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MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins hit Ronald Acuna Jr. Bernie Williams Jersey , again.They couldn’t hit Sean Newcomb, again.Acuna, the dazzling Atlanta rookie, connected on a 432-foot blast for his 21st home run and got hit by another Miami pitch, though tempers stayed in check this time and the Braves went on to beat the Marlins 5-0 on Thursday night.It was the first meeting between the teams since the Aug. 15 game in which Miami starter Jose Urena earned a six-game suspension by plunking Acuna on his first and only pitch, sparking a melee where dugouts from both sides emptied onto the field twice.This time, no hysterics broke out.“In the moment I was a little upset just because obviously I’d been hit before in the previous series and then I got hit tonight,” Acuna said through a translator. “But, you know, those are things of the game.”In the end, it was more of the same for Newcomb and the Braves when they face the Marlins. Newcomb (11-7) allowed two hits and struck out eight in six shutout innings, improving to 4-0 with a 0.75 ERA in four starts against Miami this season. Atlanta improved to 13-3 against the Marlins this year, now winning each of the teams’ last seven meetings.“Just going with what’s working against them,” Newcomb said. “I’ve been staying aggressive and it’s been good. And it’s a divisional team, see them a good amount, so it’s one of those teams that you kind of step it up a little bit for.”Charlie Culberson and Ender Inciarte also homered for Atlanta, which remained three games ahead of second-place Philadelphia in the NL East.Marlins starter Elieser Hernandez (2-7) lasted three innings, giving up three hits — two of them homers — and three runs. He was relieved by Jarlin Garcia, who departed with one out in the fifth after Atlanta’s Nick Markakis lined a comebacker into his lower right leg and the ball ricocheted into foul ground on the third-base side.“Jarlin got hit pretty good C.C. Sabathia Jersey ,” said Marlins manager Don Mattingly, who indicated Garcia may miss some time. X-rays were negative.Acuna got hit in the sixth, with the Braves already up 5-0. Javy Guerra was pitching for Miami, and the first seven pitches he threw were strikes.The eighth wasn’t.Guerra’s 94-mph fastball to Acuna was high and tight, and appeared to hit the Atlanta star around the left wrist. Acuna slammed his helmet to the ground and yelled, but eventually made his way to first without any bench-emptying reprise of what happened in Atlanta last week.“I’d be angry too,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “It hurts. But he did exactly what he should do, go to first.”Guerra said he was merely trying to place a pitch, not hit Acuna.“We move on,” Guerra said.The Braves evened things up on the hit-batter front in the bottom of the sixth.Miami’s Brian Anderson got hit by Newcomb with two out. Braves catcher Tyler Flowers set up way inside — his glove behind Anderson, who took the pitch off the left arm. Home plate umpire Chris Conroy warned Newcomb, then both dugouts, and Anderson went quietly to first.Anderson got hit again in the eighth, this time with a 78-mph curveball from Jesse Biddle around the shin. Again, Anderson went to first without much in the way of extracurricular activity.Mattingly said he doesn’t expect any carryover to the final three games of the series.“It’s over,” Mattingly said.TRAINER’S ROOMBraves: C Kurt Suzuki (bruised left triceps) remained out of the lineup. Flowers started again, and played on three consecutive days for the first time since July 1-3.Marlins: OF Lewis Brinson (right hip) and OF/1B Garrett Cooper (right wrist) are nearing returns from the disabled list, and the Marlins are planning to get them around 100 at-bats in the final month.BRAVOThe Braves (72-55 this season, 72-90 in 2017) are the third MLB team to already match or exceed its win total from last year http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authen ... ton-jersey , joining Philadelphia and Oakland. San Francisco (63-66) is one win shy of matching its 2017 total and Boston (90-39) is three wins away from its mark of a year ago. Barring a massive collapse, this will be Atlanta’s first winning season in five years.CALLUP PLANSMarlins staff will discuss Friday who to call up when rosters expand in September — and they will be giving new faces some exploratory looks. “But you’re also playing teams in playoff hunts, and you’re kind of obligated to play your best team,” manager Don Mattingly said.UP NEXTRHP Mike Foltynewicz (10-7, 2.72) goes for Atlanta on Friday night against Miami and RHP Dan Straily (4-6, 4.60). Foltynewicz is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA against the Marlins this season and 5-1 in his career when facing the Marlins. Straily is 2-1 against the Braves in 2018. Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesIf you weren't following baseball Twitter every hour on Monday, the chances are you missed some notable news and rumors.A host of transactions went down. Cincinnati Reds slugger Adam Duvall is now an Atlanta Brave. