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Stephen Strasburg roughed up in first

Justin Bour took the Nationals starter deep to center field for a three-run homer, his 14th this season. The Marlins lead 3-0 in D.C. Follow live

Eddie Matz @ESPNeddiematz

Of 37 umps who've worked HP for at least 2 of his GS, Strasburg's 4.91 ERA w/Dale Scott is 5th worst. Scott behind plate today...3-0, Fish.

Moment of silence for Braves fan

Prior to today's game, the Braves lowered the American flag to half-staff in memory of Greg "Ace" Murrey, who fell to his death Saturday night during the Yankees-Braves game.



Out in the 'pen, they don't even need to look. They know #Stras is ready to roll. #Gametime!

Donaldson powering Jays in August

Josh Donaldson's 1st-inning HR put the Blue Jays up 2-0. He now has hit 11 HRs in August. Only the Mariners' Nelson Cruz (12) has more. Donaldson's 36 HRs this season are also second to Cruz and his 39. Follow live

Eddie Matz @ESPNeddiematz

In wild card era, only 2 teams have come back from more than 5 games back on 8/30 to win division ('95 M's, '06 Twins). #Nats are 5.5 out.

Olney: How the Yankees can win the east

The Yankees hold the AL wild card's top spot but need a boost from Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner to win the AL East. With the older players wearing down, Buster Olney said: "Those two guys are going to have to lead this offense."


ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

The Blue Jays have scored 10+ runs in 21 games this season, 9 more than any other team & more than double the number they had last year.

Olney: Mets have a Matt Harvey problem

"Harvey has only a handful of innings remaining under the number prescribed by surgeons -- 180. Harvey has thrown 160 this season, with four weeks remaining in the regular season and the month of October to come. What happens next is unclear.” They have options (Insider)

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phillies @phillies

Happy Birthday to a World Series champion and a #Phillies great, Tug McGraw. #WeMissYou

Can the Rangers sustain their success?

"They can," ESPN's Buster Olney told SportsCenter. Texas leads the 2nd wild card spot after going 25-14 since the All-Star break. They are "gathering momentum as we head down the stretch," Olney said.


Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Terry Collins said Juan Uribe doesn't like to play first base, and wanted to get him at the lineup.

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Juan Uribe started one game with Atlanta this season at 2B. Otherwise, he had not played there since 2011. 193 career starts there.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

This week’s Top 10: 1. St. Louis 2. Kansas City 3. Pittsburgh 4. Toronto 5. Houston 6. Dodgers 7. Cubs 8. Mets 9. Yankees 10. TEX Fire away.

ICYMI: Fans celebrate HR hat trick

Edwin Encarnacion capped a 3-HR, 9-RBI afternoon with a grand slam in the seventh inning, and fans tossed their caps onto the field to celebrate.