MLB: Washington 5, Chi. Cubs 3

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The first home run of Wil Nieves' MLB career, a two-run shot in the ninth Friday, lifted the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Washington 10, N.Y. Mets 5

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Felipe Lopez hit a grand slam homer in the sixth and tied his career best with six RBI Thursday, carrying the Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 10-5.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 3, Washington 2 (14 inn.)

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Damion Easley scored on a wild pitch by Joel Hanrahan with two out in the 14th inning Thursday, giving the New York Mets a 3-2 win over Washington.

MLB: LA Angels 4, N.Y. Yankees 3

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- Reggie Willits hit a sacrifice fly in a three-run seventh inning Sunday as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim edged the New York Yankees 4-3.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 5, Seattle 0

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Darrell Rasner and four relievers combined on a four-hit shutout Sunday afternoon as the New York Yankees beat Seattle, 5-0.

Cincinnati 15, San Diego 10

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Russell Branyan homered three times and pinch-hitter Brandon Larson's two-run single off Trevor Hoffman snapped a tie in the ninth inning Sunday as the Cincinna
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Wil Nieves
New York Yankees' Wil Nieves is tagged at second by Texas Rangers' second baseman Ian Kinsler after Nieves attempted a double in the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium on May 9, 2007. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Wilbert Nieves (born September 25, 1977 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Nationals organization. He made his major league debut on July 21, 2002 for the San Diego Padres, and played 28 games with them during the 2002 San Diego Padres season.

Nieves had previously played for the New York Yankees, having been acquired by the team from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for pitcher Bret Prinz. Nieves won a spot on the Yankees 2007 roster by beating out Todd Pratt and Raul Chavez during Spring Training. He served as the back-up catcher to Jorge Posada, but was primarily considered Mike Mussina's "personal catcher." Joe Torre experimented with using Nieves to help bolster Mussina out of a rough stretch with good results.

Nieves made his first career non-catching appearance in the ninth inning of a game on July 8, 2007 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; he played first base when the Yankees ran low on position players.

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