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3:05 AM ET, September 12, 2017

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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann could start again, but should he?  —  CLEVELAND - Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who received a neck injection last Wednesday to alleviate recurring pain, wants to start again this season.  —  Manager Brad Ausmus is hopeful Zimmermann will start again this season.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
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Associated Press:
MLB: Tigers ace Michael Fulmer to have elbow surgery  —  Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer throws in a game against Texas Rangers on Aug. 14.  Fulmer will miss the rest of the season.  (Associated Press File Photo)  —  The Detroit Tigers lost another ace.
Associated Press:
Tigers ace Michael Fulmer to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Michael Fulmer to have season-ending elbow surgery
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Michael Fulmer To Undergo Ulnar Nerve Transposition Surgery
Discussion: FanRag Sports and Bless You Boys
USA Today:
Cleveland Indians extend winning streak to 19 games  —  The Cleveland Indians' winning streak approached rarefied air Monday night, as they dominated the Detroit Tigers 11-0 to win their 19th consecutive game, one shy of the modern American League record.  —  Jose Ramirez hit a two-run home run …
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers thrashed again; Cleveland Indians win streak reaches 19
Jon Meoli / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles' sweep by Cleveland knocks sense of reality into club's playoff assessment
Discussion: Athletics Nation and Camden Chat
USA Today:   MLB power rankings: Indians streak into No. 1 spot, Dodgers fall
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Does Odor have something in reserve for Rangers' final 20 games?  —  ARLINGTON  —  After watching Rougned Odor walk out of the Texas Rangers' clubhouse early Sunday evening, it was apparent that he had a chance to be in their starting lineup Monday.  —  No limp because of his sore left ankle.
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Prospect Calhoun tweets he's on his way to Rangers  —  ARLINGTON  —  Willie Calhoun, the prized prospect in the Yu Darvish deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the July 31 trade deadline, will join the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, according to a series of tweets from him, his brother and his girlfriend.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers Reaction: Good Hamels a good development for final push  —  ARLINGTON  —  A September baseball game played in under three hours is a rarity, like a losing Denver Broncos season, a good umpire or a bad taco.  —  They just don't come along very often.
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Mozeliak is enjoying playoff push  —  John Mozeliak, the Cardinals' president of baseball operations, admits his focus is “more forward,” but he also says he is enjoying the recent ride his Ferris-wheel-type team has given him as it has shoved its way back into contention for a playoff spot.
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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Martinez, Pham take center stage  —  Perhaps the best encapsulation of the Cardinals' season is that two players who were fighting for the last position-player job throughout much of spring training, with one of them having to be sent out, now are both batting in the upper four in the lineup.
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Wacha's brilliance, Molina's bat lead Cardinals
Joe Lyons / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Grichuk reaches 20-homer mark in back-to-back seasons
Arizona Republic:
Tuesday's game  —  Rockies at Diamondbacks  —  Where: Chase Field (Roof hotline: 602-462-6262).  —  Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (9-7, 3.33) vs. Rockies RHP Jon Gray (7-4, 4.07).  —  TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).  —  Walker has won his past three starts …
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Arizona Republic:
Ready to roll  —  The Diamondbacks are five games up on the Rockies for the first wild-card spot in the National League and with only 15 games remaining after their four-game battle against the Rockies concludes, this series has the potential to maintain - or even grow - their comfortable cushion.
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
Rays ‘thoughts’ are with Florida, remain indifferent on having to face Yankees at Citi Field  —  The Tampa Bay Rays hardly sounded up in arms publicly over MLB's decision to switch their home pennant-race series against the Yankees to New York this week.  —  Not that they should have been expected …
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Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy has been here before and sees no reason to panic  —  Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy looks on during batting practice before a game against the Atlanta Braves on July 21.  (Kelvin Kuo / Associated Press)  —  Lose a dozen games off the division lead, stagger toward the finish line, then win the World Series?
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Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:
Where in the world has Kyle Schwarber been lately? On the Cubs bench
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:   Can Dodgers fans take solace in the plight of the Chicago Cubs?
Rotoworld.com:
Daily Dose: Amazing Abreu  —  Follow @Rotoworld_BB and @RyanPBoyer on Twitter.  —  You might not have noticed because he plays on a team with the worst record in the American League, but Jose Abreu is having an incredible season.  Again.  —  Abreu went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 11-3 victory over the Royals.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Series preview: Cardinals vs. Reds  —  • The Cardinals, who are 5-8 against the Reds, haven't lost a season series to them since 2011 but must win five of the six remaining games to take the series this year. ...  Speedy center fielder Billy Hamilton won't be an issue, however …
 
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Rob Biertempfel / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Steven Brault shines on mound, at plate as Pirates end 5-game losing skid
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Richard Griffin / Toronto Star:
Youngsters help lift Blue Jays past the Orioles
Paul Sporer / ESPN:
Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday
ESPN:
Ryan Vogelsong to retire as member of Giants
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Mazara serves as Rangers' DH after long weekend on injured leg
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Alex Meyer To Undergo Shoulder Surgery
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Jarrod Dyson Out For Remainder Of Season
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
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CBS Houston:
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Paul Schwartz / New York Post:
Odell-less Giants unravel in Dallas
ESPN:
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