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

Aug 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League baseball games - - - Pirates 3, Cardinals 1 Jeff Locke pitched into the eighth inning and Ike Davis hit a two-run home run to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the St Louis Cardinals. Locke (6-3) allowed one run on six hits in 7 1/3 innings to beat St Louis (71-61) pitcher Adam Wainwright, who remained stuck on 15 wins for the season. Wainwright (15-9) gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings. Pirates (69-64) closer Mark Melancon pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 24th save in 28 opportunities. ...

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The Grand Slam: Buster Posey stays hot, delivers walkoff homer for Giants (Big League Stew)

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Braves-Mets Preview (The Associated Press)

Jason Heyward continues to enjoy a torrid stretch away from home and he's also done well when facing Jonathon Niese, but you can't blame the Atlanta Braves right fielder if he's a bit timid when he steps into the batter's box in Thursday night's matchup. Atlanta (69-64) has scored three runs or fewer in six of seven games, and Heyward could be the key to getting things going as he's hit .416 with 13 RBIs and 15 runs over his last 18 road contests. He's also 9 for 24 with two homers and two doubles against Niese (7-9, 3.47 ERA). I wanted to elevate a fastball ... and then it didn't really slip out of my hands, but it kind of just ran in on him," Niese told MLB's official website last August.

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Yankees collect nine straight hits off Price in win (The SportsXchange)

David Price has been part of baseball history for two straight starts. Two starts back, the Detroit Tigers left-hander pitched eight one-hit innings at Tampa Bay -- and lost 1-0 thanks to an error and a triple in the first inning. The New York Yankees chased Price with nine straight hits in the third inning Wednesday night -- forcing him from the game before he could get an out in the inning -- and New York went on to post an 8-4 victory. "He left some balls up in the zone, middle of the plate," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said.

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Heyward leadoff homer helps Braves beat Mets 3-2 (The Associated Press)

Braves pitchers are thankful Andrelton Simmons is their shortstop and not another powerful pitching arm. The 24-year old would not sign with Atlanta in 2010 unless the Braves allowed him to remain in the infield. With the potential tying run on third base in the eighth inning Wednesday night, he ranged onto the outfield grass to snag Travis d'Arnaud's grounder, then made a one-hop throw to first baseman Freddie Freeman. ''Two out, man on third, not only does he make the play, but he makes an accurate throw to first base,'' Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

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Grady Sizemore powers Phillies to sweep over Nats (The Associated Press)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Here come the Philadelphia Phillies a tad too late.

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Simmons’ dazzling play save Braves in 3-2 win (The SportsXchange)

Having already been victimized numerous times by the Gold Glove fielding of Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, rookie New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud knows there's only one thing to do when he hits a ball toward Simmons: Put his head down and run as hard as he can. Alas, it remains extremely difficult for d'Arnaud and the rest of the National League to outrun the wizardry of Simmons, who made one of the great defensive plays of the season on Wednesday night to rob d'Arnaud of an RBI single and preserve a one-run lead in the eighth inning of the Braves' 3-2 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. The Mets trailed 3-1 entering the eighth inning but cut the gap in half when their first three batters reached against Braves right-hander Jordan Walden.

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Team Report – ATLANTA BRAVES (The SportsXchange)

Wild card is Braves' best (only?) hope

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Team Report – NEW YORK YANKEES (The SportsXchange)

Yankees rookie Greene doesn't look green on mound

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Team Report – NEW YORK METS (The SportsXchange)

Lagares gains Mets' trust at plate

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