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Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs-Brewers encore in October would be just what baseball needs  —  Chicago Tribune  —  The Cubs and Brewers finished their season series Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, but hopefully this isn't the last we see of them together.  —  It may or may not be a true rivalry …
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Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Cubs battling more than Brewers during tiring stretch run  —  CHICAGO — They can blame the weather, an awful late-season schedule and myriad other non-baseball related factors, but if the Chicago Cubs want to return to the playoffs for a fourth consecutive year, they'll have to rise above …
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs will travel to Washington without Kyle Schwarber, some starting pitchers  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Some Cubs players will get a break by not accompanying the team on its two-hour flight to Washington after Wednesday night's game.  —  Manager Joe Maddon said several starting pitchers …
Jim Nelson / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Milwaukee Brewers, in the post-season hunt, expect to draw 2.8 million fans to Miller Park  —  The Milwaukee Brewers will draw more than 2.8 million fans to Miller Park this season, Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger said Tuesday.  —  With the team fighting for a playoff spot …
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Despite Cubs' concerns, Thursday's makeup game in Washington is still scheduled  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Despite the Cubs' concerns, Thursday's makeup game against the Nationals remains scheduled to be played in Washington.  —  The Cubs will leave Wrigley Field after Wednesday night's …
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Backup catcher Victor Caratini makes major impact for Cubs: 'He's a great student'
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs look for offensive spark in series finale against Brewers
Jay Cohen / Toronto Sun:
Quintana pitches Cubs past Brewers 3-0, take 2-game lead
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Brewers manager Craig Counsell's biggest critic? It's Kato Kaelin
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Daily Record:
New York Yankees feeling the heat as the A's take dead-aim at their wild card lead  —  MINNEAPOLIS - Suddenly, the out-of-town scoreboard means something to the Yankees.  —  Despite an injury-wrecked rotation, the Oakland Athletics' potent lineup and electric relief corps have created …
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Coley Harvey / ESPN:
Yankees hoping Aroldis Chapman can rejoin team ‘sometime next week’
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Daily Record:   Luis Severino gets the call on a night when NY Yankees can use an ace
Daily Record:   New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins announce Wednesday lineups
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mets to make major announcement on David Wright as source says team captain still hopes to return  —  The Mets and David Wright are expecting to announce Thursday their plans for the team captain's attempted comeback.  —  The Mets' third baseman has not played in a major league game since May 2016 …
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Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:   Jay Horwitz to head Mets' new alumni relations department beginning in October
Matt Ehalt / Daily Record:   David Wright, Mets to make announcement Thursday regarding plan for Wright
Andy Martino / SNY:
Why calling up Mets prospect Peter Alonso would have been insane
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Mike Foltynewicz looks ready to lead Braves in postseason  —  Mike Foltynewicz understandably hasn't given it any thought, but when the Braves play their first postseason game since 2013, it's likely going to feature him on the mound.  —  The righty took the mound Tuesday in San Francisco's 62-degree weather with a pleasant breeze.
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Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:   Braves sweep Giants, complete 6-1 western trip
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:   Tanking Tiers: Ranking MLB's rebuilders
Janie McCauley / Toronto Sun:
Mike Foltynewicz pitches 6-hitter as Braves beat Giants 4-1
John Fay / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds' magic against the Los Angeles Dodgers ends in an 8-1 loss  —  The Reds' magic against the Los Angeles Dodgers ended with a thud Wednesday.  —  The Dodgers beat up on Reds pitching in an 8-1 loss before a crowd of 15,633 at Great American Ball Park.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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Arizona Republic:
Last Slide  —  The Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Pat Graham / The Charlotte Observer:
Marte drives in 4, D-backs beat NL West-leading Rockies 6-3
Dan Gelston / Toronto Sun:
Soto HR in 10th gives Nats doubleheader sweep over Phils  —  PHILADELPHIA (AP) Juan Soto made a leaping catch in foul territory in the first game of a doubleheader and ended eight hours of baseball with a milestone homer in the second game.  —  Both plays from the talented teen keyed a sensational sweep for the Nationals.
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Toronto Sun:
Struggling Philliies counting on Nola against Nationals
Phil Thompson / Chicago Tribune:
5 things to know about new White Sox reliever Rob Scahill  —  Chicago Tribune  —  When Michael Kopech suffered a season-ending elbow injury, it opened the door for Rob Scahill, who played for Willowbrook in high school and at Bradley in college, to fulfill a lifelong dream to play for the White Sox.
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Toronto Sun:
Royals go for series sweep of White Sox
Discussion: South Side Sox and Royals Review
Mark Didtler / Associated Press:
Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell no-hit bid into 7th, 19th win tops Cleveland Indians 3-1  —  Cleveland's magic number to clinch a third consecutive AL Central title remained at three.  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Blake Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his major league-leading 19th win …
Steve Overbey / WTAE:
Taillon helps Pirates to 4-3 win, slowing Cardinals  —  ST. LOUIS —  Jameson Taillon won his fourth straight start, Jacob Stallings drove in three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates slowed the Cardinals with a 4-3 victory Wednesday that stopped the Cardinals' three-game winning streak.
Discussion: Viva El Birdos
David Ginsburg / Associated Press:
Athletics use 10-run 3rd inning to beat Orioles 10-0  —  BALTIMORE (AP) - Matt Olson homered during a 10-run third inning in which the first 11 batters reached base, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-0 Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Noah Trister / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Springer's catch helps Astros hold off Tigers 5-4  —  George Springer made a diving catch in the eighth inning to help preserve Houston's lead, and the  —  Astros swept a series at Comerica Park for the first time, wrapping up a three-game set with a 5-4 victory over the  —  Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
Susan Slusser / San Francisco Chronicle:
A's might be down another starter; Trevor Cahill dealing with back muscle issue  —  BALTIMORE - Yet another member of the A's rotation is dealing with an injury, The Chronicle has learned.  —  Oakland, which has absorbed blow after blow to its group of starters, is looking at losing Trevor Cahill for at least one start this weekend.
Discussion: Athletics Nation
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
The 2018 World Series matchups we most (and least) want to see  —  Barring a miracle, we know the five playoff teams in the American League.  We basically know nothing in the National League, except the Braves are getting pretty close to a sure thing in the NL East.
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs' Brandon Morrow: 'I'll be back'  —  Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow says he feels he's “on the right track” as he recovers from a right biceps injury, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.  (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune  —  After throwing a 35-pitch bullpen session Wednesday …
 
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