Johnny Cueto expected to return to Reds’ rotation Sunday HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Reds ace Johnny Cueto was scratched from a start last week after experiencing stiffness in his right elbow, but an MRI taken Tuesday afternoon came up clean ...
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Mets 7, Phillies 0: Noah Syndergaard Helps Mets Sweep Phillies With Bat and Arm

NY Times: Bats (THE NEW YORK TIMES) — Syndergaard struck out six in seven and a third inning and was 3 for 3, including a home run, and Lucas Duda homered twice for the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.
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Video: Bryce Harper slugs his 18th home run HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Harper has slugged 13 home runs over his last 19 games.
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John Mozeliak announces Matt Adams out 3-4 months, possibly the year, with torn quad HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams tore his right quadriceps muscle Tuesday while legging out a double.
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On Baseball: Noah Syndergaard Is Front and Center in Mets’ New Six-Man Rotation

NY Times: Bats (TYLER KEPNER) — The Mets have lots of pitchers, and now they have to sell those pitchers on the virtues of a six-man rotation.
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Alex Rodriguez passes Lou Gehrig for third all-time on RBI list Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — It's been a season full of milestones for New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez, even if his team doesn't agree. A-Rod managed another accomplishment Wednesday, passing Lou Gehrig on the all-time RBI list. Rodriguez overtook the legend in the third inning of Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals. With two men on, A-Rod belted an 80 mph slider from Chris Young out to left...
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Dodgers designate Sergio Santos for assignment HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Santos had registered an underwhelming 4.73 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 15/7 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings this season of relief for the Dodgers.
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Video: Jimmy Paredes stole home HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Just call him Jimmy "The Jet" Paredes.
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Nelson Cruz blasts home run into the Rays Touch Tank in right center Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz has put on some pretty impressive power displays during his career. That's been evident this season, as Cruz leads all of baseball with 18 home runs. He showed off that pop Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. With the game tied at 0-0 in the top of the ninth, Cruz stepped in against closer Brad Boxberger.  On the second pitch of the at-bat, Cruz...
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Red Sox acquire outfielder Carlos Peguero from Rangers HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Peguero was designated for assignment by the Rangers on May 20 after batting .186/.310/.414 with four home runs and nine RBI in 84 plate appearances.
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Fan retains hot dog while making barehanded catch on this home run Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — It takes a certain amount of courage to attempt to make a barehanded catch on a home run ball. That ball is traveling at an incredible speed, and is a hard object. There's plenty of reason to expect pain, even if you're successful. That degree of difficulty only increases when a food item is involved. The fan either has to attempt to make the play with one hand, or abandon their $10 plate of...
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Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams out indefinitely with torn quadriceps, may need surgery HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Adams was off to a slow start this season, but he's hit .277 with a .770 OPS in 320 games for the Cardinals since debuting in 2012.
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Al Kaline’s last game HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Everything ends badly. Otherwise it wouldn't end.
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Scott Kazmir leaves the Tigers-Athletics game with an apparent injury HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — A bad season for the A's is starting to look worse.
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Yankees 4, Royals 2: Alex Rodriguez Climbs Career Lists at Yankees Sweep Royals

NY Times: Bats (DAVID WALDSTEIN) — Rodriguez recorded his 2981st hit and 1,995th run batted in on Wednesday afternoon as the Yankees took three of three games from the first-place Royals.
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