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Royals rally to end slide behind Butler's hustle
MLB.com Updated Aug 25, 2013
Billy Butler twice hustled to beat potential third-out plays during the Royals' eighth-inning rally that pulled them past the Nationals, 6-4, on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. The victory ended the Royals' seven-game skid and lifted them back over the .500…Share Tweet
Braves avoid 4-game sweep behind MinorESPN.com Aug 25, 2013Mike Minor bounced back from the shortest outing of his career with seven strong innings and Andrelton Simmons homered to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.Share TweetMiguel Cabrera hit a mammoth homer, Rick Porcello enjoyed a happy homecoming and the Detroit Tigers polished off a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with an 11-3 victory Sunday.Share TweetRoy Halladay pitched six strong innings in his return from the disabled list and John Mayberry Jr. homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.Share Tweet
Prado delivers on promise to special-needs fanHis first name is Josh. D-backs third baseman Martin Prado doesn't know his last name, only that he's a special-needs Phillies fan whom he became acquainted with five or six years ago, when Prado was still with the Braves.Share Tweet
Injuries dictate unusual Braves lineup in finaleJustin Upton, Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons were the only members of Sunday's Braves lineup who had made more than 34 starts for Atlanta this year.Share TweetPhillies left fielder Domonic Brown has some inflammation in his right Achilles, but he said Sunday it has improved.Share Tweet
Suzuki gets second straight start in return to A'sA's catcher Kurt Suzuki started for the second consecutive game since being traded from the Nationals, but manager Bob Melvin said Stephen Vogt will continue to get regular starts behind the plate.Share Tweet
Who’s Next? Wrestling legend Goldberg throws out ceremonial first pitch, spears catcheryahoo.com Aug 25, 2013Your browser does not support iframes. The Miami Marlins finally hit a home run with one of their endless ticket promotions. On Saturday, the team celebrated Legends of Wrestling Night at Marlins Ballpark during their 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rocki…Share Tweet
Marlins weighing options for September callupsWith rosters expanding to a maximum of 40 players in a week, the Marlins continue to mull their options in the Minor Leagues. Some possible names include right-hander Sam Dyson and left-hander Brad Hand, both of who are already on the 40-man roster.Share TweetManager Terry Collins said the Mets have already placed an innings limit on Matt Harvey, but they are still looking for more ways to lessen his late-season workload.Share TweetA five-inning rally in the top of the 18th -- the longest game in franchise history -- helped the D-backs pull out a 12-7 win that ended their three-game losing streak.Share Tweet
Miller, early blasts boost Cards into tie for firstHome runs are coming with more frequency these days for St. Louis, and on Saturday night, a pair of solo shots behind Shelby Miller's strong performance laid the foundation for the Cardinals to take a 6-2 win over the Braves.Share Tweet
Web GemsAug 25Does Roger Bernadina's leaping catch at the wall top Jose Iglesias' bare-handed pick and flip?
Halladay Wins In ReturnAug 25Roy Halladay pitched six strong innings in his first start since May 5 as the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 9-5.
Royals Edge NationalsAug 25Eric Hosmer scored the go-ahead run to help the Royals beat the Nationals 6-4.
Cabrera Homers Again In Tigers WinAug 25Miguel Cabrera hit his 42nd home run and the Tigers plated seven runs in the ninth inning to beat the Mets 11-3.