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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto, right, watches his two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in New York. Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, left, looks on. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Cabrera and Soto power Nationals to 16-4 rout of Matz, Mets

Aug. 11, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera went 4 for 4 with two homers, two doubles and five RBIs, tormenting his former team again as the Washington Nationals routed the New York Mets 16-4 on Monday night. Juan Soto and Trea Turner homered in the third inning for the Nationals, who scored just 11 runs in their...

Miami Marlins' Jesus Aguilar, right, hits a fifth-inning solo home run during a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Marlins, Tigers creating interesting standings early

Aug. 10, 2020 3:33 AM EDT

If you wanted chaos in this abbreviated baseball season, you’re already getting it. The question is: How long it will last? If the playoffs started Monday, the Marlins and Tigers would be in, while last year’s pennant winners — the Nationals and Astros — would not. It still feels...

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...

Grounds crew tries to untangle the tarp as they attempt to cover the baseball diamond from a heavy downpour delaying the baseball game during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

In DC, city of gridlock, tarp stymies Nationals grounds crew

Aug. 9, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it rained in the top of the sixth inning of the Washington Nationals' game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, it really poured on the infield dirt, because the grounds crew had trouble unrolling the giant tarp used to protect the diamond. The cover got twisted, so the 15...

Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander (25) and Austin Hays (21) celebrate with an elbow-bump after Santander hit a three-run home run during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki is at left. The Orioles won 5-3. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Santander, O's rough up Nats relievers, rally for 5-3 win

Aug. 8, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pat Valaika, Pedro Severino and Anthony Santander homered during a five-run rally in the eighth inning as the Baltimore Orioles roughed up Washington’s relievers and beat the Nationals 5-3 Saturday night. Nationals starter Austin Voth pitched five sharp innings, and the Orioles...

The Baltimore Orioles celebrate a baseball game victory over the Washington Nationals in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Even Davis gets 2 hits as O's total 19 in 11-0 win at Nats

Aug. 7, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even Chris Davis got in on the act for the suddenly slugging Orioles, doubling his season total by collecting two of Baltimore’s 19 hits and raising his average from .087 to .143 in an 11-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night. It was the biggest margin of victory...

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (37) watches from the stands during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg to make 2020 debut Sunday

Aug. 7, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for the Washington Nationals on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. Strasburg missed what would have been his first two appearances of 2020 after making...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

LEADING OFF: Hitters slumping, cutdown day, Scherzer's exit

Aug. 6, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OFF BASE Star hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits. The league-wide batting average entering Wednesday’s games was .232, down from...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

LEADING OFF: Hitters slumping, cutdown day, Scherzer's exit

Aug. 6, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: OFF BASE Star hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits. The league-wide batting average entering Wednesday’s games was .232, down...

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...