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Jeff Passan / Yahoo Sports:
Shohei Otani will leave hundreds of millions of dollars on the table to play in MLB next season … It isn't about the money.  Athletes reflexively say this, and sports fans roll their eyes, because of course it's about the money.  It's always about the money.  Then along comes
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ESPN:
Shohei Otani and why being Babe Ruth isn't all it's cracked up to be  —  Editor's Note: The story was originally published on June 15.  —  Ninety-seven years ago, the Yankees made a decision that would help draw the line separating the olden days from the modern era: They let the greatest hitter …
Dylan Hernandez / Los Angeles Times:
Column Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani shows his stuff to major league scouts
Discussion: Halos Heaven and The Ringer - All
ESPN:   Reports: Japanese MVP Shohei Otani expects to be in MLB in 2018
Stephen Hawkins / The Charlotte Observer:
Big shots by Gamel, Seager push Mariners past Rangers 10-3  —  Kyle Seager put himself in some elite Seattle Mariners company with another big blast against Texas.  —  Seager and Ben Gamel both hit three-run homers to help power the Mariners to a 10-3 victory Tuesday night in a matchup of wild card hopefuls.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Rangers Reaction: Whatever is going on with Napoli is a bit peculiar
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Here's why the Rangers called up Calhoun and what will keep him in the majors
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Calhoun promotion ends Ross' time with Rangers
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:   ‘Go get ‘em kid’: Rangers’ 10-3 stumble made Willie Calhoun's debut look even better
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 …
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John Harper / New York Daily News:   Indians' recent surge just another reason Yankees should keep fighting for division title
Jerry Beach / UPI:   Adeiny Hechavarria lifts Tampa Bay Rays to close win over New York Yankees
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Sonny Gray gets no run support, gives up late home run as Yankees lose to Rays, 2-1
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
ESPN:
What is wrong with the Dodgers?  —  Flash back to the final week of August.  The Los Angeles Dodgers were 50-plus games over .500 and had already piled up 90 victories, and the conversations were about record-breaking win totals and October parade routes through Los Angeles.  Then everything changed.
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Andy McCullough / The Charlotte Observer:
Kershaw starts it and Jansen finishes it as Dodgers end dubious streak  —  SAN FRANCISCO - The desperation of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team in possession of baseball's best record yet stuck in the sport's longest losing streak in 2017, streamed across the face of Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Baseball Prospectus
Jeff Faraudo / Mercury News:
Clayton Kershaw stifles Giants as Dodgers end skid, clinch playoff bid
ESPN:
Astros skipping Lance McCullers Jr. start over arm fatigue  —  The Houston Astros scratched Lance McCullers Jr. from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels after the injury-plagued right-hander reported arm fatigue and soreness while playing catch.
Discussion: FanRag Sports
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Associated Press:
Justin Verlander gives up 1 hit in Astros' 1-0 win vs. Angels
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Pedro Moura / The Charlotte Observer:   Verlander, Astros blank Angels
Phil Rosenthal / Chicago Tribune:
Indians win again — that's 20 in a row, one off Cubs' 1935 mark  —  Former Cubs manager Charlie Grimm.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  For the first time since the 2016 World Series, the Cleveland Indians find themselves on an historic collision course with the Cubs.
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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.
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers show fight but can't get win; Indians win 20th straight
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
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.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
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Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs welcome comparisons, contrasts from 2015  —  Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant discusses the team's win against the Mets on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  The Cubs find themselves in a situation somewhat similar to 2015, when they had to battle for the final National League wild-card berth.
Discussion: Beyond the Box Score
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Joe Maddon highly doubtful Jake Arrieta can return against Cardinals
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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Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Fowler better but not ready to play; Sierra returns
ABC News:
Gonzalez homers twice, Rockies beat Diamondbacks again, 4-2  —  Carlos Gonzalez has finally found his swing, and that's very good news for the Colorado Rockies.  —  The veteran slugger homered twice and the Rockies won their sixth game in a row, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 …
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
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Arizona Republic:
Wednesday's 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 …
Discussion: Federal Baseball and FanRag Sports
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Stephen Whyno / The Charlotte Observer:
After helping Nats clinch, Braves rout NL East champs 8-0
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
Discussion: South Side Sox
Rotoworld.com:
Daily Dose: Windians  —  Follow @drewsilv and @Rotoworld_BB on Twitter.  —  Make it 20 wins in a row for the Cleveland Indians.  —  Corey Kluber worked nine shutout innings and Francisco Lindor launched his 30th home run of the season as the hottest team in baseball — the hottest team of the decade …
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Scott LauberESPN / ESPN:
Red Sox hopeful Eduardo Nunez returns from knee injury by season's end
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 …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Dan Warthen, Mets pitchers continue to try and adapt to power-hitting league  —  CHICAGO — Just before the All-Star break, Zack Wheeler sat in front of his locker at Busch Stadium and undid the seams on a baseball.  The Mets righthander methodically took the leather off and started unraveling the string inside.
 
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