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"I mean, he apologized, so, whatever. … Usually [I'm] fighting the other team."

— Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper after an eighth-inning dugout fight with Washington closer Jonathan Papelbon in a 12-5 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.



Consecutive road wins for the Mets, a franchise record.


Seasons in a row that the Yankees have drawn over 3 million. Sunday's crowd of 38,690 put their attendance at 3,036,446.

Rookie delivers

Jason Rogers

PH, Milwaukee

The rookie pinch hitter hit a grand slam as the Brewers rallied for seven runs in the ninth inning to beat St. Louis 8-4. "It's always good to beat guys at the end and maybe try and ruin their season," Rogers said. "It was special, a grand slam off a tough righty [Trevor Rosenthal], one of the best in the game." Rosenthal had converted 47 of 49 save opportunities. And the Brewers were 0-85 this season when trailing after eight innings.