Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Mike Shildt says he's ready to manage again — The San Diego Padres have taken over the lead in the National League Western Division with a familiar face in the dugout, occasionally. — Mike Shildt, booted as Cardinals manager after last season, has been back in uniform with the Padres …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors: Mike Shildt Interested In Future Managerial Opportunities
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Cubs' losing streak hits 10 games with a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres: 'We're due to win one' — The Chicago Cubs' losing streak reached 10 games Thursday with a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres before 30,096 on a sweltering afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and Orange County Register
Joe Musgrove stars as Padres beat lowly Cubs 6-4 — CHICAGO — Joe Musgrove pitched seven effective innings in his third straight win, and the San Diego Padres handed the Chicago Cubs their 10th consecutive loss with a 6-4 victory on Thursday. — Musgrove (8-0) permitted two runs and five hits …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and Chicago Tribune
Michael Cerami Chicago Cubs / Bleacher Nation: Series Preview: Braves at Cubs, June 17 - June 19, 2022
Jordan McPherson / Miami Herald:
The makings of an ace: How Marlins' Sandy Alcantara is becoming one of MLB's top pitchers — As Sandy Alcantara walks off the mound after a start this season, his mind is already moving forward. — The real work is about to begin. — While the results are what everyone sees …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Jameson Taillon shuts down Blue Jays, Aaron Hicks delivers key hit as Yankees run win streak to 9 — TORONTO — The Yankees can crush a team, like they did Friday night. They can scrape out wins, like they did in the three-game sweep of the Rays earlier this week.
Discussion: New York Post, Orange County Register and Pinstripe Alley
Dan Martin / New York Post: Yankees cruise to shutout over Blue Jays as win streak reaches nine games
Orange County Register: Jameson Taillon shuts down Blue Jays, Aaron Hicks delivers key hit as Yankees run win streak to 9
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
From Tommy John to Cy Young form at 39? Inside Justin Verlander's unprecedented return to dominance — LAST SEPTEMBER, WITH the one-year anniversary of his Tommy John surgery approaching, Justin Verlander wanted to pitch. Even though his rehabilitation wasn't complete …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Sports Illustrated
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors: AL Notes: Moncada, Blue Jays, Verlander, Athletics
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago White Sox have a 6th inning to forget, allowing 10 runs in a 13-3 loss to the Houston Astros — HOUSTON — The Chicago White Sox returned to Minute Maid Park for the first time since Game 2 of the 2021 American League Division Series. — Lucas Giolito started that game for the Sox.
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Anthony Rizzo hits walk-off homer, Clarke Schmidt solid in emergency start as Yankees run Stadium streak to 14 — Anthony Rizzo ended it, but the way it started was probably the most impressive thing about the Yankees' 2-1 win over the Rays Thursday night. Rizzo hit a walk-off solo home run …
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland A's need new ballpark deals soon — NEW YORK — Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics need to reach new ballpark deals soon and left open the possibility of considering relocation if agreements are not struck.
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and The Athletic
Brett Taylor Chicago Cubs / Bleacher Nation: Commissioner Manfred Speaks: Rules Changes, Streaming Games, Stadium Issues, More
Infielder Nicky Lopez loses salary arbitration case to Kansas City Royals — NEW YORK — Kansas City infielder Nicky Lopez lost his salary arbitration case with the Royals on Friday and will get $2.55 million instead of his $2.9 million request, a decision that clinched management's third straight winning record.
Fluto Shinzawa / The Athletic:
Bruins coaching search: David Quinn to interview next week, has emerged as a top candidate — David Quinn is scheduled for an in-person interview for the Bruins coaching position next week, according to a source familiar with the situation. The native of Cranston, R.I. …
Kyle Hightower / Associated Press:
Steph Curry, Warriors finish off the Celtics 103-90 for another NBA title with dominating Game 6 win — BOSTON — The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, topping the Boston Celtics 103-90 on Thursday night for their fourth title in the last eight seasons.
Discussion: New York Post, Orange County Register, New York Daily News and Associated Press
Mark W. Sanchez / New York Post: Steve Kerr admits 'I'm hungover right now' day after Warriors' championship
Orange County Register: Mike Lupica: Steph Curry ranks with the NBA's very best after delivering another title for his Warriors
Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News: Andrew Wiggins sacrificed for the Golden State Warriors. Now he's an NBA champion