Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse. Then again, it’s a bit jarring to see a perennial playoff contender, a team that won the NL East just two years ago, sitting near the bottom of the standings and on pace for its worst season since 1990. With about five weeks to go in a lost season, the Braves (54-73) have dropped 31 of 43 games and are used to playing before sparse crowds at Turner Field.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Shields ended his road skid, and the Padres finally beat the Phillies.

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Daniel Murphy’s offense and defense helped the New York Mets remain on a roll. Murphy hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the 10th, leading New York to its seventh straight victory, 9-5 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Reliever Carlos Torres led off the 13th with a single to center, went to second on Curtis Granderson’s single to left and they both scored on Murphy’s opposite-field hit off Hector Neris (2-2).

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Adam Morgan pitched six strong innings and drove in the eventual winning run, and Darnell Sweeney homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Philadelphia’s Aaron Altherr snapped his string of extra-base hits to start his career with a fifth-inning single. The Phillies have won all five games against San Diego this season and 11 of 14.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ian Kennedy continued to pitch well in August, but the Padres' offense couldn't generate enough offense to back him.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rookie Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings and Cameron Rupp homered and drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Diego Padres 7-1 Friday night.

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Take a look around the league with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. The New York Mets will never lose again. At least, it feels that way after the team’s 9-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Things started out poorly, though, as New York found themselves down 5-0 after the third inning. The team rallied, tying the contest in the fifth. With both starters removed after the sixth inning, relievers on both clubs went into shutdown mode. Over the next six innings, both bullpens kept the other team off the board. It was until the 13th that the streak finally ended. With Hector Neris on the mound for Philadelphia, the Mets began their charge. Neris allowed two straight singles to start the frame, putting himself in a bad position. Though he was able to pick up an out, Neris quickly allowed a two-run double to Daniel Murphy, giving the Mets the 7-5 lead. They weren’t finished. Another run would come around to score after Neris made an error on a David Wright grounder. Wright would later come around to score on a Michael Conforto single. By the time the inning was over, the Mets had built up a four-run lead. They would hold on, picking up their seventh straight victory. With the win, the Mets improved to 71-56 on the year.  NATIONALS TRY TO KEEP PACE For a while, it was starting to look like the Washington Nationals might actually gain a game in the standings on Thursday. The club did their job, claiming a 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres.  Rookie Joe Ross tossed another strong start, giving up just one run over six strong innings. Ross allowed just one hit and two walks during the contest. He struck out seven.  Ross was backed by both Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman. Both players added solo home runs during the game.  Closer Jonathan Papelbon entered the game with a three-run lead in the ninth, and though he had some trouble, still managed to nail down the save.  The Mets would pull off the extra-innings victory a few hours later, meaning the Nationals did not advance in the standings despite the win. At 64-62, the club remains 6.5 games off the division lead.  GREINKE GREAT AGAIN FOR DODGERS It should come as no surprise that Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke pitched another great game Thursday. Greinke was excellent again, leading Los Angeles to a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. For Greinke, it was his 18th start of the season in which he went at least six innings and gave up one run or less. In that regard, he’s been better than at least one other major-league team. This was Zack Greinke’s 18th start of six more innings and 1 or 0 runs this season. All the Colorado Rockies combined have 15 such starts. — Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) August 27, 2015 With the performance, Greinke lowered his ERA to 1.61. He’ll enter the final season of the month as the frontrunner for the National League Cy Young award. With the win, the Dodgers improved to 70-56 on the year. The club has a 2.5 game lead in the NL West. BUMGARNER HELPS GIANTS KEEP PACE San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner made sure he kept his club in the race for the division Thursday. Bumgarner was fantastic during the club’s 9-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] Bumgarner went six strong innings, allowing one run on just two hits. He walked two and struck out 12 during the contest. The double-digit strikeout total was significant, as Bumgarner tied a Giants legend with the performance. Madison Bumgarner is 26 years old and he already has as many 10K+ games (25) as Juan Marichal? Wow. — Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) August 27, 2015 Following the performance, Bumgarner now has a 2.97 ERA on the year. The victory helped the Giants remain just 2.5 games back in the NL West. Want to see more from Thursday’s slate of games? Check out our  scoreboard .  More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman homered, and starter Joe Ross allowed only a bunt single in six innings as the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Thursday night. Werth, who went 2 for 4, added a solo homer off San Diego starter Andrew Cashner (5-13) in the sixth. Zimmerman greeted reliever Kevin Quackenbush with a homer to start the seventh.

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A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:

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Justin Upton homered twice and had three RBIs, Matt Kemp added a two-run double and the San Diego Padres held on to beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 on Wednesday night. Tyson Ross (9-9) allowed four runs in 6 1-3 innings for the Padres, who evened the three-game series and will try for their fifth straight series victory in Thursday’s finale. Denard Span doubled twice for Washington in his second game back from the disabled list following back spasms, but Gio Gonzalez (9-7) failed to pitch more than five innings for a sixth time in seven starts.

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