Marlins get OF Jeff Francoeur from Braves in 3-team trade (The Associated Press)

The Miami Marlins acquired Jeff Francoeur from the Atlanta Braves in a three-team trade Wednesday night, hoping the well-traveled outfielder can provide a boost toward a playoff spot. Francoeur was the only major leaguer included in the deal that also involved Texas. As part of the trade, the Braves will send Marlins $104,959 to help offset Francoeur's contract.

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Braves-Diamondbacks preview (The Associated Press)

The Arizona Diamondbacks-Atlanta Braves series is anything but dull. The teams combined for 47 runs and 77 hits in the first three games of the four-game set that concludes Thursday night, when Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray will face off against Atlanta right-hander Matt Wisler, who is being recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to rejoin the rotation. The Braves have one more run in the series and one more loss, both times when Arizona walked them off, in the ninth inning Monday and in the 11th Wednesday.

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Giants-Dodgers preview (The Associated Press)

The San Francisco Giants hope Matt Moore can expose weaknesses in the Los Angeles Dodgers' offense. Moore (7-10, 4.18 ERA overall) will face Dodgers starter Ross Stripling (3-4, 4.04 ERA) in the finale of the three-game series Thursday. A win by the first-place Dodgers would allow them to sweep their archrival and increase their margin in the National League West to four games.

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Giants-Dodgers preview (The Associated Press)

The San Francisco Giants hope Matt Moore can expose weaknesses in the Los Angeles Dodgers' offense. Moore (7-10, 4.18 ERA overall) will face Dodgers starter Ross Stripling (3-4, 4.04 ERA) in the finale of the three-game series Thursday. A win by the first-place Dodgers would allow them to sweep their archrival and increase their margin in the National League West to four games.

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Baseball standings (Reuters)

Aug 25 (Gracenote) - Standings from the MLB on Wednesday AMERICAN LEAGUEEASTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 71 55 .563 - 2. Toronto 71 55 .563 - 3. Baltimore 70 56 .556 1 4. NY Yankees 65 61 .516 6 5. Tampa Bay 53 72 .424 17 1/2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 72 53 .576 - 2. Detroit 67 59 .532 5 1/2 3. Kansas City 65 61 .516 7 1/2 4. Chicago White Sox 60 65 .480 12 5. Minnesota 49 77 .389 23 1/2 WESTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Texas 74 53 .583 - 2. Seattle 67 59 .532 6 1/2 3. Houston 66 61 .520 8 4. Oakland 55 72 .433 19 5. LA Angels 53 73 . ...

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Mets-Cardinals preview (The Associated Press)

After most of their losses this year, the St. Louis Cardinals have consistently reminded everyone that there's still plenty of time left in the season. Following Wednesday night's 8-1 rout of the New York Mets, right fielder Stephen Piscotty was asked about the wild-card race in which the team is entwined. The Mets fell 4 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the National League's second wild-card spot and will need a big finish if they are to defend their NL championship.

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Cardinals hit 3 HRs off deGrom, break loose to beat Mets (The Associated Press)

Martinez allowed one run over eight innings and Grichuk, Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty all homered off Mets starter Jacob deGrom, powering the Cardinals past New York 8-1 on Wednesday night. The Cardinals, who won for the seventh time in nine games, posted a season high-tying 19 hits. Piscotty and Yadier Molina each had three hits.

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Baseball results (Reuters)

Aug 25 (Gracenote) - Results from the MLB games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) Houston 5 PITTSBURGH 4 MILWAUKEE 7 Colorado 1 OAKLAND 5 Cleveland 1 Chicago Cubs 6 SAN DIEGO 3 NY Yankees 5 SEATTLE 0 Baltimore 10 WASHINGTON 8 LA Angels 8 TORONTO 2 TAMPA BAY 4 Boston 3 (11 innings) MIAMI 3 Kansas City 0 Texas 6 CINCINNATI 5 Detroit 9 MINNESOTA 4 Philadelphia 5 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3 ST. LOUIS 8 NY Mets 1 ARIZONA 10 Atlanta 9 (11 innings) LA DODGERS 1 San Francisco 0

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Mets OF Jay Bruce leaves with calf cramp (The Associated Press)

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce made an early exit Wednesday night against St. Louis because of a cramp in his right calf.

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Yoenis Cespedes says he won't opt out of Mets contract (Big League Stew)

The New York Mets somehow finding a way to bring back outfielder Yoenis Cespedes this past winter was one of the biggest stories of the offseason. After singlehandedly taking the Mets to the playoffs with a spectacular second half, it was assumed Cespedes’ price range on the market would exceed what the Mets were willing to pay. In order to bring back Cespedes, the Mets needed to get creative with their deal.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on August 24, 2016 at 6:52 pm



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