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Betancourt exits due to sprained right elbow

Betancourt exits due to sprained right elbow

MLB.com Updated Aug 22, 2013
Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt felt something in his right elbow and exited amid a 5-4 loss to the Phillies on Thursday night. The club announced after the game that Betancourt has a sprained right elbow.
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  • Clutch Cards open tough stretch, beat Braves

    Clutch Cards open tough stretch, beat Braves

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    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…
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  • Phillies stun Rockies with second walk-off win

    Phillies stun Rockies with second walk-off win

    MLB.com Aug 22, 2013
    Right-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.
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  • Braves' Heyward has surgery on his broken jaw

    Braves' Heyward has surgery on his broken jaw

    Having dealt with plenty of injuries this season, the Atlanta Braves vowed to move on after losing Jason Heyward.
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  • Span scores in 13th as Nats knock off Cubs

    Span scores in 13th as Nats knock off Cubs

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    Denard 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.
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  • Mets sign RHP Matsuzaka to a one-year contract

    Mets sign RHP Matsuzaka to a one-year contract

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 22, 2013
    The New York Mets are the latest team to take a chance on Daisuke Matsuzaka.
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  • Nats win marathon game after Strasburg blows lead

    Nats win marathon game after Strasburg blows lead

    MLB.com Aug 22, 2013
    Stephen 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…
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  • Ex-Giant Wilson makes debut for Dodgers

    Ex-Giant Wilson makes debut for Dodgers

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    Los 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.
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  • Kershaw dominant again as Dodgers cruise

    Kershaw dominant again as Dodgers cruise

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 22, 2013
    Clayton 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.
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  • Rays sign D. Young to Minor League deal

    Rays sign D. Young to Minor League deal

    MLB.com Aug 22, 2013
    Released 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.
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  • Jayson Werth Reacts To Super-Slow Pitch As If He Saw A Ghost

    Jayson Werth Reacts To Super-Slow Pitch As If He Saw A Ghost

    deadspin.com Aug 22, 2013
    Your 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…
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  • Philadelphia Phillies and NFL’s Eagles shared ‘blue chest of po…

    Philadelphia Phillies and NFL’s Eagles shared ‘blue chest of pornography’ at Veterans Stadium in ’90s

    yahoo.com Aug 22, 2013
    Even 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…
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  • The Eagles And Phillies Shared A Porn Collection At The Vet

    The Eagles And Phillies Shared A Porn Collection At The Vet

    deadspin.com Aug 22, 2013
    Venerable 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...
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  • Hairston's pinch-hit poke propels Nats to victory

    Hairston's pinch-hit poke propels Nats to victory

    MLB.com Aug 22, 2013
    Scott 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 …
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  • Video - Kershaw Shuts Down Marlins 00:32

    Kershaw Shuts Down Marlins

    Aug 22
    Clayton Kershaw pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Dodgers past the Marlins 6-0.
  • Video - Buster Blog: Breaking Down Heyward 02:17

    Buster Blog: Breaking Down Heyward

    Aug 22
    Buster Olney discusses the impact of Jason Heyward's jaw injury on the Braves.
  • Video - Nats Top Cubs In 13 01:41

    Nats Top Cubs In 13

    Aug 22
    Baseball 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
  • Video - Phillies Walk Off Again 00:32

    Phillies Walk Off Again

    Aug 22
    Phillies walked off for the second straight night, defeating the Rockies 5-4.

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