An interesting night for Bryce Harper
The Nationals OF was pinch hit for in the sixth as they led the Braves 12-1. In his four PAs, he didn't swing once, was walked each time, scored four runs and drove in 1. The last player with 4-plus walks, 4-plus runs, and 1-plus RBIs in one game was Derrek Lee with the then-Florida Marlins in 2002. Follow live
Carlos Gonzalez HR puts Rockies up
The Rockies RF launched his 34th home run of the season in the bottom of the first vs. the Giants to put the Rockies up 2-0. Thirty-four homers ties his career high set in 2010. Follow live
Couple of pals here to cheers on the #Nats at #PupsInThePark tonight. ??
Nationals rolling vs. Braves
After a two-run first inning and five-run second inning, the Nats are up 7-1 over the Braves -- who still haven't recorded a hit after a walk, balk, wild pitch and RBI groundout from Hector Olivera scored their only run. Follow live
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#TBT ATL last week talking to the Great Hank Aaron ??
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Brown flips over wall on inside-the-park HR
A for effort, Domonic Brown. But your flip over the fence allowed the Mets' Ruben Tejada score an inside-the-parker.
Bryce Harper back in lineup tonight
The Nationals OF left Wednesday's game vs. the Cardinals in the fourth inning with tight glutes, but he's back in the lineup and playing center in tonight's game vs. the Braves.
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After being no-hit by Cubs on Sunday, Dodgers' chances to win NL West "fell" to 91%. They are back up to 98% after 3-game sweep of Giants
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Coming your way from Washington at 7:05.
Tigers' ransom on Martinez HR revealed
When J.D. Martinez hit his 30th HR of the year in early August, it ended up in the Detroit bullpen -- where the pitchers had some demands for its return. Before tonight's Tigers game, Martinez revealed them: Sideboards, scooters and $1,000 -- in unmarked singles. (via Matthew B. Mowery, Oakland Press)
Schilling off ESPN for rest of season
ESPN released a statement on analyst Curt Schilling, saying: "At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand. We are a sports media company. Curt's actions have not been consistent with his contractual obligations nor have they been professionally handled; they have obviously not reflected well on the company. As a result, he will not appear on ESPN through the remainder of the regular season and our Wild Card playoff game."