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Video: Josh Donaldson hits 200th career home run

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Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson achieved a career milestone on Sunday afternoon against the Marlins, mashing his 200th career home run. With the Braves already up 1-0, Donaldson worked a 2-1 count against Trevor Richards in the bottom of the third inning. Richards left a fastball up, which Donaldson sent out to right-center field for a no-doubt two-run home run.

Donaldson also doubled, going 2-for-4 on the afternoon as the Braves defeated the Marlins 4-3. Entering the All-Star break, the veteran is batting .250/.361/.494 with 18 home runs, 45 RBI, and 49 runs scored in 363 plate appearances.

Nationals, Astros lineups for World Series Game 2

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The Nationals, believed by oddsmakers to be big underdogs in the World Series against the Astros, won arguably their toughest matchup last night by plating five runs against Gerrit Cole in a 5-4 win in Houston. They’ll take a 1-0 series lead into Wednesday night’s action featuring a duel between Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander. Here are the lineups for the two sides.


SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
DH Howie Kendrick
2B Asdrúbal Cabrera
1B Ryan Zimmerman
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Victor Robles

SP Stephen Strasburg

No changes here. Manager Dave Martinez is rolling out the same exact lineup as he had in Game 1.


CF George Springer
2B José Altuve
LF Michael Brantley
3B Alex Bregman
1B Yuli Gurriel
DH Yordan Álvarez
SS Carlos Correa
C Robinson Chirinos
RF Josh Reddick

SP Justin Verlander

Likewise, Astros skipper A.J. Hinch has hardly changed his lineup. The only difference is Chirinos is doing the catching tonight as opposed to Martín Maldonado.

Springer notably did not give maximum effort on an RBI double he hit off of the wall in right-center field, thinking it was a home run. He could’ve had a triple. Springer and Hinch discussed it over the phone late last night, Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller reports. Hinch didn’t seem too concerned about it.