• Acuña scratched from Braves' lineup with stiff back
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    Acuña scratched from Braves' lineup with stiff back

    Ronald Acuña Jr. was scratched from the Atlanta Braves' lineup Wednesday night against the New York Mets because of lower back tightness. The 23-year-old star was removed not long before batting practice at Citi Field. Acuña was replaced in right field by Ehire Adrianza.

  • A Mets pitcher making his debut was forced to take off his belt for a banned-substance search halting his standing ovation
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    A Mets pitcher making his debut was forced to take off his belt for a banned-substance search halting his standing ovation

    Mets pitcher Tylor Megill had his standing ovation interrupted when umpires did a strip search to ensure he wasn't using banned substances.

  • Morton earns 100th win, Stroman hurt as Braves blank Mets
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    Morton earns 100th win, Stroman hurt as Braves blank Mets

    Charlie Morton struck out 11 in seven innings of one-hit ball for his 100th major league win, and the Atlanta Braves beat the banged-up New York Mets 3-0 on Tuesday night for their second consecutive shutout against the slumping NL East leaders. Mets starter Marcus Stroman exited in the second with a sore left hip, the latest blow to a depleted team decimated by pitching injuries lately. Dansby Swanson hit a three-run homer and Morton (7-3) became the 19th active pitcher to reach 100 wins, hitting the milestone 13 years, 8 days after getting his first one with the Braves.