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18 min ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Wheeler wins 6th in row, Duda and Campbell homer as Mets beat A's 8-5, end 3-game skid

The New York Mets still consider themselves a contender in the NL East chase even with a daunting deficit to make up over the final month.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, New York Mets, Eric Campbell, Oakland Athletics, Zack Wheeler

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Nationals win 9th in row, nip D-backs in 9th

The Washington Nationals won their ninth straight game when pinch-hitter Anthony Rendon singled home Bryce Harper in the ninth inning Wednesday night for a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Wilson Ramos, Anthony Rendon, Daniel Hudson, Tanner Roark

Rant Sports

Zack Wheeler Has Bright Future Ahead With New York Mets

The New York Mets have been amongst the bottom of the NL East for the past five years.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Zack Wheeler, Baseball Players, Carlos Beltran, Matt Harvey

Talking Chop

Braves Daily News Digest: 8/20

Just a few weeks ago, some counted the Braves out of the playoffs, Suddenly, a five-game win streak has changed the tides in Atlanta and the Braves are making a run at the Wild Card.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jason Heyward, Baseball Players, Dan Uggla, Atlanta Braves

Marlin Maniac

Time to Join the Marlins Bandwagon?

Aug 19, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton celebrates on hitting the game-winning run with teammates starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez and second baseman Donovan Solano after defeating the Texas Rangers 3-2 at Marlins Ballpark.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

New York Daily News

Mets avoid embarrassing offensive record but not another loss, falling to A's, 6-2

The seven hits snapped a streak of five straight games with four hits or less in a game.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Wilmer Flores, Baseball Players, Eric Sogard, Ryan Cook, Daniel Murphy

BleacherReport

Justin Upton Carrying Braves' Inconsistent Offense Back into Playoff Contention

Justin Upton is doing his best to ignite the Braves inconsistent lineup and push the club toward another playoff berth.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players, Mike Minor, Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates

Tue Aug 19, 2014

ArizonaSports.com

Anderson, Diamondbacks destroyed by Nationals for fourth loss in a row: By The Numbers

School: ASU Started with Bonneville Phoenix: June 2013 Moved to Arizona: Summer of '93 -- right after Suns' run to the Finals Favorite sports memory: Staying up late to watch Jake Plummer and ASU shut out top-ranked Nebraska in '96 Favorite all-time athletes: Ben Wallace, Wayman Tisdale, Pat Tillman Favorite sports movies: Field of Dreams, White ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Paul Goldschmidt, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals, Didi Gregorius

Philadelphia Phillies

Burnett leads Phillies in Interleague matchup

He doesn't receive the spotlight or the headlines like his teammate Felix Hernandez, but Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is quietly putting together another remarkable season.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, Logan Morrison, John Mayberry Jr., Philadelphia Phillies

Sportsnet.ca

TEX @ MIA7:10 pm ET

The likelihood of the next pitch type based on the pitcher's pitch usage, the hitter's strike zone analysis, handedness, pitcher-batter history, the on base configuration, and the count.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Texas Rangers, Baseball Players, Adrian Beltre

CBS Local

Surging Nationals Walk-Off for Third Straight Night; Watch 'Em All

Adam LaRoche's 11th-inning solo home run gave the Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, in walk-off fashion, stretching Major League Baseball's longest winning streak to seven games.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Craig Stammen, Jordan Zimmermann, Wilson Ramos

The Baltimore Sun

Nationals win on LaRoche homer in 11th

Nationals win on LaRoche homer in 11th WASHINGTON -- It took Adam LaRoche 5,048 at-bats to do something for the first time in his career Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Craig Stammen, Jordan Zimmermann, Wilson Ramos, Adam LaRoche, Washington Nationals

Ananova

MLB: No stopping the Nationals

Adam LaRoche's 11th inning home run saw the Washington Nationals extend their winning streak to seven games with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Adam LaRoche, Baseball Players, National League Central, Andrelton Simmons, American League West, American League

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Arizona Diamondbacks

Anderson tasked with cooling off red-hot Nationals

Stephen Strasburg has had two of his best starts of the season this month, but he has also had one of his worst.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Ryan Zimmerman, Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Republic

: D-Backs open series at Nationals

Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1oJAX2S Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Vidal Nuno delivers in the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Cleveland.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Josh Collmenter, Baseball Players, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Bryce Harper, Drew Storen

Merced Sun-Star

Nationals sign Schierholtz to minor league deal

The 30-year-old Schierholtz is a .254 career hitter with 51 home runs and 224 RBIs in 776 games.

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

AZ SnakePit

Series Preview #43, @ Washington Nationals

Following Wednesday's hectic extra-inning doubleheader in Cleveland , the Diamondbacks traveled east and stumbled in losing three of four against the Marlins .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League West, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals, Mike Stanton

Bellingham Herald

Atlanta Braves

That Atlanta Braves hope they have gotten themselves back on track following a big three-game sweep over one of the top teams in baseball.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Braves, National League Central, Pittsburgh Pirates, American League West, American League, Oakland Athletics

CBS Local

Kallet: Unlikely Trio Is Making Mets' Future Look Even Brighter

But seriously, who expected much from the Mets this season? We all knew that 90 wins was a ridiculous notion, and the additions of Curtis Granderson, Chris Young and Bartolo Colon weren't going to propel this club into the playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Ike Davis, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, Vic Black

Washington Nationals

Nats, Zimmermann look to build on NL East lead

The 28-year-old right-hander, who has a 2.92 ERA in 24 starts, will look to reverse his fortunes against Arizona on Monday at Nationals Park and help his team tighten its grip on first place in the National League East.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Vidal Nuno, Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

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