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Todd Dybas / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Wild-card tracker: Cubs drop out of wild-card spot — for now  —  The Nationals took Thursday off.  But, they kept hold of their wild-card lead during the break.  —  Chicago lost to St. Louis in 10 innings.  The Cubs are on a three-game losing streak, which became enough Thursday for them to slip out of a wild-card spot.
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Mark Townsend / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
MLB Postseason Picture: Brewers bypass Cubs in NL wild card race  —  It's September, so the baseball games matter a little more.  That's why every day between now and the start of the postseason we'll keep you updated on baseball's postseason picture.  —  The Milwaukee Brewers are trying to make this another September to remember.
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T.J. Quinn / ESPN:
Sources: Skaggs' death subject of DEA probe  —  The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating where Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs obtained the drugs that were in his system at the time of his July 1 death in Southlake, Texas, two sources with knowledge of the investigation told Outside the Lines on Wednesday.
Craig Calcaterra / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Cubs activate Craig Kimbrel  —  Craig Kimbrel on the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in his right elbow.  Today he was activated.  He'll be available for tonight's game against the  —  Cardinals in Chicago.  —  It's been a lost season in multiple ways for Kimbrel.
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Activate Craig Kimbrel From Injured List  —  The Cubs have activated closer Craig Kimbrel from the 10-day injured list, the team announced.  Kimbrel is set to pitch for the first time since September 1 (with an IL placement on September 5), after being sidelined with right elbow inflammation.
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Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell Return For Cubs  —  In extremely relieving news for the playoff-contending Cubs, star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is already returning from an injury that looked as if it would prematurely end his regular season.  Rizzo's leading off for the Cubs on Thursday …
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
After Wong's injury and Martinez's meltdown, Carpenter's clout rescues Cardinals  —  CHICAGO  • Whatever the Cardinals gained in the standings and Matt Carpenter seized by rescuing them from catastrophe, their elation was limited late Thursday night by the reason Carpenter was in the game to win the game at all.
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Jon Tayler / Sports Illustrated:
After Overcoming Injuries All Season, Can the Yankees Win Their 28th World Series?  — For the Yankees, a 10-year championship drought feels like a lifetime.  Like some of their previous World Series-winning teams, the 2019 club is deep and boasts plenty of all-stars.  Can these Yankees win their 28th title?
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Ronald Blum / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Yankees clinch 1st AL East title since 2012, reach 100 wins  —  New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the  —  Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay  —  DJ LeMahieu.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Latest On Jose Ramirez  —  The Indians took a massive hit in late August when third baseman Jose Ramirez fractured the hamate bone in his right hand.  Now, with the Indians fighting for a wild-card spot in the American League, Ramirez is working toward a regular-season return.
Robert Klemko / Sports Illustrated:
Antonio Brown Accuser Says He Sent Her ‘Intimidating’ Text Messages After SI's Story  — Two days after Sports Illustrated's story about Antonio Brown, the Patriots receiver allegedly included an accuser in a series of text messages claiming she was only out for money …
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Why the Venezuelan home run record meant the world to Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suárez  —  Eugenio Suárez hit his 48th homer Wednesday, the most homers in a season ever by a Venezuelan-born player.  The Reds had a post-game celebration.  —  CONNECT
 
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