(The Sports Xchange) - Troy Tulowitzki was greeted by a standing ovation when he stepped to the plate for the first time as a Toronto Blue Jay in the first inning on Wednesday. After striking out in his first at-bat, the team's new shortstop gave the Rogers Centre crowd plenty to cheer about with a homer, two doubles and three RBIs in the Blue Jays' 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies, who are 9-2 since the All-Star break, had their five-game winning streak ended.
(The Sports Xchange) - Right fielder Bryce Harper hit a three-run, tiebreaking home run and added a second upper-deck blast, leading the Washington Nationals to a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday at Marlins Park. Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor hit a solo homer in the eighth. "He's got such a forceful, violent swing," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said of Harper.
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Chris Davis had been scuffling, and with lefty Chris Sale on the mound, it was a perfect night for the Orioles first baseman to ride the pine. He didn’t get the entire night off, however. Manager Buck Showalter called his number in the bottom of the ninth, and Davis delivered a walk-off three-run homer.
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