When the Washington Nationals headed into the playoffs with the NL’s best record two years ago, they did so without Stephen Strasburg after he was shut down due to an innings limit.
Although he’s already reached a career high in victories and secured a spot in Washington’s playoff rotation, Doug Fister is hoping to nail down one more key victory in his final regular-season start.
Casey McGehee had three RBIs, including a two-run tie-breaking double in the seventh inning, and the Miami Marlins rallied in their home finale Thursday to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4.
Kyle Kendrick pitched seven innings, had three hits and drove in a run, Jonathan Papelbon closed in his first appearance since being suspended and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Wednesday night.
As the Washington Nationals try to continue a historic run in games pitched by Jordan Zimmermann, Ryan Zimmerman might finally be healthy enough to help the cause.
- The Washington Nationals returned to a more familiar lineup and looked the part of a World Series contender again.
The Miami Marlins lost star pitcher Jose Fernandez to a serious elbow injury five weeks into the season and star slugger Giancarlo Stanton with 2 1/2 weeks to go.
Injured Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won’t play again in the majors this season because of last week’s beaning.
Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year, Ruben Tejada capped a four-run fourth inning with a two-run double, and the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid.
With their MVP candidate most likely done for the season and a losing streak standing at three games, the Miami Marlins’ chances at making the postseason are diminishing.