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Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams, right, removes starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Stephen Strasburg confronting failure in difficult stretch

- The Washington Times

Strasburg has experienced success at every level for most of his baseball career. Now he is facing a prolonged slump for the first time in the big leagues. “It’s a test for me,” he said, “and I’m going to look at it that way.”

Washington Nationals pitcher Casey Janssen thaws the ball during a spring training baseball workout, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Casey Janssen activated by Nationals

- The Washington Times

Janssen missed the first 41 games of the season with rotator cuff tendinitis in his right shoulder. He filled a spot vacated by Sammy Solis, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.

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Homer writer starts new romance series

- Associated Press

As romance writers go, Jennifer Bernard said she still thinks of herself as a newbie - even though she has published six novels, three novellas and a short story in three years. That's faster than some Homer boat builders crank out skiffs.

Former New York Yankees Bernie Williams, right, and Derek Jeter react as they stand by a replica of Williams' plaque, which will be displayed in Monument Park, before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Jeter returns to Yankee Stadium as Williams' No. 51 retired

- Associated Press

Bernie Williams stood in front of the pitcher's mound, flanked by Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada, all clothed in finely tailored suits rather than the pinstriped baseball uniforms in which they earned fame and fortune.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer off Chris Capuano that bounced off the top of the left-field wall, Yovani Gallardo won for the second time since mid-April and the Texas Rangers sent the New York Yankees to their 10th loss in 11 games with a 5-2 victory Sunday night.