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Werth remains out of lineup due to hamstring

Werth remains out of lineup due to hamstring

MLB.com Updated May 8, 2013
Nationals manager Davey Johnson was hoping right fielder Jayson Werth would be back in the lineup on Wednesday, but Werth wasn't able to play because of right hamstring tightness.
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  • Zimmermann tops Tigers, first in NL to six wins

    Zimmermann tops Tigers, first in NL to six wins

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann showed once again why he has been the Nationals' best pitcher, leading his club to a 3-1 win over the Tigers at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
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  • Solid in return, Peavy gets plenty from bats

    Solid in return, Peavy gets plenty from bats

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Jake Peavy returned to the mound with a stellar performance in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over the Mets at Citi Field, where Alejandro De Aza sparked the White Sox offense.
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  • Giants recover from Phillies' rally, win in 10th

    Giants recover from Phillies' rally, win in 10th

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    The Giants squandered a two-run, ninth-inning lead Wednesday but rebounded in the 10th inning on Andres Torres' two-out RBI single to outlast the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3.
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  • A Day Later, Everyone Still Talks About Harvey

    A Day Later, Everyone Still Talks About Harvey

    After his one-hit, nine-inning performance against the White Sox on Tuesday, the superlatives keep piling up for Matt Harvey.
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  • Casilla exits game with right knee injury

    Casilla exits game with right knee injury

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Giants right-hander Santiago Casilla left Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning with an injured right knee.
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  • Walk-off warriors: Giants take out Phillies in 10th

    Walk-off warriors: Giants take out Phillies in 10th

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    Walk-off warriors: Giants take out Phillies in 10th
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  • Marquis outduels Nolasco as Padres top Marlins

    Marquis outduels Nolasco as Padres top Marlins

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    Jason Marquis outpitched Ricky Nolasco, Yonder Alonso had a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
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  • Braves' three homers enough to defeat Reds

    Braves' three homers enough to defeat Reds

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Dan Uggla hit a pair of solo homers and Juan Francisco added his first career grand slam as the Atlanta Braves recovered from a stunning last-swing loss by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Wednesday.
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  • The Nationals' New Rainout Policy Is Only A Problem If You Have…

    The Nationals' New Rainout Policy Is Only A Problem If You Have A Job (UPDATE)

    deadspin.com May 8, 2013
    The Nats game was rained out last night; it happens. Fans can exchange their unused tickets for tickets to a future game; as is standard. Unfortunately, that "future game" is very specifically Thursday afternoon's game, no substitutions. Read more...
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  • Doc set for surgery, hopeful for 2013 return

    Doc set for surgery, hopeful for 2013 return

    Phillies starter Roy Halladay will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff, frayed labrum and bone spurs in his right shoulder, but he is optimistic he can return to the mound this season.
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  • Heyward slated to begin rehab with Triple-A

    Heyward slated to begin rehab with Triple-A

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    The Braves will fly to San Francisco for a four-game series with the Giants after Wednesday's series finale against the Reds. Jason Heyward, meanwhile, will fly to Atlanta.
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  • Rookie mistake: Marlins’ Marcell Ozuna loses fly ball, waves ar…

    Rookie mistake: Marlins’ Marcell Ozuna loses fly ball, waves arms around, doesn’t realize it’s a homer

    yahoo.com deadspin.com May 8, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes.Welcome to the big leagues, Marcell Ozuna.Ozuna, a Miami Marlins rookie recently called up after Giancarlo Stanton's injury, has been hitting pretty well. But Tuesday night in the Marlins game against the San Diego …
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  • Wild first pitch breaks glass at Citi Field

    Wild first pitch breaks glass at Citi Field

    yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. This is why the New York Mets can't have nice things! Gary Green, a lifelong Mets fan who also happens to be CEO of the Class AAA Omaha Storm Chasers, got a chance to throw a ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night be…
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  • Miami Marlins closing upper deck of mostly empty new stadium fo…

    Miami Marlins closing upper deck of mostly empty new stadium for several dates

    yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    It didn't take long for a brand-new ballpark to start looking like the place the Miami Marlins used to call home. Because of weak attendance at Marlins Park, the club announced Tuesday it will be closing the upper deck for several upcoming home dates. T…
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  • White Sox Pitcher Hector Santiago Forgets His Turn To Bat

    White Sox Pitcher Hector Santiago Forgets His Turn To Bat

    deadspin.com May 8, 2013
    Hector Santiago pitched so well last night that the Mets' Matt Harvey didn't even get the win even though he took a perfect game into the seventh inning. But when he was due to hit with two outs in the sixth, Santiago was nowhere to be found. Stupid int…
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  • The Marlins Are So Bad, Businesses Don't Want To Open Nearby

    The Marlins Are So Bad, Businesses Don't Want To Open Nearby

    deadspin.com May 8, 2013
    Apologies if it seems that we're dwelling on the failures of Marlins Park-but there are oh so many of them, each more embarrassing than the last. This one's about that huge "economic impact" the new stadium was supposed to bring to the area. More than a
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  • The Juice: Cincinnati Reds home runs stun Atlanta’s Craig Kimbr…

    The Juice: Cincinnati Reds home runs stun Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel in ninth-inning comeback

    yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. The 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. One strike away from his 100th career sav…
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  • Kendrick leads Phillies to win over Giants

    Kendrick leads Phillies to win over Giants

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Kyle Kendrick has been pulling his weight since the season started, outpitching the more highly paid and highly touted Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels. His excellent season continued Tuesday in a 6-2 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park, whe…
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  • Video - White Sox Double-Up Mets 00:32

    White Sox Double-Up Mets

    May 8
    Jake Peavy went 6 2/3 innings to lead the White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Mets.
  • Video - Dan Uggla Homers Twice In Braves Win 00:32

    Dan Uggla Homers Twice In Braves Win

    May 8
    Dan Uggla had two home runs and scored three times, helping the Braves defeat the Reds.
  • Video - Roy Halladay To Undergo Surgery 01:48

    Roy Halladay To Undergo Surgery

    May 8
    Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay discusses his upcoming shoulder surgery for bone spurs.
  • Video - Harper's Homer Powers Nationals 00:31

    Harper's Homer Powers Nationals

    May 8
    Bryce Harper homered and drove in two runs to help Jordan Zimmermann earn his sixth win of the season.

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