Phillies swept out of Wrigley and John Lackey has been exactly what Cubs needed

Admit it, Cubs fans, part of you didn’t like the John Lackey deal, not after watching him pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals and hearing about his reputation with the Boston Red Sox. Or at least Cubs Twitter didn’t automatically hail this as another genius move for Theo Epstein’s front office w...

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Patrick Mooney
CSNChicago, Cubs Beat Reporter
16m

Cubs on top at Memorial Day thanks to 5 names

CHICAGO -- Twenty games over .500. It’s Memorial Day. Those two sentences have been uttered together only one other time in regards to the Chicago Cubs in over 100 years. In 1907, they were 26-6 on May 25 and went on to win the World Series that year and the next. Since then, they’ve hit a dry s...

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Bruce Levine
ESPN Radio, Baseball Reporter
52m

Sale defends Ventura amid White Sox tailspin

Three weeks ago, the Chicago White Sox had a six-game lead in the AL Central Division. They woke up Sunday in third place, listening to cries for manager Robin Ventura's head. Ace Chris Sale wants that talk to stop. "I don't think he gave up any runs," Sale said. "I don't think he made any errors, a...

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Top tweets
Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
ELIAS: Jose Quintana has allowed 4 or fewer runs in each of his last 33 starts, the 2nd-longest current streak, behind Jake Arrieta. (34)
@Buster_ESPN | | 33m | Score: 225
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Molly Knight , ESPN Magazine, Sportswriter
The only two Dodger pitchers who had any business touching the ball in this game were Clayton Kershaw and Ken Jansen.
@molly_knight | | 11h | Score: 66
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NYDailyNews.com , Sports News and Updates
Ex-Yankees and Mets outfielder Karim Garcia was pulled from his truck and attacked in Mexico. t.co/f69PelUvWC
@NYDNSports | | 32m | Score: 65
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Ethan Skolnick , Turner Sports, Heat Beat Writer
My overall take on this Marlins thing: Walder Frey -- after Red Wedding -- should no longer wonder why no one wants to marry his daughters.
@EthanJSkolnick | | 11m | Score: 50
1464617642

ESPN , MLB News and Information
Jeurys Familia gave up 3 walks, 6 hits & 6 runs during the weekend series vs. the Dodgers. t.co/geaPh0knSe t.co/QvZKGHgH
@BBTN | | 40m | Score: 42
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Kevin McAlpin , Braves Radio Network, MLB Reporter
#Braves lineup: Inciarte 8, Beckham 6, Freeman 3, Garcia 5, Markakis 9, Johnson 4, Pierzynski 2, Foltynewicz 1, Smith 7
@KevinMcAlpin | | 28m | Score: 40
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MLBTradeRumors.com , News and Updates
#Brewers Ryan Braun could be a major trade chip...if he can stay healthy. That & more in this edition of NL Notes: t.co/DDBOKIIK
@mlbtraderumors | | 1h | Score: 35
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Ethan Skolnick , Turner Sports, Heat Beat Writer
Since the covering-the-Marlins debate continues, we'll try to get a Marlins guest on show this week. Wish us luck. Hardest thing in town.
@EthanJSkolnick | | 37m | Score: 30
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
Spelling bee matchup today in #Braves vs. #Giants 1:05 p.m. series opener: Foltynewicz vs. Samardzija
@DOBrienAJC | | 1h | Score: 30
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Roch Kubatko , MASNsports.com, Sportswriter
Per Elias: Chris Tillman is 1st #orioles pitcher to win 5 or more games without a loss in 1 month since.....Tillman went 6-0 in June 2013
@masnRoch | | 40m | Score: 25
1464615910

Dan Hoard , Cincinnati Bengals, Radio Voice
Looks like Stephen Strasburg will face #Reds on Saturday at GABP. He's 9-0 2.69. Nats have won his last 15 starts going back to last year
@Dan_Hoard | | 46m | Score: 20
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
After Granderson clubs a game-tying triple, none of the Dodgers seem to saying anything. But the body language screaming.
@Buster_ESPN | | 11h | Score: 18
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Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Visit ESPN's #Mets team page (multiple times) for plenty of content: t.co/6V7w4slGrF
@AdamRubinESPN | | 35m | Score: 15
1464616161