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim second baseman Ian Kinsler joined the Boston Red Sox, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and The Athletic. Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was traded to the Houston Astros, and Minnesota Twins starter Lance Lynn headed east to join the New York Yankees.All of that news doesn't include the trade rumors that flew in on Monday. Here's a look at the latest surrounding some big names.Bryce HarperPer Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post,the Washington Nationals haven't closed the door on trading superstar right fielder Bryce Harper prior to the non-waiver trade deadline of Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET:Chelsea Janes chelsea_janesSo I now get the sense from people around the team that as of mid-afternoon, Nationals had not ruled out trading Harper. Unclear if that means?First with the news that Harper was available: chelsea_janes and Feinsand.Finally,Jon Morosi of Fox Sports and the MLB Network named one team in talks regarding a Harper deal:"The [Cleveland] Indians and Nationals have communicated recently regarding a possibleBryce Harpertrade, sources told MLB.com on Monday Andy Pettitte Jersey , but the discussions have yet to gather momentum."Harper is set to become a free agent after the year is over, and it's possible the Nats look to move the six-time All-Star so they don't risk losing him for nothing in the offseason.Furthermore, the Nats are 52-52 and in third place in the National League East. While Harper makes the team better, it's possible that Washington, which has lost in the National League Division Series four times this decade, could move the superstar in exchange for a package it can't refuse.Or the Nats can simply buckle down, push for the playoffs and hope to re-sign Harper in the offseason.Regardless, Washington needs to make a decision quickly. Andrew McCutchenAndrew McCutchen's stay in San Francisco may not last long, as it looks like numerous teams are interested in the 2013 National League MVP.Per Jon Morosi, three teams could be in the mix:Jon Morosi jonmorosiSources: #Yankees, #Phillies, #Indians have shown interest in Andrew McCutchen, as #SFGiants consider deals involving their pending free agents. MLB MLBNetworkMcCutchen spent the first nine years of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates before being traded to the Giants in January this year. He's had a decent year at the dish, hitting 10 home runs alongside 43 RBI and a .760 OPS.He hasn't fared particularly well in the field during his career (-6.1 defensive WAR, per Baseball Reference), but teams would largely be getting him for his bat and remarkable durability (since his first full season in 2010, McCutchen has never missed more than 16 games).San Francisco is below .500 and looking up at three teams in the NL West, so it might look to trade away some veterans for prospects that could help re-stock a farm system that Joel Reuter of Bleacher Report ranked just 26th in June.On the opposite side of a deal, the Cleveland Indians make the most sense out of the teams mentioned. The Tribe have a big need for an outfielder given the litany of injuries Cleveland outfielders have suffered during this season Gary Sanchez Jersey , so McCutchen could lock down a spot as the team enters the stretch run.Chris ArcherThe No. 1 starting pitcher left on the trading block is the Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Archer. While a host of teams are after him, it's unclear as to whether Tampa will deal him at this time.Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Timeshas the latest:"Chris Archer has been and will be the main topic of conversation, with the Rays sorting through interest from around a dozen teams and now asking for final offers, which they could spend all night reviewing."The Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers, Padres and Yankees are considered the most interested teams and would seem to have the young talent to match up. Other teams that have been mentioned include the A's, Astros, Brewers, Phillies and Pirates."The 29-year-old Archer has a career 3.45 xFIP and 25.7 percent strikeout rate, per FanGraphs, so it's easy to see why he's so coveted. At his best, Archer can be a staff ace that anchors a rotation.Given how many teams could be involved, this looks like a situation where the Rays could say deal or no deal in the final hour. It's also possible a team presses the panic button and gives Tampa Bay an offer it can't refuse. Some playoff contenders have had starting-pitching struggles this year, such as the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs.The market to deal Archer is clearly there, but given his skill set plus the fact that he is under team control through 2021, it would likely take a sizable haul to land him.

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