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Mets snap skid with timely hitting, quality pitching

Mets snap skid with timely hitting, quality pitching

MLB.com Updated Jun 12, 2013
Lucas Duda, David Wright and Marlon Byrd homered, and Dillon Gee pitched 6 2/3 strong innings in a 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday night at Citi Field.
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  • Rockies sign No. 3 overall pick Jonathan Gray

    Rockies sign No. 3 overall pick Jonathan Gray

    CNNSI.com Jun 12, 2013
    DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies have signed pitcher Jonathan Gray, selected third overall in the draft last week out of Oklahoma.
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  • Video review gives Walker homer vs. Giants

    Video review gives Walker homer vs. Giants

    MLB.com Jun 12, 2013
    Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was awarded a home run after video review in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game against the Giants.
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  • Figaro brilliant on both sides of plate in win

    Figaro brilliant on both sides of plate in win

    MLB.com Jun 12, 2013
    Strong starting pitching by Alfredo Figaro and timely hitting helped the Brewers take Wednesday's series-deciding game against the Marlins, 10-1.
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  • Leake helps Reds extend Wrigley win streak

    Leake helps Reds extend Wrigley win streak

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 12, 2013
    Mike Leake combined with Aroldis Chapman on a three-hitter and Todd Frazier hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning against Travis Wood, leading the Reds over the Cubs 2-1 Wednesday for their record 12th straight win at Wrigley Field.
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  • Kontos suspended three games, Bochy for one

    Kontos suspended three games, Bochy for one

    CNNSI.com Jun 12, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one.
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  • Cards reach agreements with top three picks

    Cards reach agreements with top three picks

    MLB.com Jun 12, 2013
    The Cardinals have reached agreements with each of their top three Draft picks -- left-handers Marco Gonzales and Rob Kaminsky and shortstop Oscar Mercado -- MLB.com has learned.
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  • Harang shuts out Astros to lead Mariners

    Harang shuts out Astros to lead Mariners

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 12, 2013
    Aaron Harang pitched a two-hitter for his second shoutout of the season, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
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  • Video - Mets Homer Past Cardinals 00:32

    Mets Homer Past Cardinals

    Jun 12
    The Mets hit three home runs in their 5-1 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - Leake Guides Reds Past Cubs 00:35

    Leake Guides Reds Past Cubs

    Jun 12
    Mike Leake tossed eight innings of three-hit ball to lead the Reds past Cubs.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NBA Finals: Is this the real LeBron James?

    Jun 12
    What has gotten into LeBron James in the Finals? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez examine.
  • NFL pass-rushers face faster challenge

    Jun 12
    Sped-up offenses have defenses scrambling for ways to pressure the quarterback, writes John Clayton.
  • Brooklyn Nets on verge of naming Jason Kidd coach, sources

    Jun 12
    The Brooklyn Nets, after completing a five-hour interview with Brian Shaw, are strongly leaning toward hiring Jason Kidd as their next coach, according to sources close to the process.
  • Brooklyn Nets to hire Jason Kidd, sources

    Jun 12
    The Brooklyn Nets, after completing a five-hour interview with Brian Shaw, are strongly leaning toward hiring Jason Kidd as their next coach, according to sources close to the process.