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11:10 AM ET, June 20, 2022

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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.
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa not stressed over hamstring tightness  —  TORONTO — Isiah Kiner-Falefa was a victim of the Yankees' offense.  He tweaked his left hamstring running first to home on Saturday and was not available on Sunday.  That became obvious when the Bombers had Giancarlo Stanton …
ESPN:
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado leaves loss with left ankle sprain in first inning  —  MLB, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres  —  DENVER — San Diego Padres star third baseman Manny Machado left Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies after injuring his left ankle while taking …
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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Mike Shildt says he's ready to manage again
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Associated Press:
Joe Musgrove stars as Padres beat lowly Cubs 6-4
Discussion: Bleacher Nation
ESPN:
Houston Astros star Yordan Alvarez day-to-day due to hand injury  —  Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez was not in his team's lineup for Sunday night's series finale against the Chicago White Sox because of a hand injury and is considered day-to-day, manager Dusty Baker said.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
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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.
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 …
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Shams Charania / The Athletic:
Nets, Kyrie Irving at an impasse; latest on Miles Bridges; NBA Draft notes  —  With the NBA Draft three days away and free agency around the corner, trade conversations, signings and pursuits for all 30 teams have begun in earnest.  Across the league, major free agents — and potential free agents …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Nightengale's Notebook: Juneteenth brings renewed call to put trailblazer Curt Flood in Cooperstown  —  Widow of former Cardinals star, actress Judy Pace Flood, says Civil Rights movement gave him strength to push forward in landmark free agency case.  —  Judy Pace-Flood, 80 …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jordan McPherson / Miami Herald:
Jerar Encarnacion's first MLB hit: A go-ahead grand slam in Marlins' win over Mets  —  The count was full and the situation was key for the 24-year-old outfielder making his MLB debut on Sunday.  Jerar Encarnacion had the bases loaded in the seventh inning and the Miami Marlins trailing the New York Mets by a run.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
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 …
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. …
Associated Press:
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.
Discussion: Sports Illustrated
Associated Press:
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
Associated Press:
Canha, Plummer help Mets to 5-4 comeback win over Brewers  —  NEW YORK — One of the only trouble spots for the New York Mets this season has been keeping their pitchers healthy.  —  Finding ways to win, however, hasn't been a problem.  —  Mark Canha hit a two-run homer and the Mets threw …
Discussion: New Jersey Online
 
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