New York Mets


BALTIMORE -- Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami.


Ryan Howard and Chase Utley will return to the starting lineup when the Phillies open a three-game series against the New York


PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Liriano kept up Pittsburgh's strikeout parade, fanning 12 as the Pirates beat the New York Mets 9-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.