Ian Desmond hit a grand slam in the 11th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Wednesday night, avoiding a three-game sweep.
Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (June 3-7).
Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and others could face up to a 100 game suspension for their ties to a Miami area clinic that allegedly supplied performance enhancing drugs to players.
Jason Hammel held the Nationals to two runs in his longest start of the season and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 Monday.
Alfonso Soriano scored the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning on a throwing error by catcher Kurt Suzuki, and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday.
Gio Gonzalez allowed just one hit in eight innings, and Denard Span and Danny Espinosa drove in three runs each to lead the Washington Nationals to an 8-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.
Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons homered, and the Braves cruised to their ninth straight victory Sunday, beating Washington 9-0 to complete a three-game sweep of the defending division champion Nationals.
Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez insisted all along he wasn’t distracted one bit by having his name connected to a clinic that reportedly gave major leaguers banned substances.
After an extended spring training, a trip to the World Baseball Classic and four more innings of work on Thursday, Gio Gonzalez is ready for the regular season to begin.
If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.