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Volquez tries to rebound, beat Cubs again
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Edinson Volquez looks to continue his mastery over the Cubs as he takes the mound for Miami in the finale of a four-game series at Marlins Park on Sunday. The right-hander is 7-0 lifetime against the Cubs with a 3.06 ERA over 12 games, including 11 starts.

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Montero on hill with Mets looking to sweep
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The Mets have tabbed Rafael Montero, a former top prospect who has spent three years bouncing between the Majors and Minors , to start against Matt Moore and the Giants on Sunday afternoon.

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Held to 4 hits, Fish can't ride HR, pick up Nico
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Check the Marlins off the list for Jon Lester. The veteran left-hander, who hadn’t faced them much in his career, was winless against Miami until Saturday afternoon. Lester overcame a sluggish three-run first, regrouped and was dominant for the rest of his seven innings in the Cubs’ 5-3 win at Marlins Park.

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Phillies stick with Herrera, despite mental errors
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Odubel Herrera made a few notable mental mistakes Tuesday and Wednesday against the Cardinals, but he still found himself in the lineup Thursday night against Arizona at Chase Field.

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Phillies set to release Gomez, Saunders
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The Phillies will release Michael Saunders and Jeanmar Gomez on Sunday.

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Nationals host kids clinic at Nationals Park
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Nationals third-base coach Bob Henley was jealous of catchers when he was a 12-year-old. He wanted to be involved in every play, but as a shortstop he often waited for the ball to come towards him.

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Nats pour it on in double-digit win over Reds
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The Nationals’ top-ranked offense flexed their muscles during Saturday afternoon’s 18-3 rout over the Reds, showing off the depth and relentlessness of their lineup. Michael Taylor matched a career-high with four hits and a pair of homers; Trea Turner reached base in all six of his plate appearances, going 5-for-5 with walk; and Daniel Murphy […]

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Realmuto homers, but fielding gains notice
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Bunt on Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto at your own risk. Albert Almora Jr. found that out in the second inning Saturday, when his seemingly perfectly placed bunt resulted in the Cubs’ center fielder being thrown out at first.

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Kemp (hamstring), Braves being cautious
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Matt Kemp’s lingering hamstring issues have caused the Braves to take a cautious approach with him moving forward to prevent further injury.

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Teheran eyes sweep to wrap homestand
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Brewers right-hander Zach Davies is perfect on the road this season and hopes to continue that trend when he gets the ball in Sunday’s series finale with the Braves at SunTrust Park.

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Braves win 4th straight behind Dickey, Phillips
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After escaping first-inning trouble, Braves knuckleballer R.A. Dickey settled down en route to the Braves’ 3-1 victory over the Brewers on Saturday afternoon at SunTrust Park.

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Leiter's first MLB win a sticky situation
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Mark Leiter finished a postgame interview Friday night at Chase Field, then he quietly walked up the stairs into the Phillies’ clubhouse and crawled into the laundry cart that awaited him. Jeremy Hellickson wheeled him into the showers. Teammates followed with ketchup, honey and other accoutrements.

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