Nats make history with four straight HRs in 8th

The Washington Nationals hit four consecutive home runs in the eighth inning Sunday, becoming the first franchise in major league history to accomplish the feat multiple times. With the score tied 1-1 and one out in the eighth inning, Howie Kendrick, Trea Turner, Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers off San Diego Padres reliever Craig Stammen. The four homers off Stammen came in a span of seven pitches. Kendrick’s homer, which came with him pinch hitting, traveled 421 feed to left field. Turner and Eaton both homered to…

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Top prospect performers for Saturday May 8

Here’s a look at Saturday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Anthony Alford, OF (No. 9) – 2-for-3, 2B, RBI, R, 2 BB, SB (Triple-A Buffalo)Alford has had a rough go of things offensively this season. He’s hitting .239 at the Triple-A level and hit .100 over 18 games in Toronto. However, the 24-year-old may be on the verge of a breakout as he’s now put together three straight multihit performances. Alford is 7-for-10 over the past three games and…

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Who is Kawhi Leonard?

7:45 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN FRAN FRASCHILLA ARRIVED arrived at the 2008 Paul Pierce skill development camp at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, waiting to be impressed. “We had about 25 kids there,” said Fraschilla, the ESPN analyst and former college basketball coach, “and I don’t want to look at the list of kids and see where they are ranked. I’m going to coach the guys in the drills — we had a two-hour workout — and try to make up my mind after the first workout…

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Bruins vs. Blues, Game 6 FAQ

8:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final is scheduled for Sunday night between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. The Blues, who lead the series 3-2, can win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history with a victory. What can we expect as the Bruins face elimination? Here’s a little primer in today’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily. Can the Blues do this? Yes, but it won’t be easy, and they could end up being their own worst enemy. What’s the…

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Tyler Reddick stretches his fuel to take Michigan Xfinity win

Reddick stretched his fuel the final 47 of 125 laps in Saturday’s LTi Printing 250 and held off a fast-approaching Noah Gragson to claim the win at Michigan International Speedway. After getting clearance he had enough fuel to make it, Gragson passed two cars in the final two laps trying to chase Reddick down. The win is the sixth of Reddick’s career, coming with three different organizations (Richard Childress Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing and JR Motorsports). “I just didn’t want to burn a lot of fuel there. Our Chevrolet was…

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