Braves-Marlins Preview (The Associated Press)

It's been five seasons since the Miami Marlins won six straight at home, and even longer since they swept a series there from the Atlanta Braves. The Marlins hope to accomplish both while getting the best of unbeaten Braves right-hander Ervin Santana on Thursday night. Prior to this series, the Marlins (13-14) averaged 2.2 runs while losing 15 of 19 at home to Atlanta. Their last sweep of the Braves (17-9) came on the road in 2009, but after totaling 18 runs and 28 hits in the last two contests they can do so at home for the first time since June 13-15, 2006.

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Rain washes out Mets-Phillies game (The Associated Press)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rain gave the Philadelphia Phillies a mini All-Star break.

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Mets-Phillies postponed by rain (The SportsXchange)

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies' game against the New York Mets was postponed by rain Wednesday, affording Phils manager Ryne Sandberg the opportunity to juggle his pitching rotation for a weekend series against the Washington Nationals in Citizens Bank Park. With two off days already scheduled this week, Sandberg had previously decided to skip Friday's usual turn by No. 5 starter Roberto Hernandez. Now he has elected to bypass No. 4 starter Kyle Kendrick as well. Kendrick (0-2, 3.52) had been scheduled to face Bartolo Colon (2-3, 4.50) on Wednesday, in a game that will now be played June 2.

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Focus on the Now? (Rotoworld)

Saves and Steals discusses why it makes sense to to bet on veterans over prospects in your redraft league rotations and bullpens.

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

- - - Marlins 9, Braves 0 Jose Fernandez shut down the Atlanta Braves for the second time in eight days in leading the Miami Marlins to a 9-0 win. Fernandez (4-1) allowed two hits, two walks and no runs in eight innings, striking out eight. In two games over those eight days, Fernandez held Atlanta scoreless for 16 innings, striking out 22. Atlanta (17-8) had its four-game winning streak snapped, losing for the first time since Fernandez beat them 1-0 last Tuesday.

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Mets-Phillies Preview (The Associated Press)

While New York's Bartolo Colon has shined aside from one rocky outing, Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick is still mired in a lengthy losing streak despite coming off a decent start. With the visiting Mets looking to take both games in the set, Colon tries to build on another solid outing as Kendrick seeks his first win in 13 starts Wednesday night. New York (15-11) and Philadelphia (13-13) used solid pitching to win six of eight leading up to their brief series at Citizens Bank Park, but only the surprising Mets were able to continue that trend in Tuesday's opener.

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Niese, Murphy lead surprising Mets past Phils 6-1 (The Associated Press)

Jonathon Niese stayed warm, and the surprising New York Mets cooled off Philadelphia. Niese pitched seven steady innings on a rainy Tuesday night and Daniel Murphy had three hits to lead New York to a 6-1 victory over the Phillies. Ruben Tejada doubled and had two RBIs for the Mets, who chased Cole Hamels in the fifth and have won seven of nine. They improved to 15-11 overall, marking the first time New York has been four games over .500 since July 14, 2012.

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Mets’ Niese beats cold, Phillies (The SportsXchange)

PHILADELPHIA - Tuesday night's raw, blustery conditions at Citizens Bank Park proved to be a far greater challenge for New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese than the Philadelphia Phillies. Niese allowed four hits over seven strong innings as the Mets beat the Phillies 6-1. Second baseman Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with an RBI, and shortstop Ruben Tejada drove in two runs for the Mets (15-11), who won for the fifth time in six games. Niese (2-2) nonetheless held the Phillies without a hit until right fielder Marlon Byrd blasted a solo homer with two outs in the fourth.

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Minor League Heat Check: Which prospects are making noise and which are making outs? (Yahoo Sports)

Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco is tearing up Triple-A, but he isn't the only minor leaguer who could be in the majors soon.

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Zunino leads Mariners past Yankees (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- As the Seattle Mariners made their way toward Yankee Stadium on a six-hour cross-country flight, right-hander Chris Young could see how sick catcher Mike Zunino was. Five hours before first pitch, Young received a text message that Zunino was ready to go. Zunino certainly was ready, getting a career-high four hits and helping the Mariners to a 6-3 victory over the New York Yankees in rainy conditions Tuesday night. Zunino had three of his four singles against New York left-hander CC Sabathia (3-3), and his second hit turned out to be the spark for a four-run inning that changed the game in favor of the Mariners.

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