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Flores emotional in Mets loss

A visibly upset Wilmer Flores -- and fans -- reacted to reports that the shortstop had been traded to the Brewers. But the transaction never transpired, and Flores will remain in New York.

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Troy Tulowitzki had 3 RBI and 3 runs in his debut with the Blue Jays Jose Reyes never had a 3 RBI, 3-run game in 305 games with Blue Jays

Paul Pierce fails with first pitch

New Clipper Paul Pierce's pitch at the Dodgers game Tuesday came up well short of the target. But what do you expect? The Truth ends games. He doesn't start them.

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Bryce Harper leads NL in home runs

The Nats star hit 2 HRs to overtake Giancarlo Stanton for the NL lead. It's the 8th career multi-HR game for Harper, tied for the 5th-most in MLB history by a player before his 23rd birthday. Harper turns 23 in October.

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Linda Cohn @lindacohn

Too bad trade for Gomez didn't happen. But what a scene for ages at Citi w @Mets fans giving Flores a standing O. Loved his emotion. #mets

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Moss, who was an All-Star for OAK last season, has hit 20+ HR in each of the past 3 seasons (2012-14), including a career-high 30 in 2013.

Terry Collins: I didn't know about trade

Said the Mets manager: "Somebody came to me and said Wilmer's crying. I said, 'Why?' 'Well he got traded.' 'To who? For what?' ... There was nothing I knew about it."

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The deal that was, then wasn't

Around 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Mets SS Wilmer Flores and RHP Zack Wheeler were reportedly on their way to Milwaukee in exchange for OF Carlos Gomez. But by 11 p.m. ET, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the trade "has not and will not transpire." Wait, what?

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Olney: Mets didn't do anything wrong

Buster Olney likened the non-trade to the 2000 presidential election: "The Mets in theory, you can say, why not take him off the field -- if you did that in every game this time of year, you'd be pulling 4 or 5 players off the field for every game for every team." (via Mike & Mike)

How Mets-Brewers deal became a mess

ESPN's Jim Bowden explains why the failed Mets-Brewers trade blew up so spectacularly: "Because it got public."

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#PhotoOfTheNight: Troy Tulowitzki stands for the playing of the Canadian anthem before his Blue Jays debut. He homered in an 8-2 win over the Phillies.

Tulowitzki can play some defense, too

Not only did Troy Tulowitzki homer in his Blue Jays debut, he also made a throw reminiscent of his idol Derek Jeter.

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