Memorial for Va. Teen Killed in Neighbor's Home

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Memorial for Va. Teen Killed in Neighbor's Home

A memorial will be held Thursday night for Sterling teen who was killed last weekend after sneaking into the wrong house.

Caleb Gordley, 16, was shot and killed early Sunday when he entered a neighbor's house two doors down from his own after a night at a party.

Authorities say Gordley apparently had been drinking earlier in the evening, authorities said, although they are still awaiting a toxicology report.

The homeowner mistook him for an intruder and called 911, but by the time police arrived, Gordley was dead.

His parents say they don’t blame the homeowner for what happened. "I want you to know, sir, I forgive you," said Jennea Gordley, Caleb's mother. "I understand this was an accident. I truly believe everything happens for a reason. My son, he's an angel."

His father, Shawn Gordley, said they’ll be moving because it would be too difficult to remain on the street.

Caleb Gordley was a student at Park View High School in Sterling. Many say he was well-liked and well-behaved. He was a three-sport athlete at the school and a budding rapper.

"If you had classes with him, there was no way you weren't leaving that class without a smile," said a classmate.

Gordley's parents said they are planning to hold two celebrations of his life, one in Sterling, where he lived with his father, and one in Ohio, where his mother lived. They find consolation in the many tributes on social media sites and they have their son's music.

Thursday night's memorial will be held at the Elks Lodge in Sterling.

Wilson Ramos returns to Nationals, Severino sent to minors

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Wilson Ramos returns to Nationals, Severino sent to minors

Catcher Wilson Ramos has returned to the Nationals after spending five days on MLB's bereavement list due to the death of his grandfather Jesus Campos. Catcher Pedro Severino was sent back to Triple-A Syracuse to make room for Ramos.

Ramos, 28, returns to the Nats with a .316 average, two homers and eight RBI in 15 games this season. He has the second-best average on the team this season behind second baseman Daniel Murphy.

Ramos left the Nationals on April 26 after hearing of his grandfather's death. The Nationals' lineup struggled initially with Ramos out, but has since recovered to score 11 runs in their first two games at the St. Louis Cardinals. Ramos is not in the lineup Sunday as the Nats aim for a sweep.

Jose Lobaton has been filling in most for Ramos and on Monday Gio Gonzalez is set to pitch. Lobaton has caught Gonzalez exclusively so far this season.

Ramos caught Gonzalez 11 times last season out of 30 total starts. The combo produced a 4.52 ERA in 61 2/3 innings. Gonzalez held a 3.39 mark in 114 innings with Lobaton.

Gio has worked mostly with Lobaton since the catcher was acquired by the Nats before the 2014 season, but has been very good with both catchers in his career. He holds a career 3.25 ERA and .241 BAA with Lobaton and a 3.42 ERA and .247 BAA with Ramos.

NL East: Marlins' Stanton hit scoreboard with HR at Brewers' stadium

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NL East: Marlins' Stanton hit scoreboard with HR at Brewers' stadium

Giancarlo Stanton blasted a 462-foot homer on Saturday at Miller Park, the second-longest home run any player has hit so far this season.

This particular shot bounced off the massive scoreboard in center field in Milwaukee. Stanton knew he had it as soon as it left the bat. 

According to MLB's StatCast, the ball left Stanton's bat at a speed of 116.8 miles per hour. The only homer hit this season with an exit velocity of 117 or higher was by Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies.

Check out Stanton's bomb:

Buck Showalter refuses to designate closer in Zach Britton's absence

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Buck Showalter refuses to designate closer in Zach Britton's absence

BALTIMORE -- Buck Showalter won’t designate a closer to fill in while Zach Britton recuperates from a sprained left ankle. 

“I’ll never tell till we get there,” Showalter said. “We have some options.” 

Darren O’Day filled in for Britton last September when he had a lat injury. In 2015, O’Day had six saves, and Brad Brach had one. 

O’Day threw 21 pitches in allowing three runs in the eighth inning on Saturday night, the second straight game he appeared in, so he might not be available.

“We’ve got certain guys, and I’m not going to broadcast it before the game…that aren’t available. I’m not going to pitch them today,” Showalter said. 

Brad Brach, who picked up his first major league save and didn’t pitch Saturday, would likely be the next choice.

Mychal Givens, who saved 15 games for Bowie last year, could be another option. Showalter refused to rule out Dylan Bundy.

“I’d think about anybody that gives us the best chance to win a game. All eight guys down there [are] in play. Not one more than another,” Showalter said. 

“They’re all relevant. There’s just a certain finality about that inning.”