Former A’s manager Tony La Russa elected to Hall of Fame (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

Programming note: Get up to date on all the latest offseason As news on the Hot Stove Show, Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area Former As manager Tony La Russa was among a trio of baseballs all-time winningest skippers to be elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday. Former Yankees manager Joe Torre and longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox also were voted in on the Expansion Era ballot, which consisted of players, managers and executives whose biggest contributions to baseball came from 1973 on. La Russa and Torre are two of just nine managers in Major League history to win three or more World Series titles.

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Reds’ loss hurts division title hopes (The SportsXchange)

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds have clinched a postseason berth, but any hopes of catching the first-place St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central endured a major setback on Tuesday night.

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Mets 4, Reds 2 (The SportsXchange)

CINCINNATI -- Second baseman Daniel Murphy hit a three-run home run and Jonathon Niese pitched seven solid innings, lifting the New York Mets to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.

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Giants 8, Mets 5 (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- Angel Pagan went 3-for-3 with two walks, a triple and a go-ahead home run, and the San Francisco Giants staved off a late New York Mets rally for an 8-5 win on Tuesday night.

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MLB Wrap: Davis hits 49th HR in loss to Yankees (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

BALTIMORE -- Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees rallied past the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 Tuesday night to end a six-game losing streak at Camden Yards.Mark Reynolds also homered for the Yankees, who won for the second time in six games to bolster their postseason hopes. New York still trails Tampa Bay, Baltimore and Cleveland in the hunt for the final AL wild-card slot.Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 49th home run for the Orioles and raised his RBI total to 126. ...

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Nationals 6, Mets 3 (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- Jayson Werth continued his scorching second half on Tuesday night by going 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI, and the Washington Nationals kept up their desperate late-season surge into the National League wild-card race by beating the New York Mets 6-3 in front of an announced crowd of 20,307 at Citi Field.

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Braves recall Gattis, put him in lineup vs Mets (The Associated Press)

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves recalled Evan Gattis from the minors and have him playing left field and batting sixth Tuesday night against the New York Mets.

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Niese’s shutout improves Mets’ mood (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- Jonathon Niese threw his first shutout in more than three years Tuesday night. It only seemed that long since the New York Mets had a reason to smile.

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Braves’ Beachy to miss start with sore elbow (The Associated Press)

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy will miss his next start due to elbow soreness sustained Tuesday night in a game at the New York Mets.

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The Juice: Marco Scutaro’s walkoff walk against Red Sox was SO close (Big League Stew)

The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Even when he might — might — have found the strike zone, new Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Villarreal couldn't get the call. Villarreal threw four pitches in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday night and none of them was called a strike, giving a bases-loaded walk to Marco Scutaro and handing the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 victory at AT&T Park . Villarreal, who had compiled an enormous 20.77 ERA with the Tigers earlier in 2013, was making his debut with the Red Sox, who basically had run out of other guys who could pitch. With the bases already loaded and two outs, Villarreal was nowhere close with three balls to Scutaro. Taking all of the way, Scutaro let go a pitch that just missed the outside corner. It actually was a strike, according to the cyclops-like computer thing:

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