Wood, Braves blank Marlins (The SportsXchange)

Alex Wood finally found his way onto the right side of a 1-0 game. The Braves left-hander, who lost 1-0 decisions earlier this season against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Marlins, pitched eight scoreless innings and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts Sunday in Atlanta’s 1-0 win over Miami. A second-inning homer by catcher Evan Gattis produced the game’s only run. Wood (10-10) retired the last eight men he…

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Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's Major League games (Reuters)

(Adds later games) Aug 31 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s Major League Baseball games. – – – Cardinals 9, Cubs 6 In a series mostly marked by Chicago Cubs homers, St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday provided some thunder of his own at a sold-out Busch Stadium. Holliday, whose solo homer in the fourth started the comeback, drilled a 1-2 pitch off reliever Carlos Villanueva (5-7) and…

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Braves 1, Marlins 0 (The SportsXchange)

Left-hander Alex Wood pitched eight scoreless innings and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts Sunday in Atlanta’s 1-0 win over the Miami Marlins. A second-inning homer by catcher Evan Gattis produced the game’s only run. Wood (10-10) retired the last eight men he faced before turning the game over to closer Craig Kimbrel, who pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 41st save. It was the first time in…

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Reserves pace Mets' victory (The SportsXchange)

For one day, at least, the New York Mets got the type of offensive production out of their reserves that has been lacking from their starters since the All-Star Break. Catcher Anthony Recker’s three-run homer snapped a sixth-inning tie Sunday afternoon and lifted the Mets to a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Eight of the Mets’ 11 hits and five of their RBIs were collected by…

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Recker hits 3-run HR, Mets hold off Phillies 6-5 (The Associated Press)

Anthony Recker snapped a sixth-inning tie with a three-run homer in a rare start, and the New York Mets held off the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Sunday to avoid dropping into last place. Wilmer Flores had three hits and made two sparkling defensive plays at shortstop in the final two innings to help New York hang on. By taking two of three in the weekend series, the Mets kept Philadelphia in…

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Mets 6, Phillies 5 (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK — Catcher Anthony Recker hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the sixth inning Sunday to lead the New York Mets to a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mets 6, Phillies 5 (The SportsXchange) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Looking at the Mets and Phillies rivalry in the past 7 years

#454417252 / gettyimages.com Rollins has been the chef in the Phillies kitchen with the NY rivalry over the years Rewind back 7 years ago, it was 2007 and the Phillies needed a small miracle to capture the NL East crown. There was tough talk between the Phils and the Mets about who was “the team to beat”. Near the end of the season the 2007 Phils reeled off an incredible…

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Strasburg pitches Nationals to victory over Mariners (The SportsXchange)

The Seattle Mariners broke their fans’ hearts with a season-ending sweep of the Oakland A’s in 2008, effectively ending the team’s chances of earning the No. 1 pick in the upcoming major league draft. An otherwise miserable season ended with a rare sweep, knocking Seattle out of the running to select San Diego State pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg. On Saturday night, the Mariners finally got an up-close look at Strasburg,…

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Byrd, Howard lead Phillies to 7-2 win over Mets (The Associated Press)

Marlon Byrd enjoyed his birthday so much that he wants to celebrate it again. Byrd homered against his former team on the day he turned 37, Ryan Howard drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 7-2 Saturday night. ”Move to another country and come back with a different name.” While many of Philadelphia’s veterans would probably love to reverse the aging process, the Phillies…

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