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Young walks off against Rockies

Young walks off against Rockies

MLB.com Updated Aug 21, 2013
Pinch-hitter Carlos Ruiz tied the game, setting up Michael Young, who two batters later hit the winning single to left field to give the Phillies a 4-3 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday night.
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  • Greinke sharp again as Dodgers top Marlins

    Greinke sharp again as Dodgers top Marlins

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 21, 2013
    Zack Greinke allowed one run in eight innings to win his fourth start in a row Wednesday, and the Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of sloppy defense by the Miami Marlins for the second consecutive night to beat them, 4-1.
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  • Phillies sign OF Bernadina, option Martinez

    Phillies sign OF Bernadina, option Martinez

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    The Philadelphia Phillies have signed free-agent outfielder Roger Bernadina.
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  • Heyward fractures jaw when hit by Mets' pitch

    Heyward fractures jaw when hit by Mets' pitch

    ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com Aug 21, 2013
    Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left the game against the New York Mets in the sixth inning Wednesday after being hit in the jaw with a pitch.
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  • Johnson sends Braves to win with homer in 10th

    Johnson sends Braves to win with homer in 10th

    MLB.com Aug 21, 2013
    Chris Johnson hit a game-winning three-run home run in the top of the 10th inning off Mets reliever Greg Burke to propel the Braves to a 4-1 victory over New York on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.
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  • Tommy John surgery a near certainty for Hefner

    Tommy John surgery a near certainty for Hefner

    MLB.com Aug 21, 2013
    The news did not necessarily come as a shock to Mets right-hander Jeremy Hefner, because, in his words, "I was hurting a lot more than I was leading on." But it was still difficult for Hefner to hear that he will almost certainly undergo seaso…
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  • J. Upton out again due to upper back strain

    J. Upton out again due to upper back strain

    MLB.com Aug 21, 2013
    Justin Upton was out of the Braves' lineup for the second straight game on Wednesday after sustaining a left upper back strain before Atlanta's loss to New York on Tuesday.
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  • Banner at Citizens Bank Park blames GM Ruben Amaro for Phillies…

    Banner at Citizens Bank Park blames GM Ruben Amaro for Phillies downfall

    yahoo.com Aug 21, 2013
    Charlie Manuel took the blame, and the fall, for the Philadelphia Phillies turning into a losing club. That doesn't mean Phillies fans buy his inadequacy as a manager as the sole explanation, or even the primary one, for Philly's 55-70 record coming int…
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  • Giancarlo Stanton covers Beyonce’s ‘All the Single Ladies’ with…

    Giancarlo Stanton covers Beyonce’s ‘All the Single Ladies’ with accurate arm and finger choreography!

    yahoo.com Aug 21, 2013
    Giancarlo Stanton appeared on MLB Network's "Intentional Talk" show Tuesday night and presumably was asked some questions about the Miami Marlins and whatnot. We're more interested in the whatnot, specifically his impersonation of pop diva Bey…
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  • Xander Bogaerts joins growing list of phenoms

    Xander Bogaerts joins growing list of phenoms

    CNNSI.com Aug 21, 2013
    Xander Bogaerts has joined the Red Sox and a list of high-impact rookies that has no end in sight.
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  • Haren's hot month continues in win over Cubs

    Haren's hot month continues in win over Cubs

    MLB.com Aug 21, 2013
    Dan Haren gave the Nationals exactly what they needed at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night. One night after Washington pitchers allowed 11 runs, Haren tossed six strong innings and the Nationals came away with a 4-2 victory over the Cubs.
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  • Parnell not yet ready to begin baseball activities

    Parnell not yet ready to begin baseball activities

    MLB.com Aug 21, 2013
    Closer Bobby Parnell's symptoms "are lessening," according to Mets manager Terry Collins, but not to the point that he is ready to begin baseball activities. Parnell has been on the disabled list since July 31 with a herniated disc in his neck…
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  • Puig homers off bench to deliver win for LA

    Puig homers off bench to deliver win for LA

    MLB.com Aug 21, 2013
    Yasiel Puig, out of the starting lineup because of a cold bat and fined for showing up late, led off the eighth inning with a home run that lifted the Dodgers to a 6-4 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night, stopping a two-game losing streak.
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  • Video - Heyward Hurt In Braves' Win 00:44

    Heyward Hurt In Braves' Win

    Aug 21
    Chris Johnson hit a three-run home run in the 10th inning as the Braves beat the Mets 4-1 after Jason Heyward was hit in the jaw by a pitch.
  • Video - The GM's Office: Free-Agency Watch 02:02

    The GM's Office: Free-Agency Watch

    Aug 21
    Jim Bowden identifies what to watch for in MLB free agency this year.
  • Video - Phillies Walk Off With Win 00:31

    Phillies Walk Off With Win

    Aug 21
    Michael Young's single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Phillies past the Rockies 4-3.
  • Video - Greinke Sharp In Dodgers' Win 00:32

    Greinke Sharp In Dodgers' Win

    Aug 21
    Zack Greinke struck out seven to pick up his 12th victory of the season in the Dodgers' 4-1 win over the Marlins.

Sports Columnists

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    Aug 21
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    Aug 21
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    Aug 21
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