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Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams, right, removes starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Stephen Strasburg confronting failure in difficult stretch

- The Washington Times

Strasburg has experienced success at every level for most of his baseball career. Now he is facing a prolonged slump for the first time in the big leagues. “It’s a test for me,” he said, “and I’m going to look at it that way.”

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MLB Calendar

- Associated Press

June 8 - Amateur draft begins, Secaucus, N.J.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Braves lose 8-0 to Kershaw and Dodgers

- Associated Press

The only positive thing the Atlanta Braves got out of Tuesday night's 8-0 thrashing by the Los Angeles Dodgers was a slick-fielding third baseman who two years ago burned them with a late-inning home run in the final game of the NL Division Series.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, right, and catcher A.J. Ellis wait while the umpires discuss a call during the fourth inning of the Dodgers' baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Kershaw, Dodgers breeze to 8-0 win over Braves

- Associated Press

Big leads aren't common to Clayton Kershaw, who has lost more than his share of low-scoring duels over the years despite all the hardware he has earned. So when he gets as much run support as he did Tuesday night he tries to show his appreciation to his teammates.