Mets-Braves Preview (The Associated Press)

While the Atlanta Braves picked up a rare win last time out, it's likely too little, too late.

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Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday’s MLB games (Reuters)

(Adds late games) Sept 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball Games - - Cardinals 2, Brewers 0 Adam Wainwright scattered seven hits in a complete-game shutout to push the St. Louis Cardinals closer to the National League Central title with a 2-0 blanking of Milwaukee. Wainwright (19-9) walked two and struck out seven in his third shutout and fifth complete game of the season, tying Clayton Kershaw for the major league lead in wins while improving to 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA in September. ...

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Alvarez pitches Marlins to 4-3 win over Mets (The Associated Press)

The Miami Marlins lost star pitcher Jose Fernandez to a serious elbow injury five weeks into the season and star slugger Giancarlo Stanton with 2 1/2 weeks to go. Yet by beating the New York Mets 4-3 Wednesday night, they improved to 74-77 with 11 games remaining and have given themselves chance to avoid a sixth straight losing season. ''This team is obviously headed in the right direction under our baseball department and Mike Redmond,'' team president David Samson said. ''That would be huge for us, no doubt, to get to .500,'' said Redmond, the Marlins' second-year manager.

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Injured Marlins star Stanton finished for season (The Associated Press)

Injured Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won't play again in the majors this season because of last week's beaning. Stanton was hit in the face by a fastball from Milwaukee's Mike Fiers last Thursday. Stanton sustained facial fractures, dental damages, cuts that required stitches and two black eyes. Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill said Stanton also had concussion symptoms but has been given neurological clearance.

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The Last Hurrah (Rotoworld)

There's so little time left to make up ground in saves and steals, but there are options for you nonetheless.

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Marlins-Mets Preview (The Associated Press)

As Wilmer Flores continued his recent turnaround, the New York Mets ended their longest home skid in nearly a month while evening up their series with the Miami Marlins. Given the way Dillon Gee has fared against the Marlins, the Mets should have an opportunity to wrap up a fifth series win over their last six in Wednesday night's finale. The middle infielder helped New York (73-79) snap a three-game skid at Citi Field on Tuesday with a career-best two home runs, three doubles and a career high-tying six RBIs in a 9-1 victory. The Mets averaged 2.3 runs and hit .221 over a nine-game span before totaling 14 runs and 19 hits in the first two against the Marlins.

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Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday’s MLB games (Reuters)

(Adds late games) Sept 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball Games - - Brewers 3, Cardinals 2 (12 innings) Hector Gomez pinch ran in the ninth and scored the tying run and then blooped a two-out single to right in the top of the 12th to score the go-ahead run as the Milwaukee Brewers' won 3-2 over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the fifth win in six games for the Brewers (79-72), who pulled within four games of the first-place Cardinals in the National League Central and stayed 1-1/2 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second NL wild card spot. St. ...

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Flores homers twice in Mets 9-1 win over Marlins (The Associated Press)

The New York Mets told Wilmer Flores the starting shortstop job is open next year, and the young infielder might just win the job with his bat. Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year, Ruben Tejada capped a four-run fourth inning with a two-run double, and the Mets routed the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid. ''I think what he's done offensively has helped him defensively,'' manager Terry Collins said of Flores, who has been knocked for his play in the field. Just hours after Commissioner Bud Selig said he was impressed with the manner in which the Mets were rebuilding, the 23-year-old Flores hit a three-run shot in the fifth and a two-run drive in the seventh - both off reliever Brad Penny.

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Mets CF Juan Lagares leaves game with elbow injury (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has left New York's game against the Miami Marlins before the start of the fifth inning because of a hyperextended right elbow.

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Commissioner Selig defends Mets’ finances (The Associated Press)

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's latest stop on his ballpark farewell tour turned testy over his unyielding support of the New York Mets' ownership. With longtime friend and Mets chief executive officer Fred Wilpon sitting in the second row of the news conference room at Citi Field, Selig said he has no problem with the big-market team operating with an opening-day payroll that ranked 21st among the 30 teams and has drawn the ire of many of the club's fans. ''From my perspective, I think that the way the Mets are doing this thing is correct,'' Selig said Tuesday on his 20th stop of his goodbye trip before he is replaced by Rob Manfred on Jan. 25. New York's opening day payroll of $93 million is almost $60 million lower than it was in 2008, according to Major League Baseball figures.

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