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19 min ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

Nats beat Braves 4-2 close in on NL East title

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players, Stephen Strasburg, Craig Stammen, Wilson Ramos, Drew Storen

3 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

Dodgers can zero in on NL West title after avoiding Giants disaster

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.


Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, San Francisco Giants, Dan Haren, Baseball Players

7 hrs ago | Redlands Daily Facts

Time Warner to air final 6 Dodger games on broadcast TV and basic cable as team chases pennant

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.


Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball

7 hrs ago | True Blue LA

Dodgers to air final 6 games on KDOC-TV

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League West, Los Angeles Dodgers

10 hrs ago | Deming Headlight

Around the horn in the National League

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Carlos Ruiz, Soccer Players, Baseball Players, Steve Cishek, Jordany Valdespin, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West

15 hrs ago | CBS Local

Kallet: Jacob DeGrom Should Be Your 2014 National League Rookie Of The Year

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Jacob deGrom, Baseball Players, Little League

19 hrs ago | WKHX-FM Atlanta

Adrian Gonzalez thinks Clayton Kershaw is the NL MVP

Clayton Kershaw pitched the Dodgers past the Giants on Sunday afternoon, helping extend his club's NL West lead to three games. The lefty went eight innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out nine.


Related Topix: Sports, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, National League West

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Doolittle is back, A's win first series since August 27

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.


Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, National League East

CBS Local

Cardinals Complete Sweep Of Rockies With 4-1 Win

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Nolan Arenado, Trevor Rosenthal

The Times

Braves fall 10-3 to Rangers, swept in series

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.


Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Colby Lewis, Baseball Players, National League East, Mike Minor, Luis Sardinas, Atlanta Braves

Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?

Sunday morning: bullpen usage, Charlie Morton, rotations, and winning the series

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Charlie Morton, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton, Madison Bumgarner, Clayton Kershaw


Dodgers use 24-hit attack to beat Giants 17-0

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.


Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Juan Uribe, Scott Van Slyke, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Hyun-Jin Ryu set for MRI exam Monday on ailing left shoulder

SAN FRANCISCO >> Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu met with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache here Saturday, one day after inflammation in his left shoulder forced him to leave the Dodgers' 9-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants after one inning. Ryu will have an MRI on Monday in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Sports, Hyun-Jin Ryu, San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball, Scott Elbert

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Harper, Nats rout Mets 10-3 to close in on NL East

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond, New York Mets

The Winnipeg Free Press

Cardinals get another stingy start, another Holliday homer in 5-4 victory over Rockies

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Wilin Rosario, Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter, Major League Baseball, Pete Kozma, National League Central, Shelby Miller

Washington Times

Nats' Zimmerman nearly ready for rehab games

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Washington Nationals

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Asche homers in 10th, Phillies beat Marlins 3-1

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Chris Hatcher, Baseball Players, Brad Hand, Cody Asche, Philadelphia Phillies, Major League Baseball, Cole Hamels


Overbay, Brewers keep pace in playoff chase

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds, Major League Baseball, Jumbo Diaz, Logan Schafer

The Wichita Eagle

Gerrit Cole leads surging Pirates over Cubs 7-3

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.


Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Gerrit Cole, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates, Welington Castillo

Cybercast News Service

Bumgarner wins 5th in row, Giants rout Dodgers 9-0

Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night. Pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa splashed a three-run homer into McCovey Cove, and Brandon Crawford hit a two-run drive in the fifth to help Bumgarner win his fifth straight start.


Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants, Travis Ishikawa