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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 …
Discussion: The Athletic
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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:
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 …
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.
Discussion: Beyond the Box Score
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 …
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 …
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Corey Seidman / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Debuting Marlin Braxton Garrett has hilarious reaction to web gem against Phillies
Discussion: Yahoo! Sports and Fish Stripes
Associated Press:
Orioles slug 3 homers in 9-run 3rd, pummel Braves 14-1  —  BALTIMORE (AP) DJ Stewart hit the first of three Baltimore homers in a nine-run third inning, and the Orioles pounded the Atlanta Braves 14-1 Monday night to end a five-game losing streak.  —  After winning three of four in Washington …
ESPN:
MLB Power Rankings: The biggest 2020 surprise on all 30 teams  —  We're just two weeks from the MLB playoffs, and the 2020 version promises to be full of thrills.  Not only do we have an expanded 16-team format that should bring a March Madness feel to the best-of-three first round …
Discussion: Twinkie Town
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:
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: Bucs Dugout and Red Reporter
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.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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Mark Townsend / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Albert Pujols slugs No. 660 to tie Willie Mays for fifth place on all-time home run list
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.
Discussion: Associated Press and NBCSports.com
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.
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
 
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