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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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LIVE Color Feed: Reds vs. Braves
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Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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Clutch in the capital: Nats' new-look 'pen shining
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Washington’s bullpen was a clear sore spot for the first half of the season, and trades for Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson, and Brandon Kintzler have paid off. Over the last month, the Nationals’ relievers have been among baseball’s best.

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Flexen's effort not enough in loss to Marlins
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The Mets were determined heading into this weekend’s series with the Marlins not to let Giancarlo Stanton beat them.

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Montero, Mets look to end skid vs. Marlins
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Right-handers Vance Worley and Rafael Montero, both of whom have assumed starters’ roles this season because of injuries to their teams’ respective rotations, will square off Saturday at Citi Field for the second game of a three-game set between the Mets and Marlins.

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Mets deal Grandy to LA for player to be named
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When the Mets signed Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million free agent deal in December 2013, the contract ushered in a new era for the Mets. The day the signing became official at MLB’s Winter Meetings, the Mets crowed about their desire to start competing on an annual basis, with a rising payroll and […]

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Rivera claimed by Cubs; Mets recall Plawecki
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The Mets announced Saturday that catcher René Rivera was awarded to the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim. The Mets recalled catcher Kevin Plawecki from Triple-A Las Vegas.

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Braves pay proper respect to Aaron
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It began four decades ago, after Hank Aaron ended his 23 years of greatness as a player in the Major Leagues and was given a massive office at old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium by the ballclub he helped to make famous.

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Gaston honored during Hank Aaron Weekend
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Long before he became the first African-American manager to win a World Series or patrolled the outfield at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Cito Gaston was just a young rookie realizing a lifelong dream.

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Kemp eyeing Saturday return; Santana hits DL
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Before Friday night’s game against the Reds, the Braves announced Santana had been placed on the disabled list with a left quad strain and Micah Johnson had been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Another roster move will likely be made on Saturday, when Matt Kemp is expected to return from the right hamstring strain that has […]

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Eickhoff gets rematch with Giants' Blach
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Giants lefty Ty Blach undoubtedly remembers his only career start against the Phillies. That’s because it happened to be his first shutout, coming on June 2 opposite his Saturday opponent, Jerad Eickhoff.

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