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7:25 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
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Calhoun promotion ends Ross' time with Rangers
ESPN:
Adrian Beltre (hamstring) returns early from DL on same night Willie Calhoun makes debut
Discussion: Associated Press
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
Dan Martin / New York Post:   Yankees 2018 schedule: Jeter's Marlins and Harper making a visit
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Yankees to open 2018 season in Toronto, home opener is April 2 vs. Rays
Ken Davidoff / New York Post:
MLB to start sooner than ever next year as schedule is revealed
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
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 …
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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.”
Rotoworld.com:   Daily Dose: Windians
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
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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).
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
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
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
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   How soon before Tigers can be contenders again? Use Indians as template
ESPN:   Jose Ramirez in Indians lineup night after exiting game
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
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 …
Discussion: Federal Baseball
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Stephen Whyno / The Charlotte Observer:
After helping Nats clinch, Braves rout NL East champs 8-0
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 …
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ESPN:   Reports: Japanese MVP Shohei Otani expects to be in MLB in 2018
Andy McCullough / The Charlotte Observer:
Kershaw starts it and Jansen finishes it as Dodgers end dubious streak  —  SAN FRANCISCO - The desperation of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team in possession of baseball's best record yet stuck in the sport's longest losing streak in 2017, streamed across the face of Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday night.
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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 …
Pedro Moura / The Charlotte Observer:
Verlander, Astros blank Angels  —  ANAHEIM, Calif.-The atmosphere at Angel Stadium did not match it, but Tuesday's game between the Angels and Houston Astros featured the intensity the Angels hope awaits them next month.  The Astros started Justin Verlander, he of the 16 postseason starts.
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Associated Press:   Justin Verlander gives up 1 hit in Astros' 1-0 win vs. Angels
Matt Gelb / The Charlotte Observer:
Hoskins' blasts lead Phillies over Marlins in 15 innings  —  PHILADELPHIA-Dee Gordon kicked the mess around first base into a pile.  The Philadelphia Phillies had mobbed Hyun Soo Kim, ripped his jersey from his body and showered him with water and gum and whatever else they snatched from the dugout.
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Corey Seidman / CSN Philly:
Tonight's lineup: Phillies' most intriguing lineup of 2017
Discussion: The Good Phight
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 …
Fox News:
Twins set Target Field record, mash 7 homers to rout Padres  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Jason Castro homered twice, Brian Dozier was a double from the cycle and the Minnesota Twins pounded the San Diego Padres 16-0 on Tuesday night.  —  Minnesota hit a season-high seven home runs …
 
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Ian Harrison / Associated Press:
Blue Jays rally in ninth to beat slumping Orioles 3-2
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Mets ‘concerned’ over Erik Goeddel's possible vertigo issues
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers activate Beltre from DL, but hold your excitement
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