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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, shakes hands with catcher Austin Romine after the Yankees defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in a baseball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees

- Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs have acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in more than a century.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Lucas Giolito allowed four runs, including two earned, walked three and struck out none over 31/3 innings in a 10-6 loss to the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Giolito was sent back to Triple-A Syracuse following the game. (Associated Press)

A bad week ends with a bad loss for Nationals

- The Washington Times

Sunday brought a late implosion, the cringing kind of loss that sends onlookers to social media in search of updates on trade news with the non-waiver trade deadline is just a week away.

National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Mike Piazza, left, and Ken Griffey Jr. hold their plaques after an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

- Associated Press

The two became a piece of history on their special day. Griffey, the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft, became the highest pick ever inducted. Piazza, a 62nd-round pick the next year - No. 1,390 - is the lowest pick to enter the Hall of Fame.

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in New York. The Yankees won 3-1. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) **FILE**

Yankees reportedly discussing deal to send Aroldis Chapman to Cubs

- Associated Press

New York was discussing a trade that would send Chapman to the Chicago Cubs as part of a swap that would bring 19-year-old shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Stephen Strasburg’s 16-game win streak snapped by Dodgers in Nationals’ loss

- The Washington Times

The loss snapped Strasburg’s 16-game winning streak — the second-longest in Washington baseball history behind Firpo Marberry’s 17 in in 1930-31 with the Senators. The Nationals’ $175 million man started this season 13-0 with a 2.51 earned-run average — a streak manager Dusty Baker called “one of the best I’ve ever seen, I think.”

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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, right, and catcher Yasmani Grandal shake hands as they celebrate the team's 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Dodgers hold off Rays 3-2

- Associated Press

Bud Norris is soaking up his time with the surging Los Angeles Dodgers.

Atlanta Braves second baseman Gordon Beckham right, loses the ball as he attempts to tag Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton off the base as Buxton returned to second after advancing on a single by Eduardo Nunez during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Santana, Twins lose 2-0 to Braves

- Associated Press

Ervin Santana gave the Minnesota Twins another strong start. He also gave contending teams around the majors more reason to take a closer look at the right-hander.

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman talks with the media before his major league debut in a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Fister struggles as Yankees beat Astros 6-3

- Associated Press

Doug Fister had trouble locating his pitches on Tuesday night and it doomed the Houston Astros in a 6-3 loss to the New York Yankees.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Francisco Lindor pushed an RBI single through Washington's drawn-in infield with one out in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for three runs in their final at-bat to stun the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Tuesday night in a matchup of first-place teams with sights on October.

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager (15) celebrates with teammate Robinson Cano, center, after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Liriano roughed up as Pirates fall to Mariners 7-4

- Associated Press

Francisco Liriano admits there are times when the adrenaline is pumping so hard and his body feels so good it's a struggle to take a breath, calm down and just pitch.