ATLANTA (AP) — Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has a brace on his bruised left thumb and is out of Friday’s lineup against the New York Mets.

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Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s latest stop on his ballpark farewell tour turned testy over his unyielding support of the New York Mets’ ownership. With longtime friend and Mets chief executive officer Fred Wilpon sitting in the second row of the news conference room at Citi Field, Selig said he has no problem with the big-market team operating with an opening-day payroll that ranked 21st among the 30 teams and has drawn the ire of many of the club’s fans. ”From my perspective, I think that the way the Mets are doing this thing is correct,” Selig said Tuesday on his 20th stop of his goodbye trip before he is replaced by Rob Manfred on Jan. 25. New York’s opening day payroll of $93 million is almost $60 million lower than it was in 2008, according to Major League Baseball figures.

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There’s so little time left to make up ground in saves and steals, but there are options for you nonetheless.

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Injured Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won’t play again in the majors this season because of last week’s beaning. Stanton was hit in the face by a fastball from Milwaukee’s Mike Fiers last Thursday. Stanton sustained facial fractures, dental damages, cuts that required stitches and two black eyes. Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill said Stanton also had concussion symptoms but has been given neurological clearance.

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Henderson Alvarez ended a three-start winless streak, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 Wednesday night to finish a trying 10-game trip in which they lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a season-ending injury when he was hit in the face by a pitch. Wearing their bright orange alternate jerseys, the Marlins built a 3-0 lead in the first two innings against Dillon Gee (7-8) and held on to open a two-game lead over the Mets for third place in the NL East. New York (73-80) must go 8-1 to avoid a sixth straight losing season, one shy of the franchise record. Before the game, the Marlins said Stanton won’t play again in the majors this season.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has left New York’s game against the Miami Marlins before the start of the fifth inning because of a hyperextended right elbow.

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Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year, Ruben Tejada capped a four-run fourth inning with a two-run double, and the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid. Just hours after Commissioner Bud Selig said he was impressed with the manner in which the Mets were rebuilding, the 23-year-old Flores hit a three-run shot in the fifth and a two-run drive in the seventh – both off reliever Brad Penny. He also had an RBI double in the fourth as the Mets scored their most runs at home since they tallied 11 against the Phillies on July 30. Making a push to prove he deserves a starting role next season, Flores is 8 for 15 with three homers and 10 RBIs in his last four games.

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Jacob deGrom overpowered the first eight Miami hitters, and all that stood between him and sole possession of a major league record was the opposing pitcher. ”I had no idea,” Marlins starter Jarred Cosart said. ”Any time you can keep the other pitcher out of the history books, it’s a good thing.” By striking out eight in a row to begin the game, deGrom matched a big league mark Monday night before the Marlins finally started making contact and rallied late for a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets. Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run single and Jeff Mathis put the Marlins ahead with an RBI single that capped a three-run eighth inning.

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Mets ace Matt Harvey threw off the main mound at Citi Field on Monday, the final step this season in his rehab program from Tommy John surgery last October. New York general manager Sandy Alderson said everything the team wanted Harvey to accomplish this season has been accomplished, and he is considered on track and ready to go for spring training next year. Mets manager Terry Collins could hardly contain his excitement, saying the club tried to keep Harvey at about 80 percent effort, and the All-Star right-hander still looked ”very, very good.” Collins said Harvey was happy and excited to be back on the mound.

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From Scott Atchison to David Ortiz, some of MLB’s elder statesmen continue to produce.

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