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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.”

The Nationals' Stephen Drew and Clint Robinson (inset) shined in starting roles this past weekend as Washington took two victories against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Drew had three doubles and two runs scored filling in for Daniel Murphy on Saturday while Robinson had a game-tying single on Friday in place of Ryan Zimmerman. (Associated Press Photographs)

Nationals’ bench players stepping up when called upon by Dusty Baker

- The Washington Times

Both versatility and depth in the Nationals’ reserves have been displayed this season, but the latter became even more visible during Washington’s series victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates last weekend when players like Stephen Drew and Clint Robinson were needed — and shined — in starting roles.

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- Associated Press

With ace Chris Sale scratched following a clubhouse incident, the White Sox used six pitchers Saturday night before their game against the Detroit Tigers was suspended by rain after eight innings tied at 3.

FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during a baseball game in Seattle. Sale has been scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers after he was involved in what the team says was a "non-physical clubhouse incident." The White Sox declined to describe the incident, but said it's "currently under further investigation by the club" and that Sale was sent home from the park. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

White Sox ace Chris Sale scratched after destroying jerseys

- Associated Press

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night and sent home after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms that the team was scheduled to wear.

Phillies catcher Rupp leaves game after getting hit in ear

Associated Press

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp left the game in the third inning Saturday after being struck on the left ear flap of his batting helmet by a pitch from Pittsburgh Pirates rookie right-hander Tyler Glasnow.