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3 hrs ago | Call to the Pen

NL East Weekly Highlights

Apr 21, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis celebrates a walk off two run home run in the tenth inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Braves, Evan Gattis, Baseball Players, Brian McCann, Curtis Granderson

7 hrs ago | Rant Sports

New York Mets Can Keep Winning If Bullpen Holds Up

After a disastrous start in the first series of the season, the New York Mets ' bullpen has quickly gotten its act together and performed well, even with multiple changes made to the closer's role following the injury to Bobby Parnell .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Bobby Parnell, Scott Rice, Gonzalez Germen

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Marlins enter Big Apple still starving for first road series win

Still starving for their first road series win of the season, the Miami Marlins will send out Henderson Alvarez to the mound for their series opener against the New York Mets on Friday at the Big Apple.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, New York Mets

12 hrs ago | Teddy Never Wins

Gio Gonzalez Takes the Mound as Nationals Look to Avoid Sweep

Apr 18, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Washington Nationals, Baseball Players, Jered Weaver

16 hrs ago | Fish Stripes

MLB Scores: Atlanta Braves 3, Miami Marlins 1

The Miami Marlins fell to the Atlanta Braves in the final game of the three game series on Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Craig Kimbrel, Mike Dunn, Atlanta Braves, Dan Uggla, Florida Marlins

20 hrs ago | RTE.ie

Yankee ejected for 'necking' illegal substance

New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda was ejected in his side's 5-1 defeat to arch-rivals the Boston Red Sox after pitching with pine tar on his neck.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Michael Pineda, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, John Lackey, National League West, National League

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Rant Sports

Washington Nationals' Lineup Needs More Consistency

The Washington Nationals have had nearly every baseball prognosticator consider them to not only be the favorites to win the National League East, but also to be the main contender for a World Series spot.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryce Harper, National League, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Jayson Werth, Adam LaRoche

BleacherReport

Atlanta Braves Minor Leaguers Who Will See Time in the Majors This Season

Taking a careful eye to the Atlanta Braves' major league roster, there are just a few noticeable holes.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves, David Hale, Dan Uggla

ArcaMax Publishing

Gattis' bat stings Marlins again as Braves win

Evan Gattis, early in his second season has already driven in 17 runs in 13 games against Miami, and many have been back-breakers.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Evan Gattis, Baseball Players

BleacherReport

Predicting In-Season Trades Atlanta Braves Will Need to Make

The Atlanta Braves look poised for another playoff run as they once again sit atop the National League East Division.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonny Venters, Baseball Players, Randall Delgado, Atlanta Braves, Martin Prado, Justin Upton

Rant Sports

New York Mets Need To Have Winning Record At End of April

No one is expecting the Mets to run away with the NL East , but if they're going to remain relevant throughout the season, it's imperative that they have a winning record at the end of April regardless of the obstacles the team has faced thus far.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Bobby Parnell

NJ.com

Phillies: Cole Hamels' return makes vaunted rotation whole

The Phillies ace had just shut down arguably the National League's best team for eight innings, allowing four hits, no runs, no walks and striking out 10. To Lee's right stood A.J. Burnett , to his left Kyle Kendrick and Cole Hamels .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Cole Hamels, Kyle Kendrick, Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz

MDJonline.com

Fernandez hands Braves, Wood hard-luck loss

Another strong eight innings, another loss for Alex Wood. The young Braves' left-hander is hoping that streak ends at two games.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Alex Wood, Steve Cishek, Jason Heyward, Dan Uggla

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Lucas: Loyal Chicago Cubs fans still waiting on a championship

For years, much hoopla was made over the Red Sox' 86 year inability to win a World Series, supposedly brought on by Babe Ruth's trade to the Yankees in 1919.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, National League

CBS Local

Mazzone: Throwing 'More Often with Less Exertion' Key to Avoiding Arm Injuries

Former Major League Baseball pitching coach Leo Mazzone has an answer to the exponentially growing number of serious arm injuries, and the era of the pitch count, which tends to treat starting pitchers with kid gloves in an effort to avoid the dreaded Tommy John surgery.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tom Glavine, Baseball Players, Kris Medlen, National League, Brandon Beachy, Major League Baseball, Jarrod Parker, Bruce Rondon

BleacherReport

Stock Up, Stock Down for Philadelphia Phillies' Top 10 Prospects Entering Week 4

It was a tough week for the Philadelphia Phillies , as they went 2-4 in six games and fell to last place in the National League East.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Philadelphia Phillies

BleacherReport

Andrelton Simmons' Added Offense Could Make Braves' Extension Look Like a Steal

Simmons' value to the Atlanta Braves was evident before the 2014 season began. Based on sterling defensive ability and the hope of offensive upside in the 24-year-old, the team awarded its shortstop a seven-year, $58 million contract extension .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Andrelton Simmons, Baseball Players, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies

Washington Nationals

Eckstein has fond memories of time with Nats

Angels player information coach Rick Eckstein said he doesn't have any bitterness toward the Nationals, who relieved him of his duties as hitting coach last July and replaced him with Rick Schu.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, American League, Washington Nationals

Mon Apr 21, 2014

CBS Local

Cliff Lee Dominant For Phillies As Dodgers Manage 4 Hits in 7-0 Shutout

The Dodgers' first 2014 ball game against a National League East opponent was not reminiscent of the 2013 club that went 5-2 against the Phillies.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Domonic Brown, Freddy Galvis, Baseball Players, Cliff Lee, Carlos Ruiz, Soccer Players

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Braves send Marlins to 0-7 on road

The Marlins' challenge on this week's six-game trip to Atlanta and New York is the gantlet they must navigate to respectability.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Arquimedes Caminero, Mike Dunn, Craig Kimbrel, Evan Gattis, Dan Uggla

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