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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout smiles after scoring during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Tempe, Ariz. Mike Trout hit two home runs off Zack Greinke and scored four times to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 9-6 on opening day.  Alas, the game was played on a computer, not on the field. But as fans of the Strat-O-Matic board game can attest, make-believe box scores can be fun too. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

A realistic simulation: Trout is opening day Strat star

Mar. 26, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

Mike Trout hit two home runs off Zack Greinke and scored four times to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 9-6 on opening day. Alas, the game was played on a computer, not on the field. But as fans of the popular sports game Strat-O-Matic can attest, make-believe boxscores can be fun too. Fifteen...

A ballpark official takes a sign from a fan before spring training baseball game between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs stolen

Feb. 22, 2020 8:51 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs stolen. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering...

Washington Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin wears a World Series Champions patch on his jersey while throwing a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in the World Series last season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Nats look back at Series, then ahead, as full workouts start

Feb. 18, 2020 6:36 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Carter Kieboom, a rookie who will get a shot to be the Washington Nationals' starting third baseman on opening day, took grounders alongside Asdrúbal Cabrera, a versatile, 14th-year infielder who was among seven free agents returning to the World Series champions. Across...

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, right, signs autographs for fans during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

'They cheated': Nats GM Rizzo unsatisfied by Astros' apology

Feb. 14, 2020 3:56 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Count Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo among those not impressed or satisfied by the Houston Astros' attempts to apologize for -- and put behind them -- their sign-stealing scandal. "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet," Rizzo...

FILR - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg smiles during a baseball media availability at Nationals Park in Washington. The  Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. They are counting again on being led by a star-studded rotation featuring Max Scherzer and Strasburg, along with slugger Juan Soto.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

World Series champ Nationals bring most of group back in '20

Feb. 7, 2020 1:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the significant exception of Anthony Rendon's departure in free agency, and one key addition to what was a shaky bullpen for much of last season, the Washington Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. Once again, they are counting on...