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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Red Sox fire Dombrowski one season after title  —  The Boston Red Sox fired president Dave Dombrowski on Sunday.  The team plans to elevate assistant general manager Eddie Romero to lead its baseball-operations department, sources told ESPN.  —  Dombrowski, 63, was the architect behind …
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Big Papi surprises fans with 1st pitch at Fenway  —  David Ortiz made a surprise appearance at Fenway Park on Monday night for the first time since he was shot in a botched assassination attempt in his native Dominican Republic in June.  —  Ortiz, a beloved figure among the Boston Red Sox faithful …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Tom Verducci / Sports Illustrated:
Why the Red Sox Fired Dave Dombrowski After He Delivered a Championship  — Dave Dombrowski did what the Red Sox sought him to do: win a World Series title.  Eleven months after the team paraded through Boston with a trophy, it became clear what the Red Sox needed from their top baseball executive …
Associated Press:
Phillies Power Past Mets to Tighten Wild-Card Chase  —  Philadelphia hit three home runs as the Mets blew a chance to move up in the playoff chase.  —  Maikel Franco, Scott Kingery and Adam Haseley homered as the Philadelphia Phillies overcame an early deficit and outlasted the Mets, 10-7 …
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Tim Healey / Newsday:
Marcus Stroman has his worst start as a Met in loss to Phillies
Discussion: Talking Chop
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Hoerner makes Cubs history with 3 hits, 4 RBIs  —  SAN DIEGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop prospect Nico Hoerner was on his couch in Northern California on Sunday.  —  On Monday, he was making history.  —  Hoerner became the second Cub since 1920 to debut with at least three hits and four RBIs in a 10-2 win over the San Diego Padres.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
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Cubs' Baez dealing with hairline fracture in thumb
Gideon Rubin / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Reynolds delivers vs former team, Pirates rally past SF 6-4  —  Bryan Reynolds hit a go-ahead single against his former team during a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the  —  San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Monday night.  —  Down 4-2, the Pirates used three pinch-hitters and came …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
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Doug Padilla / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Beede, Giants shut down Dodgers in a 1-0 victory
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Some tall tales from Rays games in Texas stadium that's closing  —  Rays have had some big wins, a most memorable debut, and some hot times at what's now called Globe Life Park.  —  Updated Yesterday  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — There's not going to be a party or even a toast …
Discussion: DRaysBay
New York Post:
Noah Syndergaard confronts Mets bosses over Wilson Ramos frustration  —  Noah Syndergaard, simmering all season about his inability to convince Mets brass to line him up with his preferred catchers, became livid over the weekend when he had to throw again to Wilson Ramos rather than Rene Rivera or Tomas Nido …
Greg Beacham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Bieber thrills his local fans in Indians' 6-2 win over Halos  —  Shane Bieber pitched seven stellar innings of five-hit ball in his first career start at his hometown stadium, and rookie  —  Yu Chang hit his first major league homer in the  —  Cleveland Indians' 6-2 victory over the
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
Garry Smits / Florida Times Union:
Minshew impresses teammates, coach with record-breaking performance  —  Jaguars rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew had to step in unexpectedly when Nick Foles was injury in Sunday's game against the Chiefs.  —  It's a bit too early to pronounce Sunday's game as the beginning of the Gardner Minshew Era for the Jaguars.
Discussion: New York Post and ProFootballTalk
Scott Gleeson / USA Today:
Marlins fan catches two foul balls in same at-bat, becomes hero  —  The likelihood of catching a foul ball at a professional baseball game is not too high, with studies putting the odds at 1-580.  —  Catching two — in the very same at-bat — is more than luck.
Discussion: MLB.com and MLB Baseball News …
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
A key free agent could fix third base.  But Rangers still must evaluate Santana, Solak.  —  Joey Gallo came through the minor leagues as the heir apparent to Adrian Beltre at third base, and he even took over the position early in 2017 as Beltre opened the season injured.  —  Gallo is an outfielder now.
 
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Myers' walk-off single lifts Padres to 2-1 win over Rockies
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Will Graves / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Flaherty dazzles again, Cardinals drop Pirates 2-0
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Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yankees Activate Gio Urshela From IL
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