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Nationals place Strasburg on DL, scratch Harper

The Washington Nationals placed Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, one day after the right-hander left his start after only 16 pitches due to neck stiffness.

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Matt Harvey frustrated by ill-fated slider

Mets ace Matt Harvey made a mistake with a pitch in the fourth inning, and the Miami Marlins' Justin Bour delivered a key three-run homer.

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CarGo goes by scooter

Carlos Gomez may have have the word "car" in his nickname but the Brewers outfielder explored other methods of transportation in the hallway of Miller Park before a game against the Diamondbacks.


Twins beat Blue Jays on Dozier's triple

Brian Dozier cracked a RBI triple in the 7th to break a tie at 2 and keep the Twins 10 games over .500. Yes, the Twins. Box score


Phillies chasing Rockies

Ben Revere tracks down a fly ball in today's game vs. Colorado. A pair of solo HRs have the Rockies ahead 2-1 in the 6th. Follow live


Sport Science: Harper's bloop homer

Bryce Harper surprised himself with this HR at Wrigley Field. So how did it leave the park?


Olney: Nationals will be OK

Buster Olney tells SportsCenter that the Nats' pitching depth will get them through Stephen Strasburg's DL stint: "Max Scherzer's throwing so well, you could make an argument that right now he's the best pitcher on the planet."


Adam Jones out of starting lineup

It's the first time this season the Orioles All-Star center fielder hasn't started. Jones injured his left ankle on Thursday against the White Sox. Manager Buck Showalter said Jones woke up with swelling today so "I [took] it out of his hands."

Rockies riding long ball vs. Phillies

Colorado has a 2-1 lead in the 2nd thanks to home runs from Nolan Arenado and Michael McKenry, who's hitting .407 lifetime when he plays in Philadelphia. Follow live

Nats hope 2 weeks enough for Strasburg

Tim Kurkjian isn't sure Stephen Strasburg will be ready to return from the DL after two weeks, but likes the move: "This was clearly the right thing to do ... because they have to get him right. He hasn't been himself all year."


David Ortiz back in lineup

Ortiz will be the DH for Boston this afternoon against the Rangers. He sat out the previous two games. Ortiz is hitting .216 this season and .200 in May.

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Dodgers activate Yasmani Grandal

The catcher was activated from the 7-day concussion DL today. To make room on the roster, Los Angeles returned OF Chris Heisey to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Plouffe double puts Twins on top

Trevor Plouffe's 10th double of the season knocked in his 27th RBI to give the Twins a 2-1 lead over the Blue Jays in the bottom of the fourth. Follow live