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19 min ago | Knoxville News Sentinel
Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title. Strasburg ended a streak of eight winless starts against Atlanta since 2012.
3 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun
As late-season gut checks go, the Dodgers could have done worse than the challenge presented them over the weekend against the San Francisco Giants. That they successfully dealt with the potentially disastrous situation not only reduced their magic number to clinch the National League West to 11 games, it also offered a peek into their baseball souls.
7 hrs ago | Redlands Daily Facts
Dodgers fans who don't have Time Warner Cable's SportsNet LA network should be able to see pitcher Clayton Kershaw and other players on TV now that the team's final six regular-season games are set to be aired on over-the-air station KDOC-TV , which is also available on all pay TV services. The outcome of the final six games will determine the team's playoff chances.
7 hrs ago | True Blue LA
It took 26 weeks into the 27-week season, but all fans in Los Angeles will finally be able to watch Dodgers games. Time Warner has reached a deal with local station KDOC to carry the final six games of the regular season next week, the Dodgers announced on Monday.
10 hrs ago | Deming Headlight
Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon made a lewd gesture to fans and was ejected after giving up four runs in the ninth inning during the Phillies' 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Papelbon grabbed his crotch as he walked to the dugout and was ejected by crew chief Joe West.
15 hrs ago | CBS Local
It's a tight race, but it really only comes down to two men for the 2014 National League Rookie of the Year Award. Assuming nothing drastic happens over the final two weeks of the season - such as deGrom allowing eight runs in consecutive starts or Hamilton stealing 15 more bases - the right-hander should edge the speedy Hamilton.
The 2014 Oakland Athletics went into the tank this summer when their All-Star closer hit the disabled list on August 10. They saw a four-game division lead turn into an 11-game division deficit as the A's lost 21 of their next 30 games-including ten contests by one run. But today, the boys from Oaktown completed their first series win since late August with a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on the road.
Rookie Marco Gonzales struck out nine, Jhonny Peralta homered and the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 Sunday for their third straight win. The Cardinals held their 3 1-2-game division lead over Pittsburgh.
Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves. After being swept in three games to complete a 2-7 trip, the Braves were four games behind Pittsburgh for the National League's second wild card with 13 games left in the regular season.
Before we get into today's preview game, let's take a minute and talk about last night's loss. It is, of course, true that the Pirates can't win every game between now and the end of the season.
Zack Greinke, Scott Van Slyke and Juan Uribe homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded out 24 hits in a 17-0 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Greinke gave up just four hits and struck out five over six innings for the Dodgers, who bounced back from a 9-0 loss to these Giants in the series opener on Friday.
With a versatile lineup that can generate offense in so many different ways, the Washington Nationals definitely look like a dangerous team come October. Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond drove in three runs and Washington moved a step closer to its second NL East title in three years with a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night.
Matt Holliday homered in the first inning for the second straight night and Shelby Miller pitched six solid innings and had an RBI double, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. Matt Carpenter added a two-run homer in the second for the NL Central leaders, who have won 12 in a row at home in the final month of the season dating to last Sept.
Washington Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman, attempting to return from a hamstring injury before the regular season ends, plans to leave Sunday for the instructional league so he can begin playing in games. Nationals manager Matt Williams says Zimmerman wasn't able to work out much Saturday because of the rain in New York.
Cody Asche hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Cole Hamels scattered nine hits over seven stingy innings and Philadelphia handed the Marlins their third straight defeat in their first game since Giancarlo Stanton was injured.
The veteran left-handed hitter had struck out two innings earlier on a steady diet of pitches down and away in the zone. Overbay was determined not to let the Cincinnati Reds do that to him again, especially with the game on the line.
Gerrit Cole won consecutive starts for the first time since early June, National League batting leader Josh Harrison had three hits and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 7-3 Friday night for their seventh win in eight games. The Cubs have lost seven straight games in their longest skid since 2012.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:14 pm
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