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Washington Nationals Asdrubal Cabrera, left, celebrates teammate Denard Span's (2) two run home run allowing them both to score in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4

- Associated Press

Denard Span hit two of Washington’s four homers, Gio Gonzalez got his first victory of the second half and the Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of division leaders.

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon (58) celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) after getting the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Papelbon combined with Cole Hamels, Ken Giles, and Jake Diekman for a no hitter. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Hamels, Phillies relievers combine to no-hit Braves

- Associated Press

Hamels was pulled after six innings. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a warm Monday afternoon at Turner Field. He left for a pinch-hitter in the seventh.

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams talks withe the news media before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Matt Williams has earned hard look for Manager of Year honors

- The Washington Times

Washington was picked by many observers to be one of the NL playoff favorites going into the season. But the burdens put on Williams shoulders to get this Nationals team where it is now — with one of the best records in the NL, comfortably on top of the division — put him right there.

Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond, left, follows through after follows through after hitting an RBI-single off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Wil Nieves. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Grady Sizemore powers Phillies to sweep over Nats

- Associated Press

Pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 8-4 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

Washington Nationals' Gio Gonzalez pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gio Gonzalez sees progress in more efficient outing

- CSNwashington.com

Gonzalez couldn’t quite match Cole Hamels, who carried a shutout into the seventh but departed after giving up two runs that inning followed by a leadoff homer to Asdrubal Cabrera in the eighth. But this ultimately was a better performance by Gonzalez than several recent ones.

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- Associated Press

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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Rangers lose 4-3 to Kansas City Royals

Associated Press

Colby Lewis is racking up innings for the Texas Rangers. It's quite a feat after he missed last season with elbow and hip surgeries.

FILE - In this july 20, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter watches his team during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. The Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn't based on Houston's record but because "we need a new direction in our clubhouse." The Astros entered Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in fourth place in the AL West with a 59-79 record, second worst in the league.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

- Associated Press

The Houston Astros are looking toward the future, and they decided there is no time like the present to get going on that.

Royals recall 4 to help depth in stretch run

Associated Press

The Royals have recalled infielder Christian Colon, outfielder Terrance Gore and pitchers Aaron Crow and Liam Hendriks from Double-A Northwest Arkansas for their playoff push.

Justin Verlander addresses online photo hacking

- Associated Press

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander says he wants to keep his personal life private after nude photos of him and model girlfriend Kate Upton allegedly were hacked from an online account.

Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels,left, and teammates celebrate a 7-0 no hitter against the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Hamels went six innings and relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and closer Jonathan Papelbon combined to no-hit the Braves.  i   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves

- Associated Press

The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter.

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Associated Press

Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.

Diamondbacks reinstate Hudson, Ross

Associated Press

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated Daniel Hudson from the disabled, and the right-hander will likely work in relief in his return from two Tommy John operations.

Giants MLB Jon Beason practices for first time

- Associated Press

New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason hopes to play in the regular-season opener despite missing all of training camp with a right foot injury.