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37 min ago | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Atlanta Braves entered September last season with a 15-game lead en route to the National League East championship, but as the Braves prepare to host the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, they face a far different landscape.
4 hrs ago | Washington Nationals
The Dodgers and Nationals, a pair of National League division leaders, will open September on Monday with the first of three games at Dodger Stadium.
Due to a grade-three hamstring injury, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has now missed more than 30 games.
"Chip on the shoulder, obviously," Cosart said, according to the Sun-Sentinel, a Florida newspaper.
Dustin Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, overcoming a pair of home runs by Bryce Harper to beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday.
SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Nationals 3, Mariners 1 Nationals 3, Mariners 1: Stephen Strasburg struck out eight in 7 2/3 innings and Jayson Werth hit a two-run homer as visiting Washington defeated Seattle for the second straight night.
After taking Friday's opener, 5-2, the Braves were blanked by a 4-0 score Saturday night.
Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda.
If Saturday night was a final audition for contenders looking to trade for pitching, Bartolo Colon seems even more likely to remain a Met the rest of this season.
The spring training challenge by general manager Sandy Alderson, which he said was to change the mind-set in Flushing, is now just a symbol of yet another lost season.
Right-hander Jerome Williams continued his renaissance with Philadelphia by carrying a one-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday night and the Phillies busted out for five runs in the sixth inning of a 7-2 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
The Washington Nationals continue to win and remain atop the NL East. Much of that success is due to great hitting from a select few players in the Nats' lineup.
Aug 24, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park.
AUGUST 29: Grady Sizemore #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies commits a seventh inning two-run error on a ball hit by Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 29, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
As you watched Eric Campbell of the Mets steal home last night , your reaction was undoubtedly a dismissive wave of the hand and an unimpressed sputtering of, "Please, it's been done!" If anything, Eric Campbell's was the least thrilling of all the stealings of home in the Phillies' history.
After maintaining a six-game lead in the National League East Friday night with a series-opening win against the Mariners fueled by six home runs, the Nationals will send right-hander Stephen Strasburg to the mound for Saturday night's rematch at Safeco Field.
National League East leaders the Washington Nationals hit six home runs, four of them off Felix Hernandez, in an 8-3 MLB win over the Seattle Mariners.
Updated: Mon Sep 01, 2014 07:07 am
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