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Washington Nationals outfielder Andrew Stevenson, center left, sits with teammates in the stands during the seventh inning in the continuation of a suspended baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. The first part of the game was suspended on Aug. 9, when the groundskeepers had technical difficulties with the infield tarp in the sixth inning during a rain delay, causing the infield to become too wet and muddy to play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Strasburg hurt as Nationals beat Orioles 15-3 for 'split'

Aug. 15, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Stephen Strasburg had a very short stint on a terribly long day for the Washington Nationals, who are struggling with injuries to key players in their effort to repeat as World Series champions. Strasburg threw only 16 pitches before leaving with a recurring nerve issue in his right hand...

New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cole posts 20th straight regular-season win, Yanks top Bosox

Aug. 14, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win, becoming the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark by throwing seven sharp innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night. A noted Yankees fan growing up in Southern California, Cole (4-0) allowed one...

Cleveland Indians' Domingo Santana is greeted by Franmil Reyes after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Reyes homers as Indians win 18th straight over Detroit, 10-5

Aug. 14, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Franmil Reyes came into Friday with five major league at-bats against Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Ivan Nova. The Cleveland Indians slugger, though, has been facing his cousin for most of his life. Reyes hit a long home run off Nova, and the Indians beat Detroit for a club-record 18th...

Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette celebrates his three-run homer with teammates against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Aaron Loup during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Bichette, Blue Jays hit 6 more HRs in Buffalo, bop Rays 12-4

Aug. 14, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s six home runs, Bo Bichette connected for the fourth straight game and the Blue Jays kept knocking balls out of their new Buffalo park, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 Friday night. Along with their seven homers in a 14-11 loss to Miami...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, right, walks with a member of the training staff as he heads to the dugout after leaving the game during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nationals RHP Strasburg leaves with injury after 16 pitches

Aug. 14, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Washington Nationals star right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Friday night's game after throwing just 16 pitches. There was no immediate word from the Nationals on the type of injury that forced him off the mound during the first inning of a game against the Orioles. Strasburg got a late...

Washington Nationals second baseman Starlin Castro is unable to field a ground ball by Baltimore Orioles' Bryan Holaday during the sixth inning in the continuation of a suspended baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. The first part of the game was suspended on Aug. 9, when the groundskeepers had technical difficulties with the infield tarp in the sixth inning during a rain delay, causing the infield to become too wet and muddy to play. Orioles' Dwight Smith Jr. scored on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nationals bring up prospect Luis Garcia, place Castro on IL

Aug. 14, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Washington Nationals are ready to find out if 20-year-old infielder Luis Garcia has the poise and talent to play in the big leagues. The Nationals selected Garcia's contract on Friday, a move that coincided with infielder Starlin Castro being placed on the 10-day injured list with a...

New York Yankees Aaron Judge, right, celebrates with the Yankees Luke Voit (59) after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees star Judge put on injured list with strained calf

Aug. 14, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oft-injured Yankees star Aaron Judge was placed on the injured list with a right calf strain before Friday night’s game against Boston and manager Aaron Boone is optimistic the outfielder will not miss significant time. The move was retroactive to Wednesday and Boone described the...

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta walks to the dugout after being pulled during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Orioles beat Phillies 11-4, complete 3-game sweep

Aug. 13, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — These aren't the 100-loss Baltimore Orioles anymore. Pedro Severino and Rio Ruiz hit homers to back Thomas Eshelman and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-4 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. Eshelman (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings to...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe, right, and Willy Adames celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Zunino hits 3-run HR; Rays bash Sox to complete 4-game sweep

Aug. 13, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Renfroe hit two homers and drove in three runs, Mike Zunino belted a three-run shot over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 17-8 on Thursday to complete a four-game series sweep. It was the sixth straight win for...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Chris Sale rehabbing the best he can for Red Sox

Aug. 13, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

With an arm repaired by Tommy John surgery and a pandemic locking him out of the Red Sox spring training facility, Boston left-hander Chris Sale is managing his rehab the best he can. The team has moved some weights into an outdoor batting cage, which Sale also uses as a locker room. Some electric fans help cool...