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Pena's HR in 10th helps Braves edge Nats

Pena's HR in 10th helps Braves edge Nats

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Apr 12, 2013
Ramiro Pena hit a two-run homer off Craig Stammen with two outs in the 10th inning and the Atlanta Braves came back to beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 Friday night, stretching their winning streak to seven games.
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  • Strasburg eager to bounce back from last start

    Strasburg eager to bounce back from last start

    MLB.com Apr 12, 2013
    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has allowed six earned runs in a game only three times in his career. One of those occasions was Sunday in Cincinnati, when the Reds got him for nine hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings, forcing him to throw 114…
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  • Triple-A Durham Bulls introduce racing ‘Bull Durham’ characters

    Triple-A Durham Bulls introduce racing ‘Bull Durham’ characters

    yahoo.com Apr 12, 2013
    Following in the footsteps of the Milwaukee Brewers' Racing Sausages and the Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents, the Triple-A Durham Bulls have unveiled their own racing mascots. Yes, they're exactly what you're hoping for: characters from the movi…
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  • Brian Kenny Loses His Shit On Hawk Harrelson

    Brian Kenny Loses His Shit On Hawk Harrelson

    deadspin.com Apr 12, 2013
    Hawk Harrelson is the play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox, and he is the worst. During Wednesday night's broadcast of the White Sox-Nationals game, Harrelson said some dumb things about Sabermetrics that essentially boiled down to this: Sab…
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  • Zim eyes long career in DC after first 1,000 games

    Zim eyes long career in DC after first 1,000 games

    MLB.com Apr 12, 2013
    Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will play in his 1,000th career game Friday night against the Braves, and while he downplayed the milestone, he is the first player in Nationals history to reach it.
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  • Video - Braves Rally To Top Nats In The 10th 01:40

    Braves Rally To Top Nats In The 10th

    Apr 12
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Ramiro Pena's two-run homer caps off the Braves' 6-4 rally to top the Nationals and win their seventh straight game.
  • Video - Braves Rally To Top Nats In The 10th 00:31

    Braves Rally To Top Nats In The 10th

    Apr 12
    Ramiro Pena's two-run homer caps off Braves' rally for the 6-4 win over the Nationals and their seventh straight victory.

Sports Columnists

  • San Antonio Spurs waive veteran forward Stephen Jackson

    Apr 12
    The San Antonio Spurs have abruptly waived veteran forward Stephen Jackson in a move coach Gregg Popovich described Friday as "best for our group.
  • Don Banks: For Penn State's Mauti, proving health to NFL just latest adver…

    Apr 12
    Never missing a chance to make big news out of even the mundane, the NFL this week released a whopping 23-name list of prospects who will attend the draft later this month in New York City, and that means we can all start bracing ourselves for the lates…
  • 5-on-5: 2012-13 NBA award selections

    Apr 12
    It's not all about MVP and rookie of the year. Our panel members cast their votes for the other trophies set to be handed out during NBA awards season.
  • Wilbon: Motivated Bulls a dangerous foe

    Apr 12
    The Bulls proved again they can meet the toughest challenge, which could bode well for the playoffs.