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Surging Atlanta Braves lose star second baseman Ozzie Albies to fractured left foot in fifth inning  —  MLB, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals  —  Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies left Monday's 9-5 victory against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning after he fractured his left foot, the team announced.
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Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies leaves game with broken foot
ESPN:
Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg going back on injured list after one start
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Jesse Yomtov / USA Today:   MLB power rankings: Atlanta Braves cut NL East deficit in half with 11-game winning streak
Steve Gardner / USA Today:   Ronald Acuña's chalk-tossing celebration earns shout-out from LeBron James
Andy Kostka / Baltimore Sun:
Ryan Mountcastle's homer, Orioles bullpen back up Jordan Lyles in 6-5 win over Blue Jays  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 6  —  Baltimore Orioles second baseman Richie Martin (1), shortstop Jorge Mateo (3) and left fielder Ryan McKenna (26) celebrate the team's win over the Toronto Blue Jays …
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Andy Kostka / Baltimore Sun:
As Kyle Stowers arrives with the Orioles for his MLB debut, the outfield prospect credits his mental work getting him here  —  TORONTO — As Kyle Stowers began to press at the plate early this season for Triple-A Norfolk — overly aware of the at-bats that ended in outs — his stance started to change for the worse.
Andy Kostka / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles place Anthony Santander, Keegan Akin on restricted list ahead of four-game series in Toronto  —  TORONTO — Outfielder Anthony Santander and left-hander Keegan Akin were placed on the restricted list Monday and are not with the Orioles on their trip to Toronto to face the Blue Jays in a four-game series.
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
‘We need that mentality’: Lance Lynn comes off the IL and starts for the Chicago White Sox vs. the Detroit Tigers  —  DETROIT — When Lance Lynn is on the mound, fellow Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito always notices his “presence and attitude.”  —  “When it's a big spot and he starts running …
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Evan Petzold / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez placed on restricted list due to ‘personal matters’  —  The Detroit Tigers will be without left-handed starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez for the foreseeable future.  —  Rodriguez, who signed a five-year, $77 million contract in November …
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Tigers put Eduardo Rodriguez on restricted list with pitcher away from team for personal matters
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Baltimore Sun:
Orioles ‘will never leave’ Baltimore, chairman and CEO says  —  In the midst of a lawsuit among members of the Angelos family, Orioles chairman and CEO John Angelos issued a statement Monday morning asserting that the club “will never leave” Baltimore.  —  Louis Angelos, the brother of John …
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Chris King / West Coast League:
WCL's Lefties Sign Ex-NFL Wide Receiver Golden Tate  —  Today the West Coast League's Port Angeles Lefties announced that ex-NFL wide receiver Golden Tate has signed as a Lefties player for the remainder of the 2022 season.  While Jake Locker and Jordan Poyer both played for WCL teams …
Sports Business Journal:
MLS goes with Apple in landmark 10-year global media rights deal  —  MLS has sold all of its global media rights exclusively to Apple, becoming the first major U.S. sports league to go all-in with a digital media company.  MLS still is negotiating with linear TV networks, including ESPN and Fox, to broadcast select matches.
Jonas Shaffer / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens DL Derek Wolfe undergoes second hip surgery in five months, hoping for ‘full recovery’  —  Ravens defensive lineman Derek Wolfe underwent his second hip surgery in five months, he announced Monday, further delaying his return to the field.  —  Wolfe, who missed all of last season …
Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Brandon Drury shows why his role on the team has grown as Reds beat Diamondbacks  —  PHOENIX — In April, when Cincinnati Reds infielder Brandon Drury made the Opening Day roster as the injury replacement for a backup infielder, he was only expected to be a platoon player against left-handed starting pitchers.
Tyler Kepner / New York Times:
The Cubs Flirted With Success.  The Yankees Define It.  —  Chicago's inability to maintain momentum after its 2016 championship underscores how unusual the Yankees' consistency is: They are on their way to a 30th straight winning season.  —  David Ross has won the World Series twice since the last time the Yankees got there, in 2009.
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