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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Scherzer exits; Porcello gets 150th win, Mets top Soto, Nats

Aug. 5, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer is the type who is going to try to play if he possibly can, even on a tweaked right hamstring that prevents him from driving his lower body into his pitches. So the three-time Cy Young Award winner gave it a shot Wednesday night for the Washington Nationals against the New...

FILE - In this July 13, 1987, file photo, American League All-Star manager John McNamara, left, of the Boston Red Sox, chats with National League counterpart Davey Johnson, of the New York Mets, between workouts in preparation for the upcoming All-Star Game in in Oakland, Calif. McNamara, who managed several Major League Baseball teams during his career, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Tennessee. He was 88. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

John McNamara, manager of ill-fated '86 Red Sox, dies at 88

Jul. 29, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — John McNamara, who managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team's championship drought into the new millennium, has died. He was 88. McNamara died Tuesday at his home in Tennessee, his wife,...

FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif.  The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract, the team announced Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Royals sign Matt Harvey to minor league deal

Jul. 28, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract. The Royals announced the move before Tuesday night's game at Detroit. The 31-year-old Harvey has struggled to recapture the form that made him a key member of the New York Mets when they faced...

A bolt of lightning comes down from the clouds during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

MLB, players agree to expand playoffs to 16 teams

Jul. 24, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed Thursday to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16 for the pandemic-delayed season, a decision that makes it likely teams with losing records will reach the postseason. The agreement was reached hours before the season opener...

Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle delivers a pitch during an intersquad baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Nationals ready to take the field in defense of title

Jul. 22, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

The Washington Nationals are ready to take the field as defending champs. The fans won't be there, but the ballpark will reflect the team's proud status. The Nationals are planning to raise a new 2019 World Series champions flag before Thursday night's opener against the New York Yankees. Other festivities...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 1993, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Joe Carter celebrates his game winning three-run home run in the ninth inning of Game 6 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies in Toronto. The Toronto Blue Jays won back to back World Series in 1992-1993. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Repeat Series champs: From 1907-08 Cubs to 1998-2000 Yanks

Jul. 22, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

A look at managers, stars, season records and World Series opponents for Major League Baseball teams that have won at least two championships in a row: 1998-2000 New York Yankees Stars: Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Paul O’Neill, Bernie Williams, David Cone, Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens...

A 2019 World Series champions logo displayed is seen on the top of the dugout during the Washington Nationals baseball practice at Nationals Park, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Record drought: Nats aim to be 1st repeat champ since Yanks

Jul. 22, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Dave Martinez got a kick out of seeing World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and other Washington Nationals finally open their championship rings a couple of weeks ago in the clubhouse — even if it was months later than originally planned and with no one around but other...

FILE - In this July 18, 2007, file photo, New York Mets' Carlos Beltran, left, disagrees with umpire Rick Reed after being called out on strikes in the first inning of the baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego. Reed, whose career as a big league umpire spanned three decades and included two All-Star games and a World Series, has died. He was 70. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

Umpire Rick Reed, who worked 1991 World Series, dies at 70

Jul. 19, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Reed, whose career as a big league umpire spanned three decades and included the classic 1991 World Series and two All-Star Games, has died. He was 70. Reed, who kept working in the majors despite two strokes, died Thursday night. Born in Detroit, he was the plate umpire when the...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi looks on from the pitchers mound during a baseball training session in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Proven winner Joe Girardi gives Phillies hope for success

Jul. 14, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are counting on a man quite familiar with postseason success to lead them back to October baseball. Joe Girardi won three World Series as a player with the New York Yankees and one more as manager. Now he’s the man in charge in Philadelphia, looking to...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 11, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier bats during baseball practice in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson, File)

Rays like playoff chances during pandemic-shortened season

Jul. 14, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays like their chances of returning to the playoffs and reject the notion that winning the World Series during a season shortened by the coronavirus pandemic would be less impressive than capturing a title under normal circumstances. “This season counts. It...