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10:10 AM ET, May 30, 2015


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Jon Heyman /
Inside Baseball: Eight possible spots for Ryan Howard, and more notes  —  Ryan Howard is healthy and he is hitting, and this is may be the best chance for the Phillies to finally get serious about trading him.  —  Howard could help a contender, and it's high time for the Phillies to stop …
Matt Eisenberg / Metsblog:
Harvey's 11 Ks not enough, Mets fall to Marlins  —  Matt Harvey struck out 11 in eight innings in his first start since his dead arm diagnosis, but the New York Mets lost to the Miami Marlins, 4-3, Friday at Citi Field.  —  Harvey (5-3) allowed four runs and six hits, including a three-run home run to Justin Bour.
Associated Press:
Hardy's 9th-Inning Single Lifts Orioles Past Rays 2-1  —  BALTIMORE — J.J. Hardy's single drove in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning, Chris Davis homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat Tampa Bay 2-1 on Friday night to extend the Rays' losing streak to six games.
Discussion: DRaysBay, Camden Chat and Yahoo Sports
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Gray Goes 8 in A's 6-2 Win Over Yankees  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — Sonny Gray pitched eight innings for his sixth win of the season, Stephen Vogt drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 6-2 on Friday night.  —  Gray (6-2) retired 11 straight after walking Brett Gardner to lead off the game.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Associated Press:
Lackey K's 9, Cardinals Beat Dodgers 3-0 for 5th in Row  —  ST. LOUIS — John Lackey worked seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals got just enough against Mike Bolsinger to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 for their fifth straight victory on Friday night.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Associated Press:
Cain Hits Tiebreaking Double in 8th, Royals Beat Cubs 8-4  —  CHICAGO — Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI double and scored in a three-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Friday to snap a four-game losing streak.  —  Alcides Escobar homered on the game's first pitch.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Daryl Van Schouwen / Chicago:
Rodon in control, White Sox defeat Astros in 11  —  HOUSTON - White Sox manager Robin Ventura overheard pitching coach Don Cooper reflecting on 2005 before the White Sox played the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park Friday night.  Ventura offered Cooper, the only uniformed holdover …
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Associated Press:
Buehrle, Blue Jays Rally Past Twins 6-4 on Colabello Homer  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Colabello hit two-run tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning against former teammate Glen Perkins, giving Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-4 victory over the Twins on a soggy Friday night, stopping Minnesota's five-game winning streak.
Associated Press:
Strasburg Leaves After 16 Pitches, Reds Beat Nationals 5-2  —  CINCINNATI — Washington's Stephen Strasburg left after only 16 pitches because of a stiff neck, and Zack Cozart had three hits as the Cincinnati Reds rallied against the Nationals' bullpen for a 5-2 victory on Friday night.
Associated Press:
Walker, Smith Lead Mariners to 2-1 Win Over Indians  —  SEATTLE — Taijuan Walker allowed two hits over eight strong innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Friday night.  —  Walker (2-5) got his first win since April 27 …
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
Associated Press:
Ahmed Hits Tiebreaking HR in 8th as Dbacks Beat Brewers 7-5  —  MILWAUKEE — Nick Ahmed hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the eighth inning to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.  —  Ender Inciarte, David Peralta and A.J. Pollock also went deep …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Associated Press:
Norris' Grand Slam Lifts Padres to 6-2 Win vs Pirates  —  SAN DIEGO — Derek Norris hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night, snapping the Pirates' season-high seven-game winning streak.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
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Good Bettis  —  Chad Bettis just finished five perfect innings for the Rockies.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Jerry Dior, Designer of Major League Baseball's Logo, Dies at 82
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago:
Cubs will target Ben Zobrist
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers To Promote Alex “Chi Chi” Gonzalez
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Marlins Claim Chad Smith From Angels
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John Manuel / Baseball America:
MLB Mock Draft 2015: Version 4.0
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