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.402: Starling Marte's season average against left-handed pitchers, tops in the National League, going into Sunday's confrontation with Arizona southpaw Wade Miley.

"I'm the wild horse they have to rein. I'm feeling really good, getting real close. But you can't run a marathon after doing 10 sprints." -- Jason Grilli, on fighting the temptation to exceed the conservative throwing program laid out for his comeback from a forearm injury.

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