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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
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Alex Cobb To Undergo Season-Ending Hip Surgery  —  Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb will miss the remainder of the 2019 season due to season-ending hip surgery, general manager Mike Elias announced to reporters Tuesday (Twitter links via Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com).
Associated Press:
Orioles starter Alex Cobb to have season-ending hip surgery
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
ESPN:
Both managers, Benintendi ejected at Fenway  —  Both managers were tossed from the Texas Rangers-Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park Tuesday night.  —  Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi was initially thrown out after grounding out in the fifth inning.  After he was thrown out at first …
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Jon Daniels: 'You've got to be open-minded to way the club's played and respect that'  —  Now that the draft is over, it's vacation time for the Daniels family.  —  The gang is all here, with non-baseball adventures ahead once the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox finish up at Fenway Park on Thursday.
Evan Grant / Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News:
Comeback kids: Rangers begin crucial stretch with extra innings win over Red Sox
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:
Detroit Tigers mailbag: When will Riley Greene make it to majors?
Discussion: Royals Review
Gregory Levinsky / Detroit Free Press:   Doug Mientkiewicz keying the Detroit Tigers rebuild? Just ask the Twins
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 …
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 …
Paul Hoynes / Plain Dealer:
Rookie Oscar Mercado delivers as Cleveland Indians beat Reds, 2-1, in 10 innings  —  Gallery: Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds, June 11, 2019  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio — Trevor Bauer did most of the work Tuesday night for the first seven-plus innings before the offense finally took over.
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 …
Jordan McPherson / Miami Herald:
Miami Marlins place Jose Urena on IL, call up pitcher obtained in Christian Yelich trade  —  More changes are coming to the Miami Marlins' starting rotation.  —  Marlins manager announced Tuesday night after the Marlins' 7-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals that starting pitcher Jose Urena …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Fish Stripes
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Soler, Cuthbert help rally Royals to 3-2 win over Tigers  —  Jorge Soler had the tying RBI double in the eighth inning and Cheslor Cuthbert followed with the go-ahead run-scoring single to lead the  —  Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 victory over the  —  Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Royals Review and Bless You Boys
Arizona Sports:
Eight is great: D-backs go homer happy in win over Phillies  —  PHILADELPHIA — The Arizona Diamondbacks got to play Home Run Derby in Philly.  —  The Diamondbacks hit three straight home runs to open the game and finished with a team-record eight in a 13-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a homer-happy game on Monday night.
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Jeremy Cluff / Arizona Republic:
Adam Jones trade rumors: Diamondbacks outfielder linked to Phillies in MLB trade rumors
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Bradford William Davis / New York Daily News:
Tanaka's splitter stands tall (and that's the problem)  —  Everything is coming up Tanaka right now.  Unfortunately, so is his best pitch.  —  The good news: The 30-year-old star celebrated the birth of his second child on June 7.  Then, comparatively less important (but certainly appreciated by his team) …
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.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
First-round pick Brett Baty will visit Mets to take physical and sign deal  —  Brett Baty, the Mets' first-round draft pick last week, is ready to go pro.  —  Baty is planning to travel to New York this weekend to take his physical and sign with the Mets, his father, Clint Baty, told Newsday on Tuesday night.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds' Derek Dietrich looks forward to playing in Cleveland, his hometown  —  CLEVELAND - Back in his hometown during Monday's off day, Derek Dietrich visited his parents' house.  He hung out with his parents and grandmother, ate a home-cooked meal and dusted off an old VCR set.
Jordan McPherson / Miami Herald:
An analytical look into Miami Marlins rookie Harold Ramirez's first 25 MLB games  —  Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly wasn't overly concerned as one his top hitters went through the first slump of his MLB career.  —  Rookie outfielder Harold Ramirez had gone without a hit for three consecutive games …
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Yankees' Luke Voit and Gio Urshela proving they're no flukes  —  Midnight never comes for the Yankees.  —  Luke Voit and Gio Urshela have not turned into pumpkins.  Time has not revealed them as aberrations.  The clock ticks on the season and Voit and Urshela embed themselves on a championship contender.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Twins Sign Keoni Cavaco  —  The Twins announced Tuesday that they've signed first-round pick Keoni Cavaco.  The deal will pay Cavaco $4.05MM according to Jim Callis of MLB.com, who first reported the signing (via Twitter).  That comes in $192K under slot value for the No. 13 overall pick.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
 
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Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
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Charles Odum / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Acuña hits grand slam after early fracas, Braves top Pirates
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Morton remains unbeaten, Lowe homers as Rays top A's 6-2
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