Rookie Beltran Perez allowed one hit over six innings to win his first major league start, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2.
Outfielders Ryan Braun of Milwaukee, Giancarlo Stanton of Miami and Adam Jones of Baltimore and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey headline the United States' provisional roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Based on that final balloting update, it appears the American League starting lineup for the All-Star game will be loaded with Yankees and Red Sox.
The Mets portrayed Carlos Beltran's knee as fine. Too good to be true.
A team-sponsored visit to a veterans' hospital ended in a Mets controversy.
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