Triple play helps Nationals hold off Giants 4-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 29, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Washington Nationals made history by turning the first 3-3-5 triple play ever in the major leagues then watched as third baseman Anthony Rendon tossed the ball from the milestone moment into the crowd at AT&T Park. Getting a second straight win over the Giants and securing their hold on the second-best record in baseball was far more important than the souvenir to manager Dusty Baker and his ballclub. Washington turned the first triple play in its 12-season history, holding on in the eighth inning to help preserve a strong outing by Max Scherzer and beat San Francisco 4-1 on Friday night.

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Finnegan, Reds too much for Padres

Eugenio Suarez tied his career-high with four RBIs and Brandon Finnegan allowed four hits over six scoreless innings Friday as the Reds defeated the Padres. Matt Kemp had two hits and a walk for the Padres, who saw their streak of 25 games with a home …

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