Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Touch 'Em All: Morrison slams bat, needs stitches

The Cardinals´ Matt Adams rounds the bases after hitting a two-run homer off Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister, left. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
The Cardinals' Matt Adams rounds the bases after hitting a two-run homer off Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister, left. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison left Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers after he hurt himself slamming his bat against the dugout wall after flying out in the fifth inning.

A piece of the bat broke off and caused a cut above his left eye that needed five stitches.

Morrison said he acted "like a 3-year-old." He said he didn't want to come out of the game, "but they saw me gushing blood from my eyebrow."

Fister's streak ends

A five-game winning streak for Washington pitcher Doug Fister ended as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Nationals, 5-2.

Fister (5-2) pitched six innings, allowing seven hits and four runs. He took the blame for the loss.

"I didn't do my job today," Fister said. "It basically comes down to poor execution. I've got to do a lot better when it comes to critical pitches. That's what it comes down to."

Matt Adams and Matt Holliday went went deep off Fister.

"The home runs were the two biggest things for me," Fister said. "I need to find a better effort."

Arroyo hurting

The Arizona Diamondbacks didn't allow Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Dodgers to keep their attention away from the big picture, which is keeping Bronson Arroyo healthy.

Arroyo left after five innings with elbow pain.

The righthander informed manager Kirk Gibson that he couldn't continue because of pain that had been bothering him since a 110-pitch, complete-game victory over Washington on May 13.

"It wasn't that much fun," Arroyo said after throwing 78 pitches and allowing a run on five hits.

The 15-year veteran expects to undergo an MRI exam on Monday.

- Associated Press

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