Right-hander Jerome Williams continued his renaissance with Philadelphia by carrying a one-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday night and the Phillies busted out for five runs in the sixth inning of a 7-2 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. The Phillies (62-73) have won seven of their last 10 to move within a half-game of the Mets (63-73) for fourth place in the National League East. The Phillies were last in fourth place on June 27, the same day the Mets were last in last place. The Mets have lost eight of 12.

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Ryan Howard, meet Mo’ne Davis. The 13-year-old star female pitcher and her Taney Dragons teammates who thrilled Philadelphians – and many others – at the Little League World Series got to meet their favorite major league team Wednesday night. The Philadelphia Phillies hosted a pre-game tribute to the team at Citizens Bank Park. Their game against the Washington Nationals started 28 minutes late because of the festivities.

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Grady Sizemore was out of baseball for two years because of injuries and has no idea whether he might be in the future plans of the Philadelphia Phillies. He did so once again Wednesday night, belting a go-ahead, two-run homer as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning to propel the Phillies to an 8-4 victory over the Washington Nationals. “It’s great to be back playing and healthy,” said Sizemore, a four-time All-Star with the Cleveland Indians earlier in his career. Right fielder Marlon Byrd and shortstop Jimmy Rollins also homered for the Phillies, who scored six runs in their last three at-bats to complete a three-game sweep of the National League East leaders.

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Felix Hernandez hasn’t performed up to his lofty expectations recently, something the rest of the Seattle Mariners can relate to after a tough series against the worst team in baseball. The Washington Nationals aren’t exactly coming into this matchup on a positive note, either. Hernandez and Jordan Zimmermann take the mound Friday night in Seattle as the top two pitching staffs in the majors meet in a three-game series. The Mariners (72-60) are in a tight battle with Detroit for the AL’s second wild card but just dropped two of three to Texas, falling 12-4 on Wednesday.

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Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg insisted Wednesday that all is well between him and pitcher Cole Hamels and in the team’s Hamels appeared to show up his manager when he left the mound before Sandberg arrived to remove him in Hamels handed Sandberg the ball on the move and continued to the dugout, which violates

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 8-4 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

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The top tiers of the reliever rankings are thinning.

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PITTSBURGH — Ike Davis’ pinch-hit, three-run home run in the eighth inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

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A.J. Burnett sounds a little like that golfer everybody knows, the one who’s ready to give up the game and sell his clubs until one great round pulls him back in. After getting beaten by the Seattle Mariners last week, Burnett sounded like a man who was ready to walk away from at least $10 million and retire this winter. “Probably not,” he said when asked whether he intended to continue his career in 2015. “But we’ll see.” Starts like the one Burnett turned in Monday night are the reason people say things like, “We’ll see.” Burnett fired seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball in leading the Phillies to a 3-2 win over the NL East-leading Washington Nationals, who had won 12 of 13 coming in . Burnett, who entered the game with a major-league-high 76 walks, issued just one and he struck out a season-high 12. Games like this keep you from selling your clubs. “I guess you could say I’ve still got it when I do have it,” Burnett said. “My decision will come down to how I feel and what my family and I decide. It’s just one start, but to be able to go out and do that tonight makes you wonder.” Burnett had been brutal in his previous seven starts, going 0-6 with a 6.41 ERA in that span. The right-hander spent time watching video leading up to this start and did not like what he saw with his legs during his delivery. In short, he said he wasn’t staying on top of his legs and that was causing control issues, which were causing losses. He hadn’t won since July 11. “I wish I’d found that glitch a month ago,” he said. “This is my first win in a long time, the first time I felt like me in a long time.” — Jim Salisbury, CSNPhilly.com

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