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The Cardinals entered a four-game set with the Braves batting a Major League-best .299 with two outs and runners in scoring position, and when that clutch situation came around Thursday night, it showed. St. Louis strung together three consecutive two-o…Share Tweet
Phillies stun Rockies with second walk-off winRight-hander Kyle Kendrick gave up a go-ahead three run homer in the sixth, but the Phillies rallied for four runs in the final two innings, including Domonic Brown's RBI single for a 5-4 walk-off win over the Rockies on Thursday night.Share TweetHaving dealt with plenty of injuries this season, the Atlanta Braves vowed to move on after losing Jason Heyward.Share Tweet
Span scores in 13th as Nats knock off CubsESPN.com Aug 22, 2013Denard Span scored the go-ahead run on pinch-hitter Chad Tracy's grounder in the 13th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday after Stephen Strasburg blew a three-run lead in the ninth.Share TweetThe New York Mets are the latest team to take a chance on Daisuke Matsuzaka.Share Tweet
Nats win marathon game after Strasburg blows leadStephen Strasburg was dominant for eight innings but gave up a game-tying, two-run homer to Donnie Murphy with two outs in the ninth before the Nationals answered with a run in the 13th for a 5-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday. Denard Sp…Share Tweet
Ex-Giant Wilson makes debut for DodgersESPN.com Aug 22, 2013Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Dodgers' 6-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday, his first appearance in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2012.Share TweetClayton Kershaw allowed five hits in eight innings to lower his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.Share TweetReleased recently by the Phillies, Delmon Young has signed a Minor League deal with the Rays and will report to Double-A Montgomery, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and MLB Network.Share Tweet
Jayson Werth Reacts To Super-Slow Pitch As If He Saw A Ghostdeadspin.com Aug 22, 2013Your browser does not support iframes. By the time Jayson Werth came to the plate in the fifth, he had already homered, and the Nationals had already chased Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. And that's when Carlos Villanueva snapped off a breaking pitch that w…Share Tweet
Philadelphia Phillies and NFL’s Eagles shared ‘blue chest of pornography’ at Veterans Stadium in ’90syahoo.com Aug 22, 2013Even considering exaggerations and legend, it's likely that Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia is the most notorious sports venue in U.S. history. And we're not talking about booing Santa Claus and throwing snowballs at him, which happened one time and th…Share Tweet
The Eagles And Phillies Shared A Porn Collection At The Vetdeadspin.com Aug 22, 2013Venerable old Veterans Stadium had its share of legends. The in-stadium courthouse. The holes in the walls of the cheerleaders' dressing room. But until today, we hadn't heard the one about the Blue Chest.Read more...Share Tweet
Hairston's pinch-hit poke propels Nats to victoryScott Hairston came through in a pinch for the Nationals on Wednesday night. Washington blew a five-run fifth-inning lead, but Hairston's pinch-hit three-run homer with two outs in the seventh propelled the Nationals to an 11-6 victory over the Cubs at …Share Tweet
Kershaw Shuts Down MarlinsAug 22Clayton Kershaw pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Dodgers past the Marlins 6-0.
Buster Blog: Breaking Down HeywardAug 22Buster Olney discusses the impact of Jason Heyward's jaw injury on the Braves.
Nats Top Cubs In 13Aug 22Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Despite Stephen Strasburg blowing a three-run lead in the ninth, the Nationals held on to defeat the Cubs 5-4 in 13 innings
Phillies Walk Off AgainAug 22Phillies walked off for the second straight night, defeating the Rockies 5-4.