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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Strasburg's debut shaky; O's-Nats suspended by tarp issues

Aug. 9, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg's season debut was about to unravel in a five-run fifth inning Sunday, when he walked a batter and vigorously shook his right hand. Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez and a trainer exited the dugout to go check on the World Series MVP, who's had a nerve issue in...

Washington Nationals' Starlin Castro (14) celebrates with Adam Eaton (2) after both scored on a double by Kurt Suzuki during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Taylor, Suzuki lift Nats past Jays 6-4 before 4-day break

Jul. 30, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starlin Castro is coming off a four-hit game. His Washington Nationals finally have their first consecutive wins of the season. So much for momentum, though. That's because now the Nationals — and their opponents Thursday, the Toronto Blue Jays — need to take four days off,...

Washington Nationals' Trea Turner, left, is out as he tries to steal second base against Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Santiago Espinal (5) during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Washington. The Blue Jays won 5-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

2 more HRs, 3 unearned runs help Blue Jays drop Nats to 1-4

Jul. 28, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Series champion Washington Nationals are 1-4 after losing three games in a row. Normally? Not a big deal. Matters more in a 60-game, pandemic-shortened season. Missing slugger Juan Soto, they've scored a grand total of four runs during the skid, including a 5-1 loss to the Blue...

Washington Nationals' Emilio Bonifacio, left, plays his trumpet in the supplemental dugout as Andrew Stevenson yawns during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Yanks don't let Nats toot own horn, beat 2019 champions 3-2

Jul. 26, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gleyber Torres helped the New York Yankees prevent the Washington Nationals from tooting their own horn. Yes, the reigning World Series champs had an actual, honest-to-goodness trumpet in their dugout Sunday. Alas, their bullpen blew a lead, so the Nationals never got the chance to jazz...

An opening week logo is displayed at Citi Field during the New York Mets baseball practice, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in New York. The Mets open the season in Friday against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

LEADING OFF: Opening day in DC, Dodger Stadium amid pandemic

Jul. 23, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: OPENING DAY Washington ace Max Scherzer is set to throw the first pitch of the coronavirus-delayed season when he faces Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park. Later, Los Angeles lefty Clayton Kershaw takes on the rival San Francisco...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg laughs during spring training baseball practice in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

'4 Horses' still key for World Series champion Nationals

Jul. 14, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of the opt-outs and rule-change oddities, the spring training interruption and social distancing, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez figures his team’s bid for a rare repeat World Series championship during this pandemic-affected season might very well come down to...

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches during baseball practice at Progressive Field, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

More positive tests, canceled workouts add to MLB unease

Jul. 7, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

As baseball nears the two-week countdown to the start of its delayed season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more players, including Boston Red Sox projected opening day starter Eduardo Rodriguez, off the field. On Tuesday, one day after Major League Baseball released its 60-game schedule, there was...

Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: Kansas City's Keller and O'Hearn test positive

Jul. 7, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Kansas City Royals say right-hander Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn have tested positive for COVID-19. The 24-year-old Keller is in his third season with Kansas City after joining the organization as a...