The Miami Marlins have a Giancarlo Stanton jersey hanging in their dugout during every game. Unfortunately for the Marlins, that appears to be as close as they will get to re-uniting with Stanton this season.
Ian Desmond hit a long two-run homer and right-hander Tanner Roark pitched seven scoreless innings to pace the Washington Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves that clinched the National League East championship.
For the first time in 386 days, Matt Harvey stepped on to the pitcher's mound on the diamond at Citi Field on Monday afternoon, when he threw a simulated game several hours before the Mets fell to the Miami Marlins.
Ryan Flaherty hit a two-run homer, and Nelson Cruz and Adam Jones each drove in a run as the Baltimore Orioles clinched at least a tie for the American League East title with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
Matt Kemp broke open a pitchers' duel between left-hander Clayton Kershaw and righty Yusmeiro Petit with a two-run home run in the sixth inning Sunday, propelling the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton said Friday he is feeling "much better," one day after sustaining facial fractures when he was struck in the face by an 88-mph fastball from Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers.