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54 min ago | Sports Network

Braves, Phils try again at Citizens Bank Park

Thanks to a rainout on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Phillies have had an extra day to think about their brutal loss to the Atlanta Braves in the opener of this series between NL East rivals.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Domonic Brown, Baseball Players, Philadelphia Phillies, Dan Uggla, Evan Gattis, Andrelton Simmons

5 hrs ago | Toronto Blue Jays

Justice: Braves a model of efficiency

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Deming Headlight

Could the Nationals win the NL East without going through Atlanta?

Between the seven errors, injuries to Denard Span and Ryan Zimmerman and a three-game sweep that left them 7-18 against the Braves since the start of last season, the Nationals' trip to Atlanta couldn't have gone much worse.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Ryan Zimmerman, Baseball Players, Ross Detwiler, Andrelton Simmons

YESNetwork

Mejia, Mets shut out D-backs

Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 9-0 Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jenrry Mejia, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Paul Goldschmidt, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks

ABC News

Mets Jump on Struggling D-Backs Early in 9-0 Win

Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 9-0 Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jenrry Mejia, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Paul Goldschmidt, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks

Asbury Park Press

Manuel's current job with Phillies keeps him around game he loves

Charlie Manuel was sitting in the Lakewood BlueClaws' dugout Sunday morning at FirstEnergy Park watching the BlueClaws players take infield before their game with the Hagerstown Suns.

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

Athletics Nation

How To Not "Strasburg" Sonny Gray and Jesse Chavez

Things are going well for the A's in the early season. In particular, Oakland's rotation has been stellar - Sonny Gray , Scott Kazmir , Jesse Chavez , and Dan Straily have all pitched exceptionally well in their first few appearances of the year, while Tommy Milone had the misfortune of getting rained out and then skipped the first time through the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Sonny Gray, Baseball Players, Dan Straily, Tommy Milone, Jarrod Parker, A.J Griffin, National League, Major League Baseball

BleacherReport

Miami Marlins' Biggest Early Season Surprises and Disappointments

One week the Miami Marlins act like world-beaters and some think they might just have the goods to unseat the Atlanta Braves as the National League East champs.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Atlanta Braves, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Washington Nationals

Maddux Sports Blog

MLB Picks: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies will continue a National League East series Tuesday night, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park Atlanta has won four consecutive games, including a 9-6 victory over Philadelphia as -124 road favorites Monday, while going OVER the betting total for a fifth consecutive ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, David Hale, Cliff Lee

Fish Stripes

Fish Bites: Miami Marlins lose eighth game in a row

The Miami Marlins failed to get into the win column once again on Monday in the first game of a three-game home series against the Washington Nationals.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Brad Hand, Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals, Dan Uggla, Florida Marlins

Atlanta Braves

Braves amazed and happy to have Santana

By the time the game ended, by the time a hailstorm of home run balls dropping into the blue seats at Citizens Bank Park had turned what had been a taut pitching duel into a slugfest, Santana was an afterthought as a free agent last winter, even though he was coming off a season during which he made 32 starts, pitched 211 innings and posted a 3.24 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Atlanta Braves

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Washington Times

HARRIS: Bad luck or bigger omen, early returns for Nationals are troubling

Boston had its Curse of the Bambino, caused by trading Babe Ruth. It is clearly a dead curse now since the Red Sox have won three World Series championships since 2004.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Wilson Ramos, Dan Uggla, Ryan Zimmerman

The China Post

Brewers keep on winning, take down Pirates

Milwaukee continued to set the pace in the early stages of the new Major League Baseball season, winning its ninth-straight game on Sunday by beating Pittsburgh 4-1, with starting pitcher Kyle Lohse starring.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Will Smith, Freddie Freeman, Ryan Zimmerman

The Good Phight

Phillies Stat Notes: the Word of the day is Patience

The Phillies are seeing more pitches and walking more, and as a result are leading the NL in On Base Percentage.

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

NJ.com

Phillies vs. Braves: 5 things you need to know for Monday's game

First, Jimmy Rollins hit a walk-off home run against the Marlins Saturday night, then Chase Utley followed up those fireworks with an eighth-inning solo shot to right field that proved to be the winning run Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Atlanta Braves

The Afro American Newspaper

Washington Sweeps Marlins, but Continue to Struggle Against Braves

This past week went a lot like opening week for the Washington Nationals as they started off with a series sweep over the Miami Marlins.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals, Anthony Rendon

MDJonline.com

Atlanta caps resounding sweep of rival Nationals

Freddie Freeman insists the Atlanta Braves have no special insight when playing the Washington Nationals.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players, Danny Espinosa, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Amazin' Avenue

It Could Have Been Worse

Two gut-wrenching extra inning losses and a drubbing handed out by the Los Angeles Angels earlier today highlight the first couple of weeks of the New York Mets 2014 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, American League West, American League, Baseball Players, David Wright, Dillon Gee, Zack Wheeler

Sports Media 101

Philadelphia Phillies Complete Home Sweep of Miami Marlins 4-3

Phillies 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the as a part of Sports Media 101 .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Dunn, Philadelphia Phillies, Casey McGehee, Ryan Howard, Wil Nieves

Washington Nationals

Gio hangs tough as Nats drop finale

If the Nationals had to describe their weekend series against the Braves, it would be called "The Lost Weekend."

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

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