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Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, left, stands at home plate as San Francisco Giants Joe Panik, center, is congratulated by Pablo Sandoval after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Giants’ outburst halts Nationals’ winning streak at 10

- Associated Press

Tim Hudson and four relievers quieted bats of the Nationals, who apparently don’t have an inexhaustible supply of comeback wins and last-at-bat heroics. During their success streak, Washington had seven one-run victories, five come-from-behind wins and five walk-offs.

Chicago's Trey Hondras (24) scores the second of two runs on a throwing error by Philadelphia catcher Scott Bandura, top, who takes the late relay throw from right field during the second inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

No Mo’ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

- Associated Press

Joshua Houston had a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Chicago held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 on Thursday night in a matchup of inner-city teams at the Little League World Series.

Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon, right, douses teammate Denard Span after Span scored the winning run on a throwing error by Arizona Diamondback third baseman Jordan Pacheco during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Washington. The Nationals defeated the Diamondbacks 1-0. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Walk-off wonders: Nationals show heart with late-inning dramatics

- The Washington Times

While the Redskins pass time by playing out the NFL’s pretend portion of the football schedule, the Nationals have captured Washington’s attention by winning. Winning every game. Winning games that they seemed intent on losing, in the nightly drama that has played out at Nationals Park.

Washington Nationals left fielder Ryan Zimmerman rests in the dugout before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Ryan Zimmerman takes significant step in recovery


The Nationals third baseman is still without a timetable to return, but he did take a step forward on Thursday in throwing for the first time in his recovery.

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


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.

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San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, left, slides past Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos to score a run on a double hit by teammate Travis Ishikawa during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Giants defeated the Nationals 10-3. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Panik, Giants end Nationals' 10-game win streak

- Associated Press

The road-weary San Francisco Giants arrived at dawn Friday morning with hardly enough time to sleep, let alone prepare to face baseball's hottest team.

Yankees retire Torre's No. 6

- Associated Press

The New York Yankees have retired four-time World Series champion manager Joe Torre's No. 6.

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Associated Press

Sept. 1 - Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Indians' Gomes out with concussion

Associated Press

Indians catcher Yan Gomes has been diagnosed with a concussion and there's no timetable for when he'll return to the lineup.

Guilty plea entered in Cuban ballplayer smuggling

- Associated Press

A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.

Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta throws against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1

- Associated Press

Jake Arrieta said he enjoyed running into some of his old Orioles teammates before Friday's game at Wrigley Field.

Ex-Indianapolis Clowns pitcher: Davis is real deal

- Associated Press

Decades before a girl in the Little League Baseball World Series made people ask if a woman might someday pitch in the pros, Mamie "Peanut" Johnson had already done it - as a pitcher in the Negro Leagues for the Indianapolis Clowns.

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price, right, takes starting pitcher David Holmberg out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Reds call up RHP Corcino, send Holmberg to minors

- Associated Press

The Reds sent left-hander David Holmberg back Triple-A Louisville on Friday, a day after another rough start, and called up right-handed starter Daniel Corcino.

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Joe James, 83, walks past an entrance with the original wall at League Park in Cleveland. The city of Cleveland has invested $6.3 million in restoring the old site of League Park, a historic site where the Cleveland Indians clinched their 1920 World Series title, Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run and where Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 56 games. Not much of the old ballbark, where Cy Young threw the first pitch in 1891 remains, but the new park will host high school and youth games on its all-turf field and will pay homage to the greats who once played there. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Historic Cleveland ballpark gets new shot at life

- Associated Press

Even in Cleveland, League Park probably doesn't mean much to a casual baseball fan. The former home of the Cleveland Indians sat neglected and largely forgotten for decades in a not-so-well-traveled east side neighborhood.