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Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from one of his worst career outings to go 7 2/3 strong innings, Ian Desmond hit his 18th home run, and the Washington Nationals beat the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Saturday night.Upvote Share TweetJose Fernandez struck out eight in seven innings, leading the Miami Marlins to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.Upvote Share TweetMax Scherzer met his half of the expectations and his half of the hype in an All-Star starter rematch with Matt Harvey, pitching the Tigers to a 3-0 win over the Mets at Citi Field to improve to 19-1.Upvote Share TweetDomonic Brown left Saturday night's game against Arizona in the third inning with soreness in his right Achilles, and is listed as day to day.Upvote Share Tweet
Joe Girardi and Terry Collins have earned contract extensions from the Yankees and Metsnydailynews.com Aug 24, 2013They were the endangered nine — Joe Girardi, Terry Collins, Jim Leyland, Charlie Manuel, Ron Gardenhire, Ned Yost, Eric Wedge, Davey Johnson and Walt Weiss — an unprecedented number of lame duck managers to start the season, and now with September appro…Upvote Share Tweet
Polanco feeling better, may return early next weekMarlins infielder Placido Polanco, on the seven-day concussion list, was scheduled to take ground balls Saturday and hit for the first time since being plunked on the helmet by a ball last Friday against the Giants.Upvote Share TweetLucas Duda went on the disabled list June 23 and went on to lose his place as the club’s starting left fielder. He will primarily be a first baseman in his return.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets satisfied in taking Wright's rehab slowDavid Wright is making progress in his rehab from a right hamstring strain, but the Mets aren't going to rush their star third baseman.Upvote Share Tweet
Mitch Williams’ wild first pitch highlights 90’s night in Philadelphiayahoo.com Aug 24, 2013Your browser does not support iframes. They didn’t call Mitch Williams “Wild Thing” for nothing. It’s a nickname he earned during his 11-year career, six of which were spent as a closer for the Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. It’s…Upvote Share Tweet
Young Marlins fan makes sweet no look catch of line drive foul ballyahoo.com Aug 24, 2013Being a Miami Marlins fan doesn't have a whole lot of benefits these days, but it's undeniable that your chances to catch a souvenir at Marlins Ballpark are better than any other stadium outside of Florida. Hey, it's something, and for one young Marlins…Upvote Share Tweet
Nats rally from 6 runs down to edge RoyalsESPN.com Aug 24, 2013Jayson Werth hit a two-run homer, Bryce Harper drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals rallied from a six-run hole before holding off the Kansas City Royals for an 11-10 victory Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Seven-run fourth powers Nats out of early 6-0 holeDown 6-0 after two innings, the Nationals pounded the Royals on the heels of a seven-run fourth inning, capped by Jayson Werth's two-run homer in Friday's 11-10 win at Kauffman Stadium. Bryce Harper added a three-run double and a crucial diving catch in…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Aug 24, 2013Adam Wainwright earned his NL-leading 15th win with his fifth complete game and had a key sacrifice fly to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Cards Win Third Straight Over BravesAug 24The Cardinals topped the Braves 6-2 for their seventh win in eight games.
Scherzer Outduels HarveyAug 24Max Scherzer drove in a run and struck out 11 over six innings to lead the Tigers to a 3-0 win over the Mets.
Fernandez, Marlins Shut Down RockiesAug 24Jose Fernandez struck out eight or more batters for the 10th time this season and tossed seven scoreless innings in the Marlins' 3-0 win over the Rockies.