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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers Reaction: Whatever is going on with Napoli is a bit peculiar  —  ARLINGTON  —  Long season, long games, long daily media briefings, few answers — hopefully manager Jeff Banister found his happy place at some point during the Texas Rangers' 10-3 loss Tuesday night.
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UPI:
Baseball notebook: Opening day in 2018 will mark a first in MLB history  —  Major League Baseball released its 2018 regular-season schedule on Tuesday with a wrinkle that hasn't been seen in 50 years.  —  All 30 teams will begin their respective season on March 29, marking …
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
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Calhoun promotion ends Ross' time with Rangers
Associated Press:   Prospect Willie Calhoun making debut for Rangers
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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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 …
Discussion: Over the Monster
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:   Sonny Gray gets no run support, gives up late home run as Yankees lose to Rays, 2-1
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Yankees to open 2018 season in Toronto, home opener is April 2 vs. Rays
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Robert Gsellman struggles in loss to Cubs that guarantees Mets won't finish over .500  —  CHICAGO — Robert Gsellman struggled to just get through four innings, the Mets offense was too little too late and they lost to the Cubs 8-3 at Wrigley Field.  —  It was the Mets second straight loss and their 81st loss of the season.
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Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Joe Maddon highly doubtful Jake Arrieta can return against Cardinals  —  Cubs starter Jake Arrieta plays catch before the Cubs played the Mets at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  The possibility of Jake Arrieta returning …
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber return to Cubs' lineup
Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:
An outside-the-box lineup to fix the Cubs' stagnant offense
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
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
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Reds Designate Barrett Astin For Assignment
Discussion: Red Reporter
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
USA Today:
Free baseball! Oakland A's charging no admission to 2018 game against White Sox
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
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  —  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
ESPN:   Jose Ramirez in Indians lineup night after exiting game
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
Neil Greenberg / Washington Post:
The Nationals should forget about catching the Dodgers and plan for the postseason
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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
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.”
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:
Blue Jays rally in ninth to beat slumping Orioles 3-2
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Corey Seidman / CSN Philly:
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Henry Schulman / San Francisco Chronicle:
Giants to open at Dodgers, take longer trips under 2018 schedule
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Royals Claim Mike Morin, Designate Onelki Garcia
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mets get Eric Hanhold from Brewers to complete Neil Walker trade
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