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12:55 AM ET, September 15, 2020


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Jorge Castillo / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Dodgers' late miscues allow Padres take game and cut 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 …
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 …
Corey Seidman / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Phillies call up catcher prospect Rafael Marchan with J.T. Realmuto injured  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … This hip injury will cost J.T. Realmuto at least two games.  He did not play in Game 1 of Sunday's Phillies-Marlins doubleheader and was out of the lineup for Game 2 …
Corey Seidman / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Debuting Marlin Braxton Garrett has hilarious reaction to web gem against Phillies
Discussion: Yahoo! Sports and Fish Stripes
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
MLB is forbidding boozy playoff celebrations  —  Teams control the alcohol.  So that is one area MLB will not worry about as it insists on clinching celebrations that are more restrained, distant and outdoors.  —  The league was still finalizing a memorandum it expects to deliver to clubs …
Associated Press:
White Sox, Twins begin showdown in AL Central race  —  One game separates the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox and the second-place Minnesota Twins as the teams open a four-game series in Chicago on Monday night.  —  While the Twins boast a 4-2 edge against the White Sox this season …
Nick Selbe / Sports Illustrated:
Albert Pujols Hits 660th Career Home Run, Tying Willie Mays for Fifth All-Time  —  Move over, Say Hey Kid.  Make room for The Machine.  —  Say Hey Kid, make room for The Machine.  —  Angels first baseman Albert Pujols blasted his 660th career home run on Sunday against the Rockies, tying Willie Mays for fifth on the all-time list.
Mark Townsend / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Albert Pujols slugs No. 660 to tie Willie Mays for fifth place on all-time home run list
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 …
Discussion: New York Post and Pinstripe Alley
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Steve Cohen Agrees To Purchase Mets  —  4:54pm: SNY is not in the deal, Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets.  —  4:17pm: Billionaire Steve Cohen has agreed to purchase the Mets from Fred Wilpon and Jeff Wilpon, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.  Cohen will need approval from 23 MLB owners …
Associated Press:
Braves continue road swing at slumping Orioles  —  A few eyebrows were raised when Atlanta manager Brian Snitker went to a non-traditional lineup.  No one is laughing now.  —  The day after the Braves were blanked by Miami, Snitker set the top of the order with sluggers Ronald Acuna Jr. …
Discussion: Talking Chop and Camden Chat
Associated Press:
Stephenson hits 2-run homer as Reds beat Pirates 3-1  —  CINCINNATI (AP) Rookie Tyler Stephenson hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a doubleheader on Monday.
Discussion: Red Reporter and Bucs Dugout
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Claim Billy McKinney; Trey Supak, Ronny Rodriguez Designated For Assignment  —  The Brewers announced Monday that they've claimed outfielder Billy McKinney off waivers from the Blue Jays, who had designated him for assignment on Friday.  He's been optioned to the Brewers' alternate training site.
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Chris Halicke / Sports Illustrated:
Rougned Odor Caps Big Weekend in Rangers' 6-3 Victory Over Oakland A's  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Over the past couple of weeks, Rougned Odor had an eye infection that put him on the 10-day IL and lost an everyday spot in the lineup.  —  Now he's doing the best job he possibly can to make everyone forget …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball and Yahoo! Sports
Jose M. Romero / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Walton drives in 3 as Mariners beat Diamondbacks 7-3  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … PHOENIX (AP) — Donovan Walton had three RBIs, and the  —  Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Sunday.  —  Jose Marmolejos had two hits and drove in a run, helping Seattle take two of three in the weekend series.
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mets bats go quiet for Seth Lugo in tough loss against Blue Jays  —  Mets batters have been quiet against left-handed pitchers.  Their experience Saturday night in Buffalo was no exception and the seven-hit effort fell short in a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays.  —  The Amazin's didn't get a hit …
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