The NL East leaders opened the second half of the season with a franchise record, a series sweep and a significant upgrade -- exactly how the Nationals wanted to keep their momentum going. Ryan Zimmerman set the Nationals' career home run record with a solo shot, and Bryce Harper connected again on Monday as Washington powered its way to a 6-1 victory for a four-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds. Zimmerman's 235th career homer moved him ahead of Vladimir Guerrero for most in Expos and Nationals history. Guerrero quickly tweeted congratulations , saying he doesn't mind being second. "It's special to be in one place your entire career," said Zimmerman, in his 12th season with the team that made
The Daytona Tortugas celebrated the life and legacy of the late sportscaster Craig Sager on Friday night at their Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Sager passed away in December after battling a rare form of cancer. Sager’s family was at the game, Vince Carter threw out the first pitch, money was raised for the Sager Strong Foundation and the Cincinnati Reds minor league team wore amazing tribute uniforms inspired by one of Sager’s famously colorful suits.
Outfielder Jay Bruce and infielder Asdrubal Cabrera discussed the possibility they could have played their last games at Citi Field as Mets following Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics, New York's last home game prior to the July 31 trade deadline. "The fact being brought up that this could be the last home game for a lot of us here," Bruce said, according to the New York Post's Howie Kussoy, "it's something that's a bit odd, but nothing happens until it happens. We don't know for sure, and we'll just see how it goes." As the Mets begin a 10-game road trip on Monday -- their next home game is Aug. 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers -- Bruce and Cabrera have both been the subject of trade