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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Solid in return, Peavy gets plenty from batsJake 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants recover from Phillies' rally, win in 10thThe 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.Upvote Share TweetAfter his one-hit, nine-inning performance against the White Sox on Tuesday, the superlatives keep piling up for Matt Harvey.Upvote Share Tweet
Casilla exits game with right knee injuryGiants right-hander Santiago Casilla left Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning with an injured right knee.Upvote Share TweetWalk-off warriors: Giants take out Phillies in 10thUpvote Share Tweet
Marquis outduels Nolasco as Padres top MarlinsESPN.com May 8, 2013Jason 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.Upvote Share TweetDan 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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...Upvote Share TweetPhillies 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Rookie mistake: Marlins’ Marcell Ozuna loses fly ball, waves arms around, doesn’t realize it’s a homerYour 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Wild first pitch breaks glass at Citi FieldYour 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Miami Marlins closing upper deck of mostly empty new stadium for several datesIt 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…Upvote Share Tweet
White Sox Pitcher Hector Santiago Forgets His Turn To BatHector 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Marlins Are So Bad, Businesses Don't Want To Open NearbyApologies 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 aUpvote Share Tweet
The Juice: Cincinnati Reds home runs stun Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel in ninth-inning comebackYour 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…Upvote Share TweetKyle 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…Upvote Share Tweet
White Sox Double-Up MetsMay 8Jake Peavy went 6 2/3 innings to lead the White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Mets.
Dan Uggla Homers Twice In Braves WinMay 8Dan Uggla had two home runs and scored three times, helping the Braves defeat the Reds.
Roy Halladay To Undergo SurgeryMay 8Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay discusses his upcoming shoulder surgery for bone spurs.
Harper's Homer Powers NationalsMay 8Bryce Harper homered and drove in two runs to help Jordan Zimmermann earn his sixth win of the season.
2013 NBA playoffs - Chicago Bulls reminded of challenge they face vs. Miam…May 8Their Game 2 disaster shows just how good the Chicago Bulls have to be to beat the Miami Heat.
Don Banks: Are better days coming for minority hires? Many anxiously awaitMay 8PHILADELPHIA -- The rising use of analytics in the NFL has prompted a new respect for the power and relevance of statistical data, but there's one set of recent numbers that can't be sliced or interpreted in any way but the obvious: In a league where mi…
espnW -- Top Twitter follows for NBA postseasonMay 8In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain invites you to pull up a virtual seat alongside her and follow some of her favorite funny sources for NBA tweets.
San Antonio Spurs still trying to solve Stephen CurryMay 8Despite winning Game 1, the Spurs are the ones left searching for answers