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Nationals sweep the Mets... Nats jettison Kelley after outburst...Detroit’s Fiers leaves start with shin injury

August 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have followed up their 25-4 rout of the Mets with a 5-3 victory over their depleted NL East rival. Tommy Milone worked seven strong innings to get his first win in more than a year and Anthony Rendon (ren-DOHN’) homered. Today’s win moves Washington back above .500.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals have designated Shawn Kelley for assignment, a day after an outburst on the mound. Kelley threw his glove to the ground and glared into the dugout while working the ninth inning of last night’s blowout of the Mets. Manager Dave Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo say Kelley’s actions were disrespectful and unprofessional.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mets left-hander Steven Matz will be evaluated by doctors after experiencing forearm discomfort. Manager Mickey Callaway says Matz reported the pain after he failed to get out of the first inning in last night’s loss to Washington. Matz threw 32 pitches, faced 11 batters and allowed seven runs on eight hits. Callaway says the 27-year-old was experiencing tightness and a “dead arm.”

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers right-hander Mike Fiers has left Detroit’s game against Cincinnati with a left lower shin bruise. He was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Mason Williams in the top of the second inning. Drew VerHagen relieved him to start the third. X-rays were negative.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz didn’t participate in 11-on-11 drills today for the third straight practice, after taking part the first three days. Coach Doug Pederson says Wentz hasn’t suffered any setbacks. He says he’s encouraged by Wentz’s recovery from surgery to repair a torn left ACL last December. Wentz still hasn’t been cleared for contact but says he feels great physically.

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