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3:00 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
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
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
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.
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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
Ken Davidoff / New York Post:
MLB to start sooner than ever next year as schedule is revealed
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Yankees to open 2018 season in Toronto, home opener is April 2 vs. Rays
Rotoworld.com:
Daily Dose: Windians  —  Follow @drewsilv and @Rotoworld_BB on Twitter.  —  Make it 20 wins in a row for the Cleveland Indians.  —  Corey Kluber worked nine shutout innings and Francisco Lindor launched his 30th home run of the season as the hottest team in baseball — the hottest team of the decade …
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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.”
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 …
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
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
Alan Eskew / UPI:
Kansas City Royals: Brandon Moss slams Chicago White Sox  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sam Gaviglio worked five solid innings and Brandon Moss clubbed a first-inning grand slam as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon.  —  The victory evened the Royals' record at 72-72.
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Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune:   White Sox keep hitting, but comeback falls short in 4-3 loss to Royals
Fox News:
Royals need another solid start from Gaviglio against White Sox
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  —  Nippon-Ham Fighters starting pitcher Shohei Otani throws against the Rakuten Eagles at Sapporo Dome on Tuesday.  Otani hit 101 mph with his fastball.  (Kyodo)  —  Travel by railroad from mainland Japan …
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
ABC News:
Gonzalez homers twice, Rockies beat Diamondbacks again, 4-2  —  Carlos Gonzalez has finally found his swing, and that's very good news for the Colorado Rockies.  —  The veteran slugger homered twice and the Rockies won their sixth game in a row, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
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
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 …
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
 
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Ian Harrison / Associated Press:
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers activate Beltre from DL, but hold your excitement
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USA Today:
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USA Today:
MLB awards watch: Jose Altuve, Paul Goldschmidt leading MVP candidates
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mets get Eric Hanhold from Brewers to complete Neil Walker trade
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