Roch Kubatko , MASNsports.com, Sportswriter
Per Elias: Tillman became 1st #orioles SP w/ 5-0 or better record 2 separate months since Palmer went 6-0 in Sept '77 and 5-0 in Sept. '78
@masnRoch | | 42m | Score: 15
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Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Terry Collins had said on Sunday that Curtis Granderson was getting run into the ground by the workload and needed day off.
@AdamRubinESPN | | 2m | Score: 5
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Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Monday #Mets vs. #WhiteSox Lagares - CF Cabrera - SS Cespedes - LF Walker - 2B Flores - 1B De Aza - RF Rivera - C Kelly - 3B Harvey - RHP
@AdamRubinESPN | | 3m | Score: 5
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Eduardo A. Encina , Baltimore Sun, Orioles Beat Writer
Yovani Gallardo going out to have side session b4 today's game, last step before going on minors rehab assignment Thur @ Frederick. #orioles
@EddieInTheYard | | 4m | Score: 5
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Matt Ehalt , ESPNNewYork.com, Sportswriter
Today's link: Add Jeurys Familia to the list of concerns as closer falters for second time in as many games: t.co/dydEzA3mKU
@MattEhalt | | 4m | Score: 5
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TBO.com , Rays News and Updates
#Rays Odorizzi flirts with perfection, then a no-hitter then loses on a 1-hitter t.co/wiqsvc4mPT
@RogerMooney50 | | 5m | Score: 5
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BigLeagueStew.com , MLB News and Updates
Two players could stop the Braves from losing so much t.co/ea2B47iqYQ
@bigleaguestew | | 10m | Score: 5
1464617684

Ethan Skolnick , Turner Sports, Heat Beat Writer
My overall take on this Marlins thing: Walder Frey -- after Red Wedding -- should no longer wonder why no one wants to marry his daughters.
@EthanJSkolnick | | 11m | Score: 50
1464617642

Paul Hoynes , Plain Dealer, Indians Beat Writer
Indians, Rangers series preview, pitching matchups. t.co/VCybsyEOD4
@hoynsie | | 16m | Score: 5
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Andrew Marchand , ESPN New York, Sportswriter
Yanks-Jays, too! t.co/EKMbaftCNj
@AndrewMarchand | | 17m | Score: 5
1464617241

WashingtonPost.com , Sports News and Updates
He’s certainly earning his money": Stephen Strasburg improved to 9-0 with Sunday's win t.co/Ss2kIKJV1W t.co/e3ijevyH9G
@PostSports | | 23m | Score: 5
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Steve Melewski , MASNsports.com, Orioles Reporter
At 17-8 (.680), the Orioles own the third-best record at home in the AL and also third-best in the majors. Are 6-1-1 in 8 home series.
@masnSteve | | 26m | Score: 5
1464616734

Kevin McAlpin , Braves Radio Network, MLB Reporter
#Braves lineup: Inciarte 8, Beckham 6, Freeman 3, Garcia 5, Markakis 9, Johnson 4, Pierzynski 2, Foltynewicz 1, Smith 7
@KevinMcAlpin | | 28m | Score: 40
1464616591

NYDailyNews.com , Sports News and Updates
Ex-Yankees and Mets outfielder Karim Garcia was pulled from his truck and attacked in Mexico. t.co/f69PelUvWC
@NYDNSports | | 32m | Score: 65
1464616376

Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
ELIAS: Jose Quintana has allowed 4 or fewer runs in each of his last 33 starts, the 2nd-longest current streak, behind Jake Arrieta. (34)
@Buster_ESPN | | 33m | Score: 225
1464616298

Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Visit ESPN's #Mets team page (multiple times) for plenty of content: t.co/6V7w4slGrF
@AdamRubinESPN | | 35m | Score: 15
1464616161

Ethan Skolnick , Turner Sports, Heat Beat Writer
Since the covering-the-Marlins debate continues, we'll try to get a Marlins guest on show this week. Wish us luck. Hardest thing in town.
@EthanJSkolnick | | 37m | Score: 30
1464616042

ESPN , MLB News and Information
Jeurys Familia gave up 3 walks, 6 hits & 6 runs during the weekend series vs. the Dodgers. t.co/geaPh0knSe t.co/QvZKGHgH
@BBTN | | 40m | Score: 42
1464615912

Roch Kubatko , MASNsports.com, Sportswriter
Per Elias: Chris Tillman is 1st #orioles pitcher to win 5 or more games without a loss in 1 month since.....Tillman went 6-0 in June 2013
@masnRoch | | 40m | Score: 25
1464615910

Roch Kubatko , MASNsports.com, Sportswriter
Per Elias: Tillman became 1st #orioles SP w/ 5-0 or better record 2 separate months since Palmer went 6-0 in Sept '77 and 5-0 in Sept. '78
@masnRoch | | 42m | Score: 15
1464615783

Cardinals “Unlikely” To Receive Hacking Punishment Before June Draft

Major League Baseball is “unlikely” to issue any penalty to the Cardinals for the organization’s role in the Astros computer breach controversy prior to the upcoming amateur draft on June 9, Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch hears from sources familiar with Commissioner Rob Manfred...

