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10:15 PM ET, September 17, 2021


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Marisa Kendall / Mercury News:
Gov. Newsom abolishes most single-family zoning in California  —  SB 9 allows up to four units on many single-family lots  —  In one of his first actions after surviving an election seeking to oust him from office, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday essentially abolished single-family zoning in California …
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J.P. Hoornstra / Orange County Register:
Dodgers sweep Diamondbacks to finish perfect homestand  —  LOS ANGELES ― Trea Turner hit an unremarkable ground ball to the right side of second base in the sixth inning Wednesday night.  The Arizona Diamondbacks' second baseman, Andrew Young, fielded the ball and threw it to first base in a fluid motion.
J.P. Hoornstra / Orange County Register:
Dodgers' Max Scherzer-Trea Turner trade already ranks among best ever  —  The Dodgers' surge, combined with the Padres' downfall, helps the deal tower over other midseason swaps  —  On the morning of July 31, the Dodgers and Padres awoke to a spitting-distance gap in the standings.
Associated Press:
Tatis slugs 39th homer, Padres beat Giants to gain on Cards  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 39th homer, and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Thursday to earn a series split.  —  The Padres moved within half a game of the idle Cardinals for the second NL wild card at 76-70.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
San Diego Padres put Blake Snell on 10-day IL, sign Vince Velasquez to minor league deal  —  San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell went on the 10-day injured list Wednesday due to a left adductor groin strain, the team announced.  —  The Padres also signed right-hander Vince Velasquez …
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Ohtani's arm sore; next start up in air  —  CHICAGO — The baseball world will have to wait a little longer — or perhaps a lot longer — to see Shohei Ohtani take the mound for the Angels again.  —  Manager Joe Maddon had stated prior to Tuesday's series opener at Guaranteed Rate Field …
Matt Breen / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Phillies' Didi Gregorius blames COVID-19 vaccine for elbow issues; experts say he's wrong  —  Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius blames the worst season of his career on an elbow condition he says developed after he was vaccinated for COVID-19.  He claims the shots caused him to develop pseudogout …
Tyler Kepner / New York Times:
In an Era of Throwers, a Pitcher Remains  —  Still an ace at 40, Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals is having his best season in years.  His secret?  “It starts with a game of catch.”  —  Adam Wainwright is having fun, as expected from a 40-year-old pitcher in a renaissance season.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and Viva El Birdos
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mets swept by Cardinals as postseason contention all but dead  —  Pete Alonso strolled to the plate in the seventh inning with runners on the corners.  The Mets trailed the Cardinals by four runs, but Alonso could change the story with one swing.  He certainly tried, sending a 377-foot fly ball to right field.
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Tim Healey / Newsday:   Mets' wild-card hopes dealt another blow in 11-inning loss to Cardinals
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez ties Johnny Bench's HR record for catchers  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez tied Johnny Bench's record for homers in a season by a catcher with his 45th in a 7-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
Discussion: Associated Press
USA Today:
Tarp or tossed?  Ump says he didn't ‘eject’ O's grounds crew  —  Even for baseball fans who've seen everything, this was a bizarre sight: The entire Baltimore Orioles' grounds crew, perched behind the tarp and poised to spring into action as a storm approached, suddenly got told by an umpire to scram.
Orange County Register:
Gov. Gavin Newsom survives recall challenge  —  Initial results likely skew blue, with the race expected to tighten as more ballots are counted.  —, JEFF HORSEMAN |, RYAN CARTER | and MARTIN WISCKOL |
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