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10:35 AM ET, September 27, 2023


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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.
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.
Discussion: USA Today
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 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 …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Red Reporter
Charlie Goldsmith /
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.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Gordon Wittenmyer /
The stunning collapse that might finally crush Cincinnati Reds' impossible playoff hopes
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
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: and Baltimore Sun
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 Szymborski / FanGraphs Baseball:
Which Teams Are Best Built for Postseason Success?  —  What causes teams to succeed in the playoffs?  This is one of the debates in baseball most ridden with conventional wisdom, folksy tales, and grand assertions.  Some claim that teams need to have playoff experience.
Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Padres will work to attain more complete, more affordable roster  —  (Meg McLaughlin/The San Diego Union-Tribune)  —  Only change that is certain is that payroll will be pared; almost all of roster's core will remain, even as some difficult decisions (Juan Soto) could be made
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.
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'
Discussion: Denver Post and Camden Chat
Associated Press:
Did you play?  Monday night's $785M Powerball jackpot is 9th largest lottery prize.  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — The ninth-largest lottery jackpot will be on the line Monday night when numbers are drawn for a $785 million Powerball prize.  —  The payout has grown so large because it has been building …
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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