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3 hrs ago | Washington Nationals

Nats look to move closer to East title in Atlanta

The Nationals lead the Braves by a 10 1/2-game margin in the National League East, but that doesn't make this three-game series between the rivals any less important. Both squads have plenty of motivation.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Craig Kimbrel, Ervin Santana, Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth

6 hrs ago | 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.

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

7 hrs ago | Washington Nationals

Ramos, Zimmermann fuel Nats' win over Mets

' two-run homer proved to be the difference on Sunday afternoon, as the Nationals blanked the Mets, 3-0, at Citi Field. Washington shaved its magic number to five games to win the National League East title, pending the outcome of the Braves' matchup with the Rangers.

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7 hrs ago | Newsday

Jonathon Niese doomed by one bad pitch as Mets are blanked by Nationals

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada walks to the dugout after he pops out in the sixth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathon Niese, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos

9 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

MLB: Jered Weaver wins 17th, Mike Trout homers twice, and Los Angeles ...

Angels 5, Astros 2: Jered Weaver earned his A.L.-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice, and Los Angeles reduced its magic number for clinching the A.L. West to four. The Angels extended their winning streak to 10 games -- one off the franchise record set in 1964.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Jered Weaver, California High School Sports, High School Sports, National League, Bryce Harper

13 hrs ago | Teddy Never Wins

District Daily: Gonzalez and Williams Clear the Air, Desmond in Exclusive SS Club With Third 20/20

Aug 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez pitches during the fourth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Good morning DoD readers! Start off your Sunday with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in our District Daily! And yes, the Magic Number to clinch the NL East is 6! NEW YORK - There were some tense moments between manager Matt Williams and left-hander Gio Gonzalez during the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the Mets on Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, Ian Desmond, Baseball Players, Jimmy Rollins, Adam LaRoche

17 hrs ago | Philadelphia Phillies

Buchanan finds success during rookie campaign

The Phillies pitching rotation has, at times this season, included four All-Stars, three World Series champions, and a Cy Young award winner. One of their most consistent pitchers over the past three months, however, is a man who doesn't fall under any of those categories -- David Buchanan .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, David Buchanan, Baseball Players, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, National League Central, Philadelphia Phillies

21 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles 3-2, end O's 6-game win streak, plus more MLB scores

Chris Young stole home in his latest surprising September performance, and the New York Yankees beat AL East-leading Baltimore 3-2 Saturday, ending the Orioles' longest winning streak of the season at six. The Yankees bounced back after being swept in a doubleheader Friday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, National League, New York Mets, Miguel Gonzalez, Baseball Players

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

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

Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals moved a step closer to their second NL East title in three years with a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night. Anthony Rendon added to his huge series with four hits as Washington reduced its magic number to six for clinching the division.

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

The Washington Post

Mets manager to Mejia on antics: 'Tone it down'

After taking a look at Mejia's animated celebration Friday night following a save against Washington, New York Mets skipper Terry Collins told his excitable closer to take it easy on the antics. With two runners on, Mejia struck out Ian Desmond for his 26th save, ending New York's 12-game home losing streak to NL East-leading Washington.

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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.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Lagares, Mets end 12-game home skid vs Nationals

New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson congratulates second baseman Dilson Herrera after Herrara caught a line drive hit by Washington Nationals' Asdrubal Cabrera for at the third out in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in New York.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Jenrry Mejia, Wilson Ramos, New York Mets, Washington Nationals

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Marlins at Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies ' offense has been quiet of late, but their pitching has salvaged some victories in the process. One night after posting a dramatic victory over the Miami Marlins , the Phillies hope for a boost in offensive production Saturday as they host the Marlins in the second contest of their three-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Brad Hand, Philadelphia Phillies, Cody Asche, Kyle Kendrick

Courier News

While you were sleeping: 5 big overnight storiesWhile you were...

While you were sleeping: 5 big overnight stories Start your day by quickly catching up on the latest news from the Shore and around the world. Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://on.app.com/1tLUkGP Toms River South's Khaleel Greene breaks through the line for a long run and his team's second touchdown of the game.

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Amazin' Avenue

Mets vs Nationals Recap: Mets exorcise Citi demons, finally beat Nats

Before tonight, the Mets hadn't beat the Nationals at Citi Field in over a year. We have Travis d'Arnaud, Juan Lagares, and the bullpen to thank for ending the 11-game losing streak.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jenrry Mejia, Lucas Duda, Wilson Ramos, Travis D'Arnaud, Juan Lagares

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Major League Baseball

d'Arnaud's double helps Mets snap Nats' Citi streak

The 4-3 win didn't come easily. The Mets blew an early three-run lead, made two errors and saw starter was on the mound making his celebratory gyrations, the Mets victors over the National League East leaders for the first time in eight tries this season at home.

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Teddy Never Wins

Nationals Look to Keep Rolling Against Mets Behind Gio Gonzalez

Sep 7, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports With last night's 6-2 victory over the Mets, the Nationals once again showed why they love playing at Citi Field, where they've won 12 straight games dating back to last June.

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WFMZ

LaRoche, Rendon homer as Nationals beat Mets 6-2

Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon had two-run homers off Bartolo Colon, who was ejected after hitting the following batter both times, and the Nationals beat New York 6-2 Thursday night for their 12th straight win at the Mets. "We don't really notice it all, actually," said Tanner Roark , who improved to 4-0 in four career starts against the Mets.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Adam LaRoche, Craig Stammen, Anthony Rendon, Tanner Roark

The Miami Herald

Atlanta Braves

A trip to Texas, though, may be just the cure they need. The playoff hopeful Braves will begin a three-game series against the woeful Rangers on Friday at Globe Life Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players, American League West, American League, Atlanta Braves, Derek Holland, Alex Wood

The Good Phight

Phillies Stat Notes: East is the Beast

The NL East has been the best division in the NL this year. The Phils are tracking towards having the 10th pick in next year's draft.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League, Philadelphia Phillies

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