Braves release RHP Freddy Garcia despite injuries (The Associated Press)

Atlanta released pitcher Freddy Garcia, who was contending for a spot in the Braves' battered rotation, and agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with right-hander Aaron Harang. The team announced Garcia's unconditional release Monday on the deadline for him to be put on the major league roster - which would have triggered a $1.25 million guaranteed salary. I have to go,'' said Garcia, who started Game 4 of last year's NL division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 37-year-old right-hander was cut despite a strong outing Sunday, when he limited the New York Mets to an unearned run and two hits over 5 1-3 innings.

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Cosart retires all 15 batters faced in Astros’ win (The Associated Press)

Jarred Cosart pitched five perfect innings Wednesday night, leading the Houston Astros to a 2-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. After the game, Nationals manager Matt Williams said Stephen Strasburg would make the opening-day start at the New York Mets on March 31. Cosart struck out nine, including six in a row and seven of eight. ''That's the best I've seen him as far as the sharpness of his off-speed stuff,'' Astros catcher Jason Castro said.

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Flores homers and Mets beat Cubs 9-4 (The Associated Press)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wilmer Flores hit his first home run of the spring and the Mets topped the Chicago Cubs 9-4 in a split-squad game Saturday.

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A’s 2014 television schedule; 146 games on CSN (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

Comcast SportsNet California announced on Friday its comprehensive coverage of the two-time defending American League West Champion Oakland Athletics for the 2014 Major League Baseball season, featuring 146 games (144 regular season, 2 spring training), pre- and post-game shows, in-depth nightly news coverage and complete 24/7 online As coverage on CSNCalifornia.com.

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Mets 3. Brewers 2 (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK - Eric Young Jr. won the National League stolen base crown and drove in the game-winning run and as the Mets edged the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 in the season finale.

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Baseball-Highlights of Saturday’s Major League Baseball games (Reuters)

(Adds later games) Sept 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games. - - Rangers 7, Angels 4 It's down to one game and the Texas Rangers still have life after they ran their winning streak to six with a 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark. Texas (90-71) came into the day one game behind both Tampa Bay and Cleveland in the race for the American League's two wild-card spots and joined the Rays with the win after Tampa fell to Toronto. Every Rangers starter had at least one hit. Ian Kinsler scored twice. ...

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Gomez’s fourth hit lifts Brewers over Mets (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- The Milwaukee Brewers are one game away from completing one of the most bizarre seasons in franchise history. So why should they play out the string in a normal and predictable fashion?

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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

Sept 28 (The Sports Xchange) - The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Hunter Pence agree to a five-year, $90 million contract, CBSSports.com reported on Saturday. The deal, which is still pending a physical, could be officially announced on Sunday. It reportedly includes a no-trade clause. Giants chief executive Larry Baer and Pence spoke at Pence's locker after Friday night's game while reporters were present. Baer said he only congratulated Pence for winning the team's Willie Mac Award, given to the team's most inspirational player. ...

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Brewers 4, Mets 2 (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- Norichika Aoki led off the game with a homer and Khris Davis hit a two-run homer later in the first inning Friday as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the New York Mets 4-2 in front of an announced crowd of 25,276 at Citi Field.

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And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights (NBC Sports)

Rangers 6, Angels 5: They were up then down then bang! Jurickson Profar with the walkoff blast. This one would’ve been way easier, however, if Mitch Moreland, Ian Kinsler and Adrian Beltre all hadn’t committed errors in the second inning, allowing three unearned runs. But it was a must-win game and the Rangers won. Indians 6, Twins 5: A win,…

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