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Kang day to day with discomfort in left hand
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Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang left Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the Rockies after five innings due to discomfort in his left hand. He is day to day, the club announced.

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Mackanin: Bats' slump 'hasn't affected our guys yet'
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Despite all their offensive woes to start the season, Saturday’s 2-0 loss to the Braves was just the second time in 43 games the Phillies failed to score a run. The lack of shutouts hasn’t translated to any wealth of offense, though. With the two-run margin of victory, the Braves and Phillies pulled even for […]

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Morgan sharp but struggling bats sink Phils
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Williams Perez again shut down the Phillies on Saturday afternoon, pitching 6 1/3 shutout innings in a 2-0 victory that gave the Braves two consecutive wins for the first time since April 19.

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Belisle set to begin injury rehab assignment
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Nationals right-hander Matt Belisle will begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Monday, although manager Dusty Baker said the location has not been determined.

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Reed, Teufel take part in Mets' Play Ball clinic
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About 100 kids gathered in Hinton Park in Corona, Queens, on Saturday morning, Citi Field just a few blocks away, as the Mets hosted a youth baseball clinic as part of Major League Baseball’s Play Ball initiative.

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Duda scratched with lingering back issue
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Mets first baseman Lucas Duda was a late scratch from Saturday’s lineup against the Brewers with a back injury that may be more serious than the team initially believed.

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Wright sends Mets to first walk-off win of 2016
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David Wright’s difficult season swung dramatically upward Saturday, when he hit a walk-off RBI single to lead the Mets to a 5-4 win over the Brewers at Citi Field. After Yoenis Cespedes hit a game-tying two-run homer in the sixth inning, Wright drilled a 3-0 Michael Blazek fastball into right-center field with the bases loaded […]

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Thor aims to build on scoreless gem facing Brewers
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Both Noah Syndergaard and Chase Anderson will look to carry over the success from their most recent outings when the two square off Sunday at Citi Field to conclude a three-game series between the Mets and Brewers, with New York trying to complete the sweep.

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Mets slot Harvey in for Tuesday after sim game
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As teammates clambered to the top step of the dugout, Matt Harvey took the mound Saturday amid an unusual scene at Citi Field. Throwing multiple innings in a simulated game, Harvey put in the extra work that he hopes will help him begin climbing out of his career-worst funk.

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Yelich listed as day to day with back spasms
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Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich, who ranks among the National League leaders in several significant categories, was scratched from Saturday’s game due to back spasms.

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Dunn throws sim game, targets June return
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Marlins reliever Mike Dunn, who has missed all of this season due to a left forearm strain, threw a simulated game on Saturday and he anticipates being reinstated perhaps as early as June 1-2.

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School visit, glove drive part of Play Ball Weekend
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It’s a big weekend for the Giants’ younger fans. The Giants are observing Play Ball Weekend, a Major League-wide effort to encourage youth involvement in baseball and softball.

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