MLB Monday scores, highlights, updates, news: Zimmerman sets franchise HR record –

Two weeks until the trade deadline with lots of teams still within striking distance of a playoff spot. It’s time for trade rumors while many of the games continue to determine who will buy and who will sell. Let’s get to our daily roundup. 

Monday’s games

Washington Nationals 6, Cincinnati Reds 1 (box score)
Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates , 7:05 (GameTracker)
Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles , 7:05 (GameTracker)
Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox , 7:08 (GameTracker)
St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets , 7:10 (GameTracker)
Phillies at Miami Marlins , 7:10 (GameTracker)
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves , 7:35 (GameTracker)
New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins , 8:10 (GameTracker)
Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros , 8:10 (GameTracker)
Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals , 8:15 (GameTracker)
San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies , 8:40 (GameTracker)
Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics , 10:05 (GameTracker)
Cleveland Indians at San Francisco Giants , 10:15 (GameTracker)

Zimmerman sets franchise record

In the first inning of the lone day game, Nationals star Bryce Harper hit a three-run home run. Before the dust had even settled, Ryan Zimmerman followed with this shot of his own: 

Now, remember that the Nationals used to be the Montreal Expos. It’s the same franchise — even though I’m certain many Expos and Nationals fans don’t like the association — so here’s the new franchise career home run leaderboard: 

Ryan Zimmerman, 235 Vladimir Guerrero, 234 Andre Dawson, 225 Gary Carter, 220 Tim Wallach, 204


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