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8:15 PM ET, September 15, 2020


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Associated Press:
Padres host Dodgers in rare meaningful late series  —  When you are winning 70 percent of your games, you don't spend a lot of time looking in the rearview mirror.  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers have not only led the National League West since the first days of the season …
Jorge Castillo / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Dodgers' late miscues allow Padres to take the game and cut the NL West lead  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  The closest thing to a playoff atmosphere in an empty stadium in September unfolded at Petco Park on Monday night.  As a layer of haze hovered over the vacant ballpark …
Chris Halicke / Sports Illustrated:   MLB Officially Announces Postseason Bubble, Globe Life Field to Host 2020 World Series
Erik Boland / Newsday:
Deivi Garcia brings talent to the mound and excitement to Yankees and their fans  —  Nothing excites a fan base like a young, electric arm.  —  And, at the moment, Yankees fans are head over heels for the one belonging to Deivi Garcia.  They count down the days until his next start …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yankees Reinstate Giancarlo Stanton, Gio Urshela, Jonathan Loaisiga From Injured List  —  The Yankees announced that outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, infielder Gio Urshela and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga have all been reinstated from the 10-day injured list.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Dennis Young / New York Daily News:
Mets announce they are selling team to Steve Cohen, hedge-fund billionaire to own 95% of franchise  —  Steve Cohen's decade-long pursuit of the Mets is over.  He's liberated the team from the Wilpons.  —  “I am excited to have reached an agreement with the Wilpon and Katz families to purchase …
Evan Petzold / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers wrapping up 2020 season: 12 things to watch with 12 games to go  —  Through 46 games, the Detroit Tigers are just a game out of last place in the American League Central Division.  —  Two weeks ago, that would've been hard to believe.  —  The Tigers (20-26) …
Matt Loede / Sports Illustrated:
Indians Starting Nine in Chicago Against the Cubs, Hernandez Placed on Paternity List  —  The Indians are in Wrigley Field for the first of two games on Tuesday against the team that beat them four years ago for a World Series title in the Cubs.  —  The club is in the midst …
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
John Hickey / Sports Illustrated:
Newcomers Minor, Lamb Come Up Big for Athletics in the Smoke of Seattle  —  Maybe baseball shouldn't have been played on Monday in Seattle, not with T-Mobile Park awash in smoke and ash and the air quality index (AQI) off the charts.  —  But play they did, and two new faces used the second game of the doubleheader to make their mark.
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Dodgers Activate Justin Turner From Injured List  —  The Dodgers have activated Justin Turner from their 10-day injured list, the team announced.  Right-hander Josh Sborz has been optioned to the alternate training site to create an open roster spot.  —  Turner was enjoying another productive season …
Discussion: True Blue LA
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Chicago Cubs' Alec Mills went from being a college walk-on to throwing a no-hitter  —  CHICAGO — You won't confuse Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills with any of the flamethrowers in baseball, but perhaps you've seen his teammate — and 2016 ERA champ — Kyle Hendricks pitch.
Associated Press:
Engel gets big hit as White Sox top Twins 3-1  —  CHICAGO (AP) Adam Engel delivered a tiebreaking pinch-hit single in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night to increase their lead in the AL Central.  —  Chicago opened its pivotal four-game set …
Sydney Franklin / New York Times:
Derek Jeter Puts His Tampa Home on the Market for $29 Million  —  “It's definitely not a casual house,” according to the broker, “but it's very livable.”  —  11 PhotosView Slide Show  —  ›  —  Uneek Image  —  Derek Jeter, the Hall of Fame Yankees shortstop and chief executive …
Discussion: New York Post
Todd Dybas / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
What was and what's next for Sean Doolittle  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Sean Doolittle thought it was a cramp, not that it was over.  —  He felt well when preparing in the bullpen, then also on the game mound.  A muscle near his ribs clinched toward the end of his warmups in the middle of Nationals Park.
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