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10:55 PM ET, September 12, 2017

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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
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Here's why the Rangers called up Calhoun and what will keep him in the majors  —  ARLINGTON  —  The prospect, the centerpiece of the Yu Darvish trade, is going to play and play regularly.  —  The Rangers think he is going to hit and hit regularly, so much so that they told him Monday night …
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Calhoun promotion ends Ross' time with Rangers  —  ARLINGTON  —  The Tyson Ross experiment ended Tuesday for the Texas Rangers, who released the right-hander to create a spot on the 40-man roster for prospect Willie Calhoun.  —  Ross was expected to be the finishing touch to the rotation …
ESPN:   Adrian Beltre (hamstring) returns early from DL on same night Willie Calhoun makes debut
Associated Press:   Prospect Willie Calhoun making debut for Rangers
Alan Eskew / UPI:
Kansas City Royals: Brandon Moss slams Chicago White Sox  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sam Gaviglio worked five solid innings and Brandon Moss clubbed a first-inning grand slam as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon.  —  The victory evened the Royals' record at 72-72.
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Fox News:
Royals need another solid start from Gaviglio against White Sox  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Time is running out on the Kansas City Royals.  —  The Royals lost the opener of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox on Monday, falling 11-3 in a game they could ill afford to lose if they are to make it back to the postseason.
USA Today:
Free baseball! Oakland A's charging no admission to 2018 game against White Sox
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Neil Greenberg / Washington Post:
The Nationals should forget about catching the Dodgers and plan for the postseason
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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
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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.”
Brett Bodner / New York Daily News:   SEE IT: Dennis Eckersley shares story about partying at Studio 54, getting blasted by Yankees the following day
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Sonny Gray gets no run support, gives up late home run as Yankees lose to Rays, 2-1  —  Sonny Gray pitched well, but got no run support.  —  What else is new?  —  Gray surrendered a solo homer to Adeiny Hechavarria on a hanging breaking ball with one out in the eighth inning …
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ESPN:
Surreal scenes from Citi Field: ‘Weird’ week begins as Yankees play Rays on Mets' turf
Discussion: DRaysBay
Fox Sports:
Rays hope new ‘home’ field helps against Yankees (Sep 12, 2017)
USA Today:
Is the Indians' winning streak already the greatest in MLB history?  Probably  —  Honus Wagner scored the Pittsburgh Pirates' lone run in the top of the eighth inning on Sept. 18, 1916, to put the asterisk on the New York Giants' 26-game winning streak.  —  A thunderstorm moved in and play was suspended for weather —
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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:   As Indians aim for 20th straight win, ‘Moneyball’ hero Scott Hatteberg can't wait to watch
USA Today:
Cleveland Indians extend winning streak to 19 games
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Yankees to open 2018 season in Toronto, home opener is April 2 vs. Rays  —  The Yankees will open the 2018 season in Toronto against the Blue Jays on March 29.  Their home-opener will be on April 2 vs. Tampa.  —  They will finish the year facing the Red Sox at Fenway Park Sept. 28-30.
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Ken Davidoff / New York Post:
MLB to start sooner than ever next year as schedule is revealed
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
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: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
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Henry Schulman / San Francisco Chronicle:
Giants to open at Dodgers, take longer trips under 2018 schedule  —  When the Giants go on the road in 2018 their trips will be longer, but when they are home they will kick their feet up more.  —  The Giants open 2018 with four games at Dodger Stadium starting Thursday March 30 …
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New York Daily News:
Dodgers lose 11th straight, worst skid in L.A. team history
Discussion: True Blue LA
ESPN:
Jose Ramirez in Indians lineup night after exiting game  —  Cleveland Indians second baseman Jose Ramirez is in the lineup Tuesday night, 24 hours after leaving a win over the Detroit Tigers with a bruised forearm.  —  It's welcomed news for the Indians, who will look to extend their win streak …
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Fox Sports:   Kluber faces Tigers in Indians' bid for 20 in a row (Sep 12, 2017)
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber return to Cubs' lineup  —  Ian Happ discusses the race in the National League Central following the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the Brewers on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Willson Contreras will make his first start …
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Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:   An outside-the-box lineup to fix the Cubs' stagnant offense
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mets ‘concerned’ over Erik Goeddel's possible vertigo issues  —  CHICAGO — Erik Goeddel was left behind in New York to be seen by team doctors after suffering dizziness and blurred vision for several days.  The right-handed reliever has experienced symptoms similar to vertigo …
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).
Ian Harrison / Associated Press:
Blue Jays rally in ninth to beat slumping Orioles 3-2  —  TORONTO  —  Richard Urena singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat Baltimore 3-2 on Tuesday night, handing the slumping Orioles their sixth straight loss.
Discussion: Camden Chat
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers activate Beltre from DL, but hold your excitement  —  ARLINGTON  —  Third baseman Adrian Beltre's strained left hamstring has improved to the point that the Texas Rangers felt comfortable reinstating him from the 10-day disabled list, but don't expect to see the Future Hall of Famer often the rest of the season.
USA Today:
MLB awards watch: Jose Altuve, Paul Goldschmidt leading MVP candidates  —  With the major league season coming to a close in three weeks, the MVP and Cy Young pictures are coming into focus.  —  Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is the unanimous choice of USA TODAY Sports' American League MVP vote.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
 
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