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Fox Sports:
Gray goes 7 innings, Athletics rally to beat White Sox 5-3 (Jun 25, 2017)  —  CHICAGO (AP) The way they have struggled on the road, the Oakland Athletics sure were glad to sweep a three-game series - even if they did it against a rebuilding team.  —  Sonny Gray pitched four-hit ball over seven innings …
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
White Sox bullpen stumbles in 5-3 loss as Athletics complete sweep  —  Photos from the game on June 25, 2017, at Guaranteed Rate Field.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Quality starts have been rare for the White Sox over the last month, but left-hander Derek Holland turned in just the seventh …
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon says recovery process forced him to mature  —  White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon on what he learned from his recovery.  (Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Carlos Rodon spent nearly three months on his couch watching White Sox games from afar as a “really invested” fan.
Sonny Gray / NBCS Bay Area:
A's lineup: After big debut, Barreto moves up vs White Sox
UPI:   Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon rejoins team, close to return
Associated Press:
Carlos Rodon (left biceps bursitis) back with White Sox
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:
Tigers end losing streak at eight with 7-5 win in San Diego to end road trip  —  The Kansas City Royals visit Comerica Park for a three-game series, beginning Tuesday.  We look ahead with five from Kansas City you need to know.  Video by Ryan Ford/DFP Wochit
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez slated to return from DL on Wednesday
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   Insider: Return to rotation going well for Tigers' Anibal Sanchez
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   Desperation results in Detroit Tigers lineup shake-up at Padres
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   5-run 8th is latest Detroit Tigers' bullpen blowup
George Sipple / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers give up 5 runs in 8th, lose 8th straight game
Noel Harris / Sacramento Bee:
How did Ryder Jones prepare for the show?  By playing ‘MLB The Show’  —  Baseball players all have different ways of preparing for their first trip to the show.  —  Former River Cats infielder Ryder Jones got ready for his Giants debut by firing up “MLB The Show 17.”
Giants rookie Ryder Jones uses video game to prep for Mets' Jacob deGrom
Dave Del Grande / UPI:
Jay Bruce, Wilmer Flores highlight New York Mets' late surge vs. San Francisco Giants
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
Associated Press:
Jacob deGrom shines as Mets top Giants 5-2
Associated Press:
Gennett's HR, 4 hits help Reds defeat Nationals 6-2  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Scooter Gennett homered and got four hits, yet his most biggest contribution Sunday might have come with his arm.  —  After helping the Cincinnati Reds build a six-run lead, Gennett threw out Brian Goodwin at the plate …
Perfect relay play helps Reds down Nats  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second time in the three-game series against the Nationals, the Reds jumped out to a big lead in the first inning against a Washington starter.  Friday it was four runs off of Stephen Strasburg and Sunday it was five against Tanner Roark.
Tim Boyle / Fox Sports:
Cincinnati Reds Homer Bailey slaughtered by Washington Nationals
Discussion: Federal Baseball
Gethin Coolbaugh / UPI:
Los Angeles Angels quiet David Price, Boston Red Sox  —  BOSTON — JC Ramirez took his road-warrior status to new heights for the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.  —  Ramirez tossed six one-run innings and got some help from a balanced Angels offense in a 6-3 win over the first-place Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Maureen Mullen / UPI:
Los Angeles Angels overcome strong start from Doug Fister to beat Boston Red Sox  —  BOSTON — Who could blame right-hander Doug Fister if he was pitching with a bit of a chip on his shoulder Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park?  Fister was facing the Los Angeles Angels, the team that released …
Travis Koch / Fox Sports:   Boston Red Sox: Protecting the farm takes priority over buyer intentions
Fox Sports:
Astros hit 3 HRs, finish winning trip by beating Seattle 8-2 (Jun 25, 2017)  —  SEATTLE (AP) The Houston Astros went into their game at Safeco Field leading the majors in home runs.  They quickly added to that total.  —  George Springer, Yuli Gurriel and Evan Gattis hit long home runs …
Fox Sports:
Astros switch starters after Peacock's baby arrives (Jun 25, 2017)
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Bucky Dent / UPI:
Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates defeat struggling St. Louis Cardinals  —  ST. LOUIS — While the St. Louis Cardinals reached a low they haven't plummeted in a decade, the Pittsburgh Pirates secured a series victory and a winning road trip.  —  Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison each homered …
Mitchell Forde / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Lynn's struggles epitomize struggles of entire rotation
Arizona Republic:
D-Backs, Phillies scoreless through 3  —  Right-hander Randall Delgado has tossed three scoreless innings against the Phillies on Sunday afternoon, once again throwing well in a spot start for the Diamondbacks.  —  The game is scoreless through three innings.
Associated Press:
Lamb, Diamondbacks rally past Phillies 9-2
Fox Sports:
McCarthy, Anderson get nods as Dodgers host Rockies (Jun 25, 2017)  —  LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers do not have a pitching fountain of youth, but the club clearly has a mountain of physical therapists.  —  Aside from Clayton Kershaw — and even he spent part of 2016 on the DL …
Discussion: Purple Row
Mike Digiovanna / The Charlotte Observer:
Kershaw in rare form as Dodgers blank Rockies
Discussion: True Blue LA
Daniel Popper / New York Daily News:
Aaron Hicks headed to DL after Yankees outfielder suffers oblique strain  —  The Yankees are doing their best Mets impression and can't seem to stay healthy.  —  Aaron Hicks became the latest Bomber to fall victim to injury Sunday at the Stadium, straining his oblique in a 7-6 loss to the Rangers.
Greg Auman / UPI:
Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen fails again as Baltimore Orioles rally to win  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Baltimore Orioles haven't been a late come-from-behind team much this season, but they enjoyed that role Sunday, rallying in the ninth inning for an 8-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
Associated Press:
Santana leads to Twins to sweep, first place in AL Central  —  CLEVELAND (AP) — Ervin Santana and Minnesota made themselves at home in Cleveland.  The Twins and Indians have been gracious hosts so far this year.  —  Santana struck out seven in six innings, Jason Castro drove in three runs …
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
ABC News:
Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton to defend HR Derby title in home park  —  Reigning T-Mobile Home Run Derby king Giancarlo Stanton will be back to defend his title.  The Miami Marlins star has been confirmed as a competitor for this year's All-Star showcase.  —  Stanton, appearing …
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Phillies promote Scott Kingery to triple A  —  PHOENIX — There was nothing left for Scott Kingery at double-A Reading, so the Phillies finally promoted their emerging second baseman to triple-A Lehigh Valley, according to a source.  —  Kingery will join the IronPigs on Monday.
Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:
Shaky relief corps, tight strike zone doom Royals in 8-2 loss to Blue Jays  —  Late Sunday afternoon, Peter Moylan pulled his iPhone off the top shelf of his locker and went searching for a photo.  He swiped his right thumb across the screen, tapped on the image, then turned his phone upward, so a reporter could see.
Tim Healey / Orlando Sentinel:
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