Baseball celebrates life of trailblazer Irvin

Monte Irvin was remembered with an inspirational "Celebration of Life" on Saturday morning at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, in the community where the Hall of Famer, Negro Leaguer, war veteran and New York Giants trailblazer grew up. Those apt verses from a poem were on the back of a program clenched by attendees whose lives he touched before his passing on Jan. 11 at age 96.

Werth’s HR, Ross’ start lead Nats past Cards

For the second straight game, the Nationals parlayed a four-run inning into a road victory over the Cardinals, this time claiming a 6-1 victory on Saturday at Busch Stadium behind another strong performance from starter Joe Ross and an early three-run home run by Jayson Werth. For the Cardinals, the loss wrapped up a month in which they went 1-7 against teams with winning records.