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1:40 PM ET, September 25, 2023

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Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
On and off field, Kyle Gibson teaching young Orioles how to be major leaguers: 'He shows you how it's done'  —  CLEVELAND — Making his way from the Orioles' dining room to his locker during last weekend's clubhouse celebration, Kyle Gibson paused every couple of steps, bending …
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Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles cut magic number to 3, match franchise record for road wins with 5-1 victory over Guardians  —  CLEVELAND — The Orioles will have the chance to clinch the American League East next week at Camden Yards.  That's in large part thanks to how well they have played away from it.
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Cubs manager David Ross texts Pittsburgh Pirates counterpart Derek Shelton, trying to clarify postgame remarks about the team  —  Chicago Cubs manager David Ross tried to set the record straight Saturday.  —  Ross thought he had corrected himself during his postgame remarks Thursday …
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Peter Marzano / Yahoo Sports:
Cubs place reliever Brad Boxberger on IL ahead of Saturday's game vs. Rockies  —  Cubs place reliever Brad Boxberger on IL ahead of Saturday's game vs. Rockies originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago  —  Injury woes to the Chicago Cubs' bullpen do not appear to be letting up with just a handful …
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Baltimore Sun:
Newly winning O's deserve a new 7th inning tune  —  With the recent resurgence of the Baltimore Orioles and more fans returning to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, maybe it's time to get rid of the old John Denver seventh inning stretch song, “Thank God I'm a Country Boy,” and try something new …
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Gordon Wittenmyer / Cincinnati.com:
The stunning collapse that might finally crush Cincinnati Reds' impossible playoff hopes  —  Tyler Stephenson lingered in the Cincinnati Reds dugout longer than most after the loss Saturday night that figures to be the death knell of the Reds' underdog playoff hopes, the catcher staring out across the field.
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Coley Harvey / ESPN:
Yankees miss playoffs for first time since 2016  —  NEW YORK — The end has officially arrived for this year's New York Yankees.  —  While a bevy of key injuries and a season's worth of offensive struggles long made it seem that their run of six straight postseason appearances was likely going to be halted …
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Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Reds' defense makes key mistakes in another big loss in the playoff race  —  For the second straight time, the Cincinnati Reds lost a crucial game in the playoff race because of self-inflicted mistakes.  —  On Wednesday, the Reds wasted a terrific start by Hunter Greene because of a walk …
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Ayrton Ostly / USA Today:
Why the Oakland A's Miguel Cabrera retirement gift is causing such backlash  —  Oakland A's retirement gift to Cabrera pales in comparison to nearly all others for 2-time MVP  —  Miguel Cabrera will retire after the 2023 season as one of the most decorated players in MLB history.
ESPN:
Twins down Angels to clinch AL Central title again  —  MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins clinched the American League Central title with an 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.  —  It's Minnesota's third AL Central title in the last five seasons, having also won the division in 2019 and 2020.
Todd Rosiak / USA Today:
Brewers clinch playoff berth, close in on NL Central title after routing Marlins  —  MIAMI - After a one-season hiatus, the Milwaukee Brewers are back in the playoffs.  —  And in emphatic fashion, at that.  —  The Brewers scored 12 times in the second inning against a pair of pitchers …
 
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