Author: Drew Silva

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Travis d’Arnaud to rejoin Mets on Wednesday


Great news here from the official Twitter account of the New York Mets …

The 26-year-old catcher wound up missing close to two months with a fractured right pinkie finger.

He was off to a fantastic start before the injury, batting .317/.356/.537 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 11 games played. The day d’Arnaud was placed on the disabled list, the Mets were in first place in the National League East standings with a record of 11-3. They are still in first place but have gone 20-25 since.

Giants starter Chris Heston completes no-hitter against Mets

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We’ve got a no-hitter alert from Citi Field in Queens.

Giants right-hander Chris Heston has allowed zero hits — and zero walks — through seven innings Tuesday night against the host Mets. He did plunk Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda with pitches in the bottom of the fourth inning, which is what’s keeping this from being a perfect game watch. Updates to come as Heston tries to finish this thing off.

The 27-year-old former 12th-round pick entered his start Tuesday with an underwhelming 4.29 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 70 1/3 career major league frames.


EIGHTH INNING: Heston got groundouts from Wilmer Flores, Juan Lagares, and Eric Campbell in the bottom of the eighth. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford made a nice play on Campbell’s, a hard shot to the left side of the infield that Crawford had to backhand. Heston is at 96 pitches with three outs to go.


NINTH INNING: Heston hit Anthony Recker with his very first pitch in the bottom of the ninth — Heston’s third HBP of the game. But he struck out pinch-hitter Danny Muno, leadoff man Curtis Granderson, and then Ruben Tejada — all looking — to finish off the no-hitter. It’s the fourth no-no in four years for the Giants.

Albert Pujols ties Mickey Mantle on all-time home run list

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Albert Pujols slugged the 536th home run of his career Tuesday night off the Rays’ Nate Karns …

Pujols is now tied with Mickey Mantle at 16th on the all-time career home run leaderboard. Next up is Mike Schmidt, who finished his career with 548. Albert has eight home runs since May 28 and 16 on the season.

Video: Rajai Davis robs a home run in impressive fashion

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Watch as Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis calmly takes one away from the Cubs’ David Ross …

That would have been a two-run shot for Ross, who doesn’t have a home run in 49 at-bats this season.

Matt Holliday diagnosed with Grade 2 quadriceps strain

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Matt Holliday was placed on the disabled list Tuesday after suffering a right quad injury in the outfield Monday night in Denver. An MRI was taken, and the official diagnosis is in …

Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams suffered a Grade 3 strain in late May and needed surgery, leaving it doubtful that he will be able to return this season. Holliday’s strain isn’t nearly as severe and he should make it back later this summer. Randal Grichuk figures to become an everyday player now for the Cardinals. He’s starting in right field on Tuesday night against the Rockies, with Jon Jay getting the nod in left field and Peter Bourjos covering center. Jason Heyward is on the bench against Colorado lefty Jorge De La Rosa.

Holliday was batting .303 with a .417 on-base percentage through 52 games this season for the Cardinals, who still hold the best record in Major League Baseball despite losing Adams a few weeks ago and Adam Wainwright in April. Setup man Jordan Walden has also been out since April with a shoulder strain.