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Derek Lowe Trade Talk, Chase Utley Plays Simulated Game, Mets Outlast Phillies In 14 Innings: Braves Cup Of Coffee

Recapping news and scores for May 1:

The Braves could try to deal Derek Lowe by the trading deadline, and the Yankees could be a fit (link). First, Ken Davidoff puts way too much into the Braves' hitting struggles in April. Second, we've been down this road before, and the Braves have yet to enter any type of serious trade discussion regarding Lowe, unless it was kept private.

The Phillies have altered their rotation and have set things up for the weekend series against the Braves (link). Cliff Lee will start the series opener Friday, followed by Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels.

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley participated in a simulated game Sunday (link). There still is no timetable, and the Phillies will wait and see how he responds to the action, but the target seems to be a rehab stint before the end of the month.

Marlins second baseman Omar Infante returned to the lineup a day after leaving with leg cramps (link).

Mets 2, Phillies 1 (14 Innings)
(NYM) Chris Young: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K
(NYM) Ronny Paulino: 5-7, 2B, RBI
(PHI) Cliff Lee: 7 IP, 8 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K

- The Mets moved to 12-16 while the Phillies dropped to 18-9.
- Paulino doubled in the winning run in the 14th as part of a five-hit day. It was his first start of the season.
- Lee's two walks came in the same inning, which is only the second time in his career he has done so.

Marlins 9, Reds 5
(FLA) John Buck: 3-4, HR, 2 RBI
(FLA) Greg Dobbs: 3-3, HR, RBI
(FLA) Ricky Nolasco: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 K

- The Marlins moved to 17-9, going back to a half game behind the Phillies.
- Hanley Ramirez hit his first home run of the season for the Marlins.
- The Reds loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth for Joey Votto, but he grounded out to the pitcher.

Nationals 5, Giants 2
(WAS) Jordan Zimmermann: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
(WAS) Ivan Rodriguez: 2-4, 2 RBI

- The Nationals moved to 13-14.
- Jayson Werth added three singles for the Nationals.
- Matt Cain allowed three runs in six innings for the Giants.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.