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Photo prompts Harvey to delete Twitter account  —  NEW YORK — Backlash over a photo that Mets pitcher Matt Harvey posted Tuesday on Twitter prompted the right-hander to delete his popular social media account.  —  Shortly after Harvey tweeted a photograph of himself making an inappropriate gesture …
Discussion: Metsblog
Kristie Ackert / NY Daily News:
Mets can't muster any offense in 3-0 loss to Cardinals and Adam Wainwright  —  Curtis Granderson continues to struggle - as does entire Mets offense - as Dillon Gee gets the hard-luck loss Tuesday night.  —  Across town, they called him the Grandy Man.  In Flushing, Mets fans have another nickname for Curtis Granderson: Jason Bay.
Discussion: Metsblog and ESPN
Marc Carig / Newsday:
Curtis Granderson's hitless streak continues as Mets are shut out by Cardinals  —  The Mets hoped to make themselves more immune from droughts, one of the reasons that they lavished a big-money contract on Curtis Granderson.  —  They hoped that his powerful bat would offer protection for David Wright in the middle of the lineup.
Discussion: Metsblog
Adam Rubin / ESPN:
Harvey off Twitter after controversial tweet
John Jeansonne / Newsday:   Jenrry Mejia's solid pitching, Ruben Tejada's strong defense key Mets' win
Brian Lewis / New York Post:
Mejia, Mets top Cardinals, 2-0
Discussion: New York Times, Metsblog and ESPN
Kristie Ackert / NY Daily News:
NY Mets wear camouflage uniforms, beat Cardinals as Jenrry Mejia picks up win
Discussion: Viva El Birdos and Metsblog
Andrew Simon /
Air Force serviceman returns 500th HR ball to Pujols  —  WASHINGTON — Tom Sherrill brought no scouting reports or spray charts with him to Nationals Park for Tuesday night's Nationals-Angels game.  All he had was his intuition, but that turned out to be enough to put the longtime Angels fan …
Associated Press:
Pujols goes yard twice to join 500 HR club  —  WASHINGTON — Albert Pujols hit the 500th home run of his career Tuesday night, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.  —  The Los Angeles Angels' first baseman did it with a pair of shots off Washington …
Alden Gonzalez /
Pujols joins 500-homer club with second blast  —  Slugger is 26th member of exclusive big league fraternity  —  WASHINGTON — Albert Pujols called his shot at about 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, mere hours before joining an exclusive club in unprecedented fashion, while making small talk …
Associated Press:
Phillies exploit Dodgers' miscue to win in 10  —  Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California  —  Recap  —  Box Score  —  Play-By-Play  —  Photos  —  Conversation  —  Phillies drop Dodgers in 10th after Carl Crawford's error  —  LOS ANGELES — Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run …
Adam McCalvy / Brew Beat:
Hellweg has torn elbow ligament  —  Right-hander Johnny Hellweg, the Brewers' No. 7 prospect according to, was diagnosed today with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, an injury that often requires so-called Tommy John surgery and a 12-18 month rehabilitation.
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Padres discussing trades for Hundley  —  Veteran catcher plays on in face of uncertainity  —  MILWAUKEE — Nearly two years ago, outside the windows of the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, dawn had begun to overtake darkness and, still, Nick Hundley had not slept.
Discussion: HardballTalk and MLB Trade Rumors
Canadian Press:
Cabrera homers, has three hits to lead Tigers over White Sox  —  DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Detroit Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.  —  Cabrera was 4 for 23 on this homestand …
Canadian Press:
Fernandez strikes out 14 as Marlins shut out Braves  —  ATLANTA — Jose Fernandez matched his career high with 14 strikeouts in eight innings and combined with Steve Cishek on a three-hitter as the Miami Marlins shut out the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Cindy Boren / Washington Post:
Baseball games still take too long.  Blame the Red Sox.  —  It's a rite of spring.  Baseball arrives and everyone notices that baseball games are getting longer and longer.  —  Carl Bialik at Nate Silver's site crunched the numbers and, sure enough, the trend is continuing.
Andrew Marchand / ESPN:
Yankees activate David Robertson
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and MLB
MLB suspends Gomez, Maldonado, others  —  Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and catcher Martin Maldonado both were suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in Sunday's benches-clearing skirmish with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  —  Gomez, who helped start the incident …
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