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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  —  Manager Joe Maddon, pitcher Kyle Hendricks and infielder Javier Baez discuss the Cubs' loss to the Brewers on Sept. 12, 2018, at Wrigley Field.  (Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune)  —  Chicago Tribune
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 …
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs-Brewers encore in October would be just what baseball needs
Jim Nelson / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:   Milwaukee Brewers, in the post-season hunt, expect to draw 2.8 million fans to Miller Park
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs will travel to Washington without Kyle Schwarber, some starting pitchers
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Despite Cubs' concerns, Thursday's makeup game in Washington is still scheduled
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
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Brewers manager Craig Counsell's biggest critic? It's Kato Kaelin
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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 …
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
Daily Record:   New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins announce Wednesday lineups
Daily Record:   Luis Severino gets the call on a night when NY Yankees can use an ace
ESPN:
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 …
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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.
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
Andy Martino / SNY:
Why calling up Mets prospect Peter Alonso would have been insane
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Last Slide  —  DENVER - The cast has changed for the Diamondbacks, only they keep playing out the same tired script, one brutal night after another.  In a deathly quiet visitors' clubhouse, players sat motionless in front of their lockers late Wednesday night, seemingly stunned by the realization …
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Arizona Republic:
Last Slide  —  The Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies …
John Fay / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds' magic against the Los Angeles Dodgers ends in an 8-1 loss
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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
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.
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.
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: Royals Review and South Side Sox
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
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
One win, one hit remain elusive for Rangers, Beltre  —  ANAHEIM, CALIF.  —  The West Coast has not been kind to the Texas Rangers this season.  Of course, it's not like they have found refuge in other parts of the major leagues.  —  Of their 16 games remaining this season, six are in California and four are in Seattle.
 
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