Nolasco shelled in Twins’ 9-1 loss to Mets (The Associated Press)

Ricky Nolasco allowed seven straight batters to reach in a seven-run first inning for the New York Mets, who beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 Friday. The Twins' opening-day starter threw 43 pitches in the inning but he was encouraged that he didn't become fatigued. ''I think it would have been better if I would have told them what was coming.'' Five of the Mets' six hits in the inning went for extra bases, including Ike Davis' two-run double, Kirk Nieuwenhuis' triple and a two-run homer by No. 8 hitter Taylor Teagarden. STARTING TIME Mets: Right-hander Dillon Gee held the Twins to one run on five hits and no walks over 5 1-3 innings as he moved closer to an expected start on opening day.

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Wong HRs for 2nd straight day; Cards beat Mets 6-4 (The Associated Press)

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Kolten Wong wouldn't mind playing the New York Mets every day. Wong hit a two-run homer for the second straight day, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Mets 6-4 Wednesday. As long as I help the team win, that's all that matters.'' Wong went 2 for 4 Wednesday and is 7 for 15 with two home runs and six RBIs in four games against the Mets this spring training. ''He had a nice day,'' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.

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Yanks top Astros 5-1 in 14, enter uncertain future (Comcast SportsNet Houston)

HOUSTON (AP) Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking homer in a four-run 14th inning, and the New York Yankees went into an offseason of uncertainty Sunday with a 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros, whose 15-game losing streak was the longest at the end of the season in more than a century.

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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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Byrd’s homer sends Pirates past Cubs (The SportsXchange)

PITTSBURGH -- Marlon Byrd has been everything the Pittsburgh Pirates could have hoped.

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Mets 4, Marlins 3 (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- Jonathon Niese threw 6 1/3 solid innings Friday night, and Lucas Duda's three-run homer in the seventh inning lifted the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins at Citi Field.

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

Sept 10 (Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball games. - - - - Cardinals 4, Brewers 2 Matt Holliday crushed a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning for St Louis's first hit against Wily Peralta as the Cardinals stayed atop the National League Central. Shelby Miller (13-9) beat Milwaukee for the third time this season, yielding five hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out four. The Brewers broke up the shutout in the ninth when pinch-hitter Logan Schafer belted a two-run homer off Edward Mujica. ...

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Cabrera, Swisher homer; Indians beat Mets 9-4 (The Associated Press)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have found their stride again. Perfect timing, too.

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Encarnacion, 3 others homer in Blue Jays’ rout (The Associated Press)

PHOENIX (AP) -- Edwin Encarnacion says Chase Field is ''one of the best'' places to hit in the majors.

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Byrd homers, Pirates top Brewers 7-1 (The Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Marlon Byrd celebrated his arrival in Pittsburgh with a three-run homer, and the Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 on Wednesday night.

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