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Mets acquire Loney from Padres
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Eyeing a quick and uncomplicated move to replace injured first baseman Lucas Duda, the Mets acquired veteran James Loney from the Padres on Saturday for cash considerations. Loney will become the left-handed half of a first-base platoon until Duda returns from the disabled list in late June at the earliest.

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Thornton activated, eager to see action
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Padres reliever Matt Thornton made the club’s Opening Day roster only to injure his left Achilles before appearing in a game. On Saturday, the Padres activated him from the disabled list, following a rehab from Achilles tendinitis that lasted nearly eight weeks.

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Nats look to keep winning behind Strasburg
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Three games into a four-game visit to Washington, and Cardinals pitchers have shown no fear of Nationals slugger Bryce Harper: The man who leads the Majors in walks (48) and intentional walks (13) but has yet to draw a free pass this series.

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Power rally behind Zim, Harper not enough
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Adam Wainwright helped himself with the bat and withstood a Nationals home run charge as the Cardinals won, 9-4, Saturday night at Nationals Park.

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Murphy sets Nats record for hits in a month
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Daniel Murphy put himself in the Nationals’ record books Saturday night with his 41st hit in May, a club record for one month.

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Ejection is Thor subject for Mets
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Seven months later, the ill will of last year’s postseason spilled back onto the field. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was ejected in the third inning of Saturday’s 9-1 loss to Los Angeles for throwing behind the back of Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley, who broke Ruben Tejada’s leg with a takeout slide in National League […]

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Morris to visit physician, mulling surgery
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Marlins reliever Bryan Morris will have a better idea if he needs surgery or not after consulting with a team physician on Tuesday. The right-hander, on the disabled list since Thursday with a lumbar disc herniation, is prepared to do what is best for his long-term future.

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Hechavarria stays hot, but miscues hurt Marlins
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At last, the Braves have enjoyed back-to-back success at home. Gordon Beckham belted a three-run homer, while Nick Markakis drove in two runs on Saturday to push Atlanta to a 7-2 win over the Marlins at Turner Field.

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Walks haunt Marlins in loss to Braves
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Free passes are taking their toll, and three of the four walks issued on Saturday afternoon came back to haunt the Marlins in their 7-2 loss to the Braves at Turner Field.

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Cueto looking to continue streak vs. Rockies
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The Rockies will have their hands full Sunday against the Giants, facing a pitcher they’ve historically had trouble against in Johnny Cueto. The right-hander comes into Colorado with an 18 1/3-inning scoreless streak against the team.

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Cain goes on disabled list; Stratton called up
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Hoping that Matt Cain’s recent progress has not been derailed, the Giants placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right hamstring and recalled right-hander Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento to replenish the pitching staff.

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Posey's 2-HR day helps Giants rally past Rockies
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Buster Posey’s second three-run homer of the game keyed a six-run eighth inning as the Giants won for the 14th time in their last 16 games, 10-5, over the Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday afternoon.

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