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Topic - Carlos Lee
Cliff Lee tossed seven sharp innings to earn his first home win in nearly a year and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a three-game sweep against the major league-leading Washington Nationals with a 4-1 victory on Sunday.
The Houston Astros knew they weren't going to win much this season, so with an eye toward the future they cast off their few pricey veterans before the trade deadline, slashing payroll and restocking their depleted farm system.
Adam LaRoche homered twice, Danny Espinosa hit a three-run shot in Washington's six-run eighth inning, and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-7 on Saturday night.
Nine miles from Marlins Park is the working-class town of Hialeah where Gio Gonzalez grew up. So deep is the connection that the town's name is embroidered on his glove.
Marlins Park is a different sort of place, from the waist-high aquariums curving behind home plate to lime green walls to the $2.5 million sculpture in center field that looks as if it was pulled from a Las Vegas junkyard and colored with packets of Kool Aid.
Carlos Lee and Ozzie Guillen are already on the same page.
Ozzie Guillen knows Carlos Lee from their time together with the Chicago White Sox. Now Guillen hopes Lee can provide his typical brand of slugging on the field for the Miami Marlins, and give them some leadership off of it.
Tina Charles had 30 points, nine rebounds and four assists, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Washington Mystics 94-86 on Sunday.
After five brilliant innings Tuesday night announced Stephen Strasburg's return to the majors, no one expected him to do anything but somehow improve on that performance.
Watching Laynce Nix bounce a two-run single over the head of Houston Astros first baseman Carlos Lee on Monday night, it was hard to believe the slugging left fielder was close to being left off the Nationals' Opening Day roster.
Justin Verlander slowed down the rampaging Mets, pitching seven solid innings Thursday to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over New York.
Mets third baseman David Wright has a stress fracture in his lower back that is expected to keep him out a couple weeks, though the team is awaiting a second opinion before deciding whether to put him on the disabled list.
Outfielder Carlos Lee was back with the Houston Astros on Tuesday, still hurting from a collision with teammate Angel Sanchez that bruised the left side of his ribcage.
Astros left fielder Carlos Lee is scheduled to rejoin the team on Monday afternoon in Cincinnati after staying in Houston a day before to undergo tests after a rib injury.
Danny Espinosa hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and a triple, and Michael Morse added a solo shot, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 4-3 on Wednesday night before a crowd of 12,213.
"It's a family thing," he said. "Basically, I couldn't get everyone to agree to it."
"I know I can do it," said Lee, who started at first base. "I still do it (drive in runs). With this team, I could have a lot more opportunities. I look forward to the challenge."