NL East

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Phillies Prevail in 14, Close In on Mets

Philadelphia only 1.5 back in NL East after 7-4 win in St. Louis

(Newser) - The Phillies' five-hour battle with the Cardinals burned through 20 pitchers—none of whom lasted more than 3 innings—before Philadelphia rallied to win their sixth straight game and shave the Mets' lead to 1 1/2 games in the NL East race. The teams tied a National League record by... More »

Braves' Loss Marks End of an Era

Mighty Braves find themselves scrambling for wild-card for second straight year

(Newser) - After a 14-year reign at the top of the National League East, the Atlanta Braves have all but ceded the division to the Mets for the second straight season. ESPN cites poor performances from the back end of the rotation, but even stalwart No. 2 pitcher Tim Hudson was out-dueled... More »

Phillies Trounce Mets as Wagner Melts Down

NY closer blows a save; Mets' division lead narrows to two games

(Newser) - The Mets counted on closer Billy Wagner to pull off a crucial two-inning save last night, and he blew it. Wagner surrendered one run in the eighth inning and two in the ninth, the last on a Chase Utley single that won the game 11-0 for Philadelphia. The Phillies' key... More »

Anderson Wipes Out Mets' Chance for Win

Interference call negates game-tying run, Mets lose 3-2

(Newser) - The Mets had the chance last night to avoid their fourth loss in four days, with the tying run on third in the ninth inning. But then pinch-hitter Marlon Anderson slid off the base path and into Phillies second baseman Tadahito Iguchi, who was sent sprawling. Anderson was called out... More »

Howard Lifts Phillies Over Mets 4-2

All-Star's walk-off blast cuts Mets' lead in NL East to 4 games

(Newser) - Ryan Howard's 10th-inning walk-off homer handed Philadelphia a 4-2 win over the Mets last night, lifting the Phillies to within four games of New York in the National League East. Though a two-run shot from Carlos Delgado gave the Mets an early lead, clutch hits from Jimmy Rollins and Aaron... More »

Franco Returns 'Home' to Atlanta

The Braves nab the 48-year-old veteran from their division rivals

(Newser) - Giving new meaning to the term "senior circuit," 48-year-old Julio Franco returned to Atlanta last night and drove in two runs in a 10-1 rout of St. Louis. Cut loose by the Mets on July 12, Franco says he's glad to be "home" with the Braves, who... More »

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