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Recap: Tigers , Nationals
Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Nationals Park
Date: May 07, 2013 7:05 PM EDT
  

WASHINGTON (AP) - On a day when rain postponed the start of a much-anticipated series against the Detroit Tigers, the Washington Nationals got some good news.

Manager Davey Johnson said left fielder Bryce Harper would not be suspended or fined by Major League Baseball for being ejected in Sunday's 6-2 win at Pittsburgh. Harper was ejected by third base umpire John Hirschbeck for disputing a checked-swing third strike.

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``That's great. I'm glad I don't have to pay the $1,000. That's another $1,000 in my pocket, so that's good,' Harper said. ``That's Major League Baseball's decision and I respect that definitely and if I was to get fined I'd respect that, too.'

Harper tried to hold up on a 2-2 pitch from Wandy Rodriguez and home plate umpire Bob Davidson pointed to Hirschbeck for help. Hirschbeck ruled that Harper had swung.

Harper stood outside the batter's box, stared at Hirschbeck for a few moments and dropped his bat. Hirschbeck then tossed Harper out of the game.

``It really turned out good,' Johnson said. ``I wanted to give him a day off anyway and so the umpire helped me out there. He got a day off and with the day off (Monday) he's got two days off so he should be ready to go for quite a while.'

Harper now has three days off to deal with a bruise on his left side he sustained when he ran into the outfield wall attempting to make a catch April 30 in Atlanta.

``It's feeling a little bit better,' Harper said. ``Those past four or five days we were on the road it didn't feel very good.'

With a steady rain falling late in the afternoon and a forecast calling for more, Tuesday's game was postponed and rescheduled for 4:05 p.m. Thursday.

Tuesday's scheduled starters, right-handers Anibal Sanchez (3-2, 1.82 ERA) for Detroit and Jordan Zimmermann (5-1, 1.64), will now open the series Wednesday night.

Sanchez went 8-0 with a 1.97 ERA in 19 career starts against the Nationals while with the Marlins. Zimmermann began Tuesday tied for the National League lead in wins and third in ERA.

NOTES: Detroit's RHP Doug Fister (4-0, 2.48) and RHP Dan Haren (3-3, 5.01) will now pitch Thursday's finale. . Washington RF Jayson Werth (strained right hamstring) was not in the posted lineup. He's missed the past three games. Before the postponement was announced, Johnson said he was holding Werth out one more day due to the wet field conditions. . Tiger LHP Phil Coke (left groin strain) began an injury rehab assignment Monday night with Triple-A Toledo, earning a victory after pitching a scoreless inning that included a hit, walk and strikeout. ``He's still breathing. He did all right,' Tiger manager Jim Leyland said. ``His control evidently wasn't real good. (His) ball-strike ratio wasn't real good, but he did fine.'

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Tigers at Nationals
Tue, May 7 - 7:05PM EDT
 Recaps
GAME 2
Tigers at Nationals
Wed, May 8 Final 1 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Tigers at Nationals
Thu, May 9 Final 4 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  -121   +135   7 
 WAS  +111   -155   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  -120   +140   7 
 WAS  +110   -160   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  44%   41%   69% 
 WAS  56%   59%   31% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Mar 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 4 Cover: +140 
 WAS 3 Over: 7 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 5 Cover: +105 
 WAS 1 Over: 6 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 12 Cover: +125 
 DET 10 Over: 22 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 1 Over: 3 
 DET 2 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Tuesday, May 7
 
    Royals at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Athletics at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    White Sox at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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