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7:45 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 …
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 …
ESPN:   Both managers, Benintendi ejected at Fenway
Peter Abraham /
Darwinzon Hernandez a work in progress — like his team
Discussion: Boston Herald and Over the Monster
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 …
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
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
How Trout and Bellinger are bucking the strikeout trend
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Why not Kyle Funkhouser for Detroit Tigers?  ‘He needs to step up’  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kyle Funkhouser has been put on notice.  —  The Detroit Tigers would like to have Funkhouser in their starting rotation.  They want to have Funkhouser pitching at Comerica Park …
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 and Royals Review
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
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.
Longoria rallies Giants past Padres with bat, glove
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
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.
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.
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, who first reported the signing (via Twitter).  That comes in $192K under slot value for the No. 13 overall pick.
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 …
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.
Jeremy Cluff / Arizona Republic:
Adam Jones trade rumors: Diamondbacks outfielder linked to Phillies in MLB trade rumors  —  Several Arizona Diamondbacks players are seeing their name come up in speculation and chatter before the MLB trade deadline.  —  Adam Jones is among them.  —  The outfielder, who is hitting .276 …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Arizona Sports:
Eight is great: D-backs go homer happy in win over Phillies
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Tom Haudricourt / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
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MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Soler, Cuthbert help rally Royals to 3-2 win over Tigers
Discussion: Royals Review and Bless You Boys
Brendan Kuty / New Jersey Online:
MLB trade rumors: Yankees already scouring market for ‘big impact’ additions
Discussion: Sporting News
Tim Healey / Newsday:
First-round pick Brett Baty will visit Mets to take physical and sign deal
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
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