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3B Cody Asche made his 11th start at the position this season. Jayson Nix has made three starts and Freddy Galvis two at third base. After going 1-for-3, Asche is hitting hitting .195 (8-for-41) with one homer, three RBI and 13 strikeouts. "I just want him to relax and play the game and let his natural ability take over," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "He has had some slow starts in his career at all levels. That's been a trend with him. From what I've seen, it's been (something that lasted for) about the 50 at-bat range, something like that. He's a hard worker.

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RHP A.J. Burnett gave up eight runs, including four earned Sunday against the Cubs. But Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Burnett's 5 2/3 innings weren't all that bad. "He seemed to struggle through the first three innings and then I thought he pitched better and found his fastball and better quality pitches the last three innings he was out there," Sandberg said. Burnett (0-1) suffered his first career loss at Wrigley Field after giving up six hits while striking out three and walking six. He's now 5-1 in six starts against the Cubs.

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OF Bobby Abreu will not be on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, ending his comeback attempt, the club announced March 26. Abreu, 40, struggled in the field during the March 26 spring training game against the Detroit Tigers, misplaying two balls hit in his direction. "I wanted to see Bobby in right field today," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I got a chance to see him."

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OF Bobby Abreu will not be on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, ending his comeback attempt, the club announced March 26. Abreu, 40, struggled in the field during the March 26 spring training game against the Detroit Tigers, misplaying two balls hit in his direction. "I wanted to see Bobby in right field today," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I got a chance to see him."

Surprise call pays off for Tovar, Mets

Surprise call pays off for Tovar, Mets PHILADELPHIA -- Wilfredo Tovar thought his baseball season was finished before he got the call to join the Mets, and Sunday he broke into the major leagues in a big way. Tovar's first big-league hit lifted the New York Mets to a 4-3 victory and a three-game sweep over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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OF Freddy Guzman, 32, had his contract selected by the Rays before the game and was added to the active roster. Guzman has played in 47 games, most recently with the Yankees in 2009. Guzman has 587 stolen bases (and 73 in 99 games in the Mexican League this year) in his 11-year minor league career. RHP Roy Halladay earned his first victory since Aug. 25 on Tuesday as he pitched six innings and allowed one run on four hits against Miami. Halladay struck out two, walked three and hit a batter. His last victory had come against Arizona.

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RHP Tyler Cloyd will get the start on Sunday at Washington. He is 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA in his career against the Nationals, with five innings of work. In his last start, he gave up nine hits and seven runs in four-plus innings on Tuesday against San Diego.

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RHP Tyler Cloyd will get the start on Sunday at Washington. He is 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA in his career against the Nationals, with five innings of work. In his last start, he gave up nine hits and seven runs in four-plus innings on Tuesday against San Diego.

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RHP Tyler Cloyd will get the start on Sunday at Washington. He is 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA in his career against the Nationals, with five innings of work. In his last start, he gave up nine hits and seven runs in four-plus innings on Tuesday against San Diego.

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INF Freddy Galvis was in the lineup at shortstop on Saturday and left field on Friday. Manager Ryne Sandberg is a big fan of Galvis' defense and feels comfortable using him at three infield positions (all but first base), as well as giving him an occasional look in the outfield. Galvis also had his first MLB four-hit game, including a walkoff homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning. SS Jimmy Rollins had Saturday night off as manager Ryne Sandberg used Galvis at that spot. Rollins is 2-for-11 (.182) during the current homestand.
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