Will Venable hit a three-run homer, dashing Jake Arrieta's bid to win his first three big league starts, and the San Diego Padres rallied from a four-run deficit in the first inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-4 on Sunday.
Tim Lincecum was coming out of the game anyway. He just made a dramatic exit after getting hit by a line drive.
Pat Burrell spent a couple weeks at home after he was cut by Tampa Bay last month. He wasn't sure about his future, so he's definitely enjoying his time with the San Francisco Giants.
Each week, Nationals beat writers Mark Zuckerman and Ben Goessling debate a baseball issue. This week: Who's in more trouble, the Yankees or the Mets?
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Evan Longoria came up big again.
The Washington Nationals are not concerned there will be lasting effects of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's left shoulder injury. Nor are they concerned there will be lasting effects of catcher Paul Lo Duca talking about it on television.
Washington's offense came from some unlikely sources but not enough to mute a few mistakes from starter John Lannan. The end result was a 5-2 victory by the Brewers, evening the four-game series after two games.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon talks all the time about trying to turn Tropicana Field into the "the Pit" — a ballpark that is a miserable place for opposing teams to play.