A.J. Ramos forced home the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded, four-pitch walk in the 11th inning, Jedd Gyorko added a two-run single and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 Friday n
Final: Padres 8, Marlins 3 (11)
San Diego was one out away from a win in regulation, then got the win anyway with a 5-run 11th. Padres P Ian Kennedy got the no decision; more importantly, he has a new daughter waiting for him at home, as his wife gave birth while he was on the mound. Box score
Down to last out, Marlins get the tie
Padres P Craig Kimbrel has blown just two saves this season. The second came tonight, as Derek Dietrich got all of a pitch on the inside part of the plate with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to force extra innings. Follow live
Yelich sends a screamer to deep center
There's nothing like the acoustics of a deep homer hit right off the sweet spot. It's a sound Christian Yelich knows after his 2-run shot well over the 418-foot marker in center in the bottom of the 1st gave the Marlins a 2-0 lead on the Padres. Follow live
Teams such as the Blue Jays and Royals fulfilled their short- and long-term goals -- while others, such as the Padres, Red Sox and seemingly all of the NL Central, stood pat.
The Cubs have made a move to bolster their starting rotation, trading two prospects to the Marlins for right-hander Dan Haren.
Reports: Marlins sending Haren to Cubs
The Cubs are acquiring RHP Dan Haren from the Marlins, according to ESPN and multiple reports. He is 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA this season and 149-129 with a 3.75 ERA in his career. Miami will get SS Elliott Soto and RHP Ivan Pineyro in return.
Ace right-hander Jose Fernandez is unbeaten and perhaps stronger than ever after recovering from elbow surgery. Giancarlo Stanton remains one of baseball's top power hitters. Dee Gordon is among
Keith Law evaluates the three-team trade that landed the Dodgers starter Mat Latos, noting one team seems to have gotten the better end of the deal.
Max Scherzer scattered three hits over seven innings, Jonathan Papelbon got his first save for Washington with a perfect ninth inning and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Thursday.
Dodgers-Marlins-Braves trade official
The three-way trade is headlined by the Dodgers acquiring SP Alex Wood (via Atlanta), SP Mat Latos and OF Michael Morse (both via Miami); the Braves receiving Cuban INF prospect Hector Olivera (via L.A.); and the Marlins getting 3 prospects.
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Alex Wood from the Atlanta Braves in addition to the Miami Marlins' Mat Latos in a three-way trade that took 24 hours to get squared away.
Don't lose your head!
Christian Yelich had a bit of trouble keeping his helmet on after hitting a single in the first inning against the Nationals. Miami trails 1-0 in the fourth inning. Follow live
Bryce Harper blasted two home runs into the upper deck and drove in four for the Nationals in a 7-2 win over the Marlins on Wednesday night.
Harper powers Nats past Marlins
Bryce Harper slammed a three-run homer and a solo shot to lift the visiting Nationals to a 7-2 win over the Marlins. Harper now leads the NL in HRs with 29 after his eighth career multi-homer game. Box score
Harper homers ... again
Bryce Harper wasn't done after his sixth-inning, three-run homer. The Nationals RF crushed a solo shot to right field in the eighth to record his eighth career multi-HR game and NL-leading 29th homer. The Nats lead 6-2. Follow live
Harper hammers homer, Nats back on top
Bryce Harper blasted his 28th homer of the season -- a three-run shot on a 1-2 pitch with two outs -- and the Nats regained the lead in the fifth against the Marlins 5-2. Harper's homer moves him into sole possession of first in the NL. Giancarlo Stanton and Todd Frazier are tied for second with 27. Follow live
Marlins play flatulence noises in Nats' BP
The decision to play flatulence noises from the loudspeakers appears to be payback for the Nationals playing slow jams during visitor's batting practice at Nationals Park. But the Nats didn't seem to be distracted in BP as they just took a 2-1 lead in the fourth behind a Ian Desmond triple and a Michael Taylor sac fly. Follow live
Even if the names coming back aren't legitimate prospects, the Marlins will be happy with the money they saved by pulling off this deal.
Latos may be better than you think
Mat Latos got off to a terrible start this season, but since coming off the disabled list in June, he has been much better, allowing less than a baserunner per inning.
On Base Percentage.30424th
Earned Run Average3.7113th
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