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Morning Briefing: Maxed out

8/25/2013

FIRST PITCH:: In the first-ever regular-season meeting of All-Star Game starters, Mets ace Matt Harvey couldn't keep pace with Detroit's Max Scherzer as the Tigers beat the Mets, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. The Tigers pounded Harvey for 13 hits, although they only scored two runs against him.

Today, Dillon Gee (9-8, 3.60) tries to stave off the three-game sweep vs. Jersey native Rick Porcello (9-7, 4.52). First pitch at 1:10 p.m.

Sunday's news reports:

• Read game recaps in the Post, Daily News, Star-Ledger, The Record, Newsday and New York Times.

• Harvey said he's getting "pretty tired" as the season nears its final month. Harvey yielded a career-high 13 hits in the loss. Harvey has thrown 178 1/3 innings this year, and does have an innings restriction in place.

Lucas Duda returned, replacing Mike Baxter. Duda will serve as a backup first baseman. Read more in the Post, Daily News, Star-Ledger, The Record and Newsday.

• The Mets signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Ricardo Cespedes.

• Single-A Brooklyn pitcher Akeel Morris is pitching well for the Cyclones.

• In The Record, Mike Kerwick writes that he would keep Davis for at least one more season.

• In Newsday, Anthony Rieber writes that the Mets' young core provides hope of a more exciting future for the team.

From the bloggers ... Faith and Fear in Flushing enjoyed the summer, even if it's not entirely on board with all the Mets' moves.

BIRTHDAYS: Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano turns 37.

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