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Alonso hits 16th homer, Mets rally past Nationals 6-5

May. 22, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mets trailing by a run in the eighth inning, Pete Alonso drove a fastball from Tanner Rainey down the left-field line, well over the foul pole. "I talked to it," Alonso said. "I was like 'stay fair, please' and it listened." Alonso set the Mets rookie record for home runs before...

Frazier, Eaton exchange more barbs from a distance

May. 21, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton were back at it with more barbs Tuesday. During New York's 5-3 win on Monday the two jawed at each other from a distance, prompting several Nationals to take a few steps out of the dugout before Frazier and Eaton were...

Mets snap 5-game skid with 5-3 win over Nationals

May. 21, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Once they were informed no change was imminent in the dugout, the New York Mets looked a lot more relaxed at the plate. Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso homered in the first inning as the Mets, after learning embattled manager Mickey Callaway is staying around, broke out of their offensive funk...

Mets 3B Frazier and Nationals OF Eaton exchange heated words

May. 21, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So much for burying the hatchet. New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Washington outfielder Adam Eaton had a heated exchange between innings that was caught by a television camera Monday night at Citi Field. The two players jawed at each other from a distance, prompting several...

Rizzo homers, Cubs hold off Nationals' rally for 6-5 win

May. 20, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had watched most of their five-run lead against the Washington Nationals dissipate by the time Steve Cishek entered Sunday night's game in the seventh inning. Cishek closed it out, pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings for his fourth save as the Cubs held on for a 6-5 win....

Maddon, Cubs drop protest over Doolittle's delivery

May. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle. Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement before Sunday night's game against the Nationals. Maddon came out twice in the ninth inning of a 5-2 loss Saturday night to complain...

Maddon protests loss vs. Nats over Doolittle's delivery

May. 19, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night and ultimately protested the game. That wasn't Doolittle's interpretation. "He's not trying to do anything other...

Bryant hits 3 HRs as Cubs punish Nats' bullpen in 14-6 win

May. 18, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs saved their best for last — bad news for a Nationals bullpen that's having a hard enough time as it is. Bryant matched a career high with three home runs and drove in five while the Cubs piled on against Washington's bullpen in a 14-6 win Friday...

Turner activated by Nats, who put Sánchez on the IL

May. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortstop Trea Turner has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals, who placed starting pitcher Anibal Sánchez on the IL a day after he strained his left hamstring. The 25-year-old Turner missed 38 games with a broken right index figure sustained April...

Orioles-Nats dispute set for July 12 court arguments

May. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set July 12 for oral arguments in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own, Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on Friday accepted the schedule proposed by the teams. Washington...