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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.

Washington Nationals' Asdrubal Cabrera hits a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Nats hold off Mets for 10th straight victory at Citi Field

- Associated Press

Asdrubal Cabrera hit his first home run for Washington and tumbled over a retaining wall to make a terrific catch, leading the Nationals past the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory at Citi Field.

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Cardinals put 2B Mark Ellis on DL

Associated Press

The St. Louis Cardinals have put second baseman Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, retroactive to Aug. 15.

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's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too

- Associated Press

Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team.

Orioles move Jimenez to bullpen

Associated Press

Manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday before the Orioles' game against the Chicago White Sox that starter Ubaldo Jimenez is moving to the bullpen. With right-hander Miguel Gonzalez expected to be recalled soon after throwing a 75-pitch simulated game Monday for Double-A Bowie, the Orioles needed to clear a spot in the rotation for his impending return from the minor leagues.

Fans pass through metal detectors as they arrive for a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Fans go through metal detectors at Yankee Stadium

- Associated Press

Wearing a navy blue New York Yankees shirt, Jonathan Freedman lined up with other fans outside Gate 2 on Jerome Avenue and East 164th Street. Once he reached the front of the single-file line, he emptied his pockets into a plastic bin and was ushered through a metal detector.

Chicago beats Pearland, Texas, 6-1 in LLWS

Associated Press

Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night.

Chicago's Darion Radcliff (15) drives in a run with a single off Pearland pitcher Walter Maeker III in the fourth inning inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Chicago won 6-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Chicago beats Texas 6-1, stays alive at LLWS

- Associated Press

Their gold-and-white sunglasses flipped upside down on the brims of their caps, Joshua Houston, Marquis Jackson and Darion Radcliff filed into the interview room at the Little League World Series brimming with confidence.

Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Diamondbacks drop 4th straight, fall 8-1 to Nats

- Associated Press

Chase Anderson has been one of the few consistent bright spots for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. The rookie right-hander had only one bad outing in his first 15 major league starts.