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ESPN:
Jose Ramirez in Indians lineup night after exiting game  —  Cleveland Indians second baseman Jose Ramirez is in the lineup Tuesday night, 24 hours after leaving a win over the Detroit Tigers with a bruised forearm.  —  It's welcomed news for the Indians, who will look to extend their win streak …
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USA Today:   Is the Indians' winning streak already the greatest in MLB history? Probably
USA Today:
Cleveland Indians extend winning streak to 19 games
Fox Sports:   Kluber faces Tigers in Indians' bid for 20 in a row (Sep 12, 2017)
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:   As Indians aim for 20th straight win, ‘Moneyball’ hero Scott Hatteberg can't wait to watch
Rotoworld.com:
Daily Dose: Amazing Abreu
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Fox News:
Royals need another solid start from Gaviglio against White Sox  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Time is running out on the Kansas City Royals.  —  The Royals lost the opener of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox on Monday, falling 11-3 in a game they could ill afford to lose if they are to make it back to the postseason.
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Neil Greenberg / Washington Post:
The Nationals should forget about catching the Dodgers and plan for the postseason  —  It wasn't too long ago we were discussing whether the Los Angeles Dodgers were a super team, but after suffering their 16th loss in 17 games — their worst losing streak in 73 years …
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Henry Schulman / San Francisco Chronicle:
Giants to open at Dodgers, take longer trips under 2018 schedule
New York Daily News:   Dodgers lose 11th straight, worst skid in L.A. team history
Associated Press:   Dodgers and Giants resume top of first inning at 10:50 p.m.
ESPN:
Adrian Beltre (hamstring) returns early from DL on same night Willie Calhoun makes debut  —  Texas Rangers star third baseman Adrian Beltre has returned earlier than expected from a Grade 2 strain in his left hamstring as he was activated from the disabled list Tuesday.
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Associated Press:   Prospect Willie Calhoun making debut for Rangers
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Does Odor have something in reserve for Rangers' final 20 games?
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber return to Cubs' lineup  —  Ian Happ discusses the race in the National League Central following the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the Brewers on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Willson Contreras will make his first start …
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Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:   An outside-the-box lineup to fix the Cubs' stagnant offense
ESPN:
Surreal scenes from Citi Field: ‘Weird’ week begins as Yankees play Rays on Mets' turf  —  NEW YORK — The center-field video scoreboard featured the same “Citi Field” in big, bold letters and the words “Let's Go Mets.”  But neither of the two logos flashing below it belonged to the usual home team.
Discussion: DRaysBay
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Fox Sports:   Rays hope new ‘home’ field helps against Yankees (Sep 12, 2017)
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.
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Martinez, Pham take center stage
Joe Lyons / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Pham returns to lineup for streaking Cards; Bader plays center  —  Coming off the weekend sweep of the Pirates and a day off Monday, the Cardinals look to keep it rolling in a three-game set against the Cincinnati Reds that will start 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Busch Stadium.
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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Series preview: Cardinals vs. Reds
Eric Karabell / ESPN:
Top MLB DFS building blocks for Tuesday  —  Our experts are here to provide the best hitters and pitchers for you to build your daily fantasy baseball lineups around on Tuesday.  —  Hitters to build around  —  He's hit cleanup this month against left-handed starting pitchers …
Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
Red Sox hopeful Eduardo Nunez returns from knee injury by season's end  —  BOSTON — Eduardo Nunez pointed to his right knee, smiled and spoke of how lucky he felt that the injury wasn't a few inches closer to his kneecap.  —  “If it was over here, it would be the rest of this year,” Nunez said, “and most of next year.”
USA Today:
MLB awards watch: Jose Altuve, Paul Goldschmidt leading MVP candidates  —  With the major league season coming to a close in three weeks, the MVP and Cy Young pictures are coming into focus.  —  Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is the unanimous choice of USA TODAY Sports' American League MVP vote.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Todd ZolaFantasy / ESPN:
Daily fantasy baseball cheat sheet for Tuesday  —  A pair of pitchers sharing initials headline a pitching-heavy card.  In fact, this is one of these days you either pay up or fade the aces entirely with low-end hurlers as there's little in the middle.  The main slate is a game short …
Kevin Spain / USA Today:
Minor league manager arrested for DUI the night before playoff series  —  Jesus Feliciano, the manager of the Eugene (Ore.) Emeralds of the Northwest League, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants the night before his team played in Game 1 of the league championship series …
MLB on Yahoo! Sports:
2018 MLB schedule released: Opening day is March 29 for earliest start ever  —  MLB releases 2018 schedule: Opening day is March 29 for earliest start ever  —  Major League Baseball's 2018 schedule breaks new ground.  —  For the first time in 50 years, every team will begin its season on the same day …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mets get Eric Hanhold from Brewers to complete Neil Walker trade  —  The Mets acquired Eric Hanhold from the Brewers as the player to be named later to complete the Aug. 12 trade involving Neil Walker.  —  The right-handed pitcher went 8-3 with two saves and a 3.94 ERA in 30 games …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and Brew Crew Ball
Ken Davidoff / New York Post:
MLB to start sooner than ever next year as schedule is revealed  —  Opening Day at Yankee Stadium this year.  —  Anthony J. Causi  —  CHICAGO — Don't book your spring break travel too late on the 2018 calendar — unless you're all right missing Opening Day.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
 
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