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Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a two-run single by Adam Lind in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Nationals rally for 6 runs in 8th to beat Braves

- Associated Press

Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino issued three bases-loaded walks in the six-run eighth, Gio Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings and the Washington Nationals beat Atlanta 7-3 on Wednesday night.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the first inning of a baseball against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Strasburg, Zimmerman lead Nats past Dodgers, 7-1

- Associated Press

The Nationals qualified for the playoffs in three of the previous five years, yet injuries have limited Stephen Strasburg to just one postseason start in that span. Left largely without the All-Star right-hander, Washington lost the opening series each time.

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Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock looks back as he heads home on a two-run single by Archie Bradley during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)

Peralta, Diamondbacks rally to beat Padres 13-7

- Associated Press

The ball was flying out of Petco Park like never before on Wednesday night, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks get back on track even as the San Diego Padres made some history.

Manfred thinks teams will follow rules for Japanese star

- Associated Press

With Japanese star Shohei Otani considering a jump to a Major League Baseball team, Commissioner Rob Manfred said he believes it will be hard for teams to circumvent existing contract rules in pursuit of the coveted two-way player.

Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell pitches to the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rays, Snell end Cubs' 7-game winning streak

- Associated Press

Their seven-game winning streak is over and the Chicago Cubs are still being challenged for the NL Central lead with 11 games left in the season.

Baseball fans reacts as a young girl is tended to before she is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive in the fifth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium

- Associated Press

A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday's game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended.