There aren’t many reasons to show up to Marlins Park these days. Miami is under .500, and the division is essentially wrapped up thanks to the overwhelming force that is the Washington Nationals. The Marlins may be in second place, but they shouldn’t be confused for a good team.
SAN DIEGO -- Matt Grace pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in place of injured Max Scherzer and Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff homer and drove in two runs to help the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 7-1 on Friday night. Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start and placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sore neck. Grace and five relievers held San Diego to four hits. Grace, who grew up in the Los Angeles area and pitched at UCLA, made his first big league start and his first start since 2012 when he was with Single-A Potomac. It was his 61st big league appearance. The left-hander allowed two hits, struck out one and walked one. He retired Cory Spangenberg on a grounder to open
ESPN.com news services Minnesota Twins starter Bartolo Colon became the third active MLB pitcher to beat all 30 teams with a 12-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. "It means a lot to my career," Colon said through a translator after matching the Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer and the Cubs' John Lackey, who accomplished the feat last season. "Now, I haven't won in two stadiums, so that's the next goal." The 44-year-old right-hander has yet to win at Wrigley Field (0-1) or Chase Field (0-2). Colon (5-10) was staked to a nine-run lead after the first inning, the franchise's third nine-run first in its history. In his 20th season, Colon became the 18th overall pitcher to complete the