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  • Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera watches his two-run home run off New York Mets pitcher Adam Kolarek during the eighth inning of an exhibition baseball game Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Cabrera's HR lifts Jays over Mets 2-0 in Montreal

    Melky Cabrera's two-run homer in the eighth inning gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 2-0 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday and a sweep of their two-game exhibition series at an Olympic Stadium packed with former Montreal Expos fans.

  • Sandy Carter, left, wife of former Montreal Expos Gary Carter, and her daughter Kimmy acknowledge applauds from the crowd during a ceremony prior to a pre-season game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Mets Friday, March 28, 2014 in Montreal.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Nanita lifts Blue Jays past Mets in Montreal

    Pinch-hitter Ricardo Nanita singled with two out in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night at Olympic Stadium,

  • Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond hits a solo home run in the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Nationals have at least two years - and maybe more - to enjoy Ian Desmond

    For now, Ian Desmond hopes to make the most of the next two seasons in Washington. He is not guaranteed any more than that after signing a two-year extension in January worth $17.5 million. Unless he signs a long-term deal with the club, Desmond can hit free agency and the lucrative open market after the 2015 season.

  • Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson adjusts his hat before the game against the Los Angeles Dodger in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday, March 28, 2005. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    LOVERRO: Time for Nats to give Frank Robinson his due

    Everyone is applauding Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter for making an Orioles minor leaguer who didn't know who Frank Robinson was write a report about the Hall of Famer. I think it's a great idea — so I am assigning the same lesson to the Lerner family.

  • Montreal Expos fans Jean-Franois Reid, left, and Dave Kaufman leave with team souvenirs as the Expos store is holding a liquidation sale at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, Dec. 3, 2004. (AP PHOTO/La Presse, Andr Pichette)

    LOVERRO: Flirting with MLB will only bring Montreal heartbreak

    I come not to bury Montreal. It's a city I fell in love with when I would go up there every September for about five years to write about the death of the Expos. But don't do this.

  • Los Angeles Angels pitcher Chad Cordero throws during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Chad Cordero attempting comeback with Angels after injuries, tragedy

    After barely throwing in the last half-decade while he dealt with serious arm injuries and his infant daughter's death, Cordero's comeback continued with one inning against Seattle on Monday.

  • Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson congratulates pitcher Edwin Jackson as they walk off the field in April after the Nats beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1. Mr. Johnson, 69, stays active mentally, physically and socially and controls stress. (Associated Press)

    SNYDER: Nationals actually had quick rise to postseason

    The Nationals played seven forgettable, regrettable seasons in Washington before establishing themselves among the majors' best teams this year. It seems like only yesterday that they compiled back-to-back 100-loss campaigns, while finishing last in the NL East five times in their first six seasons in D.C. There were times when you wondered if the Nats ever would field a winner.

  • Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter mourned in Fla.

    More than 1,000 former teammates, family members and friends of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter paid tribute to him Friday as much for his prowess on the field as for the type of man he was away from the ballpark.

  • Gary Carter remembered a day after his death

    Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter was remembered by former teammates and colleagues for his smile, energy and competitiveness.

  • FILE - In this July 27, 2003, file photo, National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Gary Carter holds his plaque during induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, that Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has died. He was 57.(AP Photo/John Dunn, File)

    Gary Carter remembered a day after his death

    Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter was remembered by former teammates and colleagues for his smile, energy and competitiveness.

  • Expos don't live here anymore

    MONTREAL — A tip for baseball-loving tourists in search of Montreal Expos memories: Pick the Bell Centre tour over the one at Olympic Stadium.

  • Shortsightedness hurts long-term

    Although D.C. area baseball fans may not have been aware at the time, five years ago Wednesday was of one of the worst days in the history of the Nationals franchise.

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