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Chase Utley walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Trio of homers helps Fister cruise against MetsThe Tigers gave Doug Fister plenty of run support, but he certainly didn't need it all in a 6-1 win over the Mets on Friday at Citi Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Nats would listen to trade offers for HarenNationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he would listen to trade offers regarding right-hander Dan Haren. Rizzo would want a lot in return, however.Upvote Share Tweet
J-Up ejected by plate umpire after groundoutBraves outfielder Justin Upton was ejected from Friday night's game against the Cardinals after screaming an expletive that could have been directed toward the frustration he felt after grounding out. Home-plate umpire Paul Nauert did not share this opi…Upvote Share Tweet
Wheeler's clutch hit gives Chacin, Rockies winThe Rockies started the first of a three-game series against the Marlins with a 3-2 win that earned Jhoulys Chacin, who threw seven strong innings, his first career win in Miami. Ryan Wheeler drove in the winning run in the eighth.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Aug 23, 2013The Atlanta Braves have placed Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.Upvote Share TweetThe Braves purchased right-hander Freddy Garcia from the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, a move that could ultimately provide depth for a team that holds a commanding lead in the NL East.Upvote Share Tweet
Idiots on the field thwarted by own idiocy: Two Phillies fans promised to run on the field if theirdeadspin.com Aug 23, 2013Idiots on the field thwarted by own idiocy: Two Phillies fans promised to run on the field if their tweet got 200 RTs. Unfortunately for them, stadium security was on Twitter too. [Crossing Broad]Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Cards’ Joe Kelly unearths essay from elementary school that predicted his futureRight-hander Joe Kelly of the St. Louis Cardinals probably would say he got away with having "C" stuff against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Taking away any advantage of hindsight, Kelly deserves an "A," retroactively, for ac…Upvote Share Tweet
Thon reflects on injury after Stassi, Heyward are hitDickie Thon watched the replays of Braves outfielder Jason Heyward getting hit in the face by a pitch Wednesday night and immediately had memories of April 8, 1984. Later that night, another Astro, Max Stassi, took a fastball off the face as well.Upvote Share Tweet
Carlos Villanueva’s 57-mph eephus pitch vexes Jayson WerthYour browser does not support iframes. Using one of the oldest tricks in a pitcher's bag, Chicago Cubs right-hander Carlos Villanueva knocked Washington Nationals slugger Jayson Werth for a mental loop. So much so, Werth told the Washington Post on Thur…Upvote Share TweetThe Rays acquired acquired veteran outfielder David DeJesus on Friday from the Nationals for a player to be named or cash considerations. The Rays designated outfielder Jason Bourgeois for assignment to make room on their roster.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Aug 23, 2013The Oakland Athletics acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals on Friday to boost their injury situation at the position, bringing back a former fan favorite just more than a year after trading him away.Upvote Share TweetThe Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Joe Kelly might not have written home about his performance Thursday night, but …Upvote Share Tweet
Web GemsAug 23Does Andrelton Simmons' sliding catch top Jose Iglesias' barehanded pick and flip?
Phillies Get 3rd Straight Walk-OffAug 23Chase Utley walked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to give the Phillies a 4-3 win against the Diamondbacks.
Cabrera, Tigers Rough Up Dice-K In WinAug 23Miguel Cabrera hit his 41st home run as the Tigers earned a 6-1 win in Daisuke Matsuzaka's Mets debut.
Wainwright Tosses Complete GameAug 23Adam Wainwright went the distance and struck out nine Braves to help the Cardinals win 3-1.
There Are No Little ThingsAug 23A note from The MMQB’s editor-in-chief, Peter King: This week is the one-month anniversary of our website. In the first month, we’ve given you a seat in the Dallas Cowboys’ training-camp-opening team meeting, sweated with a player as he unexpectedly get…
Bill Simmons returns with a mailbagAug 23While the long wait for the Sports Guy to empty his inbox is over, A-Rod's status as man without a country has just begun.