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Marlins activate Henderson Alvarez from disabled list


As relayed by Joe Frisaro, the Marlins beat reporter for MLB.com …

Alvarez wound up missing over a month with inflammation in his right shoulder. He opened the season 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 innings (two starts) but the Fish will be very glad to have him back. Alvarez posted a 2.65 ERA in 187 innings last season, earning his first All-Star nod and a few Cy Young Award votes. He tossed five scoreless innings in his one rehab start at High-A Jupiter. The 25-year-old right-hander will take the bump in Sunday ‘s series finale against the visiting Braves as Miami looks to avoid a three-game sweep.

Video: Mets’ 10-run frame versus Brewers

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Bill ran through the Mets’ 10-run inning against the Brewers on Saturday night, and now MLB.com has posted the video. Watch the Mets score 10 runs in one minute and 10 seconds …

New York is clinging to a half-game lead over Washington in the National League East standings.

Yasmany Tomas hit his first major league home run

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Yasmany Tomas of the Diamondbacks finally went yard Saturday in his 23rd major league game …

Tomas was dubbed as a big-time slugger when he defected from his native Cuba and signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with Arizona. But the 24-year-old has been more of singles hitter in the early going, batting .297/.348/.375 in 69 plate appearances. Maybe his first big fly Saturday will be the start of something big.

Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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Jon Lester allowed nine hits but yielded only one earned run Saturday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs defeated the visiting Pirates by a score of 4-1.

That’s now six straight victories for Chicago — the longest current winning streak in the major leagues.

Lester was a little shaky in his four starts with the Cubs, but the $155 million left-hander has found a groove as the weather has begun to warm. Since the first of May, Lester owns a 1.67 ERA in 27 innings.

Anthony Rizzo, meanwhile, continues to emerge as one of the very best hitters in baseball. He went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and an RBI on Saturday afternoon, and the 25-year-old first baseman is now batting .349/.469/.612 over 161 plate appearances.

With the Cardinals losing Saturday to the Tigers, the Cubs are only three games back of first place.

Your box scores and recaps from Saturday …

Braves 5, Marlins 3

Rays 4, Twins 6

Tigers 4, Cardinals 3 (10 innings)

Pirates 1, Cubs 4

Angels 6, Orioles 1

Diamondbacks 5, Phillies 7

Yankees 5, Royals 1

Giants 11, Reds 2

Blue Jays 5, Astros 6

Brewers 1, Mets 14

Indians 10, Rangers 8

Nationals 4, Padres 1

White Sox 4, Athletics 3

Red Sox 4, Mariners 2

Rockies 7, Dodgers 1

Watch all 18 of Corey Kluber’s strikeouts

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Check out this montage of all 18 of Corey Kluber’s strikeouts Wednesday against the Cardinals …

Kluber was lifted after eight innings of scoreless, zero-walk, one-hit ball with a pitch count of 113. He registered the highest Game Score for an eight-inning outing in the history of Major League Baseball.