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2:50 AM ET, September 13, 2017

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Stephen Hawkins / The Charlotte Observer:
Big shots by Gamel, Seager push Mariners past Rangers 10-3  —  Kyle Seager put himself in some elite Seattle Mariners company with another big blast against Texas.  —  Seager and Ben Gamel both hit three-run homers to help power the Mariners to a 10-3 victory Tuesday night in a matchup of wild card hopefuls.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers Reaction: Whatever is going on with Napoli is a bit peculiar  —  ARLINGTON  —  Long season, long games, long daily media briefings, few answers — hopefully manager Jeff Banister found his happy place at some point during the Texas Rangers' 10-3 loss Tuesday night.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Here's why the Rangers called up Calhoun and what will keep him in the majors
ESPN:
Adrian Beltre (hamstring) returns early from DL on same night Willie Calhoun makes debut
Discussion: Associated Press
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Calhoun promotion ends Ross' time with Rangers
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs welcome comparisons, contrasts from 2015  —  Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant discusses the team's win against the Mets on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  The Cubs find themselves in a situation somewhat similar to 2015, when they had to battle for the final National League wild-card berth.
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Robert Gsellman struggles in loss to Cubs that guarantees Mets won't finish over .500  —  CHICAGO — Robert Gsellman struggled to just get through four innings, the Mets offense was too little too late and they lost to the Cubs 8-3 at Wrigley Field.  —  It was the Mets second straight loss and their 81st loss of the season.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Joe Maddon highly doubtful Jake Arrieta can return against Cardinals
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber return to Cubs' lineup
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.”
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Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
Rays plan to go home to Tampa on Wednesday, host Red Sox on Friday  —  BOSTON — The Tampa Bay Rays will fly home Wednesday.  With any luck, they will play games at Tropicana Field this weekend, too.  —  Rays players met Tuesday before a designated home game at Citi Field in New York …
Jerry Beach / UPI:
Adeiny Hechavarria lifts Tampa Bay Rays to close win over New York Yankees  —  NEW YORK — Adeiny Hechavarria's one-out homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday night snapped a tie and lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees at Citi Field.
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune:
White Sox keep hitting, but comeback falls short in 4-3 loss to Royals  —  White Sox starter Dylan Covey discusses his outing and the team's loss to Royals on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.  (Chris Kuc/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Jose Abreu stepped to the plate in the ninth inning …
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Alan Eskew / UPI:   Kansas City Royals: Brandon Moss slams Chicago White Sox
Fox News:
Royals need another solid start from Gaviglio against White Sox
USA Today:
Free baseball! Oakland A's charging no admission to 2018 game against White Sox
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
How soon before Tigers can be contenders again?  Use Indians as template  —  CLEVELAND - There is a blueprint here, on the banks of Lake Erie, where the Indians are bulldozing their way to a second consecutive American League Central Division championship — and the history books.
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers show fight but can't get win; Indians win 20th straight  —  The Indians won their 20th straight game, tying an AL record, by beating the Tigers in a well-played baseball game at Progressive Field, 2-0.  —  CONNECT  —  CLEVELAND - The game started on the right foot.
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
ESPN:   Jose Ramirez in Indians lineup night after exiting game
Joe Lyons / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Molina's 2-run double puts Cards on top 2-1 after an inning  —  After falling behind, the Cardinals responded with two runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead over the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium.  —  After Matt Carpenter walked and Tommy Pham reached on an error …
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Joe Lyons / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Pham returns to lineup for streaking Cards; Bader plays center
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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Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Sonny Gray gets no run support, gives up late home run as Yankees lose to Rays, 2-1
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Yankees to open 2018 season in Toronto, home opener is April 2 vs. Rays
Jeff Faraudo / Mercury News:
Clayton Kershaw stifles Giants as Dodgers end skid, clinch playoff bid  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Joe Montana threw out the opening pitch before the Giants faced the Dodgers on Tuesday night.  —  But the best arm at AT&T Park belonged to Clayton Kershaw.  The Dodgers' left-hander was far …
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
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Henry Schulman / San Francisco Chronicle:
Giants to open at Dodgers, take longer trips under 2018 schedule
ESPN:
Option vests for Nationals' Gio Gonzalez, securing $12M payday  —  WASHINGTON — Gio Gonzalez will wear a Nationals uniform next season.  —  On Tuesday night, Gonzalez struck out Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte to reach 180 innings on the season.  Because of that, his $12 million option …
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Stephen Whyno / The Charlotte Observer:
After helping Nats clinch, Braves rout NL East champs 8-0
Discussion: Talking Chop
ESPN:
Reports: Japanese MVP Shohei Otani expects to be in MLB in 2018  —  Japanese MVP Shohei Otani is expected to be posted by the Nippon Ham Fighters and play in Major League Baseball in 2018, according to multiple reports.  —  Otani previously said in December, when he signed a one-year …
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Dylan Hernandez / Los Angeles Times:
Column Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani shows his stuff to major league scouts
Discussion: The Ringer - All
Joe Totoraitis / Associated Press:
Brewers beat Cole, Pirates 5-2  —  MILWAUKEE  —  Big hits and solid pitching can keep the Milwaukee Brewers in the playoff hunt.  Manager Craig Counsell got both of them against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.  —  Eric Thames hit his 29th home run, Domingo Santana went 3 for 4 …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Associated Press:
Justin Verlander gives up 1 hit in Astros' 1-0 win vs. Angels  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of one-hit ball in a stellar second start for Houston, and the Astros snapped their four-game skid with a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Arizona Republic:
Wednesday's game  —  Rockies at Diamondbacks  —  Where: Chase Field (Roof hotline: 602-462-6262).  —  Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (13-12, 4.16) vs. Rockies RHP German Marquez (10-6, 4.27).  —  TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Discussion: Purple Row
UPI:
Baseball notebook: Opening day in 2018 will mark a first in MLB history  —  Major League Baseball released its 2018 regular-season schedule on Tuesday with a wrinkle that hasn't been seen in 50 years.  —  All 30 teams will begin their respective season on March 29, marking …
 
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Blue Jays rally in ninth to beat slumping Orioles 3-2
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
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USA Today:
MLB awards watch: Jose Altuve, Paul Goldschmidt leading MVP candidates
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Brett Bodner / New York Daily News:
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mets get Eric Hanhold from Brewers to complete Neil Walker trade
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