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MLBTradeRumors.com
News and Updates
1h

How Ben Zobrist is finding the fountain of youth with Cubs

Joe Maddon laughed when a reporter mentioned the sense of renewal the older Cubs players are feeling now after signing as free agents, enjoying life on a young team with the best record in baseball and the vibrant atmosphere in Wrigleyville. “They’ve been born again?” Maddon said. “That’s ...

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Patrick Mooney
CSNChicago, Cubs Beat Reporter
2h

DID YOU KNOW: Clayton Kershaw is the 4th pitcher to have a sub-1.00 ERA and 65 strikeouts in a calendar month.

Mike & Mike Show
News and Updates
4h

Dodgers Highlights: Dodgers Win 4-2, Kershaw With Another Strong Outing

The Dodgers turned to Kershaw in the last game of their series against the Mets in hopes of taking two out of three. Yet again, Chase Utley kickstarted Dodgers offense Sunday night with a single to right field in the third inning. Two batters later, Justin Turner hit into a fielder’s choice which ...

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DodgersNation.com
News and Updates
9h

Clayton Kershaw shows how vital he is to L.A. as Dodgers edge Mets

Clayton Kershaw pitches during the first inning at Citi Field. NEW YORK — Over 114 pitches Sunday night at Citi Field, Clayton Kershaw capped one of the most dominant months in a career that only grows in historic significance – and neatly illustrated just how much the Los Angeles Dodgers rely o...

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Adrian Gonzalez
Los Angeles Dodgers
10h

Tigers Overcome Delays, Beat FSU For ACC Title

DURHAM, N.C.—During the third of three lengthy rain delays on an arduous, zany, morale-testing championship Sunday, Clemson coach Monte Lee poked his head into his locker room. Lee expected to see his Tigers with their heads down, on their cell phones. He expected them to be tight after just allow...

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BaseballAmerica.com
News and Updates
10h

Jeurys Familia's second weekend flop sends Mets to defeat vs. Dodgers

NEW YORK -- Generally sturdy Jeurys Familia flopped twice in non-save situations this weekend. Curtis Granderson bailed out the closer on Friday. This time, Granderson’s would-be heroics only put Familia in the position to fail. Entering for the ninth inning with the score tied Sunday night, Famil...

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Adam Rubin
ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
11h

Is It Time for the Dodgers to Move on From Chris Hatcher? Possible Solutions

It was reported a few days ago by Andy McCullough that after another bad outing by Chris Hatcher, Dave Roberts called the reliever into his office for a closed door meeting. The only other person at the meeting was pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. When asked after the meeting what was talked about, Ro...

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DodgersNation.com
News and Updates
11h
Molly Knight - ESPN Magazine, Sportswriter
The only two Dodger pitchers who had any business touching the ball in this game were Clayton Kershaw and Ken Jansen.
@molly_knight | | 11h | Score: 66

NL Notes: Braun, Loney, Shields, Pomeranz, Vargas

Brewers outfielderRyan Braun may be generating trade buzz with his huge offensive numbers, but he’s also now dealing with a new malady, as MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports. While back issues have limited early, with prior wrist and thumb problems also posing some long-term concern, Braun has most ...

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MLBTradeRumors.com
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11h
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Offical Twitter Account
12h
Sports Illustrated - MLB News and Updates
Clayton Kershaw makes history. No pitcher since 1900 has fewer walks (5) at time of 100th K t.co/9wTXRgR89z t.co/MQkQFVhsZe
@si_mlb | | 12h | Score: 22
Buster Olney - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Over Kershaw's last eight starts, including tonight, he has allowed 3 walks and struck out 83.
@Buster_ESPN | | 12h | Score: 29

Correa blasts off bench to lift Astros in 13th

Correa, batting in place of left fielder Tony Kemp, took a 69-mph changeup from Angels reliever Mike Morin and deposited it a Statcast-projected 391 feet away from home plate into the Astros' bullpen in left field, breaking a 5-5 stalemate that lasted since the top of the eighth inning. Both sides h...

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Brian McTaggart
MLB.com, Astros Beat Writer
12h
Buster Olney - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Kershaw this season: 99 strikeouts, 5 walks.
@Buster_ESPN | | 13h | Score: 54