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Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Blackjack!:  Indians set AL record with 21st straight win  —  Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez, left, and Francisco Lindor celebrate a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Cleveland.  The Indians set the American League record with 21 consecutive wins.
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Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers pitcher Buck Farmer says he didn't mean to bean umpire  —  CLEVELAND - Brad Ausmus was watching the baseball game.  —  He had just been ejected Wednesday afternoon against the Cleveland Indians for arguing balls and strikes and was sitting in his office inside the visitor's clubhouse …
USA Today:
Cleveland Indians set American League record with 21st consecutive win  —  The Cleveland Indians powered their way into baseball history Wednesday afternoon, setting an American League record with their 21st consecutive victory, a 5-3 conquest of the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field.
Discussion: ESPN, FanRag Sports and CBS Pittsburgh
UPI:
Cleveland Indians: Ace reliever Andrew Miller to return Thursday  —  Andrew Miller is scheduled to return from the disabled list on Thursday and work his way back into a significant role in the Cleveland Indians bullpen.  —  Miller will be on a strict schedule when he returns.
Phil Rosenthal / Chicago Tribune:
Indians win again — that's 20 in a row, one off Cubs' 1935 mark
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
ESPN:
Rays to return home on Friday to play Red Sox, Cubs  —  NEW YORK — The Tampa Bay Rays will return home to Florida following Hurricane Irma for what is now a truncated five-game homestand against the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs.  —  A three-game series against the New York Yankees …
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USA Today:
Hurricane Irma: Marlins move series from Miami to Milwaukee  —  The Miami Marlins announced Wednesday that they have moved this weekend's series against the Brewers from Marlins Park to Milwaukee's Miller Park due to ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma.
Matt Carlson / UPI:
Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant breaks out in win over New York Mets  —  CHICAGO — Kris Bryant picked the right time to rediscover his long-ball swing.  —  With Chicago's first-place lead in the National League Central dwindling, the Cubs couldn't afford to wait much longer.
Joe Totoraitis / Associated Press:
Brewers beat Cole, Pirates 5-2
David Driver / UPI:
Atlanta Braves: Julio Tehren shuts down Washington Nationals  —  WASHINGTON — Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings, Freddie Freeman was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, and Ozzie Albies went 3-for-5 with a solo shot as the Atlanta Braves crushed the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Tuesday night.
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ESPN:
Nationals' Jayson Werth returns after 5-game absence  —  WASHINGTON — Jayson Werth is back in the Washington Nationals' lineup after missing five games with a shoulder injury.  —  “Very relieved,” said manager Dusty Baker, who has Werth batting seventh and playing right field against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
ESPN:   Nationals' Jayson Werth returns after 5-game absence
Chelsea Janes / Washington Post:
Gio Gonzalez reaches important milestone in otherwise listless night for Nationals
Ari Gilberg / New York Daily News:
Yankees bullpen staggers, but ultimately hangs on for 3-2 victory over Rays  —  The Yankees only managed to score in the second inning, but the Bombers' early three-run barrage was just enough to beat the Rays 3-2 Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.  —  Jaime Garcia was unable to pick up the win …
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Fox News:
Preview: Rays finish up ‘home’ series against Yankees at Citi Field  —  TV: FOX Sports Sun  —  WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO  —  NEW YORK — Jaime Garcia will be looking to prove Wednesday afternoon that he deserves to pitch more than once every two weeks for the New York Yankees.
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Jaime Garcia appears upset with Joe Girardi after getting pulled by Yankees manager
John Harper / New York Daily News:   Indians' recent surge just another reason Yankees should keep fighting for division title
Paul Skrbina / Chicago Tribune:
Jon Lester takes the mound as Cubs set to face Mets at Wrigley Field  —  Manager Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs' win against the Mets on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2017.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
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Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   With 18 games to go, the 6 remaining playoff scenarios for the Cubs
ESPN:   Each likely playoff team's biggest pitching question
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs welcome comparisons, contrasts from 2015
Discussion: Beyond the Box Score
Bucky Dent / UPI:
St. Louis Cardinals pound Cincinnati Reds, 13-4  —  ST. LOUIS — Between Triple-A Memphis and St. Louis, Paul DeJong has belted 35 homers this year.  —  “Time to set a new goal,” he said.  “I could say 37, but 40 sounds better than 37.”  —  Given the rate at which he's hitting them …
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Joe Lyons / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Flaherty makes third start for Cardinals; Piscotty in right
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Fowler better but not ready to play; Sierra returns
Joe Lyons / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Molina's 2-run double puts Cards on top 2-1 after an inning
UPI:
Shohei Otani expected to make way to MLB next season  —  Japanese sensation Shohei Otani, a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher and left-handed hitter, is expected to be posted by his team and play in Major League Baseball in 2018, according to multiple reports.
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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
ESPN:
Shohei Otani and why being Babe Ruth isn't all it's cracked up to be
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Rob Bradford / WEEI:
We now know what David Ortiz will be doing for Red Sox  —  David Ortiz is officially back with the Red Sox.  —  Appearing at an event to announce his partnership with Eastern Bank Tuesday afternoon, Ortiz told WEEI.com that he and the Red Sox have agreed upon a role for the retired slugger.
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USA Today:   Dennis Eckersley shares details of David Price confrontation: 'Dude doesn't like me'
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
Discussion: Baseball Prospectus
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
 
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