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Nola sharp, shows signs of return to form
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Aaron Nola turned in his sharpest start of the season Thursday, hitting his spots and helping the Phillies pick up a needed win.

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Ozuna hits 20th, #ASGWorthy on tough night
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At the rate he’s going, Marcell Ozuna is likely to eclipse his season high for home runs before the All-Star break. Ozuna struck yet again on Thursday night, crushing a Jake Arrieta fastball over the wall in left field for his 20th homer of the season. It was an impressive drive, but not nearly enough […]

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Braves (4 HRs) edge Giants in wild slugfest
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Courtesy of a few bloops and a couple blasts recorded at SunTrust Park on Thursday night, the Braves constructed an eight-run fifth inning that enabled them to overcome Jaime Garcia’s rough start and narrowly claim a 12-11 series-clinching win over the Giants.

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L. Adams on first MLB HR: 'A great feeling'
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Before coming to SunTrust Park for Thursday night’s game, Braves outfielder Lane Adams went to lunch to surprise his two young nieces, who had accompanied his mother on the drive from Oklahoma to Atlanta. A few hours later, Adams created another surprise that exceeded the dreams he has had since first breaking into the professional […]

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Kemp, Phillips removed early as precaution
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Matt Kemp and Brandon Phillips both made what the Braves described as precautionary exits because of ailments suffered during the eight-run fifth inning in Thursday night’s 12-11 win over the Giants.

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Phils ride HRs, Nola's 8 K's to snap skid
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For the second straight game, the Phillies jumped out to a multi-run lead against the Cardinals. They held onto it Thursday. Behind 7 1/3 strong innings from Aaron Nola and a pair of solo homers from Freddy Galvis and Tommy Joseph, the Phillies topped the Cardinals, 5-1, to snap a five-game losing streak.

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Alderson: Warthen part of pitching solution
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The Mets entered Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers, ranked 28th in MLB with a 5.01 ERA, including a 5.11 mark from their starting pitchers. Despite that, general manager Sandy Alderson said that pitching coach Dan Warthen is in no danger of dismissal.

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Mets may move Cabrera to second base
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Asdrubal Cabrera remains on track to rejoin the Mets on Friday in San Francisco, though not necessarily at the position he has played all season. Manager Terry Collins is considering asking Cabrera to move from shortstop to second base.

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Phils head to Arizona for four-game set
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Playing for the second time in a week, the D-backs and Phillies start a four-game series on Friday night in Arizona. The D-backs earned a three-game sweep in Philadelphia last week, and they are starting a 10-game homestand at Chase Field, where they are 26-9 this season.

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Mets mourn loss of longtime groundskeeper
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Over six decades in professional baseball, groundskeeper Pete Flynn worked at the Polo Grounds, rubbed elbows with the Beatles and befriended Hall of Famers. The Mets offered their condolences Wednesday for Flynn, a team employee for more than 50 years, who passed away at age 79.

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Marlins place Ziegler on DL, activate Tazawa
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The Marlins are welcoming one veteran reliever back while another is heading to the disabled list.

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Marlins could deal Hechavarria in near future
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With trade season about to heat up, Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria may be the next player to move, according to reports.

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