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Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Cubs know Brewers are coming for them as NL Central tightens  —  CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon often says a team has to go out and take what they desire because nothing is going to be given in baseball.  Not over 162 games.  The Milwaukee Brewers are heeding Maddon's advice …
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Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Time for Cubs to pull out all the stops in NL Central race
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs-Brewers encore in October would be just what baseball needs
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs will travel to Washington without Kyle Schwarber, some starting pitchers
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Cubs battling more than Brewers during tiring stretch run
Jim Nelson / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Milwaukee Brewers, in the post-season hunt, expect to draw 2.8 million fans to Miller Park
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Cubs move Friday's game at Wrigley to 7:05 p.m.; Thursday's makeup game in Washington still scheduled
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs fall to Brewers, NL Central lead shrinks to 1 game
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Backup catcher Victor Caratini makes major impact for Cubs: 'He's a great student'
Coley Harvey / ESPN:
Yankees feel sense of urgency with wild-card lead down to 1 game  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Suddenly in the fight for their postseason lives, the New York Yankees are heading back home from a rocky road trip with a heightened sense of urgency as their wild-card lead has shrunk to one game.
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Daily Record:   New York Yankees feeling the heat as the A's take dead-aim at their wild card lead
Coley Harvey / ESPN:
Yankees hoping Aroldis Chapman can rejoin team ‘sometime next week’
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Daily Record:
New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins announce Wednesday lineups
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Daily Record:   Luis Severino gets the call on a night when NY Yankees can use an ace
Toronto Sun:
Red Sox go for 101st win against Blue Jays  —  BOSTON — Having reached 100 victories for the first time in more than seven decades, the Boston Red Sox send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound hoping to sweep their three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
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Red Sox reach 100 wins in 146th game, fastest since 2001  —  The Boston Red Sox became the fastest team to reach 100 wins since 2001 after David Price threw seven shutout innings in a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night at Fenway Park.  —  The Red Sox, who on Tuesday became …
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
The 2018 World Series matchups we most (and least) want to see
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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
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.
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Roch Kubatko / School of Roch:
Hays undergoing ankle surgery, O's down 10-0
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Justin Verlander has no ‘ill will’ to Detroit Tigers due to 2015 injury  —  It is old news, but it became news again last month, when Justin Verlander was quoted as saying the Detroit Tigers had misdiagnosed his right triceps injury three seasons ago.  —  “I knew something was wrong,” …
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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.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Last Slide  —  DENVER - When asked about losing playing time, Diamondbacks infielder Ketel Marte sounded like he was trying to say the right things despite being severely disappointed by the outcome.  And it seemed like being out of the lineup on Wednesday after delivering a pair of key hits …
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Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Last Slide  —  DENVER - The cast has changed for the Diamondbacks …
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Last Slide  —  The Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies …
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 …
David Smale / Associated Press:
Tim Anderson's 12th-inning homer lifts White Sox over Royals  —  Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning, and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night.  —  Anderson's blast off Burch Smith (1-5), the sixth Royals pitcher, landed just beyond the fence in left-center.
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Phil Thompson / Chicago Tribune:   5 things to know about new White Sox reliever Rob Scahill
Toronto Sun:
Mauer considers retirement as Twins face Royals  —  Joe Mauer has been the face of the Minnesota Twins for most of the century.  —  Mauer, a native of St. Paul who attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School, was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2001 draft and made his big league debut three years later …
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Tyler Mason / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Odorizzi takes no-hit bid into 8th as Twins top Yankees 3-1
Discussion: Twinkie Town and Pinstripe Alley
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.
Associated Press:
Marlins-Mets doubleheader bumped back after 5 1/2 hour delay  —  NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets and Miami Marlins have bumped their doubleheader back a day after the opener of Wednesday's scheduled twinbill was delayed by rain for 5 hours, 35 minutes.  —  The teams will play …
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
Bob Brookover / Philly.com:
J.P. Crawford, Scott Kingery and Jorge Alfaro remain question marks for Phillies' future |  Bob Brookover  —  Manager Gabe Kapler's lineup Wednesday night was a concession to the obvious.  No more pretending that the Phillies are contending.  Why not give rookie J.P. Crawford his first start at shortstop since June 18?
 
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