AROUND THE HORN

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Phillies: LHP Adam Mor­gan snapped his ma­jor-league-worst streak of nine con­sec­u­tive losses, OF Odubel Her­rera scored three runs and the Phillies spoiled Mar­lins slug­ger Gian­carlo Stan­ton’s re­turn with a 4-3 vic­tory Tues­day night. Mor­gan, who al­lowed five hits and one run in six in­nings, hadn’t won since May 10. 1B Tommy Joseph and SS Freddy Galvis each drove in two runs for the Phillies. The Mar­lins’ Ichiro Suzuki hit the first pinch­hit home run of his ca­reer, a two-run shot in the eighth, and now has 3,019 ca­reer hits, one fewer than Rafael Palmeiro, who is 26th on the all-time list.

Tigers: RHP Jor­dan Zimmermann was ac­ti­vated from the 15-day dis­abled list and is sched­uled to start Satur­day against the Ori­oles. Zimmermann, who has been on the DL twice this sea­son, is 9-5 with a 4.44 ERA in 16 starts. He gave up two home runs Mon­day in a re­hab start for Triple-A Toledo.

Rays: Sev­enth-year hit­ting coach Derek Shel­ton was fired and re­placed with Chad Mot­tola, the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s mi­nor-league hit­ting co­or­di­na­tor. Mot­tola will join the Rays for a four-game se­ries at Yan­kee Sta­dium. The Rays are hit­ting an Amer­i­can League-low .243 this sea­son but rank near the top in the ma­jors with a plus-53 run dif­fer­en­tial since the All-Star break. ... 3B Evan Lon­go­ria was in the start­ing lineup one day af­ter get­ting hit on the right hand by a pitch from Ori­oles RHP Ubaldo Jimenez and leav­ing the game early.

Mets: 2B Neil Walker, who is re­cov­er­ing from back surgery, was put on the 60-day DL while seven play­ers were called up from Triple-A Las Ve­gas. In­cluded in the group is RHP Rafael Mon­tero, who started Tues­day’s game against the Reds.

Reds: Util­i­ty­man Tony Renda and re­liever Josh Smith were el­e­vated from Triple-A Louisville for their sec­ond stints with the Reds. Renda bat­ted .222 in 16 games last month, while Smith pitched in 21 games with a 2-1 record and 5.19 ERA from May un­til Aug. 29.

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