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Mets top Pirates on Baxter's pinch-hit single

Mets top Pirates on Baxter's pinch-hit single

ESPN.com Updated May 9, 2013
Juan Lagares robbed Andrew McCutchen of a go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth inning, then pinch-hitter Mike Baxter's single in the bottom half sent the New York Mets over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Thursday night.
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  • Frustrated by low attendance, Indians players give out free tic…

    Frustrated by low attendance, Indians players give out free tickets on Twitter, team president follows

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    The Cleveland Indians have the lowest average attendance in baseball. Lower, even, than the Miami Marlins, who most people would assume own that dishonor. In fact, Miami is only fifth worst. Cleveland's average of 14,205 makes places like Miami, Tampa B…
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  • Bullpen rescues Haren as Nats edge Tigers

    Bullpen rescues Haren as Nats edge Tigers

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Ryan Mattheus, Drew Storen and Rafael Soriano combined for shutout relief after Dan Haren nearly squandered a four-run lead, and the Washington Nationals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 Thursday to complete a two-game sweep of the AL champions.
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  • With Francisco Coming Back, Decisions Loom

    With Francisco Coming Back, Decisions Loom

    nytimes.com May 9, 2013
    Frank Francisco could soon rejoin the Mets, but Bobby Parnell has been pitching well in the closer's role this season.
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  • Miami Marlins run ‘ultimate fan’ contest - and it goes exactly …

    Miami Marlins run ‘ultimate fan’ contest - and it goes exactly as you’d expect

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    If most baseball teams held a social media contest looking for an "ultimate fan" to win an all-expense paid trip to New York City, fans would falling all over themselves to win. A weekend's worth of games? A tour of the MLB Fan Cave? That's a …
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  • Mets, Baseball Tomorrow Fund pledge Sandy help

    Mets, Baseball Tomorrow Fund pledge Sandy help

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    The Baseball Tomorrow Fund and the Mets Foundation announced Thursday that they will donate up to $1 million through a relief grant program for youth baseball and softball organizations directly affected by Superstorm Sandy. The grant program will provi…
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  • Nationals overturn new rainout ticket policy following public b…

    Nationals overturn new rainout ticket policy following public backlash

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    The people have spoken and the Washington Nationals have listened to their dissatisfied cries regarding he team's new rainout ticket policy. As we learned following Tuesday night's rainout against the Detroit Tigers, the team had originally reaffirmed i…
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  • Mets should consider chasing White Sox outfielder Alex Rios at …

    Mets should consider chasing White Sox outfielder Alex Rios at trade deadline

    nydailynews.com May 9, 2013
    For a couple of reasons, the arrival of the underachieving, hitting-challenged Chicago White Sox at Citi Field served as an enlightenment for the Mets.
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  • Video - Nationals Hang On To Edge Tigers 00:32

    Nationals Hang On To Edge Tigers

    May 9
    The Nationals jumped on the scoreboard early and hung on to beat the Tigers 5-4.
  • Video - Baxter, Mets Walk Off 00:32

    Baxter, Mets Walk Off

    May 9
    Pinch-hitter Mike Baxter hit a walk-off single in the ninth to lift the Mets to a 3-2 win over the Pirates.
  • Video - Braves Rough Up Vogelsong 00:31

    Braves Rough Up Vogelsong

    May 9
    The Braves scored six runs on Ryan Vogelsong before chasing him in the fifth inning.
  • Video - Corbin Improves To 5-0 00:36

    Corbin Improves To 5-0

    May 9
    Patrick Corbin tossed 6 1/3 innings and drove in a run to help the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies and win their fourth straight game.

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