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ESPN:
MLB postpones all Marlins games through Sunday  —  MLB, Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals  —  Major League Baseball has postponed all of the Miami Marlins' games through Sunday after the team's recent coronavirus outbreak.
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USA Today:
Marlins' 2020 season is paused by MLB after COVID-19 outbreak among players, coaches  —  Gabe Lacques Bob NightengaleUSA TODAY  —  The Miami Marlins' season was suspended by Major League Baseball amid an outbreak of COVID-19 cases that resulted in 15 players and two staff members testing positive …
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Rob Manfred says Marlins' outbreak not a ‘nightmare’ scenario
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Steve Gardner / USA Today:
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says Miami Marlins coronavirus situation no ‘nightmare’
Mike Oz / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says Marlins coronavirus outbreak is not a ‘nightmare’ scenario
Discussion: CBSSports.com and Fish Stripes
Ben Pickman / Sports Illustrated:
Benches Clear in Middle of Dodgers, Astros Game  —  The Dodgers and Astros' first meeting since Houston was punished for stealing signs during the 2017 season was full of fireworks.  —  The Dodgers and Astros' first meeting since Houston was punished for stealing signs during the 2017 season was full of fireworks.
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Bill Baer / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Dodgers, Astros square off in Houston tonight  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  Astros are set to open a brief two-game series in Houston on Tuesday night.  It's their first meeting of the 2020 season, and their first meeting since Major League Baseball punished the Astros …
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Kristie Rieken / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Bregman's 100th homer helps Astros beat Mariners 8-5
Noah Trister / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Tigers' bullpen sharp in 4-3 win over Royals  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Jonathan Schoop and Christin Stewart each hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift the  —  Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the  —  Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
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Noah Trister / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Royals slug 6 HRs in 14-6 win over Tigers
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Sources: Mets sign catcher Bruce Maxwell, the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem in 2017  —  BOSTON — The Mets have agreed to a minor-league deal with catcher Bruce Maxwell, the only major-leaguer to kneel during the national anthem prior to this season, sources said Tuesday.
Michael Wagaman / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Rockies keep rolling behind Hilliard, Senzatela to beat A's  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Sam Hilliard homered for the first time this season,  —  Antonio Senzatela pitched out of an early jam on his way to a rare road win, and the  —  Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Purple Row
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Astros Exercise Club Option On Dusty Baker  —  The Astros announced that they've exercised their 2021 club option on manager Dusty Baker.  Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston first reported that Houston was set to pick up the option.  The Houston organization also picked up 2021 options …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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Arizona's Merrill Kelly loses no-hit bid in 7th at Texas  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Merrill Kelly lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning when  —  Rougned Odor hit a solo homer for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Lone Star Ball
Will Graves / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Frazier hits go-ahead homer in 8th, Pirates edge Brewers 8-6  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the  —  Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for an 8-6 victory over the  —  Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Joe Kay / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Báez homers twice, Cubs stay hot with 8-5 win over Reds  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … CINCINNATI (AP) — Javier Baez homered twice, doubled and scored on a deft dive to the plate,  —  Alec Mills went six solid innings, and the  —  Chicago Cubs extended their strong opening surge, beating the
Discussion: Red Reporter
Adam Spolane / Sports Radio 610 AM:
SOURCE: Astros Near Deal For Fernando Rodney  —  A source tells SportsRadio 610 the Astros will purchase the contract of Fernando Rodney from the Sugar Land Skeeters  —  HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- The Astros are nearing an agreement to purchase the contract of three-time Major League …
Zach Shafron / Sports Illustrated:
Indians Set to Take on New-Look White Sox in Three-Game Set at Progressive Field  —  The Cleveland Indians finished their first series of this season against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field.  The Tribe was able to take two out of the three games and win the series as a whole.
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
White Sox Place Reynaldo Lopez On IL; Select Ryan Goins & Designate Cheslor Cuthbert
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
ESPN:   White Sox manager Rick Renteria not with team, pending tests
 
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