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Morning Mound Visit: Canada no-hits Colombia as Olympic qualifiers get underway

No-hitters spread to WBSC; Early All Star speculation; Cubs hot month

Mexico v USA - WBSC Premier 12: Bronze Medal Final Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

Manny Randhawa | Olympic qualifiers started on Monday and no-hitters have spread to international baseball as well as Canada kept Colombia hitless. The United States won their game against Nicaragua while the Dominican Republic and Venezuela notched wins as well.

John Griffin | Pinstripe Alley: The All-Star Game is a little more than a month away, so it’s worth taking a look at who might be in the starting lineup for the American League.

Jesse Rogers | ESPN: The Cubs aren’t the only team that’s banged up right now, but they’ve been able to weather their injuries better than most. With Jason Heyward, Jake Marisnick, Nico Hoerner, Trevor Williams, and Anthony Rizzo all missing time, the Cubs still had the best record in May going 19-8.

Quick Hits

Chris Taylor ended a 14-pitch at-bat with a bases-clearing double.

The Mariners held off the A’s after blowing a two-run lead in the eighth inning. The Mariners have won five straight and are a game over .500.

Kolten Wong made a diving stop to keep a lead-off runner off the bases in a tie game.