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Washington Nationals' Kevin Frandsen, left, hugs teammate Anthony Rendon after Rendon hit the game-winning single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Washington. At right is Jose Lobaton. The Nationals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Nationals win 9th in row, nip D-backs in 9th

- Associated Press

The Washington Nationals won their ninth straight game when pinch-hitter Anthony Rendon singled home Bryce Harper in the ninth inning Wednesday night for a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Washington Nationals' Asdrubal Cabrera watches his three-run double during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Asdrubal Cabrera fits in fast after joining Nationals

- CSNwashington.com

There is no replacing Ryan Zimmerman, of course, but so far Cabrera has done more than enough to justify his acquisition. He has helped deepen the Nats’ lineup while also adding sound defense at second base.

**FILE** Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling looks on after being introduced as a new member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame before the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Curt Schilling: Tobacco use caused his cancer

Associated Press

Schilling is being treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and is in remission. He says he’s lost 75 pounds.

Washington Nationals left fielder Nate McLouth slides to catch a foul ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nate McLouth to have shoulder surgery, miss rest of season

- The Washington Times

McLouth was placed on the disabled list Aug. 2 with what was initially described as shoulder inflammation. Manager Matt Williams said the 32-year-old outfielder has since been diagnosed with a torn labrum. He will have surgery Thursday and is expected to be ready for spring training in 2015.

Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis drives in a run with a single to right field off Pearland  pitcher Clayton Broeder during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Philadelphia, Las Vegas roll in Little League World Series

Associated Press

Mo’ne Davis had a bloop RBI single in the first inning to became the sixth girl to get a hit in Little League World Series history, and her Philadelphia team rallied in the sixth inning to beat Pearland, Texas, 7-6 on Sunday night.

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Nats beat Mets for 11th straight win in Queens

- Associated Press

Stephen Strasburg bounced back from a poor start to pitch seven efficient innings, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche each hit a two-run homer, and the Nationals beat the New York Mets Thursday night to set a franchise record with their 11th consecutive win on the road against one team.

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Baltimore Orioles' Nelson Cruz hits a two-run home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Noesi, also scoring Adam Jones, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Chicago. Watching the play behind the plate are catcher Adrian Nieto and umpire Eric Cooper. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cruz hits 33rd HR, Orioles sweep White Sox

Associated Press

After the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Wednesday night, Nelson Cruz said he was more focused on the team than any personal accomplishments.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Nick Martinez allowed two runs in six innings in his homecoming, Alex Rios drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers roughed up Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi on the way to a 5-4 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

A member of the grounds crew works on the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

- Associated Press

The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs played 4 1/2 innings in 6 hours, 9 minutes. And when the game was finally called early Wednesday morning, they still hoped to play some more.

Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Kevin Kiermaier dives but can't come up with a triple by Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler during the 11th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tigers score 3 in 11th, top Rays 8-6

Associated Press

Kevin Keirmaier blamed himself for Tuesday night's 11-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers, but Joe Maddon wouldn't let him.

Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp watches his three-run triple off New York Mets' Dillon Gee in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Crisp's 3-run triple helps A's halt slide

- Associated Press

Oakland Athletics leadoff hitter Coco Crisp tinkered with his swing for a few days and finally got the results he has been looking for.

Cumberland manager David Belisle, center, talks with pitcher CJ Davock, left, and catcher Trey Bourque during the fifth inning of an elimination baseball game against Chicago at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Chicago won 8-7. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

Associated Press

A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Rex Brothers throws against the Kansas City Royals during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Rockies fall to the Royals 7-4

- Associated Press

The Colorado Rockies got the starting pitching performance they needed, it just wasn't enough against the hottest team in baseball.

FILE - This is a Feb. 24, 2008 file photo showing Boston Red Sox baseball player Curt Schiling. Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

- Associated Press

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years.