to bring the heat  —  It's usually a big moment in the game if Andrew Miller is pitching, and April 21, 2018, was no exception.  Miller was protecting a one-run Indians lead in the eighth inning, with two runners on and two men out.
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Giants take late lead, hang on to beat Padres  —  Evan Longoria's two-run, go-ahead double in the seventh inning allowed the host San Francisco Giants to survive a crazy play that saw them surrender two runs earlier in the game en route to a 6-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
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scores.nbcsportsbayarea.com:
Longoria rallies Giants past Padres with bat, glove
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Pete Alonso right at home in Subway Series pressure cooker  —  Pete Alonso's indoctrination into the Subway Series wouldn't have been complete without a jog around the bases Tuesday.  —  Add Yankee Stadium to the list of launch sites for the Mets rookie, who homered in the first inning in Game 2 of the split doubleheader.
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Tim Healey / Newsday:
First-round pick Brett Baty will visit Mets to take physical and sign deal
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Associated Press:
Braves recall Minter, put him back in closer's mix  —  ATLANTA — A.J. Minter is back with the Atlanta Braves after a five-week stay at Triple-A Gwinnett, getting a chance to reclaim the job he lost as closer.  —  Atlanta recalled Minter on Tuesday to add another arm to its uncertain bullpen …
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Yes, that's Rays' Yonny Chirinos among AL pitching leaders  —  Chirinos goes into Wednesday action among AL's best at 7-2, 2.87.  Also, Wendle update, Choi success, more draft news.  —  ST. PETERSBURG — Yonny Chirinos doesn't get a lot of attention.  Heck, he doesn't even get to start every game he pitches.
Discussion: DRaysBay
 
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Paul Hoynes / Plain Dealer:
Rookie Oscar Mercado delivers as Cleveland Indians beat Reds, 2-1, in 10 innings
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