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Neverauskas recalled, tosses perfect frame
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The Pirates put the Triple-A shuttle into motion and shuffled their bullpen again Saturday afternoon. Down went left-hander Steven Brault, and up came right-hander Dovydas Neverauskas.

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Montero turning corner by pounding strike zone
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Rafael Montero stood in front of his locker dressed in a king-like robe and crown, the reward Mets players designate for the player of the game after wins.

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7-run 6th, Montero's quality start snap skid
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Limited to just one run through the first 14 innings of the series, the Mets woke up in a big way with a seven-run sixth on Saturday night. Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki each belted two-run homers in the outburst, as the Mets defeated the Marlins, 8-1, at Citi Field.

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Dodgers win 6th in a row, tie Interleague record
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The Dodgers tied a Major League record with their 13th consecutive Interleague victory, capitalizing on a Tigers defensive miscue with an Adrian Gonzalez RBI single in the seventh inning en route to a 3-0 win Saturday at Comerica Park.

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Lucas makes Majors debut for Cardinals
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The Cardinals are trying another new arm in their bullpen, this time adding right-hander Josh Lucas to the roster on Saturday in place of Mike Mayers, who was optioned back to Triple-A Memphis after the team’s win on Friday.

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Little is Major: Cards-Bucs in Williamsport tonight!
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Sunday night, the spotlight will shine on a big moment in a small town. The Cardinals and Pirates will play a Major League game in a Minor League ballpark in front of Little League families. By the time it’s all over, Little Leaguers and big leaguers alike will leave with the memory of a baseball […]

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Historic Bowman Field set for MLB spotlight
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The anticipation of watching the inaugural MLB Little League Classic is building, but few realize how much work went into preparing the field for tonight’s game on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. Since March 1, a grounds crew team has been stationed in Williamsport, Pa., to make historic Bowman Field ready to host the Cardinals […]

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Blackmon hitting more opposite-field homers
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Even Rockies leadoff hitter Charlie Blackmon isn’t sure what to make of a recent happy trend. He opened Friday night’s 8-4 victory over the Brewers with his career-high-tying 29th homer. It went the opposite way to left-center field — which is becoming less unusual.

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Reds play it safe, rest Cozart after HBP
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The Reds have remained cautious with shortstop Zack Cozart as he deals with a left shin injury that caused him to leave in the seventh inning of Friday’s game against the Braves at SunTrust Park.

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Padres option Renfroe, recall Blash
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The San Diego Padres optioned outfielder Hunter Renfroe to Triple-A El Paso and recalled outfielder Jabari Blash from El Paso to take his place on the 25-man roster, the club announced Saturday.

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Melancon could need offseason surgery
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Giants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner acknowledged Friday that Mark Melancon might require offseason surgery to fix his arm fully. Nobody divulged much about the possible procedure, though Melancon indicated that, after years of stoicism, he needs to heal.

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Cubs claim catcher Rivera on waivers
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The Cubs added depth at catcher on Saturday when they claimed Rene Rivera off waivers from the Mets.

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