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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 …
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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
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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.”
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ESPN:
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 …
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Cincinnati.com:
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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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
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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 …
Matt Gelb / Philly.com:
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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