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12:10 AM ET, September 12, 2017

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Associated Press:
Tigers ace Michael Fulmer to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season  —  CLEVELAND — The Detroit Tigers say ace Michael Fulmer will undergo elbow surgery on Tuesday and miss the rest of the season.  —  The 2016 AL Rookie of the Year will have a damaged nerve fixed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida.
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Michael Fulmer To Undergo Ulnar Nerve Transposition Surgery
Discussion: FanRag Sports and Bless You Boys
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Michael Fulmer to have season-ending elbow surgery
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy has been here before and sees no reason to panic  —  Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy looks on during batting practice before a game against the Atlanta Braves on July 21.  (Kelvin Kuo / Associated Press)  —  Lose a dozen games off the division lead, stagger toward the finish line, then win the World Series?
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Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:   Where in the world has Kyle Schwarber been lately? On the Cubs bench
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:   Can Dodgers fans take solace in the plight of the Chicago Cubs?
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
After Dodgers' 1-15 stretch, is there a new team to beat in the National League?
Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
Rays ‘thoughts’ are with Florida, remain indifferent on having to face Yankees at Citi Field  —  The Tampa Bay Rays hardly sounded up in arms publicly over MLB's decision to switch their home pennant-race series against the Yankees to New York this week.  —  Not that they should have been expected …
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Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays “optimistic” about hosting Red Sox this weekend, Trop checks out okay after Irma  —  UPDATE, 2:14: Rays president Brian Auld spoke a few minutes ago with St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman and said all parties are “optimistic” about playing at the Trop this weekend, but will until Tuesday to make the final decision.
Casey L Moore / USA Today:
Indians' epic winning streak: A hero every night as Cleveland wins 18 in a row  —  The Cleveland Indians have put together the second-longest winning streak in the major leagues over the last 63 seasons.  Only the Oakland Athletics, they of Moneyball fame, mustered a longer streak than these Indians when they won 20 in a row in 2002.
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
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ESPN:   Power Rankings: Indians might find it's lonely at the top
Associated Press:
Indians hold on to top Orioles for 18th win in a row
Doug Padilla / UPI:
Los Angeles Dodgers continue epic slide with loss to Colorado Rockies
Rob Biertempfel / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Steven Brault shines on mound, at plate as Pirates end 5-game losing skid  —  Pirates pitcher Steven Brault delivers in the first inning against the Brewers on Sept. 11, 2017, in Milwaukee.  —  The Pirates' Elias Diaz scores safely past Brewers catcher Manny Pina during the sixth inning Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Milwaukee.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers thrashed again; Cleveland Indians win streak reaches 19  —  CLEVELAND - It was as predictable as things come in baseball, what would transpire on Monday night at Progressive Field.  —  The Indians came into the game on an 18-game winning streak.  They are one of the best teams in baseball.
Richard Griffin / Toronto Star:
Youngsters help lift Blue Jays past the Orioles  —  Reliever Ramirez keeps season-long scoreless streak intact.  —  The Blue Jays are destined to spend an entire season without reaching the .500 mark and a full year in last place in the AL East, but on Monday they beat the Orioles 4-3 …
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
Paul Sporer / ESPN:
Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday  —  The 2017 season is rapidly coming to a close, but there are titles to be won in fantasy leagues!  Don't sleep on your ability to move in the standings as every strikeout, homer or stolen base could be the difference.
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Wacha's brilliance, Molina's bat lead Cardinals  —  On another head-scratching day, as the Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers crept closer and closer to the stumbling Chicago Cubs, the Cardinals moved seven games over .500 for the first time this season as they won for the ninth time in their last 11 games.
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Joe Lyons / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Grichuk reaches 20-homer mark in back-to-back seasons
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Fowler, Pham are unable to play
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
Arizona Republic:
Ready to roll  —  The Diamondbacks are five games up on the Rockies for the first wild-card spot in the National League and with only 15 games remaining after their four-game battle against the Rockies concludes, this series has the potential to maintain - or even grow - their comfortable cushion.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Mazara serves as Rangers' DH after long weekend on injured leg  —  ARLINGTON  —  Nomar Mazara was surprised to find himself in the field for each weekend game against the New York Yankees after being forced out of a game Wednesday at Atlanta because of soreness in his left quadriceps.
ESPN:
Ryan Vogelsong to retire as member of Giants  —  Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will retire as a member of the San Francisco Giants, the team announced Monday.  —  Vogelsong, 40, will be honored before the team's game Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  —  The Giants drafted Vogelsong in 1998 …
ESPN:
D-backs take the Red Sox route to blaze a trail back to October  —  Derrick Hall has seen a sartorial evolution in 12 years as Arizona Diamondbacks president.  When he joined the team's front office in 2005, parents and their children routinely showed up at games in Cubs, Yankees or Red Sox garb.
Johnny Grassi / Yardbarker:
Looking towards the 2018-2019 season: Miami Marlins Starting Lineup  —  The Miami Marlins season continues to take a nosedive, dropping 14 of their last 16 games.  This is a team that is in complete disarray and looking towards the future by holding tryouts for some of their younger talents.
Discussion: Fish Stripes
ESPN:
Nationals' objectives now that they've won the NL East  —  So the Washington Nationals have clinched.  For months now, it hasn't been a question of if that would happen, but when.  If you think that skipper Dusty Baker can just sit back and relax now, chomping on his trademark toothpick …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Chelsea Janes / Washington Post:
Nationals beat Phillies, wait a bit, then celebrate an NL East title
Discussion: Federal Baseball and SI.com
 
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