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August 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tommy Milone worked seven strong innings to get his first win in more than a year, Anthony Rendon (ren-DOHN’) homered and the Washington Nationals moved back above .500 with a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday. The Nats followed their 25-4 blowout of the Mets on Tuesday night by jumping on Noah Syndergaard early. The Nats completed a two-game sweep of the Mets and moved within five games of first-place Philadelphia.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shawn Kelley’s outburst on the mound got him booted from the Washington Nationals. The Nationals designated Kelley for assignment today, a day after he threw his glove to the ground and glared into the dugout while working the ninth inning of a 25-4 blowout of the New York Mets. Manager Dave Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo say Kelley’s actions were disrespectful and unprofessional.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sonny Gray was chased in the third inning by the team with worst record in the majors, big league-loss leader Alex Cobb ended a nine-start winless streak and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-5 today. New York fell 5½ games behind Boston heading into a four-game series at Fenway Park starting Thursday.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 while taking a shutout into the eighth inning, winning his fourth straight start since returning from the disabled list to carry the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Brad Hand recorded the last five outs for his second save with the Indians, who stretched their lead over the Twins in the AL Central to 10 games and improved to 32-15 in intra-division games this season.

DETROIT (AP) — Jose Iglesias drove in three runs, Jim Adduci homered and the Detroit Tigers survived the loss of pitcher Mike Fiers to an early injury and beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 for a two-game sweep. Fiers left after the second with a bruised left shin, sustained on a comebacker off the bat of Mason Williams. X-rays on Fiers’ shin were negative, and it’s unclear whether he’ll make his next scheduled start. Winner Drew VerHagen pitched three scoreless innings.

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