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FILE - In this July 20, 2020 file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during an exhibition baseball game in Baltimore.  Strasburg has been scratched from what was supposed to be his first start of the season for the Washington Nationals because of a nerve issue with his right hand. Nationals manager Dave Martinez announced the news about four hours before the scheduled first pitch against the visiting New York Yankees on Saturday, July 25.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

LEADING OFF: WS MVP Strasburg makes '20 debut, A's streaking

Aug. 9, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRASBURG SET World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for Washington after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. The right-hander is ready to start at Nationals Park against Baltimore. Strasburg missed what...

Philadelphia Phillies' Jake Arrieta pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Arrieta tosses 6 scoreless in Phillies' 5-0 win over Braves

Aug. 8, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched like the healthy ace the Phillies needed for three years. He could help Philadelphia make some noise in the National League playoff push -- to the delight of a cluster of fans with horns, drums and chants from outside the park that produced a needed summer...

Braves-Phillies postponed due to rain, doubleheader Sunday

Aug. 7, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies scheduled for Friday night was postponed because of rain. The teams will play a doubleheader of seven-inning games on Sunday. The Phillies now have six doubleheaders on the schedule and already played a seven-inning twinbill...

Philadelphia Phillies' Phil Gosselin follows through after hitting a two-run double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

J.T. Realmuto's 3-run homer helps Phillies beat Yankees 5-4

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hector Neris didn't back down with the game on the line and Aaron Judge at the plate. J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer, Neris struck out Judge in a big spot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Thursday night. Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed two unearned...

Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches during the first inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phils-Marlins set for 7 games in 5 days in new MLB schedule

Aug. 6, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days as part of Major League Baseball’s reconfigured schedule released Thursday to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season. The Marlins, who had their season...

New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres bats in a run-scoring double play off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler during the first inning of the first baseball game in doubleheader, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Tauchman’s RBI double helps Yanks earn DH split vs Phils

Aug. 5, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once Aaron Nola left the game, the New York Yankees took advantage. Mike Tauchman’s tiebreaking double in the seventh inning sent the Yankees to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies and a split of their seven-inning doubleheader Wednesday. Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto...

Milwaukee Brewers starter Brett Anderson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Staying sharp a concern during virus-induced layoffs

Aug. 5, 2020 3:11 AM EDT

In baseball, a day off is something to savor. A whole series is a different matter. “I think in baseball, it’s very routine-oriented, and you start interrupting routines, it gets a little hairy,” Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We’ll just ad-lib and do the best we can with it....

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Cole wins 19th in row, beats Phils 6-3 in pinstripes debut

Aug. 4, 2020 2:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This was not what Gerrit Cole had in mind for his debut in pinstripes, and yet it was. Cole extended his regular-season streak of victories to 19, leading New York over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Monday night for the Yankees' seventh win in a row. With the Yankee Stadium seats empty...

Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) tracks the path of Gio Urshela's sixth-inning, three-run home run as Phillies catrching coach Greg Brodzinski ducks in the bullpen in a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Phillies return from layoff, lose to Cole and Yankees 6-3

Aug. 4, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia had not taken the field since July 26. Jake Arrieta had not been on a mound for a game that mattered since last Aug. 11. And the big return came against no less than the surging New York Yankees and Gerrit Cole, baseball's hottest pitcher, who was making his debut in...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Cardinals 4-game series against the Detroit Tigers was postponed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after more Cardinals players and staff staffers test positive for COVD-19. The series was to have been played in Detroit from Tuesday through Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

The Latest: Indiana St pauses football workouts .

Aug. 3, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Indiana State has paused football workouts for two weeks after six players tested positive for COVID-19. Coach Curt Mallory told players, coaches and support staff everyone must quarantine for 14 days. The athletic department...