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1 hr ago | New York Post

Another September slog for run-down Mets

But this is what you had to expect after the team failed to build on the momentum it carried into the All-Star break and ended July in the familiar position of needing an August miracle to thrust itself into contention.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Ike Davis, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Jason Bay, Daniel Murphy

5 hrs ago | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Los Angeles Marine to be honored at Dodger game

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Leon Pierce of Los Angeles will honored as the Veteran of the Game today as the Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium.

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

8 hrs ago | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Phillies at Braves

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Baseball Players, Cole Hamels, Julio Teheran, Ryan Howard

12 hrs ago | Washington Nationals

First-place Dodgers, Nationals square off in LA

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Jayson Werth, Matt Kemp, Washington Nationals

12 hrs ago | Ananova

MLB: Angels extend lead

The streaking Los Angeles Angels inflicted a fourth straight defeat on the Oakland Athletics to open up further daylight at the top of American League West.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Matt Shoemaker, Baseball Players, Scott Kazmir, National League, Dustin Ackley, National League Central

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Rant Sports

Washington Nationals Will Be Forced To Find Spot For Ryan Zimmerman When Healthy

Due to a grade-three hamstring injury, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has now missed more than 30 games.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Ryan Zimmerman, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Washington Nationals, Anthony Rendon

Houston Chronicle

Cosart pitching with a chip on the shouldera since Astros dealt him to Marlins

"Chip on the shoulder, obviously," Cosart said, according to the Sun-Sentinel, a Florida newspaper.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

ABC News

Ackley Homers, 4 RBIs Sent Mariners Over Nationals

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Yoervis Medina, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Charlie Furbush, Bryce Harper, Seattle Mariners

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Recap: Nationals 3, Mariners 1

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager, Jayson Werth, Anthony Rendon

The Miami Herald

Miami Marlins

After taking Friday's opener, 5-2, the Braves were blanked by a 4-0 score Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Braves, Jason Heyward, Baseball Players, Alex Wood, Jarred Cosart

Contra Costa Times

Challenged sluggers could decide playoff races

Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, National League Central, Yadier Molina, American League Central

Detroit Free Press

John Lowe's Past Time: '73 Mets, '74 O's,...

August evaporates, September arrives, and so much of the season is gone. There can't be time for a sputtering team to make a U-turn and surge into the postseason, can there? Such a feat would be Ruthian, wouldn't it? Yet with the Baltimore Orioles several games in front in the American League East, how many of their fans remember what happened in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, American League, American League East, Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, American League West, National League Central

Sat Aug 30, 2014

New York Daily News

Bartolo Colon shelled as Mets make 90 wins mathematically impossible

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Cody Asche

NorthJersey.com

Mets dream of 90-win season over in 7-2 loss to Phillies

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, David Wright

The Hartford Courant

Williams, Howard help Phillies top Mets

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Domonic Brown, Baseball Players, Justin De Fratus, Carlos Ruiz, Soccer Players, Ryan Howard

Rant Sports

OF Denard Span Best Washington Nationals' Hitter In August

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

Teddy Never Wins

Strasburg Takes the Mound as Nationals Go for Series Win

Aug 24, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, Felix Hernandez

Albany Times Union

Gift runs lift the

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Grady Sizemore, Baseball Players, Philadelphia Phillies, Juan Lagares, Jordany Valdespin, New York Mets

The Good Phight

The Phillies' long and epic history of opposing players stealing home

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Eric Campbell, Bryce Harper, Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies

Seattle Mariners

Elias hopes to give Mariners boost in Wild Card race

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Roenis Elias, Ryan Zimmerman, Erasmo Ramirez, Michael Saunders

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