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David Freese homered in his first game in a week and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 3-2 Thursday.
Freese had been out since March 14 with back stiffness stemming from a hard fall he took while chasing a foul ball. The 2011 World Series MVP hit a leadoff home run in the fourth and played five innings in the field.
Mets infielder Justin Turner got a hit in his return from a sprained ankle. He had a pinch-hit single in the sixth, then went from first to third on hit.
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright gave up two runs on three hits, including a two-run triple by Matt den Dekker, in 4 2-3 innings. He struck out three and walked three.
Mets starter Jeremy Hefner allowed two runs on five hits with three walks in five innings. Bobby Parnell pitched a perfect ninth.
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Terry Collins just announced that the Mets have named David Wright the captain of the New York Mets.
Wright becomes the fourth captain in team history, joining Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and John Franco.
“This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said.
“To be viewed in this light – by ownership, by Sandy and the front office...
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Minor League Highlights – 3/20
Memphis defeated Springfield,4-2
John Gast 3 perfect IP, 2 K’s
Eduardo Sanchez 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s
Deryk Hooker 2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB
Victor Marte 2 IP, 2 H
Dixon Llorens 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB
Tommy Pham 1-for-2 with a 2-run HR and a sac fly