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  • Nationals' battery leads club to Sunday night win over Giants

    Chris Cwik at Big League Stew23 hrs ago

    Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats.

    The Washington Nationals played with nine fielders against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, but they really only needed two. Jordan Zimmermann and Wilson Ramos starred as the Nats took the 3-1 victory over the reigning World Series champs.

    On the mound, Zimmermann was fantastic. He allowed just one run on three hits over seven strong innings. Zimmermann walked one and struck out eight during the contest. His only blemish was a solo home run to Brandon Crawford in the fourth inning. Other than that, the Giants failed to get much going against Zim.

    At the plate, Zimmermann's battery mate took center stage. Ramos broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with a solo shot off George Kontos. He would also drive in the team's insurance run in the bottom of the eighth. Ramos finished 2 for 3, with two runs scored and two RBI. He also reached on a walk.

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  • Missouri bias? Royals and Cardinals combine for six All-Star starters

    Chris Cwik at Big League Stew1 day ago

    Forget about East Coast bias, it's time Major League Baseball started looking into their Midwest bias. They can start the investigation in Missouri. 

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    The Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals fared well as the All-Star Game starters were announced Sunday. While neither team dominated the ballots the way they did a few weeks ago, both came away with some solid results.

    The Cardinals came away with two starters in the National League, but many of their players finished second at their respective positions. 

    The final NL voting results are in for the #ASG: pic.twitter.com/hcobcPsQFk

    After weeks of intrigue, the Royals wound up with four starters in the American League.

    Here are the AL final voting totals for the #ASG: pic.twitter.com/wpSgfrM7zT

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