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Major League Baseball Roundup

By on June 18th, 2013

Some MLB results from Monday’s action…

The Miami Marlins won 3-2 over the Arizona Diamondbacks last night to start off the series, and they are now 22-47 in the season.

Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has made a large comeback since coming of the DL, hitting  four homers in seven games with two coming last night.  Stanton is also averaging .354 at bat, and Marlins manager Mike Redmond says its good to have Stanton back in the line up.

The Marlins win denied Patrick Corbin a 10th win and makes the fourth straight game the Diamondbacks have dropped.

Moving to the National League East matchup of the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets, the Braves won out 2-1 in their first game of the series against the Mets and are now 42-28 in the season.

The Braves overcame a four hour rain delay to rally for two runs in the ninth to get the win.  Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was looking forward to getting his first career shutout until Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman smacked a ball over the right-field wall to drive home Justin Upton and himself for the walk-off win.

Gee said he just couldn’t make the right pitch against Freeman.

The Mets look to bring Zack Wheeler to the mound for his first career start, and Wheeler says he’s going to try and overcome nerves to take back the series.

The Mets take on the Braves at Turner Field for two games today, the first at 1:10 and the second beginning at 7:10 tonight.

In other NL action, Cincinnati downs Pittsburgh 4-1; St.Louis defeats Chicago 5-2; Philadelphia nips Washington 5-4; and San Diego downs San Francisco 5-3.

In the American League, Detroit’s Max Scherzer moves to 10-0 on the season as Detroit downs Baltimore 5-1.   In other action, Chicago beats Houston 4-2; Kansas City gets to the .500 mark with a 2-1 win over Cleveland; Texas nips Oakland 8-7; the LA Angels pound Seattle 11-3 and in interleague play, Toronto blanks Colorado 2-0.


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