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3:10 AM ET, June 12, 2019


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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 …
ESPN:   Both managers, Benintendi ejected at Fenway
Evan Grant / Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News:
Comeback kids: Rangers begin crucial stretch with extra innings win over Red Sox
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.
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Angels score 5 in first, cap mini sweep of Dodgers  —  Justin Bour slugged a three-run homer to cap a five-run first inning that led the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a sweep of the two-game Freeway Series at Anaheim, Calif.
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:   How Trout and Bellinger are bucking the strikeout trend
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
Orioles starter Alex Cobb to have season-ending hip surgery  —  SHARE URL EMAIL FBMSNGR WHATSAPP SMS  —  BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb will have season-ending surgery on his right hip.  —  Cobb went 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA in three starts this season.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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
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.”
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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:
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
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.
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.
Jeremy Cluff / Arizona Republic:
Adam Jones trade rumors: Diamondbacks outfielder linked to Phillies in MLB trade rumors
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
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.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
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.
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
Bobby Nightengale /
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.
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) …
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