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11:05 AM ET, September 12, 2017

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Associated Press:
MLB: Tigers ace Michael Fulmer to have elbow surgery  —  Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer throws in a game against Texas Rangers on Aug. 14.  Fulmer will miss the rest of the season.  (Associated Press File Photo)  —  The Detroit Tigers lost another ace.
Discussion: Pirates Breakdown
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann could start again, but should he?
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers thrashed again; Cleveland Indians win streak reaches 19
Associated Press:
Tigers ace Michael Fulmer to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Michael Fulmer to have season-ending elbow surgery
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Michael Fulmer To Undergo Ulnar Nerve Transposition Surgery
ESPN:
Surreal scenes from Citi Field: ‘Weird’ week begins as Yankees play Rays on Mets' turf  —  NEW YORK — The center-field video scoreboard featured the same “Citi Field” in big, bold letters and the words “Let's Go Mets.”  But neither of the two logos flashing below it belonged to the usual home team.
Discussion: DRaysBay
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Fox Sports:
Rays hope new ‘home’ field helps against Yankees (Sep 12, 2017)  —  NEW YORK — The Tampa Bay Rays are hoping their second night in their temporary home Tuesday goes better than the first.  —  The New York Yankees will attempt to keep proving that the road — wherever it might be located — is where the wins are.
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 …
USA Today:
Cleveland Indians extend winning streak to 19 games  —  The Cleveland Indians' winning streak approached rarefied air Monday night, as they dominated the Detroit Tigers 11-0 to win their 19th consecutive game, one shy of the modern American League record.  —  Jose Ramirez hit a two-run home run …
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
As Indians aim for 20th straight win, ‘Moneyball’ hero Scott Hatteberg can't wait to watch  —  They wrote a best-selling book about his baseball team.  —  They made a Hollywood movie about their winning streak.  —  They made a celebrity out of him.  —  Now, 15 years removed from his moment of glory …
Discussion: ESPN
Fox Sports:   Kluber faces Tigers in Indians' bid for 20 in a row (Sep 12, 2017)
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Prospect Calhoun tweets he's on his way to Rangers  —  ARLINGTON  —  Willie Calhoun, the prized prospect in the Yu Darvish deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the July 31 trade deadline, will join the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, according to a series of tweets from him, his brother and his girlfriend.
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers Reaction: Good Hamels a good development for final push  —  ARLINGTON  —  A September baseball game played in under three hours is a rarity, like a losing Denver Broncos season, a good umpire or a bad taco.  —  They just don't come along very often.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Does Odor have something in reserve for Rangers' final 20 games?
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Mozeliak is enjoying playoff push  —  John Mozeliak, the Cardinals' president of baseball operations, admits his focus is “more forward,” but he also says he is enjoying the recent ride his Ferris-wheel-type team has given him as it has shoved its way back into contention for a playoff spot.
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Martinez, Pham take center stage  —  Perhaps the best encapsulation of the Cardinals' season is that two players who were fighting for the last position-player job throughout much of spring training, with one of them having to be sent out, now are both batting in the upper four in the lineup.
New York Daily News:
Dodgers lose 11th straight, worst skid in L.A. team history  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Dodgers rallied once, twice and then a third time.  Manager Dave Roberts thought his club would snap out of its long losing streak at last.  —  The National League-leading Dodgers lost their 11th straight game …
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Associated Press:   Dodgers and Giants resume top of first inning at 10:50 p.m.
ESPN:
Ryan Vogelsong to retire as member of Giants
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Arizona Republic:
Tuesday's game  —  Rockies at Diamondbacks  —  Where: Chase Field (Roof hotline: 602-462-6262).  —  Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (9-7, 3.33) vs. Rockies RHP Jon Gray (7-4, 4.07).  —  TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).  —  Walker has won his past three starts …
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Arizona Republic:
Ready to roll  —  The Diamondbacks are five games up on the 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.
 
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Paul Sporer / ESPN:
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Mazara serves as Rangers' DH after long weekend on injured leg
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Alex Meyer To Undergo Shoulder Surgery
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Jarrod Dyson Out For Remainder Of Season
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