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3 hrs ago | Washington Nationals
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.
6 hrs ago | The Times
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.
7 hrs ago | Washington Nationals
' 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.
7 hrs ago | Newsday
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.
9 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter
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.
13 hrs ago | Teddy Never Wins
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.
17 hrs ago | Philadelphia Phillies
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:58 pm
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