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Upton brothers miscommunication proves costly as Braves fall to…

Upton brothers miscommunication proves costly as Braves fall to Pirates

yahoo.com nytimes.com Updated 1 hour ago
Every now and then, even the pros fail to communicate effectively on the field, leading to awkward plays and bad results for their respective teams. Such was the case in the Atlanta Braves outfield on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, only this miscommunic…
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  • Mets 8, Athletics 5: Offensive Spark Lifts the Mets’ Faint Play…

    Mets 8, Athletics 5: Offensive Spark Lifts the Mets’ Faint Playoff Hopes

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    The Mets are hoping to build on Wednesday’s offensive performance, in which Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer and Eric Campbell also homered as the team beat the Oakland Athletics.
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  • Nats' win streak hits 9 on another walk-off

    Nats' win streak hits 9 on another walk-off

    ESPN.com MLB.com 3 hours ago
    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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  • Nationals Win 9th in Row, Nip D-Backs in 9th

    Nationals Win 9th in Row, Nip D-Backs in 9th

    nytimes.com 4 hours ago
    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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  • Braves have mixed results in challenges vs. Bucs

    Braves have mixed results in challenges vs. Bucs

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gained a potentially important out when he successfully challenged Angel Hernandez's call on a pickoff move during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Pirates at PNC Park.
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  • Review shows Wood nabbed Harrison at second

    Review shows Wood nabbed Harrison at second

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gained a potentially important out when he successfully challenged Angel Hernandez's call on a pickoff move during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Pirates at PNC Park.
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  • Mets ride Duda's bat, Wheeler's arm to win vs. A's

    Mets ride Duda's bat, Wheeler's arm to win vs. A's

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Considering all the things that have gone wrong for the Mets this season, those that have gone right have stood out in stark relief. Two in particular were on display in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the A's: first baseman Lucas Duda's continued emergence an…
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  • Taney Little Leaguers have fans in Phillies

    Taney Little Leaguers have fans in Phillies

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    Manager Ryne Sandberg entered the Phillies' media room Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park wearing an unfamiliar blue T-shirt and blue cap.
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  • Nieves, Hamels Lead Phillies Past Mariners, 4-3

    Nieves, Hamels Lead Phillies Past Mariners, 4-3

    nytimes.com MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Wil Nieves doubled and had three hits and Cole Hamels got a victory when he wasn't at his best as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday.
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  • Martinez's happy homecoming spurs Rangers in finale

    Martinez's happy homecoming spurs Rangers in finale

    MLB.com nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    The Nick Martinez Fan Club showed ready to cheer for the local boy, and he followed through with seven strikeouts over six two-run innings in a 5-4 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park.
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  • Bids escalating for Cuban defector Castillo

    Bids escalating for Cuban defector Castillo

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    As the pursuit of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo reaches its final days, several clubs told ESPN.com on Wednesday that they believe the Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Yanks and Giants have emerged as the likely finalists in a rapidly escalating bidding wa…
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  • Yelich's hot stretch spurs Marlins from leadoff spot

    Yelich's hot stretch spurs Marlins from leadoff spot

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Christian Yelich spent the first nine games in August batting .200 (7-for-35), but he turned it around when Miami returned home with hits in eight straight games entering Wednesday.
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  • The Grand Slam: Nationals win eighth straight — without having …

    The Grand Slam: Nationals win eighth straight — without having to walk off this time

    yahoo.com 15 hours ago
    Your browser does not support iframes. Rather than waiting for their last at-bat again, the Washington Nationals won their eighth straight game because of a big third inning at the plate and another dominant outing by right-hander Stephen Strasburg. Rem…
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  • Phils' Burnett hints at retirement after season

    Phils' Burnett hints at retirement after season

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    Philadelphia Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett, who considered retiring after the 2013 season, is again pondering the possibility of calling it quits after this season.
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  • Crisp snaps out of slump as A's stop skid at 5

    Crisp snaps out of slump as A's stop skid at 5

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 24 hours ago
    Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
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  • Athletics 6, Mets 2: Kazmir Leads A’s Past the Mets

    Athletics 6, Mets 2: Kazmir Leads A’s Past the Mets

    nytimes.com Aug 20 (yesterday)
    Scott Kazmir, a pitcher traded by the Mets in 2004, won his career-best 14th game.
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  • Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies

    Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies

    ESPN.com Aug 20 (yesterday)
    Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies
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  • Video - Nationals Walk Off Against Diamondbacks 00:48

    Nationals Walk Off Against Diamondbacks

    Aug 20
    Anthony Rendon's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Nationals past the Diamondbacks 3-2.
  • Video - Pirates Rally Past Braves 00:53

    Pirates Rally Past Braves

    Aug 20
    The Pirates came back to beat the Braves 3-2 and snap their seven-game losing streak.
  • Video - Phillies Rally Past Mariners 00:48

    Phillies Rally Past Mariners

    Aug 20
    The Phillies score three runs in the fourth inning en route to defeating the Mariners 4-3.
  • Video - Nationals Cruise Past Diamondbacks 00:39

    Nationals Cruise Past Diamondbacks

    Aug 19
    The Nationals topped the Diamondbacks 8-1 for their eighth straight win.

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    Aug 20
    Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
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    Aug 19
    Derrick Rose sat out his second consecutive day of practice Tuesday but is still expected to play for Team USA in its exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
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    Aug 19
    All along, Browns coach Mike Pettine wanted to name a quarterback entering the third week of the preseason. The third game is when all NFL teams play their first units the most all summer. In the case of a new coaching staff such as Cleveland’s, it’s th…