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Charles Odum / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Braves jump on Seth Lugo for 5 runs in 7th, beat Mets 6-4  —  Tyler Flowers drove in a tiebreaking run with an infield hit, and the  —  Seth Lugo in the seventh and survived a ninth-inning scare in a 6-4 win over the  —  New York Mets on Wednesday night.
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Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mickey Callaway had way too much faith in the Mets bullpen  —  ATLANTA - What a meltdown.  —  After a succession of odd moves by Mets manager Mickey Callaway, Seth Lugo was trusted with a one-run Mets lead to start the seventh inning.  Instead of slamming the door, Lugo held open batting practice …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Zack Wheeler has a rough night out against the Braves
Tim Healey / Newsday:
After hot stretch, Mets suddenly drop second straight with loss to Braves
Michael Wagaman / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Chapman homers twice, Bailey strong as A's hold off Giants  —  Matt Chapman homered twice, including a pivotal drive in the ninth inning that followed a late collapse by Oakland's bullpen, and the  —  San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Wednesday.  —  Homer Bailey pitched seven scoreless innings and singled twice.
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Susan Slusser / San Francisco Chronicle:
A's Jurickson Profar told role to be reduced; 'I'm OK with it,' he says  —  With the addition of Corban Joseph to the A's, Jurickson Profar is being pushed far into the background.  And it's official: Before Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Giants at Oracle Park, manager Bob Melvin spoke to Profar about his greatly reduced role.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Put Sandoval On IL, Activate Dickerson  —  2:20pm: The Giants announced that Sandoval has indeed been placed on the injured list due to elbow inflammation.  Outfielder Alex Dickerson has been reinstated from the IL in a corresponding roster move, although Dickerson is not in today's lineup.
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Jake Arrieta's Season Likely Over  —  The Phillies have placed right-hander Jake Arrieta on the 10-day injured list, and Arrieta himself told reporters today that his season is likely over (Twitter link via Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune).  “I'll probably miss the remainder of the season …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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Arrieta likely to have season-ending procedure
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Craig Calcaterra / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Phillies claim Jared Hughes from the Reds  —  Another waiver claim.  The claiming team: the  —  Phillies.  The waiving team: the Reds.  The player in question: reliever  —  Jared Hughes.  —  Hughes, a 34 year-old righty, has appeared in 47 games this season for the Reds, posting a 4.10 ERA …
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Todd Dybas / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Nationals find firmer footing in wild-card race  —  WASHINGTON - The Nationals take a day off Thursday.  It's one of three in the next 15 days, a rare run of breaks during the perpetual baseball schedule.  —  They are a season-high 10 games over .500 at 65-55 following a sweep of Cincinnati.
Discussion: Phillies Nation
Lance Hornby / Toronto Sun:
Rookie Bo Bichette keeps rolling, but Rangers down Blue Jays  —  Bo Bichette kept his on-base streak going, but the Toronto Blue Jays lost their long ball power in Wednesday afternoon's series' finale against the Texas Rangers.  —  Toronto, scattering six hits, fell 7-3 at the Rogers Centre …
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
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Ian Harrison / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Andrus gets 4 hits, Rangers beat Jays 7-3 to avoid sweep
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
With Jeff McNeil headed to IL, Ruben Tejada rejoins Mets  —  ATLANTA — The way the Mets have been playing the past three weeks, players throughout the clubhouse have evoked memories of the Amazin's thrilling run to the 2015 World Series.  So why not call up an old friend who helped champion that goal?
Discussion: Metsmerized Online
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Associated Press:
Mets' McNeil goes down with hamstring injury
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Jeff McNeil leaves game in 9th inning with apparent hamstring injury
Dave Skretta / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Hudson solid, Cardinals crack Keller in 6-0 rout of Royals  —  Dakota Hudson tossed six innings of five-hit ball,  —  Brad Keller allowed a no-hit bid to crumble in spectacular fashion, and St. Louis went on to beat Kansas City 6-0 on Wednesday night for a two-game sweep.
Dan Greenspan / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Pujols sets career hit mark for foreign-born players in win  —  Albert Pujols had two hits and three RBIs Wednesday and set the major league record for career hits by a foreign-born player, leading the  —  Los Angeles Angels to a 7-4 victory over the  —  Pittsburgh Pirates.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
A case for Rays' defense with Kevin Kiermaier, Willy Adames in lead roles  —  Centerfielder's usual strong play and improved work by the young shortstop makes Rays one of AL's tidiest clubs.  —  SAN DIEGO - Kevin Kiermaier was doing Kevin Kiermaier things again late Monday night.
Discussion: DRaysBay
Larry Fleisher / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Sanchez, Yankees beat Orioles for 16th straight time, 6-5  —  Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer and the  —  Baltimore Orioles for the 16th straight time this season, winning 6-5 Wednesday in their final meeting this year.  —  The Yankees went 17-2 against the O's, their most wins versus …
 
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