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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


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.

**FILE** Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, right, talks with Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos, left, after the MLB owners meeting in Paradise Valley, Ariz., Thursday Jan. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Aaron J. Latham

LOVERRO: As Bud Selig exits, D.C. should be thankful for his work

- The Washington Times

Baseball named a new commissioner Thursday to succeed Bud Selig, who can now at least continue his farewell tour knowing that his hand-picked successor, Rob Manfred, is in place. When he comes to Washington as part of that tour, the city should hold a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in his honor.

Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred speaks to reporters after team owners elected him as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball during an owners quarterly meeting in Baltimore, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Rob Manfred voted new MLB commissioner

- Associated Press

A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. The third candidate, MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan, dropped out just before the start of voting.

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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.

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson throws against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Gibson falters as Indians overtake Twins 7-5

- Associated Press

Kyle Gibson had the home crowd behind him and a five-run lead from his Minnesota Twins teammates as he returned to the mound for the second inning.

Minnesota Twins' Oswaldo Arcia hits a three-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in the first inning of a baseball game,Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Gomes, Holt rally Indians in 7-5 win over Twins

- Associated Press

Tyler Holt arrived at Target Field 25 minutes before the first pitch. The Cleveland Indians' rookie had a quick bite to eat, took a few swings in the batting cage and then got the biggest hit of his young career.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

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.

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.

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.