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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.Share Tweet
Phillies sign OF Bernadina, option MartinezESPN.com Aug 21, 2013The Philadelphia Phillies have signed free-agent outfielder Roger Bernadina.Share TweetAtlanta 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.Share Tweet
Johnson sends Braves to win with homer in 10thChris 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.Share Tweet
Tommy John surgery a near certainty for HefnerThe 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…Share TweetJustin 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.Share Tweet
Banner at Citizens Bank Park blames GM Ruben Amaro for Phillies downfallyahoo.com Aug 21, 2013Charlie 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…Share Tweet
Giancarlo Stanton covers Beyonce’s ‘All the Single Ladies’ with accurate arm and finger choreography!yahoo.com Aug 21, 2013Giancarlo 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…Share TweetCNNSI.com Aug 21, 2013Xander Bogaerts has joined the Red Sox and a list of high-impact rookies that has no end in sight.Share Tweet
Haren's hot month continues in win over CubsDan 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.Share TweetCloser 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…Share TweetYasiel 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.Share Tweet
Heyward Hurt In Braves' WinAug 21Chris 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.
The GM's Office: Free-Agency WatchAug 21Jim Bowden identifies what to watch for in MLB free agency this year.
Phillies Walk Off With WinAug 21Michael Young's single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Phillies past the Rockies 4-3.
Greinke Sharp In Dodgers' WinAug 21Zack Greinke struck out seven to pick up his 12th victory of the season in the Dodgers' 4-1 win over the Marlins.