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5:35 PM ET, September 27, 2023

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Mike Klingaman / Baltimore Sun:
Brooks Robinson, legendary Hall of Fame third baseman for the Orioles, dies at 86  —  He was known, simply, as Brooks — a name that stirs images of a ballplayer sprawled in the dirt, glove arm raised in triumph to show an impossible catch.  —  Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson died Tuesday.
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Jacob Calvin Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles, playing with ‘heavy heart,’ shut out Nationals, 1-0, behind Kyle Bradish's gem, Gunnar Henderson's homer  —  Kyle Bradish isn't viewed as an American League Cy Young candidate, but he pitched like one Tuesday.  —  Gunnar Henderson, meanwhile, is the AL Rookie of the Year front-runner, and he hit like it Tuesday.
ESPN:
Hall of Fame 3B, Orioles legend Brooks Robinson dies at 86  —  BALTIMORE — Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson, whose deft glovework and folksy manner made him one of the most beloved and accomplished athletes in Baltimore history, has died.  He was 86.
Adam J. Morris / Lone Star Ball:
Brooks Robinson has passed away  —  Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson has passed away at the age of 86  —  Brooks Robinson, Hall of Fame third baseman and career-long member of the Baltimore Orioles, has passed away, according to a statement from the Orioles.  Robinson was 86.
Gordon Wittenmyer / Cincinnati.com:
How Cincinnati Reds playoff picture looks after Tuesday's wild, 11-7 win in Cleveland  —  CLEVELAND -Buckle up if you're anywhere near the National League wild-card playoff race.  —  Three comeback victories and a postponement on Tuesday night ramped up the chaos with five days left …
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Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Luke Maile's best game keeps the Reds clinging to playoff hopes  —  CLEVELAND — Before this season, Cincinnati Reds catcher Luke Maile felt like free agency was his Christmas.  —  “It's a yearly holiday,” Maile said in June.  “The World Series ends, and then you get fired five days later.
Gordon Wittenmyer / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds' best player out for year after Matt McLain aggravates oblique injury  —  CLEVELAND - The cavalry is not coming just in the nick of time to save the Cincinnati Reds season.  —  Neither is Matt McLain.  —  McLain, the middle infielder who quickly became the Reds best player …
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Gordon Wittenmyer / Cincinnati.com:
The stunning collapse that might finally crush Cincinnati Reds' impossible playoff hopes
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Todd Zolecki / MLB.com:
Phillies dancing on their own after walk-off clinch  —  Philadelphia will host an NL Wild Card Series vs. the No. 5 seed  —  PHILADELPHIA — Beer and champagne covered Johan Rojas as he moved through the Phillies' clubhouse late Tuesday night.  He had ski goggles cocked to the side of his head as he held an iPhone to his ear.
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Associated Press:
Phillies' Rhys Hoskins remains long shot to make playoff roster  —  PHILADELPHIA — Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins remains a long shot to make the postseason roster as he recovers from a torn ACL in his left knee.  —  One encouraging sign — Hoskins is hitting home runs in batting practice and up to about 75 or 80 swings a day.
Dan Gelston / Associated Press:
Castellanos homers, Sánchez Ks 10 as Phillies move to brink of playoff spot with 5-2 win over Mets
Zillow MediaRoom:
U.S. housing value has surged, gaining more than $2.6 trillion in the past year  —  New home construction has been the catalyst for housing market growth  — The total value of the U.S. housing market is 49% higher than before the start of the pandemic in February 2020.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Marlins, fighting for playoff spot, furious game vs. Mets postponed  —  The New York Mets might not be in a pennant race, but they seemingly affected one Tuesday night without even playing a game.  —  Miami Marlins officials were furious their game against the Mets at Citi Field was postponed due to unplayable field conditions.
J.J. Cooper / Baseball America:
Jackson Holliday Wins 2023 Minor League Player of the Year Award  —  For a second consecutive season, a Baltimore Orioles player is Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year.  —  Shortstop Jackson Holliday, the No. 1 pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, is the 2023 Minor League Player of the Year.
Discussion: MASNsports.com and Baltimore Sun
 
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